Heather M It seems to be so hard to find makeup when you have light skin! I'm pretty pale, and anything I find seems to be too dark for my skin. Even if I'm using the lightest shade, it always seems like I can see a line there. I really liked CoverGirl's Ready, Set, Gorgeous compact powder foundation, but after using it a while, I realized it made my skin almost look dirty; it was just barely too dark for my skin, which is why it looked that way. It feels like I'll never find anything that won't make me feel the need to constantly look in the mirror and wonder if it looks okay. Eyeshadows are hard too, always too dark or too light. Any suggestions on any of this, from any other pale skinned ladies, or anyone who does makeup professionally?
Erica Dann Concealer and mascara are the most important things! Blush is really great too. I like the maybelline instant age rewind under eye concealer for dark circles. And I like the maybelline fit me concealer for your blemishes. I also like the benefit They're Real mascara!!
Zoe Wiltz I feel like for most people, our first time/years of using makeup were pretty disastrous. I remember 9th grade when I discovered eyeliner's greatness and put a thick line on the top eyelid and all on the waterline everyday. I even did this when my hair was straight but greasy. It was a disaster!!!
Sandy Segur For those with dull looking completions : try a mini makeover for your makeup by adding highlighter.This is a way to brighten up any face, no matter what kind of your skin tone you have. Highlighter products bring shine to your face. it has the ability to define your face's bone structure. Using highlighter is for those that also use matte foundation. Simply add your highlighter to your base foundation and use a large, rounded makeup brush to focus your new color to your forehead, cheeks, and nose. Your face will be glowing.
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!
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!
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.
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 :|
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!