I can't say I always had an interest in girly things and make up. In fact I was quite a boyish little girl, I hated dresses and skirts, and I used to play with my brothers toys instead of Barbie dolls. But it didn't last long and as soon as I started middle school I had my first make up moments. I know, I was young but don't worry it wasn't a full face of make up, just candies scented lip glosses and sometimes a little bit of eye liner (you now, black eye liner, on the water line only...) My mom was actually the one who bought me my very first make up item, a cotton candy scented lipgloss that I loved! Anyway, it's been almost 10 years now that I had my first make up tries, and thanks god, my skills have been growing so so much, especially the past 4 or 5 years (thanks Youtube). Here are a few things I learnt with time and I want to share with you.
2. Be light handed - That's the mistake we tend to do when we're young, I remember I applied concealer all over my face once to hide my acne, and my mom was horrified when she saw me. Build your make up slowly. Dabbing three pumps of foundation directly on the skin is not a solution to get a good coverage, it'll juste make you look caky because the product won't blend easily. First, apply a thin layer and build up the coverage if necessary. When using a liquid foundation, I would definetly recommend to use a stappling brush or a beauty blender to really buff the product into your skin. Same goes for bronzer, contouring is in, harsh brown line on your cheeks, not really. For eye shadow, start by applying a transition shade that will help you smooth out any smockey eyes look. A lot of eye shadows are highly pigmented nowadays so there is no need to put a lot of product on your brush to have a good color pay off.
3. Knowing your skin type and shades : It's important to identify your skin type. Oily? Dry? Do you have any allergies? Once you know that, it's gonna be much easier to buy products that will work on you. Chosing the right foundation shade is also the key to any good make up look. Don't forget to change it with the season, we often get a little tan in summer and you don't want to look like a ghost using you winter foundation shade. And if you wanna look tan in the winter ... choosing an orange toned foundation won't make the trick girl.
4. Brows are game changing : Ok can we instaure a law about eye brows? Girls need to take care of there brows, find the right shape for your face, don't over pluck them, and fill them in. Be carefull, full brows are in, over drawn ones are not! You can find tons of eye brow tutorials brows tutorial that will explain you how to pluck them and fill them in a natural way that will compliment your face shape!