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I blame my nerdiness growing up. Always reading and playing scrabble. Having this notion in my head beauty doesn’t matter…
WELL now I pay the price. I have posted my strife before. I just tried to do my make up again, practicing and such. It was not good. I just don’t know how to get that glow.
Post # 3
Have you tried youtube? There are some really great tutorials on there.
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@Vegas Pug: I second this!
Post # 5
Agreed…You Tube is amazing for tutorials. Also http://www.makeupgeek.com She does great tutorials raning from very basic to advanced.
Post # 6
Read and watch lots of stuff online but focus on one area at a time so you don’t get overwhelmed! Start with skin care if you don’t already – if your skin isn’t in good condition you won’t be able to make it look good with make up. Then move onto foundation and concealer, then eye basics. Unfortunately you can’t skip a lot of the products they say you need to get the look you want – skin primer before foundation is a must and a variety of brushes too, although you don’t need all of them.
I like http://www.temptalia.com and anything by Zoe Foster – an Australian beauty editor, she is hilarious and puts great videos up. She blogs stuff on http://www.mamamia.com.au and a site called Primped.
And most importantly – just keep practicing! You will get the hang of it.
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@Laura_224: Thanks for the links, I will check them out. My cousin also suggested tutorials on youtube. I will start doing research. I have been buying new make up based on some “how to’s” I read.
My skin is in pretty good shape. I mositurize and clean it and exfoliate. I am thirty years old and people think I am nineteen still! haha.
Post # 8
I agree with youtube tutorials. I really like emilynoel83, because she recommends a lot of great drugstore products, and she is detailed about how each product actually works & what are the pros/cons. This is particularly helpful, because everyone is different. So, she may say: “I have combination skin, and this didn’t work for me, because it’s really formulated for dry skin” or “I didn’t like this because it gives a dewey finish, and I prefer matte”. So, you may still want to try it if you have dry skin, or you like a dewey finish. I also recommend shopping at stores like Ulta & CVS for cosmetics, because they have very liberal return policies, and you can return things that don’t work for you/don’t match. There’s nothing worse than buying products that suck…you can waste a lot of money that way!
I also like gossmakeupartist on youtube. He is very thorough in his explanation of things, and his tips are really awesome. He also seems very genuine, so it’s nice to watch him.
As far as application, it’s hard because everyone’s skin is so different. What part do you have the hardest time with? Skin, eyes, lips?
Post # 9
I actually just re-tried some make up, after reading up application a bit. I try to stick to matte type of finish. This is the results, probably my most sucessful attempt!
Post # 10
@Hiya_Unicorn: very pretty! I don’t know exactly what you mean by “getting that glow” but maybe using a shimmer eyeshadow will help? Or having shimmer in your blush?
As PPs have said, youtube is a great place to learn step by step how to do every single aspect of makeup, from natural to crazy.
gossthemakeupartist is great for short tips/tricks and genuine honest information.
emilynoel83 I think also goes by beautybroadcast?
My all time, all time favourtite tutorials are pixiwoo and pixiwoomadness. They do tons and tons of different looks and always go step by step and tell you what they used. They’re in the UK so once in a while we don’t have a product they use, but it will give you the idea.
And my all time favourite wedding-specific tutorial is by lafemme5278. She did her own wedding makeup, explains why she used each product and she is GORGOUS. Really.
And in the youtube search box use “glowy makeup” and you’ll get some good tutorials about how to “get your glow on”. LOL
Best of luck!
Post # 11
@Hiya_Unicorn: you have gorgeous features. all you need to do is accent them. i agree with pp about checking youtube for tutorials but also research on line about what’s best for your face shape, eye shape, brow shape, etc. that may make some difference to your application of highlighting and contouring.
can you go to a department store makeup counter to get a free consultation by a professional?
remember that your makeup in photos will get drained out a bit so apply a bit more than you think you should.
you have plenty of time to practice, practice, practice.
Post # 12
@cdncinnamongirl: This is sorta of like what I mean by glow, I really like how this make up looks
mypinkshoes: I definiately will be practicing, and I have thought about going to a dept. store counter before. My friend actually works the MAC counter and she did some make up for me… I did not like it at all, it was just too heavy for me. I felt like I couldn’t touch my face.
Post # 13
I love that pic you posted!
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You might also want to try Sephora. If you like the matte look, ask them to show you a more natural look with the Makeup Forever line. If you ask them to show you how they’re using the products, they’ll go through it with you. Even if it’s still a little too dark for you, you can always use less when you get home! They tend to do eyeshadow really dark, so just pick lighter colors and use them a bit more sparingly :).
Post # 16
@Hiya_Unicorn: So, I think “glowy” aspects of this makeup are: dewy finish foundation, or foundation with some light reflection like Makeup Forever HD foundation; also a highlighter powder on the top of the cheekbone and around the outer eye socket (Mac has several, Lorac has a nice one called Perfectly Lit powder, and drugstore brands have lots of options; shimmery nude eye shadow on the brow bone; face powder on T zone only, leaving the cheeks unpowdered.
For *me*, for a natural glowy eye I use a shimmery (not glittery) powder on the lid (something like Mac Naked Lunch or Dazzlelight or Shroom or Phloof; or Virgin or Sin from the Urban Decay Naked Palette) and then a light matte brown (like Naked or Buck from the UD Naked Palette or Mac Bamboo or Omega or Soft Brown) in the crease and then a touch of shimmer highlighter on the brow and in the inner corner of the eye.
p.s. I am not a makeup artist, nor do I wear much makeup every day….I’ve just been watching youtube tutorials because my Fiance wants me to do my own wedding makeup
Hope that helps! 🙂
ETA: I also went into Mac looking for a foundation (I normally wear Bare Minerals or a tinted moisturizer) and the saleswoman put Face and Body on me and I swear it felt like I could peel it off….so gross and heavy. There are lighter formulas out there that won’t feel so weird to you! Ask your Mac friend to try something else, or if you go into Sephora and say you want to try some foundations they’ll put some on you for you to try. Just tell them you want something that feels light and sheer on the skin with decent coverage. If you have great skin, you don’t need much at all!