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Makeup 101: Tips, Dips & Twists

So, this post started as a list for my friend (Hi Kim) but I thought I would go ahead and post it for any beginners and curious cats out there.








Step 1: Purchase the essentials.  This includes but is not limited to foundation, lipstick (both red and nude), lipgloss (pink would be awesome), foundation (I prefer powder), eyeliner (lets start with black), mascara, primer, moisturizer (something you should already have), eyebrow pencil (if necessary) and makeup remover!

Step 2: Start at your local drugstore.  You should work your way up to expensive brands (if you think it’s needed).  When you’re starting out, you don’t need to spend $50 on concealer.  I mean you don’t know how to actually use it, lol.  If you feel like you have slightly upgraded from drug stores, try Ulta or Target.

Step 3: Lighting is essential.  The lighting in my apartment sucks!  During the week, I wait until I get to work because there is really good lighting in the bathroom, lol.  Lighting allows you to see any possible flaws and correct them!  Because all of you can’t come to my job and put on your makeup, try purchasing a cheap magnifying mirror from Walmart.  I bought one for 20 bucks but I need to change the batteries, lol.

Step 4: Primer and moisturizer is important.  For some people (with great skin), moisturizer and primer is enough.  But for the rest of us, it makes your skin looks smooth, feel healthy and prepare it for makeup.  For those with oily skin, try oil free moisturizer.

Step 5: Blending with your finger is cool but brushes and sponges are better.  For years, I blended concealer and eye shadow with my finger.  However, you need to determine if you want to look like a kindergartner or a woman…  See where I’m going with this? Lol.








Step 6: Cat eye is great for all occasions.  Nothing makes you look all fancy like the swipe of a liquid eye pencil… I mean it dresses up every and all looks!

Step 7: Brows are apart of makeup too! If they aren’t manicured, you should purchase a brow pencil.  Fill in and fill out but don’t go overboard.  Learn about that, here!

Step 8: Try beauty and makeup counters.  These people are going to help you because they want you to purchase a product so they can make their quota for the day, lol.

Step 9: YouTube is your friend.  Actually, it’s your very best friend.  There are a TON of beauty volggers that will walk you through the process.

Step 10: Remove that makeup!  You don’t want breakouts, read about how I deal with that, here!

Understand your just starting out… You won’t be Bobbi Brown because you bought eye shadow and concealer.


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