Ready to learn some makeup application tips?
Makeup's job isn't to cover up your face, but to enhance your best features. A major plus is that you can also use it to down play features you don't like as much.
The truth is that no one can teach you exactly how to apply your makeup in the way that you'll like the most. If you keep at it you'll develop skills over time and become your own makeup master. After all; who knows your face better than you do?
Lets look at the makeup basics for beginners that you should know.
These are some of the makeup items you'll need to get the look you want.
These are the must-haves for your everyday face and for those times when you want to put a makeup look together that has serious star power!
Makeup Quality Vs. Price
One of the most important tips I can give you is that when it comes to choosing makeup, always look for high quality. Don't assume that if it's expensive this is automatically true.
There's lot of great makeup you can get for a reasonable price. The secret is to keep trying new makeup until you find things that work for you and that fit your budget. Never be afraid to ask for testers and samples. Try them, love them then buy them!
When you're selecting makeup colors for black skin it's important to get it right. You don't want to be walking around looking like an extra from MJ's 'Thriller' video! Just say no to foundation that's too light, too dark and worst of all ashy.
Black skin has more natural pigment than any other race. That means we have to be extra careful and choose colors that compliment rather than clash!
It's pretty simple to figure out the general family of colors you should lean towards when selecting your make up.
Your skin tone will generally fall under one of two categories. Heres how you can know for sure which it is.
Have Fun With Colors!
Once you get your concealer, foundation and powder on point, feel free to live it up and get really creative with your eye and lip colors.
Your cheek color and bronzer will generally be one or two that suit your skin and will go with everything else you choose.
Keep these makeup application tips in mind and you'll always choose the right colors to put you best face forward.
There are lots of dos and don'ts that you should keep in mind when you're applying your makeup. Let's look at a short list of the most important ones.
Do play up your best features! Long eyelashes are to beautiful eyes what short skirts are to great legs.
Do use a light hand. Remember you can always add more makeup if you need it.
Do blend! There should be no "stripes" on your face. You're a lady, not a quarterback.
Do adjust the amount of make up to the time of day. Less for day, more for night.
Do use clean tools to do the job. Nothing is worse than using a dirty brush on a clean face.
Do cover your clothes with a towel/cape before full makeup. You don't want to get messed up.
Do practice and try new things. That's how you get better!
Don't go overboard. No need to wear layer upon layer of makeup. Clowns are cute but only at the circus!
Don't focus on more than one feature at a time. Going for a strong lip? Then go easy on the eyes and vice versa too.
Don't think that makeup will hide all your problems. If you have skin issues like acne, work on clearing it up before you wear makeup regularly.
Don't fall into the trend trap. Just because you saw it in a beauty and style magazine doesn't make it right for you!
Don't wear what you don't love. Don't let the lady at the beauty counter convince you that you look great when you think you look like a hot mess.
Learning good makeup application tips isn't hard. It's 20% skill and 80% practice. As long as you stay far away from the no-no's you'll be fine! If you're not satisfied with your work, just wash your face and start over!