I have always loved the idea of makeup but I’ve only ever been comfortable wearing a few things because I didn’t know enough about the others (eye shadow, bronzer, etc.) to wear them with confidence. I’ve been spending time learning about products and new techniques lately and I’m finding that the internet is making it easy! YouTube is awesome for tutorials and recommendations while beauty blogs are great for product reviews. :)
Here’s what I have learned recently:
// apply blush up near the hairline, just below the temple, and stop before reaching the apple of the cheek
// I have “hooded eyes” which means I have to apply eye shadow differently (still figuring it out because tutorials contradict each other)
// concealer goes on after foundation – who knew?!
// pressed powder drastically reduces shine, whereas loose does not
// even though I have oily skin, I still need to wear moisturizer
// how to use a blending sponge
Some things I hope to learn soon:
// how to apply cream eye shadow in such a way that is flattering
// if primer is truly necessary, and if so, which I should buy
// how to contour
// if there is a pore minimizer that works for me and is affordable
// how to use an eye lash curler (major fear here, lol)
Nikkia Joy – she has oily skin, too, so I’m learning a lot from her. I love that she starts her tutorial videos without any makeup on (keepin’ it real!) and her Australian accent is so fun. ^_^
New products I’m using (possible reviews to come):
Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder
Neutrogena oil-free moisturizer for sensitive skin
e.l.f. brow pencil – (already did a review, click here)
FLOWER lip suede
Maybelline Great Lash mascara
Revlon under eye concealer
Product(s) I’m craving:
NYX 6pack jumbo eye shadow pencil
EmaxDesign makeup brushes
And that’s where I’m at right now! I’m having fun learning.
Do you love makeup?
Do you have any recommendations for me?