If you are someone who is just starting to get into the makeup scene and is learning the basics, it’s always a great thing to learn some beginner tips from the expert that can make you learn so much easier and faster. Everyone was a beginner once, even your favorite beauty guru or makeup artist. They had to go through the struggle of getting uneven eye liner, patchy makeup and wrong shades of makeup. Makeup can do a lot. From changing the shape of your face to creating fake bruises or cuts. We’ve compiled some of the most effective and basic tips about makeup. From how to use basic makeup items, tools that you need to have and the art of application.
Get to Know Your Complexion
One of the biggest mistakes newbies tends to make when it comes to makeup is never getting the right color, shades and undertone for their complexion. It may seem like a complicated process, but it is something that you need to learn about before you even invest on any makeup products. First of all you need to find out if your skin tone will match the makeup. To get this right, you may need to experiment a bit with shades, to prevent spending unnecessarily – go to your nearest makeup counter. The makeup artist in the shop can also help make this a much easier journey by guiding you on what type you should buy. So, here are a few things that you need to know about your skin. Do you have oily, dry or combination skin? Do you have more of a yellow, red or pale undertone? Are you acidic? Not only will this help you find the right concealer, this can also help identify which type of primer, moisturizer and other skin care product you will need.
Those little brushes or sponges that comes with your makeup when you buy them are great for on the go situations. Though, if you really want to get it just right – get some good tools. Don’t buy everything at once. Buy important ones such as foundation brushes or sponges, eyebrow and eye shadow brush, concealer brush, blush brush and powder brush. Once you get the hang of these tools, you can upgrade your collection with other tools such as contouring brushes, eyeliner brush and so on. Buying too many brushes at one go can be overwhelming. So stick to the basic while you’re still new to makeup. Master application with these tools.
Makeup has never been easier thanks to the internet. You can easily go online and search tutorials on how to apply makeup. From basic such as mascara and eyeliner application to whole body contouring. Make the most of this innovation and try to follow along with these videos. You will not get it perfectly in your first try and that is completely normal. Everyone was a beginner once, even the person that created the video had a few makeup mishaps in their time.
Learn About Different Makeup
This can be difficult since so many products are popping all over the place. But knowing the basic makeup products and knowing how to use them can help you level up your makeup game even if your skill is still beginner level. Knowing the purpose of highlighters, where it should be applied and what shade will look good on your skin is a great way to get the hang of makeup. So, read up on lip liners, matte lipsticks, contouring pallets, foundations, eyeliner, etc.
Experiment with the application
We all have different skills. Some people can get the hand of some things faster than others. This is incredibly true when it comes to makeup. Some women just have the flair for it. This should not deter you. We learn at our own pace. So, try different application methods and find one that really works for you.
Start with The Basic
Like most skill work you need to start from the basic. Start with finding the right base and shade for your foundation, then learn the right application. This is one of the most important steps to make up. Getting this right will help you with the other steps. Do not do anything too complicated. That gradient lip or golden sunset smoky cat eye false eyelashes thing that you saw somewhere is not easy. For now, stick to mastering lining your lips or getting your eyeliner straight. You don’t have to be a master of makeup, knowing the basic is great even if you don’t like applying it. Think of it as a skill that you can pull out in certain emergency situations.
An important thing to keep in mind is to understand your skin tone first. Knowing this can help you pick the right shades for your foundation, blush, eye shadow and lipstick. Understanding your face shape, eyes shape and so on can also help you understand which style will fit you best. Though, one of the great things about makeup is that it is about experimenting. You can try different colors and styles. Find out which ones will best fit you. Do not expect to get it perfectly during your first try. Makeup is an art. It will require skills and practice. Practice is key!