Hi everyone! I have a good friend of mine, new-ish to makeup. We hung out the other day and she asked me what my daily routine for makeup is. I gave her the run down and she said that I should give tips because I do it so well. I was thinking of making an updated makeup routine video, which I might still do. But I am just super busy with life right now that I don’t have time to find a good spot to sit with good lightening to sit in front of my camera and put makeup on while explaining each item. SO for now, I am going to explain it though my blog!
I am by no means a professional cosmetologist, I just want to give a few tips to those wanting to start using makeup!
Let’s give a little back story, when I was younger I never really put makeup on, in high school I would just wear mascara. I never dared to touch foundation, concealer or cover up, I was too afraid I would make my skin look orange or not be able to match my skin color.
I started college right after high school and continued with the “just mascara” look, it wasn’t until my second year of college that I started experimenting with makeup. I started to do the eyeliner on the top of my eyelids. Then I started watching YouTube videos and learning how to do my makeup. I started off experimenting at home and just practicing each different step. I started using eye shadows and from there on I just blossomed you could say. It wasn’t until I was about 21 years old when I felt confident enough to go out in public with my makeup on.
I have definitely come a long way in the makeup department and I couldn’t be more proud of myself!
This photo was from when I first started, I was probably 20 years old, not too bad, but I have learned A LOT since then!
Now, these are from my iPhone 4 the quality isn’t the greatest but I had to go back through my IG to find these.
This is an updated photo of my what my makeup looks like.
HERE ARE SOME TIPS I CAME UP WITH:
- Before putting makeup on use primer! Just like painting a wall you need to prime the walls before you put the paint on. 🙂 It will make your makeup go on smoother and will also make it last longer.
- I personally to do my eyes first because I feel if I have some loose fall out I can easily cover it up. I will prime my eyes first because you want your eye shadow to stay on all day and not crease. There are different ways to put eye shadow on, I lean more towards the smokey eye. In which case make sure that you blend your eye shadow!! You don’t want harsh lines! I remember when I was first starting out I would never blend and it was awful thinking back on it today.
- Another tip about the eyes is a way to make them look more open; put nothing or a white liner on your water line. When you use black it makes your eyes look smaller. On occasion if I am going out I will put a darker eye shadow on my water line to make my eyes stand out a little more than normal or I will only do half of my waterline.
- When putting on foundation, something I have been using more than my foundation brush is a beauty blender. A beauty blender makes the foundation much smoother and less blotchy or have lines like a foundation brush might do. AND make sure that you put your foundation down your neck, you don’t want it to look like you have a mask on!
- Something for me in particular when using concealer is that I use concealer that it a shade lighter than my skin because I have really dark under eye circles and just foundation isn’t enough. I apply it under my eye in a V so that I can blend it all together with my foundation instead of just under my eyes. I want it to all blend together nicely.
- Do you want your brows on fleek? Something that I have learned is to use a powder/gel, I have tried a pencil and it just makes it look fake. I want to go for a more natural look and I have noticed that with the powder I can actually fill in my brows where it doesn’t look like I drew them in.
- When bronzing/contouring start out lightly and add product to fit your preference. You don’t want to overdo it at first because then you’ll have a lot of blending.
- After you’re finished with everything make sure to set your makeup with either setting powder or a setting spray. Depending on what I am doing I will typically just use setting powder unless I am going to be out all night then I will use setting spray.
- LASTLY, just have fun doing it & practice makes perfect! The more that you practice putting makeup on the better you become. I didn’t learn all of this over night it has taken me years to be comfortable with doing makeup.