Starting your makeup journey can be overwhelming especially if you're a beginner or are getting into makeup again. Here are 7 must know makeup tips for beginners to help you get started.
#1 - BASICS: Skincare
Before we get to the makeup, the most important thing to do is to take care of your skin. Makeup can conceal imperfections such as dark circles and spots but it will not be able to conceal issues such as texture, dryness, acne etc.
Caring for your skin will ensure a smooth and healthy base, help your makeup last longer.
You don't need a complicated skin routine. Just the 3 basic steps of cleansing, toning and moisturizing are enough. The important thing is to have a routine and be consistent with it.
Read: Skin Care 101
#2 - Trial and Error
With so many brands and products available, it can be easy to get overwhelmed with choosing products and tools. The best thing to do as a makeup beginner is to try different products until you discover which products and tools work best for you and your specific needs.
In order to avoid overspending, use drug store brands best suited for your needs. This will enable you to explore more without breaking the bank.
When you have found the products that work best for you...
#3 - Invest in the Best
Since you have finally found the best products and tools for you, you can invest in those items.
You don't have to invest in expensive products. There are many affordable brands that have amazing quality.
#4 Make it last Forever
Makeup that lasts forever - gross - but seriously primers (lips, eyes, face primers) and setting sprays can enhance the wear time of your makeup.
Face primers are a great way to address issues such as pores, oily skin, etc. Eye primers can enhance the intensity of your eye shadow colors while lip primers can ensure smooth and soft lips.
Setting sprays can help lock your makeup in place for hours without having to touch up and come in a variety of finishes such as matte, radiant, etc.
#5 - Less is More
A common mistake makeup beginners makeup is applying too much product! When applying makeup its really important to slowly build your layers. There's nothing wrong with full coverage products or dark shadows, the problem is that it is nearly impossible to remove excess product that has already been applied to the face.
Start with light layers and slowly build up to desired coverage to achieve a flawless finish.
#6 - Blend Well
Blending is very important. You can ever go wrong by blending as much as possible.
Blending thoroughly, creates a flawless transition between products giving you a polished and seamless finish. N one will be able to tell that you are just getting started on your makeup journey.
#7 Practice is Key
Social Media can make it easy to fall into comparison traps which affects our self-esteem. Remember: the more you practice something, the better you get.
The same applies to makeup. Practice as much as possible, invest in 1:1 makeup classes for personalized techniques or watch how-to videos on YouTube for free.
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