Getting into makeup can be really exciting. It’s like entering a whole new world with so many things to try out and experiment with. A lot of girls usually get started with makeup around 12 to 15 years although there are also those that start using it and getting into it a lot later than others. Inspiration for getting into makeup comes in many different forms. You may have been inspired by a friend, your mom, your older sister, an article from a magazine or online, even by a Youtube makeup guru. Whatever, whoever and wherever your inspiration may have come from to get into makeup, being a beginner can have its challenges. Here are some things that you should know for makeup for beginners:
- Know your skin – if there’s one most important thing you should know before getting into makeup, it is your skin. Your skin is where you will be putting makeup on which makes it very important to know what your skin type is as well as what your complexion and other skin conditions. Do you have dry, oily or combination skin? Are you fair, medium, or dark? Do you have spots on your skin (face) that you would like to conceal like pimples and scars? Is your skin sensitive? Majority of your beauty product purchases will revolve around your skin.
- Sanitation is important – starting off with a clean face before you apply makeup is important so that your makeup looks fresh and bright. What’s more important, though, is to use clean makeup tools to avoid germs and bacteria from getting on your skin and causing infections. Spot clean your tools often and deep clean them every once in a while to keep them safe for use. Of course, you should also keep your face clean at the end of the day by removing makeup and washing your face to prevent problems like acne, pimples, white heads and black heads.
- Your basic stash – there are lots of products out there that might get you confused and have you breaking out all your savings on products but if you’re just starting out: here’s all that you’ll really need for a full (decent) face: foundation, concealer (if you need to conceal spots and scars), loose powder, eyeliner, eye shadow, mascara, lip stain, blush. More products are available to make your make up look more professionally done but you can get on with that when you’ve mastered the basics.
- A practical way to build your collection – building your makeup collection one product / color at a time allows you to really pick out the best products for you but that can take a while. If you’re looking for a way to build your collection quickly and practically, go for palettes. Eye shadow palettes, concealer palettes, blush palettes – these are all practical ways to start building your collection while sampling lots of colors and shades to figure out which ones work best for you.
- Invest in good brushes and take care of them – good quality makeup brushes can be quite expensive but they’re important if you want your makeup to look flawless. Some good makeup brands that have really good and soft brushed include MAC, Sigma, Real Techniques and Eco Tools. Good quality brushes can last you years if well taken cared of.