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Any special makeup tips you’d like to share?
Ashley Pulrang
I used to have to put make-up on everyday to go out of the house, but now I'm more confident with my natural look that I barely wear it anymore.
Elena Qian
Tight lining your eyes with eye liner is a more subtle more natural alternative to liquid liner or even drawing on with a liner pen.
Morgan Watkins
Does it bother anyone else whenever some girls don't do their eyebrows? It kills me! If you're going to do your eyeshadow, mascara, and eyeliner, you've got to do something with your brows! You don't have to paint them on, but at least brush them with a spooly brush or add some pigment to the sparse spots!
Katharine Danae
I totally agree with this!!! To me it looks awkward if the eyebrows aren't at least brushed up, or groomed at least a little bit.
Chynne Dixon
Yes I also agree!!i it is a insult to those who actually are makeup artist like myself to see random beautiful women on the street and they have a face full of makeup and there eye brows look a hot mess. Sometimes I honestly want to go up to some of them and offer a tip or two on how they can fix there eye brows them selfs..
Morgan Watkins
I can't stress enough how important it is to buy high quality makeup. My sister has hooded eyes, so she's always complaining about how her eyeliner and eyeshadow always end up looking like a hot mess in just a few hours. I ask her if she uses primers and setters (which I highly recommend lol) and she says yes. I looked through her makeup bag and found nothing but drugstore makeup. There's nothing wrong with buying drugstore products; I have tons of it. But some of it isn't high quality! Especially eyeshadows and liners! I know that makeup can be expensive, but trust me, spending $20 on a good eyeliner will benefit you in the long run!
Chynne Dixon
Me personally I love the combination of both high end and drugstore makeup products. Being a makeup artist you have to always have the best of the best products when working on your clients but when it comes to my own little collection I dip and dap and both,.i think it depends on the company itself and finding what works for you. Like for instance i love me some mac eye shadows, there so pigmented and I never have problems with my makeup coming off throughout the day. But also I have my select few drugstore brands such as Nyx who carry nice pigments eye shadows as well.. Its kinda a when loose situation to be honest when it comes to drugstore products. But yes I do agree you defiantly need a nice collection of the higher end brands because they last much longer.
Morgan Watkins
If you're new to makeup and are reading this, I highly suggest going onto Youtube. There are hundreds of thousands of beauty gurus out there that give great tips and advice! They'll let you know what products are the best, whether it be drugstore makeup or high end, (which is really important. You've got to have great quality makeup in order to create beautiful, long lasting looks.) as well as how to use it. My favorites are Bethany Mota, Weylie, and Wayne Goss. There are more, but those are the ones I watch the most.
Marie Sweetly
The most important tool I have is a box of q-tips! I use them for everything - smearing eyeliner, cleaning up spots when I mess up my mascara...
Punky Brewster
Yup I made sure to add quips to my shopping list today. I'm almost out .a box will last me and my husband almost a year
Katharine Danae
I don't spend much money on makeup brushes. I really like the brands Real Techniques and EcoTools. Good quality brushes for reasonable prices. I also make sure to use a foundation primer because the humidity in TX ruins my skin and makeup :|
Morgan Watkins
Real Techniques are the best! The brushes are so soft and for the price are excellent! Also love that they apply the perfect amount of product.
Katharine Danae
My favorite brush is the stippling/buffing brush :) It works so well with all the foundations I've used, no need for me to buy a $30 brush!
Brass Knucks Barb
My random makeup tip for today! Everyone swears by expensive brushes, BULL! I have a few nice sets yes, but I mainly use my knock off MAC brushes with hello kitty on them that I got for 3 bucks off ebay. All you really need in a brush is a soft bristle!
Peg Asus
I love wearing makeup, but I never really learned any big tips or tricks. I like to play around and watch videos on how to do makeup though. Doesn't always work out for me but it's fun
Elena Qian
Make up is a strong passion of mine and I love wearing it. It's like truly painting my face. It takes practice and is meant to make you feel as good as you do on the outside as you do on the inside.
Kelly Dang
Tip : When doing your eyebrows do slow strokes. When applying foundation don't press onto the skin or else it'll go deep into your pore. Just apply lightly.
Patty C
I love make-up!! I'm a girlie girl. I just wish stores like Sephora or Ulta were around when i was a teenager, my life would have took a different path for sure.
If anyone wants tips on how to get tips on any look you want, or tips on different make-up, just go to You Tube, there's a ton of people there giving tips and how to's everywhere
Kris P. Bacon
The most important thing I've learned so far is to get good-quality brushes! Don't use the flimsy foam-tipped sticks they include in the eyeshadow packaging.
Jordan Zimmer
For a nicer glow on your face , apply your highlighter underneath your foundation. It blends better and looks more natural :)
Brass Knucks Barb
The few tips that I have are as follows:
To get nice clean lines for a wing or what have you, use tape :)
Make sure you clean your brushes
Also, spend the extra for the good brushes, it's worth it!
To get bright colors to show up really good, use NYX white eyeshadow base or NYX jumbo pencil in Milk. If I think of more, I will be back :)
Donna C
I just tried primer and wonder why I had never tried it before. It makes my makeup stay nice looking much longer besides minimizing the look of pores and blurring brown spots so my makeup covers better.
Kris Stowers
I discovered primer about two years ago and I have to agree! I seldom wear makeup but when I do, my primer is a must! I can't believe it took me so long to discover this beauty secret!
C W
I discovered eye primer over a year ago. I can't believe I didn't hear about it before then. I love that I don't have to reapply my eye shadow every bathroom break at work.
Patz Green
I rarely wear make up except in the weekends and special occasion. I like to use brown, dark blue and black, combined with lighter color
Gabby F.
I do not have any makeup tips. I do not wear makeup, but I want to. I am just too scared to try it and go out in public with it wrong. Lol
Lena Raj
Start out by applying a light amount of makeup (a little concealer, eye makeup, etc), then take a picture of yourself with the flash on to make sure everything is blended well. Good luck!
Ang Ch
gabby, another thing you can do is go to a store like sephora or mac. they will help you with anything you have questions about and even put the make up on your face/teach you how to do it yourself. there are also tons of tutorials on youtube and there are many fashion/beauty bloggers.
Kara bear
I've never had anybody really teach me how to do make up so I've had to do it and wipe it off many a time...I have gotten better though...lol
Samantha Barney
That's my problem too. My mom doesn't wear makeup and I was too embarrassed to ask my friends. I still can't do it without ending up wiping everything off but a little lip gloss because everything else looks terrible
Kara bear
I tried to wear lip gloss but it is so sticky every time I kiss one of my baby cousins, it always leaves a big old mark on their head that their parents don't exactly appreciate...lol I do wear eye liner though otherwise I look terrible...
C W
I always wanted to wear a lip gloss, but I have the same problem too with the stickyness. I gave up on that especially after my husband showed his displeasure for it. lol
Midwestern Girl
I don't think I'm particularly great at doing my makeup by I think I do an okay job, I always have such a hard time finding the right shade of foundation
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