Never Worn Makeup
I'm 22 and I've never worn makeup. I grew up with my mom and my brother and mom never really showed me how to wear makeup since she was working so much... didn't teach me about hair... any of that. I do the typical wear my hair in a pony tail thing instead of doing anything with it... but that will be my next project.
Now... I've never worn or purchased makeup, but after some job interviews it has been pointed out to me that most people consider going without makeup for work/interviews to be unprofessional. Not to mention I've always wanted to learn.
Anyone got some simple tips/instructions on how and what makeup to buy and how to apply it for work and casual dates?
Thats an awesome site for good foundation, brushes and blush, which is all I've tried. My mum uses the eye shadow too, and it seems pretty good. Its really cheap, about $12 for the foundation which comes in pretty much every shade, even mine. Its heaps better than maybelline or any of those brands which charge $50+ for the same thing, but of lesser quality
well depends on how much you want to spend
I suggest going to a salon for a makeup lesson, thats what I did
but I just wear foundation
also, natural is way better, like if you want to wear make up, keep it simple
I suggest getting an Avon lady. My sister sells Avon and aside from being able to recommend products that will probably be able to best work for you they can also show you how to apply it. Or if you have a girly friend or someone you know who you like the way they do make-up you should ask them to help you. I’m sure most girls would be flattered to be asked for that sort of help. I sometimes wish my non-make-up wearing friends would ask me for a little help but to each their own.
Admittedly, I've been wearing make-up since I was 12- and while I've played around a lot with make-up there are still a lot of things I'm learning about it. Youtube is usually a good place to go for make-up lessons on how to apply stuff or get different looks.
But if you want to get down to basics- start with an oil free moisturizer with spf in it. After letting that set for a few minutes, a foundation goes on- then you use concealer on dark eye circles or blemishes. When applying blush smile big and you'll be able to clearly see the apples of your cheeks which is where you apply. Then go back with a translucent powder and go over what is known as your T-zone--forehead, nose, chin and cheeks (this should help set your make up and keep it in place) then a coat of mascara on your eyes (fyi, there is no such thing as a perfect mascara- they all clump no matter how much you pay for it. Just get one with a small wand and you should be ok) End with a gloss or balm and you're set. After you master the basics you can start having fun with eye shadows and liners and lipsticks. It can be a lot of fun. General rule of thumb is to either go bold on the eyes or on the lips but never both at once or you’ll look draggish.
its in german, but great tips.
I usually do the first look
oh btw, you have great skin, whatever you are doing works. I turned 25 and got acne for the first time. I am now almost 30 and its getting better, but I stll get spots
How do I figure out what shade of foundation I need?
That strongly depends on how pale you are. I'm super pale so I go with a light ivory shade but you seam to have a more creamy complection so you'd go with something slightly darker. Best way to find out what color to use is to test it on the back of your hand or along your jaw line to see if it blends in well. Once you establish what shade of foundation you are go a shade lighter for your concealer.
she seems to be a bit darker then us, but I am saying the same, I go with testing on the back of the hand. Do the same with lippy
if it blends well with your skin tone. go with it
I don't use foundation
I use concealer and a nice light mineral foundation
and you got great skin, so don't cover it up.
get a natural conceraler to under eye circles or pimples and a powder. You got amazing skin
Thanks for all the great tips! I was thinking I'd try some of that stuff from http://www.everydayminerals.com/ and see how that works to start... those sample packs look like they'll be nice to help me find the right shade.
I use their powder, its great
And a good tip also so you're not put off it is start with the basics. If you start applying loads it will be quite dramatic to others (and yourself!) and will seem like too much time to invest in applying make-up. So a step at a time. I started wearing just eyeliner and mascara when my skin was good, then a couple years later started to use foundation, concealer and blusher (obviously in your case a couple years might not be good time frame but I was young and didn't want to wear foundation). Maybe a little powder on your nose, forehead and chin, mascara and blusher. Always put blush with foundation though because you WILL look washed out... although if you aren't too pale you should be alright.
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