Thursday, September 3, 2015

Simple makeup tips for the lazy and inept

If you’re completely new to makeup, or just lazy, using it can be a little daunting. I'm one of those super impatient people who can't be bothered watching a 10 minute video telling me how to achieve the perfect winged eyeliner. Look, I'm tired in the morning, I'm rushed, so all I want are the basics.

Always Do Your Makeup in Natural Light

This is one of the most important things you’ll ever learn about makeup. It should always be done in natural light. I tend to fall into the same trap a lot: I think I'm having a fantastic makeup day at home, then I go to work, look into a mirror in the natural light there, and discover that my foundation is smudgy and barely blended.

If you have no choice but to do it in artificial light, you should invest in a mirror that mimics natural light. This is when the most flaws will show on your face, so you can properly see what you’re doing. If you do your makeup in artificial light it might look good, but the second you step outside, it could look completely different. If you do it in natural light to begin with, it’ll look good whatever light you’re in.

Find Out What Suits Your Skin Type

There are hundreds of different types of cosmetics out there, so it can be difficult picking things if you’re a newbie. The best way to go about it is to find out what your skin type is. When you know what suits your skin type, you can go about choosing products accordingly. If you choose products at random without considering whether they suit your skin, it’ll suffer. Not only that, your makeup won’t look the best that it can!


Get Used to Using Brushes and Sponges

Lots of people start off using their fingers when they begin using makeup, but brushes and sponges offer the best finish. If you can invest in a good set of brushes and a beauty blender, most of the hard work will be taken out of it for you. You can find lots of tutorials on using them on YouTube, so all you’ll need to do is practice.

Less is More

Less is more when it comes to makeup, especially if you’re just starting out. Don’t try to do anything too complicated right off the bat. Master the basic looks to start with. All you need for a simple makeup look is a little foundation, concealer, eyebrow pencil/powder, and mascara. Even if you’re wearing a lot of products, it doesn’t need to look like you’re wearing a lot of products. When you feel more confident, you can start to make a bit of a statement!

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9 comments:

  1. For every day, I've pretty much paired down my make-up routine to the absolute essentials that keep me from looking like a corpse. For me, that's mascara and blush, but everyone is different! That's my best lazy girl make-up advice lol

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  2. Such useful advice. I'm definitely a bit of a newbie - and am in great need of any good advice that is given.

    Whenever I do wear make-up, I try to be quite subtle; through the use of just foundation, powder and mascara. Its aim is to make me look slightly less dead in the early hours of the morning but without making school my own fashion show.

    Kate x
    www.theteenaspect.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. yes! Less is definitely more. I keep things simple in the morning, I dont have the time and I'm barely awake!

    haha

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  5. I certainly need to invest in more makeup brushes!

    Tara x

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  6. This is so me! I have no idea how to even start figuring out makeup, and having monolid eyes don't make things easier! Do you have any recommendations for brushes to start out with?

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  8. Oh man... the dreaded "good" makeup day that turns into "what the actual F*&k?!" when you look in a mirror at work, lol I too have been victimized.

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