Whether you are a teenager, a mom or a CEO, there is a certain thrill in breaking rules. If you want to break some rules but do not want to risk major consequences, take a look at these beauty rules obsolete. How many of them that you can break today?

You can not leave the house with chipped nail polish

How many times have you been on your way out the door to realize that your manicure is in need of some TLC? Thus, you apply a quick touch then blow them frantically until you think (hope) they are dry enough to avoid smudging. Well, there’s good news: thanks to the resurgence of grunge look, you do not have to do that more. While you certainly do not want to go out in public with a manicure that looks like its been chewed by small animals, you can stop worrying about a few chips.

Gray hair makes you look old

Gray hair wearing a undeserved stigma. Many women begin to turn gray in their 30s – or even their 20s! More and more of them choose not to cover the gray, especially when it is a beautiful silver. Gray hair makes you look old, so the rest of your look is frumpy; when combined with elegant clothes and flawless makeup, gray hair is a hot fashion statement, trendy.

Manis and pedis must match

Says who? The nail designs become more complex, the less it makes sense to insist that the hands and feet correspondence. Try elaborate design on your nails with a complementary solid color on your toes. Or try a gloss varnish on your toes with a mat of the same color on your hands. Hands and feet must not conflict, but they did not need to match, either.

Always use makeup brushes

Of course, professional makeup artists use brushes, but it’s like saying professional bakers use industrial ovens: this does not mean that you should. In fact, the application of concealer and foundation fingertips heats, making it easier to melt. It is also easier to control the amount when you apply makeup with your fingers, so you do not end up looking like you’re wearing a mask.

Redheads can not wear red lipstick

Sure, they can. The trick is to focus on skin tone, not hair color, when choosing a shade. If your skin has pink undertones, opt for a “blue red.” If your skin has olive or golden undertones, choose an “orange red.” And there are lots of variations within those two color families, so don’t be afraid to experiment to find just the right one.

You should only use eyeliner on the upper eyelid

There is a grain of truth in this rule completely encircling your eyes with liner makes it look smaller. But it is a matter of technique. Instead of describing all of your eye with the same color and thickness, opt for a lighter touch on your lower eyelid with drawn at or just below your line of lash line, not above . Another trick is to use a shade of the same color that you use on your upper eyelid. You still have reservations? Try using a white or nude pencil to draw a thin line just above the lower lash line to make your eyes wide.

Always use lip liner

The idea behind this rule was to keep your lipstick from bleeding into your foundation. Involuntary unfortunate consequence was “lip coloring book” look you get when your lipstick wears off and you end up with nothing but a dark silhouette. The secret to using lipstick without looking cartoonish is to choose one in the same color as your lipstick and apply it on all your lips rather than describing. You can then apply your lipstick over the liner.

Do not let the old, outdated rules dictate your beauty routine. Go ahead – be adventurous and break some rules. But do not just stick to them. If there are other rules of beauty you’ve always hated, it’s time to throw them out and make your own rules.