Everyone starts somewhere with makeup. There’s no reason to be embarrassed about being a beginner, regardless of age. While starting off with makeup can seem overwhelming, there’s nothing to be worried about. These seven easy makeup tips get beginners started and allow for creativity as skills grow.
Tip 1: Get the Right Supplies
Good makeup can’t be applied without the right supplies and in most cases, the right supplies are brushes. However, makeup brushes are expensive and there are a lot of different kinds. Beginners should start with multi-use brushes to reduce the complicated process of buying and using them.
Start with a beauty blender, a brow brush (can be used for eyebrows and eyeshadow blending), a larger contouring brush, a small blending brush, and a multipurpose brush.
A good selection of makeup is another necessary supply. An eyeshadow palette with a good selection of colors, a concealer, a primer, some colors of lipstick, and blush are a starter shopping list.
Tip 2: Use an Eyeshadow Base or Primer
Don’t apply eyeshadow directly to the eyelid. Instead, start with a matte base shadow that’s a match to skin tone. Cover the entire eyelid from brow to lash. This helps to blend the darker colors used later.
Some companies make an eyeshadow primer for this same purpose. This product helps prevent fading and smudging around the eye.
Tip 3: Clean Brushes Often
Don’t just clean brushes when changing between products. Brushes also need to be cleaned when moving to a new area on the face. This prevents putting on too much product and created a caked-on, over made up look.
Tip 4: Keep Concealer Light with Sunscreen
If concealer on the face feels too heavy, mix it with a little sunscreen to lighten up the mixture without affecting the color. Facial moisturizer will also work.
Tip 5: Practice With Eyeliner on Paper
Eyeliner is one of the trickiest makeup choices for beginners. Practicing on the eye itself is hard and can result in painful eye pokes as well. Practicing on paper helps prepare for the real thing without the pain.
Tip 6: Avoid Heavy Makeup in Hot Weather
When it’s hot out, heavy makeup like lipsticks and mascara can melt and streak. It’s not a good look for anyone. Try a low-maintenance look instead, with simply a wash of bright color over the eyelids.
Tip 7: Get Enough Sleep
Getting enough sleep is the best way to keep a face looking beautiful and young. Some people call sleep the best beauty aid there is. Sleep keeps the eyes from getting puffy and skin from getting slack. While it’s not always possible to achieve eight hours every night, try, in order to get the most attractive face possible.
Every beginner has to start somewhere. These seven makeup tips for beginners can be that starting point. Try them out and then get creative with a makeup routine that works. It’s surprising how easily makeup becomes part of getting dressed and stops causing stress or worry.