"Don't wear purple eyeshadow! Tweeze your brows! Keep your nails all one color!" Rules, rules and more rules. Well, we at The Thread are sick of some of these so-called beauty and fashion "laws" and we're showing you which ones to break and how to break 'em for a look that's fun, risky, but most importantly, drop-dead gorgeous.
Rule #1: Smoky eyes and bold lips can't look good together - Unless you consider a smoky eye to be two pounds of thick, dark eyeshadow, having statement eyes and lips together is a total do!
Rule #2: Nails should be one shade only - Swap out your monochromatic color manicure for ombre nails. This means take your color of choice—and experiment with varying shades of the same hue on different fingers.
Rule #3: Don't wear purple eyeshadow - Don't write off purple eyeshadow. We saw it all over the runways and makeup artists rave that it's flattering on everyone. It makes brown eyes lighter and makes blue & green eyes pop from the contrast
Rule #4: Lashes must be perfect - It’s not always about smooth, clean lines. Spider lashes with clumpy volume are all the rage.
Rule #5: Manicured eyebrows - Tiny, tweezed brows are so 2001. Full brows (think Lily Collins and Cara Delevingne) are here to stay.
Rule #6: No mixed patterns - The ultimate fashion trend to break? "Don’t mix patterns." Psht! Pattern and color mixing are great when done properly. Try mixing smaller and larger prints or even pairing tie dye and animal prints. No matter the combo, have fun with it!