Beauty Bloggers Breaking Beauty Rules

I sort of beauty. But the most important thing to remember is, sometimes I don’t. I don’t know everything there is to know about skin care and makeup, and I’ll never pretend to. As a beauty writer, there’s a lot of work involved. Trying on that new mascara is just half the battle. The other half is reaching out to the brands for more information, reading up on previous reviews, and making sure the product is safe. I think it’s important for every writer to have their own voice, know what works for them, and be genuine about the products they review. I know what works for me, and that’s all that I can attest to. In beauty, everyone has different thoughts and opinions on what is right and what isn’t. The beauty blogging world is one filled with suggestions, tips, and tricks that may or may not work. Because of this, I decided to talk to three of my fellow beauty bloggers, and find out what beauty rules they’re following…and breaking.

Meet Jackie Leung of Five Two Certified, Krystal Baptiste of Beauty Life Geek, and Faith Roxas of Love, Roxie.


L-R: Jackie Leung, Krystal Baptiste, and Faith Roxas

Who are your beauty inspirations?

Angelina Jolie and Lauren Conrad. Simple and elegant.
Natural beauties like Drew Barrymore or Selma Hayek are true inspirations to my look.
I can’t really think of anybody at the moment but my looks are usually pretty simple. I go for neutral shadows, golds and browns are my favorites. Sometimes I will rock a bold lip color to spice up my look.

What’s your most embarrassing beauty moment?


When I am hot, my face is the first thing that shows sign of sweat. It doesn’t matter if I use a primer or a setting spray, some of my foundation+concealer will come off no matter what!

I wore a foundation by MARK to a party. Perfect fit for my complexion I took a lot of pictures. The day after the party, I received many texts and messages about my makeup in the pictures. Turns out the foundation made my face look lighter than normal, plus created bloches all over my face.
Wearing a wrong shade of foundation… Like wayyy lighter than my complexion *haha* Uneven cat eye liner. Oh and when I first rocked a smokey eye make up, I thought i did good but I actually looked like a raccoon.

 What’s a beauty regimen you probably should be doing every day but don’t?

Brushing my hair. If I am just at home I usually just finger brush it and put it in a ponytail or a bun.
Apply SPF every day! I know it’s important to protect your skin from dangerous UV rays, but with my busy schedule, I tend to just skip the SPF and run out the door to start my day.

Applying sunscreen. I break some beauty standards.  I sometimes use dirty brushes, skip washing my face at night when I’m too tired or when I’m lazy. I should start using serums, and I tend to neglect my neck and chest when I’m doing my skin care routine.

What’s the worst beauty tip you’ve ever received?

Even after doing some readings, this was the worse beauty trend and tip ever out there: Face oils are great for acne/sensitive skin. I broke out when I added argan oil to my skin regimen. At first my skin looked great, soft and glowing, and then a few months later I was having the worst break out that my dermatologist had to prescribed antibiotics besides my topical prescribed creams.
It’s healthy to wear makeup while working out. What?! No! There are many people who follow this trend. But, gym time is the opportunity for your skin to actually breathe naturally.
Bright and heavy concealer under your eyes! It doesn’t always look good. Use concealer lightly and make sure it matches your skin.

One tip you can offer to others:

Don’t always follow what’s trending in the beauty department, listen/ pay attention to your skin and you’ll know what your skin need.
Follow a beauty regimen that works with yourself. Just because it’s works for someone on YouTube, does not mean it will work the same for you. Work with your comfort level.

Less is more. You don’t have to wear full face makeup every day. Makeup is just to enhance our natural beauty.

There’s always going to be a lot of “stuff” out there on the web. Know what is fact, opinion, and most importantly, what works for you!

9 thoughts on “Beauty Bloggers Breaking Beauty Rules

  1. Nancy Lustri (StyleDecor) says:

    You are right, Linda. We can’t be experts on everything. We can only give our opinion and thoughts. I work with my husband and I love hearing him say to his clients that he doesn’t have the answer, but will check and get back to them. He has enough confidence in knowing he’s one of the best in his field, yet doesn’t know it all! Great post! 🙂

  2. Rachel says:

    awesome post! I think the idea of following most of the rules, but breaking some, is very relatable. We all have to do what works for us, and sometimes we don’t follow the advice of the “experts” in magazines.

    • isortofbeauty says:

      I agree! I think the whole concept of “breaking beauty rules” is not something we should be embarrassed about. It happens…even to me 🙂 Thanks for reading. Love following you on Instagram! xoxo

  3. Cassandra Morgan says:

    I “sort of” beauty myself. I don’t wear makeup on a daily basis. There just isn’t enough time in my morning routine to put all of it on. Sometimes I swish some lip gloss or something but, most times, it’s a naked face. But I still love beauty products! Just because I don’t use them every single day doesn’t mean I don’t like them!

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