Hey there my internet peeps! I funny thought occurred to me the other day. Although I’m practically in the belly of the beast when it comes to my makeup addiction I was remembering how first came about makeup. Funny enough it’s only been over 3 years since I started becoming obsessed with makeup. I never wore it in high school and so the love for it sort of began at university.
I remembered how difficult it was getting into to makeup in the beginning. I literally didn’t know anything. I didn’t know what primer was or what highlighter was. I did not know how to match my foundation well or even apply it. Basically anything to do with makeup I was completely clueless too.
So the idea for a blog series aimed at helping those who are just getting into not only makeup but the world of beauty occurred to me. I mean there is so much to learn and so much to know and even with bloggers and youtubers around it is still complicated as heck.
So I thought this blog series is perfect for you peeps who are trying to keep afloat in the makeup world.
Today’s post I just wanted to tell you guys about general tips in regards to getting into makeup.
Let’s jump right in!
1. It’s a steep learning curve
There is so much to learn! Literally everyone getting into makeup will face this. No you are not dumb or clueless or anything like that. Makeup isn’t as simple or easy as it looks like from the outside. I am still learning things along the way and will continue to do so. There’s a lot to know and the best way to learn makeup related things is pretty much through making mistakes and learning it the hard way. For example shade selecting your foundation. I was wearing a foundation 4 shades darker than my skin for about a month before reality hit me.
Being that there is a lot to learn, some things you will pick up quickly others will take a long long time. To keep your sanity intact patience will do you good. Ps. No one ever becomes perfect at eye liner.
3. Practice makes perfect
With frequent practice you will see yourself getting better, trust me! It may be an annoying piece of advice but it works. With eye shadow, eyeliner, even contouring. You don’t wake up a pro you got to practice your butt off to get good at it. We all had to do it.
4. There isn’t anything wrong with drugstore makeup
I know high end makeup seems fancy and cool and there are some absolutely amazing products. However, the drugstore brand has many man many great products as well for half the price. They might not appear extravagant from the outside but the quality is still there.
5. You don’t have to own the same amount of makeup as bloggers / youtubers
I am beyond help because of my makeup addiction but that doesn’t mean everyone who gets into makeup will benefit from having a massive collection. Start small and build it little by little. For some of you guys having too many options will just stress you out. And youtubers and bloggers deal with makeup as a job so it makes sense they’ll have 10000 x more than the average person.
6. You’ll develop your own makeup style over time
You’ll learn about what you like and don’t like over time. Whether it be bold lips, nude lips, extravagant eye shadow looks or a natural look. Your own style will eventually emerge.
7. You gotta up the skincare
Makeup is all well and good but if you are increasing your makeup wearing you gotta do better in the skincare department. Such as removing your makeup, and coming up with a skincare routine. Don’t worry peeps I’ll have a post on skincare routines as well.
8. Research products before you buy them
The blogging / youtube and beauty community in general is enormous now. I mean 10 years ago it wasn’t as easy to find people’s thoughts and experience on beauty products. It’s definitely a handy thing, not only blogs and youtube by the infamous sight makeup alley is really nifty to use to see what the general status on beauty products is before you purchase it. I use makeup alley almost always when researching a product.
9. Don’t jump straight into high end makeup
When you are first getting into makeup, things simple as your skin type or selecting the right shade of foundation aren’t known to you. So spending a lot of $$$ on high and makeup in the beginning could possibly result on money being wasted simply because you didn’t know that it wouldn’t work for you.
10. It’s a lot of trial and error
You may read good reviews, purchase the product then try it to realise you don’t like it or it doesn’t work for you. When it comes down to it, each individual beauty product works differently for everyone. Even some of the most brilliant and popular products will attract people who didn’t enjoy the product. It’s going to happen. Keep that in mind that there are no guarantees when it comes to dealing with beauty products.
11. There’s nothing wrong with natural makeup looks
You don’t have to go glam every time you wear makeup. With makeup there are so many different levels, just because you decide to wear it doesn’t mean you have to go all the way. Sometimes glam looks are fun but it’s also fun playing around with makeup to bring out your natural features.
12. There’s also nothing wrong with full on glamerous makeup looks
Adding to the point above, wearing glamorous makeup looks isn’t a bad thing either, even if you felt like wearing makeup every day. Makeup is about doing your own thing and wearing what and how much you want so don’t worry about what other people say or do, do what you want to do.
13. You’re going to have good and bad days
Finally, even when you start getting the hang of makeup you’re going to have iffy days. Maybe your contouring was off or you weren’t happy with your foundation. even the pros have iffy days, not every day will = makeup on fleek!
And that wraps up this long long post. I hope these tips helped you guys especially you peeps who are only beginning to enter the world of makeup. If you guys have any tips of your own for those who are starting to use makeup, drop them in the comments below. I hope you all have a great day and I’ll see you in the next post.