Knowing your skin type
We all have different skin types, and it’s so important you figure out what yours is first. If you have oily skin, you’re not going to want to use something that’s meant for dry skin, as this may make you even more oily, and vice versa.
Now it’s time to prep the skin for makeup. First, you will want to make sure your face is clean, then you can moisturize it. It is so important to have a good moisturizer because this will affect how your skin will stay throughout the day. There are many skin care products out there so do your research first.
Eyes are said to be the windows to the soul, so you’re going to want to make them beautiful; which doesn’t mean cover them up in eyeshadow (unless that’s the look you’re going for!)
Learn about your eye shape, as they will help when it comes to choosing the right colours and techniques. For example, if you have a hooded eyelid, you can create a new crease with a darker shadow, resulting in a wider looking eye.
Make sure you find the right shade before you buy a foundation. Having said that, sometimes you may just get unlucky and will not be able to find your perfect shade. If this does happen, you will need to mix two different colours. It is annoying, but at least you’ll be able to walk around with your face the same color as the rest of your body!
Contouring is the craze that took over the world. The techniques really are a form of sorcery. Whether you want to make your nose look smaller, or you want killer cheekbones, it can all be achieved with these steps.
Choose a cool brown shade slightly darker than your skin tone and draw where you want to create a shadow. So under your cheekbones, down the sides of your nose and around your forehead. By doing this, the illusion of the ‘shadow’ will make the area look smaller. Just make sure you blend everything properly otherwise it won’t look natural. You can also add a little under your bottom lip which will make it look fuller.