Blondes can't wear yellow, shorties can't wear maxi dresses, white ensembles look tacky after Labor Day. Well-meaning fashion rules like these shouldn't always be taken as fact. You just have to know how to wear them. Likewise, similar myths exist in the makeup world, especially with regard to women of color. "Nude lip colors never work," "Bright eye shadows look tacky" ... you get the picture. But giving into dated rules means you miss out on all the fun, and if there's anything we've learned, it's that rules are meant to be broken.
We enlisted the help of makeup guru Sam Fine, (who has worked with Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson and Naomi Campbell, to name a few) to put these myths to rest once and for all. "There are no rules or regulations to beauty!" says Fine. "At the end of the day, it all washes off, so why not have a little fun?" We agree. Click ahead to see the most persistent myths about makeup for dark skin -- and how to break the rules stylishly.
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