August 11, 2012 at 4:54 am #185471
Hi all, im quite new to everything makeup.
Id love to a little info on how to start.
Ive just read the topic on what brushes are needed so im pretty covered in that area!
I want to set myself up a full makeup kit so what is everything i will need?
What order do i apply it all in etc….
Any help would be much appreciated,
SammiAugust 11, 2012 at 11:15 am #185494
It really depends on what you are looking for. What your needs are and how much you want to spend. If I were you I would go to my local Sephora and have them help you. You are going to need a good primer and they make them for oily skin, large pores, matte primers, etc. I really like the Too Faced Primed and Poreless as it does a little of everything. Also, will you need a concealer? Eve Pearl makes really good ones but there are so many if you have oily skin you may need a different one. Next would be foundation, this is where you can get really flustered. I have tried a LOT of them and I always come back to the Revlon Colorstay. Although I tried a sample of the Teint Idole that Marlena loves and I am really liking it. Go to your local beauty store or counter and ask them to color match you. Go with no makeup on your skin so they can get an accurate match. Then ask for a sample, you may have to try several before you find the one you like the best. For eyeshadow I really do recommend the Makeup Geek starter kit, it has everything you need and you can add different colors as you go. I also recommend their lipsticks, they are very good and very fairly priced. Buy a peach and a pink blush to begin with, I use the Tarte blushes but NYX makes great ones as well. Don’t forget eyeliner, pencil or gel what ever you are most comfortable with and a mascara.August 11, 2012 at 1:54 pm #185513
1) Skincare! Seriously, I think this is one of the most overlooked things, but it will make such a difference as to how your makeup applies and adheres to your skin. Figure out what your skintype is (normal, oily, dry, combo) and, if you don’t have a good routine going, start one. It may just be a simple routine of cleanser and moisturizer. Or it may be a little more complex. Just make sure it works for you.
2) Foundation… Go to a counter/a Sephora/an Ulta/wherever and talk to an associate to get matched. Let them know what your skintype is along with any other concerns you may have (e.g., hyperpigmentation, redness, occasional breakouts, that sort of thing), and they’ll give you suggestions for foundation and colour-match you. If you can, as suggested, get some samples and try them out. That said, if you’re fairly young (i.e., in your teens), I wouldn’t recommend getting a foundation just yet. Personally, I don’t think it’s necessary.
3) Concealer… I do not agree with the idea that you should go a shade lighter than your skin. I think it’s nonsense. If you’re super-fair, that would pretty much mean using a white, and you’d end up looking like a corpse or something. I do agree with the idea of maybe needing two concealers — one of a lighter texture to use under the eyes (either one in a pot with a more gel-like consistency, or a liquid one with a doe-foot wand), one that’s a little heavier for any blemishes or things that need additional coverage.
4) Eyeshadows… I think there are at least three colours every one into makeup should have — a matte colour that’s close to your skintone for blending out harsh lines, a matte black to intensify the outer corner or to use along the lashline, and a matte brown (for the same reason as having a matte black; also, browns are less harsh than blacks). From there, think about what colours you gravitate toward, maybe even colours you tend to wear more than others.
5) Eyeliners… I think, if you’re just starting out, go with pencils. Brown, black, grey, and maybe one colour. Once you get more experienced, you can add gel/cream and liquid liners to the mix.
6) Mascara… Definitely. It just depends on what you want out of one. *nods*
7) Blush… I agree; a pink and a peach. I’d add a coral as well.
8) Lips… I’d say a pink, a nude, a peach or coral, a red, and a shade that’s “your lips but better”.
Hope that helps a bit.August 11, 2012 at 6:15 pm #185547
Given your profile says you’re in Aussie don’t bother buying cosmetics locally, you’re almost always going to find them for less online, even with shipping taken into consideration.
I agree with Shelly, I feel good makeup starts with good skincare. A lot of issues are far better managed via skincare than they are covered by makeup.
I suggest BB creams instead of foundation.
Before you buy anything peach I suggest testing it on your skin to see if it will actually work for your skin tone. Peach is often touted as a universal colour, it isn’t.August 11, 2012 at 6:43 pm #185549
Oh, snap! Forgot to check the profile. Yeah, as you’re in Aus, disregard some of my advice. *nods*
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