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1. wear neutral lip stick or gloss if you wear dark and heavy eyeshadow.
2. always clean and moisturize your face before applying foundation.
3. Clean your hands before applying any makeup with your hands.
4. Apply white or skin color eyeliner to your waterline to make your eyes appear bigger
5. Green concealer before foundation helps with the redness on your skin.

Find out what colours flatter you – fashion is not always the best!

Flattering makeup is beautiful!

Not everyone looks fantastic in smokey eyes and red lipstick 🙂

* Get a good skincare system and stick with it
* Everyone is going to steer you toward neutral eye make up starting out – get at least one fun color or you’re going to be bored.
* Get good brushes! Build them up slowly if you have to.
* Brows and eyelashes make a bigger difference than the shadows you wear sometimes
* Think about what you’re wearing under your color.

I learnt these along the way; hope it makes sense =)

1) Just because the make-up gurus say don’t clash dramatic lips and eyes or don’t match your makeup to your clothes, don’t stay away from doing it at least once; you’ll be surprised at some of the fantastic things you can pull off cos everyone’s tone and features are different (i.e, dun believe everything they say; try it and find a niche for yourself – not easy but its worth it at the end of the day)

2) That said, try not to experiment with a new product or colour when you’re in a hurry to go out or have an uber-important gig to attend; sometimes, new things turn out to be a mess and you don’t want to put yourself off makeup

3) Just because someone else looks fab in something, it not necessarily looks good on you; we got to admit stuff like this altho we’re all dying to love EVERYTHING that is rolled out of the stores

4) Things like primers/bases, make-up brushes are good investments that help your makeup look better, stay on longer

5) Never go to bed with your make-up on no matter how tired you are

1. Clean/Prime/Moisturize skin before any makeup application. It helps more than you know.
2. Go for more natural looks at first, then go dramatic. Once you have the technique down it makes working with color easier.
3. Invest in good brushes, + makeup. Brushes can make application faster and easier, and attempting to with crappy makeup won’t get you anywhere.
4. ALWAYS try out foundation before you buy. Getting home and realizing you have too dark/ too light of a color is bothersome.
5. Invest in good lighting and a good mirror. It’s horrible when you’ve just done your makeup and you check it in different lighting and you look like a zombie.

I just discovered the Yes To Tomatoes Skin care and it is FABULOUS. The hydrating moisturizer is now my HG. It’s really good stuff. It completely balances out my oily /combo skin and smell great.

1. Make sure your brows are well defined and groomed. Nice clean brows make a huge difference.

2. Make sure you are wearing the right shade of foundation.

3. Use a concealor to cover blemishes, instead of trying to use your foundation to cover them (which usually results in your foundation being too heavy looking.)

4. Use a primer (face and eye shadow) under your makeup – especially if you have oily skin.

5. Always wear something on your lips – even if it is a sheer gloss – to make your look complete. Bare lips on a made up face always looks odd to me.

1. Good brushes are essential!
2. A good primer
3. Never ever EVER dust bronzer all over yoyr face. Ever. Cheekbones, temples, a bit to forehead and nose.
4. Do your eyes first. If you’re not happy with your eye-makeup it’s easier to wash it off and start all over again if you haven’t already done the rest of your face.
5. Have FUN

– Buy what you’ll actually use.
-Practice using different techniques so you can figure out the best one for you.
-The most expensive isn’t always the best.
-The internet is a great resource.
-Play.

check your foundation in the light
don’t just assume cute colors(anything, lip or eye products) will look cute on you. try them on!
be friends with the make up artists. if they like you they’ll go above and beyond for you.
definitely use an eye base.
buy brushes

1) You need more than just eyeshadow for a polished look; plan the the brows, foundation, cheeks, lips etc.

2) Primer really does make all the difference for staying power and color intensity.

3) Take a step back from the magnifying mirror and consider how your eyeshadow works for you whole face. Some things look awesome in a macro picture but are really unflattering when you see a whole face view.

4) Research. There are so many great websites with tips, buying advice, and tutorials.

5) Most importantly: practice, practice, practice. Don’t get too hung up on buying expensive stuff at first; keep practicing with the drugstore stuff until you get the techniques down.

-ALWAYS wash your face before you put on makeup!
-Less is more! Don’t cake on ANYTHING
-Have at least 3 different shadow brushes! (crease, liner, lid they can multitask)
-Use the right foundation for your skin type ex. no creams for oily skin
-Have FUN with color, don’t stick to neutrals because you haven’t tried teal, PINK, purple, yellow, green, etc.

1. Develop a good skincare routine first. Don’t worry about going HE on skincare; find what works for you, whether that means La Mer or Neutrogena.

2. Spend more time focusing on beauty rituals than on shopping for makeup. Get brows and upper lip waxed if necessary. Get (or give yourself) regular pedicures. Take care of your skin, both face and body. Get a haircut that works for your hair texture and lifestyle.

3. Invest in the basics- a basic, my-lips-but-better lipstick, a set of netural eyeshadows, a go-to blush, a good concealer and foundation, a mascara you love, and perhaps an eyeliner or two. Once you have all this, then it’s time to try the fun e/s and lippies!

4. Learn how to apply makeup. Take a class or read a book. Read beauty blogs or watch tutorials. More skills will take you further than more makeup.

5. Have fun with it! Don’t get stuck in a rut. Try a new lippie or blush now and then; don’t stick to the same old, same old all the time. Beauty should be fun and a refection of who you are. When you evolve, your makeup should, too!

– Moisturizer is you’re friend – find one that works for you and use it before applying your face makeup

– Buy good quality makeup brushes – having good brushes can make a HUGE difference in the way your makeup is applied

– Less is more – never cake on any makeup, you will look like a hoe and that’s not attractive to any guy. When it comes to men, they like you more natural (unless they are a closet tranny!)

– Prime your face – whether it be for foundation or eyes, a good base can make your makeup look a whole lot better and last longer

– Be creative – don’t just stick to the boring neutral colours, go wild every now and then! Makeup is about expression not just touching up your “flaws”

– Use multi-purpose products to your advantage – to save your money, find a good product that works on cheeks, lips and eyes. Multi-purpose minerals and pigments can be a fantastic idea as you can use them on their own as eye shadow or blush, mix them with a clear gloss for a pretty lip colour or use with nail polish!

the most important thing is to go in for a lesson. find an artist who will not just do your makeup for you but actually teach you how to do it yourself. they can make sure you get the right foundation and other essential products. plan on spending around $200 for a basic face with brushes

when it comes to color i think it’s important to start with neutrals and master your application before you move on to color.

invest in good makeup brushes even if you can only get one at a time, they make all the difference in the world

wash your face every day regardless of whether or not you wear makeup. smakeup goes on best when your face is clean and you should never ever go to bed with makeup on. if you’re lazy about it get some wipes and keep them next to your bed.

moisturize every day with sunscreen and at night-your skin is the only organ that is exposed to the elements and it needs to be taken care of, inside and out. drink up that water and try to eat a healthy omega-3, whole grain, fresh produce diet for gorgeous skin from the inside out.

Use a primer before putting on shadow.
Don’t use black eyeliner to fill in your brows if your brow color is brown.
Don’t line your lips with a lip pencil and leave that noticeable line once you slick on your lipstick; blend that line (can’t stand that!!!)
Wash your face at night with a good cleansing routine.
Don’t go overboard with a brow highlight. Too much shimmer on the brow makes you look like a vegas show girl!!

1. ALWAYS wear sunscreen & take good care of your skin.
2. Err on the side of less, than more.
3. Invest in good tools – brushes, eye lash curler, sponges
4. Blend, blend, blend
5. Don’t be afraid to try differnt things but practice, practice, practice!!!

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