“I really want to get into makeup, but I don’t know where to start. Any advice?”
Ah, my specialty. I am a makeup enthusiast, so you came to the right place. I’ll start by saying that I was in your same place years ago. I remember being so lost and so out of touch with makeup and beauty products. Makeup is a thing you see so often but you don’t actually know what goes into makeup. No fear, I am here to help.
First things first, you need to actually get the makeup. This, to me, was the most difficult thing. There are THOUSANDS of makeup products in the world, how do you know which is for you? A simple fix for this is to go into your local Sephora, MAC, or Ulta Beauty store and have a worker help you through this process. They will match your skin to products that will be perfect for your skin type and skin tone. Now, if you don’t have access to these stores, don’t be discouraged. Like anything else in this world, you have to research something to know about it. Your best resource for research in the world of makeup is YouTube. Hundreds of makeup influencers use YouTube as a means to practice and teach makeup to people interested in learning. These influencers will give you helpful tips for finding a foundation, concealers, eyeshadow palettes, and even simple makeup brushes. WATCH THESE VIDEOS! The more you see how these products and tools are used, the more familiar you are with them. It is also a good way to learn makeup artist jargon.
Once you get your essentials for your makeup, all you have to do now is practice, practice, and practice some more. Practice putting on your foundation and seeing how you like to apply it. Try using a brush to apply it then try a beauty blender, one might work better than the other. Once your foundation is on, try highlighting your face. This is where your concealer comes in. Try blending your concealer out and see how far you want to carry it on your face; find what works for you. Try doing your eyebrows! This takes time, but it is also very helpful to practice with every chance you get. These are just the basics. Once you can do the basic stuff, you are ready to begin working with eyeshadow and eyeshadow pigments. Overall, you want to start as a beginner and work your way up. If you try to go in like an advanced makeup artist, you might get discouraged if it doesn’t come out like famous MUA’s like Jackie Aina or Nikkie Tutorials.
So, I hope this helped you some. If you have any questions about technique, I would suggest trying YouTube first. There is always a helpful tutorial somewhere on there, you just have to find the one that works for you!