How To Do Makeup Even If You Don’t Know What You’re Doing

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How To Do Makeup Even If You Don't Know What You're Doing

If you want to know how to do makeup and you have no idea what you are doing, the first thing I want to let you know is that makeup applying is easy.  Do not let the YouTube videos fool you into thinking that you have to put 50 different shades on your eyelids and 5 layers of foundation.

The fact of the matter is that YouTube videos are helpful when learning how to do your makeup BUT when you really think about it, no one walks around like the tutorial all day every day.  Learning how to do your make up does not mean that you have to have an abundance of makeup on and use every color in your eye shadow palette for one look.

So I am going to give you some key tips on how to do makeup even if you do not know what you are doing.

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The first thing I want you to do is to check out my blog on the makeup starter kit.  In that blog I have must have makeup products for every make up beginner at an affordable price.  That kit will help you start creating makeup looks and you do not need a boat load of makeup products to do. It will give you the basic make up essentials and explanations that will help you learn make up like a pro.

How To Do Make Up Even If You Don't Know What You're Doing

How To Do Makeup Step #1 Lay Your Foundation

I am going to tell you how to put on your foundation in the most straight forward way.  Often times, the makeup experts will tell you to put on color correction, primer, foundation, bake, highlight, contour, etc.

I am not going to tell you to do all of that.  To lay your foundation, it is going to be a simple as putting on some lotion.

Primer is the first thing that you want to put on.  You can see some of my suggestions below.  Just put a little in your hand and put it on like lotion. Primer helps your make up to last longer.


Liquid Foundation is the next thing that you want to apply. I suggest the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation.  Just get a damp beauty sponge and apply the liquid foundation all of your face.  This foundations gives you full coverage and a natural finish.

 

Set Your Foundation.  Next you will get setting powder, just use a foundation brush (click here to read my blog on BhCosmetic brushes for an affordable brush option) and just lighty brush it all over your face.  You can see some of my suggestions below.  The setting powder helps set your foundation into place.


And that is all for your foundation, you are done. The best thing about this foundation routine is it is easy and it should allow for your foundation to last throughout the day.

How to Do Makeup Step #2 Eyebrows

How To Do Make Up Even If You Don't Know What You're Doing

Once again do not get intimidated by the eyebrows of Instagram in which they are shaded and colored in to a tee.  The fact of the matter is, that all of that is not needed.  You can check out my blog here on eyebrows, but the first thing you want to do to make this whole process easier is to arch your eyebrows.  You can do that yourself or you can have it done professionally.


Once you have had your eyebrows arched then all you need is a simple eyebrow pencil to simply color them in and a brush to brush in the color.  It should be really hard for you to screw up this process. Since your eyebrows are already arched all you have to do is just color in where you hair already is.  This will make your eyebrows darker and more defined.

How to Do Your Makeup Step #3 Eye shadow

If you are new to makeup figuring out what eye shadows to use can leave you looking like a clown if it is improperly done. Do not feel pressured to use colors upon colors of eye shadow.  Three colors are all you really need.  A highlight color underneath the brow, a transition shade, and a lid shade.  Do not feel intimidated by not knowing what goes where because there are many brands that can tell you. The ONLY thing that I will add is to use brushes over using the eyeshadow application.  It will make things so much better for your overall look.

How To Do Make Up Even If You Don't Know What You're Doing

Almay. They have eye shadow that tells you exactly where to put you’re the eye shadow on your lids. AND what colors goes best with your eye color.

How To Do Make Up Even If You Don't Know What You're Doing


Wet and Wild also has a eye shadows that tells you exactly where to place the eye shadow on your eyes, and it is only three colors eliminating the possibility of you doing too much and looking like someone blacked your eye.How To Do Make Up Even If You Don't Know What You're Doing


Maybelline is very similar to Almay in the sense that it has smaller palettes that tell you where to place your eye shadow. Maybelline has more of a choice than Almay. These is also a quad over a trio, giving your more versatility.

How To Do Make Up Even If You Don't Know What You're Doing


Hard candy. I have several of these and they are an all on one eye shadow palette.  They tell you exactly how to get a day and nighttime look, and have pictures that come with the palette making the makeup application error proof.
Hard Candy Look Pro Tin Sassy Eyes Sultry Eyeshadow Palette

How To Do Make Up Even If You Don't Know What You're Doing

And always add liner.  I prefer liquid liner.  Even if your eyeshadow is not really perfect, adding liquid liner can elevate the look. Just apply it across your eyelids.


How to Do Makeup Step #3 Add Blush or a highlight

How To Do Make Up Even If You Don't Know What You're Doing

When starting out stick to the powder highlight and blush.  It is the easiest to learn on.  Getting a simple bronzer and fan brush and placing it on the high part of your cheek bone is all you need to do. And you are finish.


How to Do Makeup Step Other Tips To Remember

Learning how to do makeup means knowing Sometimes Less is More

When starting out, forgo the bold colors and get more neutral tones.  It is easier for those to look better on your skin and harder to mess up.

How To Do Make Up Even If You Don't Know What You're Doing

Get Tips From YouTube But do not get intimidated by YouTube

You can watch YouTube Tutorials but please do not get intimated if your look does not turn out to be their look.  Sometimes you can take away some make up tips but not all of them. Often times the YouTube Beauty Gurus do A LOT in their makeup look and as a beginner it can be hard to keep up.  So try taking one technique that they use in their video and master that first.  Once you master one of their techniques, go back for a second technique; master it, and then a third and so one and so forth.

Learning how to do your makeup does not mean you have to look like a “beauty guru.” I know how to do my makeup and I still do not look like them.  Find a makeup routine and look that work for you and your skill level.

Learning how to do make up ~ Practice Makes Perfect

Remember to practice.  And do not practice the morning of when it is time to go out into the world.  But the night before when you have time and if you mess up you do not have to go anywhere.  The more you practice the more you will get proficient at doing makeup.

How To Do Make Up Even If You Don't Know What You're Doing

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