Post # 1
I’m 27 and I hardly ever wear makeup, maybe once or twice a month. I have a hodge-podge of random makeup from Target, Walmart, and CVS.
My engagement photos are this week. I had myself done-up at Sephora with Bare Minerals makeup and bought it. (“Get Started” kit, “Intro to Eyes”, and a lip color.)
I looked GORGEOUS after the lady at the store did my makeup! But I’m worried I won’t be able to recreate it myself. I have a few days to practice. Any tips? Especially pertaining to the makeup looking good in the photographs?
I’ve watched a few makeup tutorial videos on YouTube but those girls had flawless makeup already! So any tips for a makeup newbie?
Post # 3
Use a primer! I have a revlon face primer (bought at walmart), that you put on under your makeup- holds it in place. Victoria’s secret has one for eyeshadow for FOUR BUCKS that works wonders. I used it for my wedding.. and my rehearsal (which I cried heavily at and everybody kept joking how my makeup stayed in place). I don’t like thick makeup. So I use the primer, then a tinted moisturizer, then add Bare Minerals lightly. And I’ve heard alot to go slightly heavy on the makesup (only slightly) for photo’s so make sure your features are bold. Like, lip liner, eye liner for sure.
Post # 4
I second everything Nlmiele said, but I’ve got a few more!
- If you’re new to makeup, you’re going to be new to eyeliner, and that takes awhile to get used to. Instead of using a pencil eyeliner, get a flat, slanted brush and wet it slightly. Put it into a dark powder, then use it as eyeliner.
- Use lip liner all over your lips, not just in a line, so that if your lipstick wears off, you won’t have awkwardly-lined lips :).
- Stick to two shades if you can’t get the hang of eyeshadow. A dramatic shade on your eyelid will look great paired with a very subtle shade above your eye crease.
- Blend well!!! Blending is your friend. You should bring foundation/bronzer/powder past your face and then blend. Don’t forget your ears or else they’ll be a weird shade compared to your face. Also, if your powder doesn’t completely match your skin tone, put it on your neck and collar as well.
- Also blend your eyeshadow, but only with your other eyeshadow. It’s okay that it doesn’t blend with the rest of your face :).
Let me know if you have any specific questions or if there’s anything else I can tell you about! Good luck!
Post # 5
I have to second the PRIMER tip. It’s the essential to keeping makeup looking fresh. I’m more suggesting EYE prime than face primer, only because eye makeup creases very fast without it!!
You don’t need expensive brushes to put foundation on. I’m currently into my fingers (its what god gave us!), or triangle sponges. When applying foundation, always swipe DOWN, because its the way your hairs lay naturally on your face.
For blush, I always contour it from the height of my cheekbones down to the apples. I have a round face, and it gives it a bit more edge. If you don’t have a round face, it’s fine to just apply starting w/ apples and on up.
ALWAYS tap off the excess on your brushes, especially for eye makeup. It will prevent fallout on the under eye area which hinders the concealing of dark circles. If you want to prevent fallout more, put on eye primer and makeup first, before applying foundation and face concealer.
I always suggest that you use BRUSHES for eye makeup. Only because those spade shape spongey applicators are very cheap and won’t pack on color as well as brushes can. Even if you get $2 ones from Target, it will still be better than the spongey ones. They say that makeup is only as good as its applicators. Brushes make a world of difference!
Post # 6
My kits came with foundation and eyelid primers, and also with brushes, so that’s two fronts I’m good on! 🙂
Post # 7
There is a gal on You Tube her s/n over there is “TiffanyD” something. Look her up over there, she has GREAT make up tutorials.
Post # 8
Some of my favorite “Gurus” to watch on youtube are: RiceBunny (she’s got some wedding looks!), MakeupGeek, Juicystar07, and allthatglitters21