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!
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.
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
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.