It's neither true or false, depends totally on your skin and what you're trying to achieve.
It could be for many reasons:
1. To even out discolorations.
2. To add color to your face, if you're pale.
3. To lighten out your face, if you're dark.
4. To cover up acne scars, moles, freckles, redness & to look flawless.
In a book that I've read: Beautiful Forever, in the olden Victorian London, they sell them to make you look attracted to men, so the women use he enamelling process. Many women today, use that process, so they look good on selfie. Eyebrows thicker and more defined. The older people also like to use them to sculpt and smooth out wrinkles (many have greasy face - the result of too much foundation).
In other words, you're trying to look the exact opposite of what you SHOULD look like, instead of being yourself.
I'm an old person, and I just want a 'touch of color' so I don't look like I just rolled out of bed.