When you first start trying to work with makeup, it can seem daunting. There are so many products, so many techniques, and absolutely gorgeous eye looks on people who look like they’ve been doing makeup for decades. Where do you even start?
If you’re new at makeup, or if you’ve been doing it for a while and just want some ways to spice up your look, this post will help you out! I want to give you some options or suggestions of things to try to level up your makeup game.
Make Sure Your Foundation Works for Your Skin
It’s so important that you make sure that your foundation works for your skin type. I hated the way my skin looked for so long- and it was because I was using a very matte foundation on dry skin. Now, you can use a matte foundation on drier skin if you use the right one and prep your skin properly, but I was doing neither of those things.
If you have dry skin, a dewy or satiny foundation is better. A mattefying powder can give you a matte look without drying your skin out, just be frugal with it! If your skin is oily, a matte foundation tends to work better. If you want a dewy finish, find liquid highlighter or a glowy serum to mix in with your foundation.
Easy, Elegant Eyeshadow
One way to create a simple, yet elegant look is to use your face products as eyeshadows. Start with your bronzer and create some depth to your crease. Then take your highlighter or a single shimmery shadow to create a gorgeous, glam look that is tied together with the rest of your face makeup. If you’re feeling super extra, then work your blush shade in there!
Blend, Blend, and Blend Some More
Blending is SO important. It takes time to learn, but in many cases it’s better to overblend than under-blend. Two places it’s very important to blend are on the edges of your shadows and where the colors overlap. Particularly where colors overlap. Smooth transitions make all the difference!
If you’re having a hard time blending in general, look into some new brushes. If you’re having a hard time blending out the edges, find a shadow that’s a match for your skin color and use it to help smooth the edges of your shadow out!
Wearing mascara is a quick, easy way to make your eyes look larger and just in general brightens your face. The important thing is to find a mascara that works for you. And don’t feel like you have to try expensive ones to get a good mascara! Colourpop, L’Oreal, and Essence have some great ones.
Bright Lipstick Can Make You Look More Put Together
In a hurry? Just spot conceal anything you feel like you need to, maybe throw on a BB cream and some mascara, then finish it off with a bright, fun lipstick. It doesn’t have to be super out there, but a more noticeable color than just a nude lippie. You want to make your bright lipstick the focus of the face, which will instantly make you both look and feel more put together.
What are your best tips for new makeup users? Let me know in the comments!