I have never done any kind of daily makeup. I am 30 now. Want to learn some basics. What all should i apply and which brand cosmetics. I have oily skin.
youtube tutorials, best thing ever - you can watch step-by-step videos on how to apply and also reviews on which products work for you.
I agree, the internet is a great place. When I first started make up I had a pretty basic collection and stuck to pretty basic looks. Looking on different sites and reading about different products helped me become a little more informed about the products I should use and the applicators and techniques I should use. BH has helped me a lot too, been able to read others reviews, comments, forum posts and articles has helped me make informed decisions about the purchases I make.
The three things which changed my daily make up routine was a good primer for my face, a good BB cream that I can go to for daily use when I don't want heavy foundation and a good applicator (the internet converted me to using a blending sponge and I have never looked back- personally I love the chi chi ones).
Each brand is different and has different shades etc so that is preference. I would look at a few brands on here and product reviews. Re the application youtube has got heaps of great tutorials. Hope that helps?
When I first got into makeup I know I wasted a lot of money on products that were just the wrong colour for me (usually cheaper stuff picked up from the supermarket while blinding hoping they were ok!)
If I were to start over again I would actually consider going to a store/beauty counter and getting some help with colours. It would then mean buying more expensive products at first but a better use of money, and getting that extra know how for future purchases would make it all worth it.
I think for someone who doesn't use make up on the regular, a good CC cream or tinted moisturiser, a brow product and some good mascara is great for beginners! Definitely make use of the people behind the counters and do your research on brands - there's ALWAYS some sort of review on brands on the internet. I think Priceline is a good place to start :)
Do you know what type of makeup you're interested in? I'd gather some photos of makeup that you'd like to see yourself in and work from there! But otherwise I'd recommend 'no makeup' makeup. Starting to wear makeup can be a big thing as it changes your face a lot so I'd start with adding maybe one product at a time and seeing how you like it.
Here's a list of basic items to start out with:
Hopefully that's enough to at least get you started. If you're on the lookout for foundation I'd recommend going to Mecca or Sephora and explaining that you're new to makeup and would like to get colour matched. They'll give you a few jars of samples to test and see how you like them.
Also play with product if you can, go into stores and try the colours out to see what you like and don't like. I'd just be careful with using testers on your face because they might not be sanitised, try on the back of your hand when in doubt! Anything with a pump should be okay but I'd wipe off the top layer of a lipstick before putting it on your lips or spray a powder product with alcohol (if you can) if you wanted to use it on your face. I'd stay well away from mascara testers.
Apologies for the blocks of text but hopefully it was of some help!
Great tips girls, I need to apply some of these!
Thank you girls... Lovely tips....
Any reviews on NYX lipsticks???
The butter lipsticks are very hit or miss for me. The lighter shades are very patchy and settle into my creases, but the deeper shades are a bit better. Still, not my faves.
The mattes are excellent, super pigmented and really creamy. One of the more comfortable mattes I've tried - lookin' at you, MAC... #sorrynotsorry
The matte creams are also really pigmented, but they never fully dry down like most liquid lipsticks, so they're not transfer proof.
The liquid suedes, on the other hand, do dry down completely matte and are transfer proof, and the line has some awesome shades (Stone Fox, anyone?).
The Lip Lingerie line I'm honestly not a huge fan of, simply because the all pull ridiculously dark and brown on me. I also found the shades kind of patchy, which was a bummer.
When you are learning, I truly believe that you need to start with products that are easy to apply. I have found Mac Face and Body Foundation has been perfect for me and it happens to be mentioned in many Beauty Heaven articles.
It has many benefits in my opinion.
* The first and main one for me being that it is light to medium coverage only, which makes it fantastic for work, an everyday look and or going out.
* It can be used daily with your fingers, a beauty sponge or a foundation brush.
* It comes in a huge range of shades, so it is quite simple to find the perfect colour combination for you.
* It comes in a smaller and larger size which is great for sampling, travelling or going out for the night.
* Being a beginner, this might not be information you are after right now, but in the future if you decide to start using concealer, MAC staff are fantastic at helping you find a concealer colour and type that will work in with your foundation effortlessly.
It might not be for you, but I just wanted to share. Good luck!
Go watch youtube videos they saved my life during this stage in my life. I would recommend starting of small, by maybe getting a foundation or BB cream to get the feel of it. Then a simple eyebrow pencil to fill in the brows and then i'd say a mascara. Baby steps are the best way.
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