How to Choose and Start Wearing Makeup

The period in which you start to wear makeup is a big point in your life, learn how to do it right!

Steps

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    Try to figure out what kind of skin tone you have. Look at the veins on your wrist. If they are a greenish tone you have a warm skin tone, if they are blue or purple, you have a cool skin tone. If you have both, your skin could be neutral. Different kinds of colors go with different skin tones.
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    If you have a warm skin tone, you look better in jewel tones, reds, blues, purples etc. Your foundation should be leaning towards pink, and you look good with pure white and black.
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    If you have a cool skin tone, you look better in earthy tones, browns, greens, golds etc. Your foundation should be leaning towards pink, and you look good in ivory and should not wear too much black.
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    Once you've figured out your skin tone, try to find makeup in these tones. Start with more neutral tones, nothing to bright or crazy, because these are harder to get off if you make a mistake. Avoid waterproof things until you are more confident in your makeup applying as these are also very difficult items to get off.
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    Start with something basic, and natural, for example, some mascara, a little eyeliner, and lip gloss. To apply mascara, brush the wand from root to tip of your lashes, to apply eye liner, gently pull your lid taut, then draw a thin line, as close to your lashes as possible, from the beginning of your lashes until the end.
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    Once you feel confident pulling off an easy look, try to get more advanced, and buy concealer, setting powder and foundation. It's important that you get an exact match for your skin tone. Apply concealer first, then foundation, then powder. To apply foundation, dab it on your face, a couple dots all over, then with large sweeping motions blend it in. To apply concealer, put a small dot and gently rub it in with your ring finger or a makeup sponge. To apply powder, drag your brush through the powder, then tap the edge on the edge of the powder, getting rid of any extra. Then using sweeping motions, lightly cover your face. Be sure to always blend into your neck for a natural look
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    Look up video tutorials of more difficult looks, or figure them out yourself, so that eventually you'll be able to do your own glam looks for parties.

Tips

  • Makeup is also a form of self expression, make sure your look is very you.
  • Makeup is a way to enhance your beauty, not cover yourself up
  • Pick one of your favorite features and learn how to best enhance it with makeup for an extra boost of confidence
  • Don't cover up, enhance!
  • Remember you are beautiful just the way you are, so don't be afraid to not wear makeup!
  • If you're young, be sure to ask your parents first before going out and buying make up

Warnings

  • Try to get oil free, and all natural products if you can, they are much better for your skin and are better for the environment.
  • Be sure to remove your makeup at the end of the night, it can damage your skin if you keep it on all day and night!

Things You'll Need

  • A set of makeup brushes (Foundation, lip, eyeliner and eyeshadow brushes are the most useful)
  • Makeup that suits you and your skin tone
  • A good makeup remover
  • A makeup remover specifically for your eyes

Article Info

Categories: Makeup