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Any special makeup tips you’d like to share?

Until now im willing to know how to make up perfectly to my face, but i have no time to study make up because im busy.

I learned that if you run out of make-up remover baby oil works very well and is gentle on your skin as well

I love using baby oil as makeup remover, it's just as effective and it's one of the few things that really works to hydrate my skin, even in the winter

I have greasy skin, and I try to avoid using anything on it that may make it worse. Do you ladies know how baby oil works on oily skin? Just curious.

I think baby oil is too much for oily skin. You can try Nivea, the original one in the blue tin. You can also try makeup remover wipes but be sure to still wash with your regular facial wash when you have the time. Makeup remover wipes can be drying.

Im interesting to learn how perfectly to apply make up, i want to know more tiqchniques and enhance my skill for perfectly aply make uo

You could have drugstore makeup like Mabelleine ( can't spell it) or have MAC, doesn't matter its how you apply it, pre-prepare your skin and what brushes you use. Real Techniques are amazing brushes but its like £8.00 for one.

I do not wear makeup but I would like to. I just have never been good at putting it on and deciding what looks right. If I ever do, I turn orange LOL. I will definitely be reading some of the comments of this topic.

If you're looking for a match in cover up or concealer, you can go into a drug store and ask one of the workers in the beauty section, they'll match your skin tone with the right cover up. I don't use it often but when I do it's very light and I use a bit of paper towel to blend it more. You can get the sponges to blend too but, paper towel is cheaper lol

That's a really good tip. recently I saw a pharmacy near me offers doing your make-up for 10$, I think it'd be interesting to see how someone else goes about it, since makeups such a personal thing!

Sometimes when I'm at my friends we do each other's make-up and it is interesting, I find that I do other's make-up better than I do my own lol. She does mine similar to the way I do it but uses more color and slightly different techniques.

Makeup should be about enhancing your beauty not covering it up so no one can see it, unless you're in a circus I guess

My best makeup tip: keeps your tools and products clean! Wash your brushes regularly and use a spray cleaner between washes. NEVER stick your fingers into any kind of product (you're leaving all kinds of bacteria). Pay attention to expiry dates - anything with SPF has a limited shelf life, and stuff like mascara is a breeding ground for bacteria.

I have to say creams and lotions in a pot/jar just straight away put me off buying them because I see them as a breeding ground for germs, @Bettie!

I hate pots/jars but so many skin care products I like are in thos containers. I have a small metal spatula I use to remove product from those containers.

I love washing my makeup brushes because it's always shocking to see how much old makeup was in there that you could hardly see. my blush brush always looks like murder!

Like the others, i watch make up tutorial online and do it to myself. Well, i think i learned a bit. Lol!

Anyone have any tips they would care so share. Anyone know of a super white liquid foundation I can not seem to find one I've been looking really hardly.

Well, there are costume/theatre foundations, which are pure white (think clown), but those tend to be cream, and fairly heavy. Ben Nye, Macpro, and illamasqua all sell white, I believe, but whether they are liquid, I don't know.

Well regardless I appericate that. I hope you have a wonderful day and that it is filled with wonderful things hope you do well .

I also wish I could find something that suits my skintone a little better, everything I find seems to have too much of an orange or brown, even at the palest shades offered

i love watching makeup tutorial . so that i can be more educated. about the new trends that are in .im always up to date

Make up? haha its just funny to me because i dont know to make up my self just put lip gloss and thats it .but i want to be a professional hairstylish hehe :))

Makeup tip: do not wear make up so old men can get rich on your insecurities! Save time and money! Yay!

I don't wear makeup. I just don't like wearing it unless I absolutely have to. I hate the texture and feel of it and lipstick makes my teeth stand out more.

Funny you should say that about lipstick making your teeth stand out, @Crystal! I find that it does that with mine too, but in a good way. I'm told I have white teeth, but lipstick makes them appear even whiter :) I love it!

As a woman, applying make up is one of my recent interests. There's one tip that I wanna share. When applying a simple make up, make sure you applied moisturizer first, then sunscreen and finally your foundation/cream. My skin remains pimple and blemish free after trying this tip.

I agree with you, Lovely. You absolutely have to moisturise your skin and wear sunscreen before applying your makeup. Primer is very good as a makeup base as it refines pores, skin texture and helps makeup look flawless and STAY PUT!

It depends on your skin. As someone with oily skin if I were to apply moisturizer before foundation I would be a shiny mess. And primers don't work when used in combination with a moisturizer. For me it's a primer then a BB cream with SPF for the day and moisturizing at night.

I love all the youtube videos on make up. I am no good at it. I didn't have anyone to teach me growing up so I had to learn on my own, and I am still learning.

I am 52 and I absolutely love watching make up videos. You can always seem to learn a new trick for something by watching them. Always know, less is more. Do not over do things. Not everyone needs to contour their face or wear a smoky eye look. Find something that looks good on you and go with that. I remember when I was in 7th grade, a girl told me she liked how well I did my make up. Boy was that a long time ago. lol My favorite thing is eye shadow. There are soooo many colors to play with. Younger girls can get away with a lot more than someone my age can. As you get older, I doubt a bright yellow or orange would look good on me, but it could be OK for an 18-20 year old to wear. Look through magazines and continue to watch different videos. I am sure you will do great and look great after a while.

My number one tip when it comes about make up would definitely be BLENDING! You can look really good if you blend all the make up in a proper way!

Makeup is my hobby and addiction, makeup tip: if you have thing lips your best bet to make them fuller is to outline them then fill them in with the same color as the lip liner in a matte lipstick (it wont work if it's not matte) your lips will appear bigger.

Take off all you make up before going to sleep. It's really helpful believe me. IT doesn't damage your sick and keeps it safe.

You're absolutely right, Alysa. I NEVER ever sleep with my makeup on. I don't care how late it is, how tired I am, that makeup has to come off.

I am interested in getting my eyeliner tattooed on my eyes. I have had nothing but bad luck trying to find the right look---I would love not to think about this on a daily basis.

I'm a makeup artist and have worked on people with all kinds of permenant makeup, including eyeliner. My advice is don't do it. As you age your face changes (eyes sag, etc). The liner will always be the same but in time may not follow the changing shape of your eye. I've seen unfortunate work.

Did you know If you have a cool undertone, stick to nail polish shades like nude, punchy fushia, deep burgundy, blue-based red, lavender, and soft ink with a hint of shimmer.

I have never been able to determine what my undertone is; warm, cool or whatever! I do know that I have yellow undertones in my skin, so yellow based foundation works better for me :)

I love makeup, although my main thing is LESS IS MORE! I wear light foundation to even out my skin tone, and it's all about BLENDING. I also wear a bit of shimmer, mascara and lipstick. I wish I could get into eyeshadow and blusher. I love how it looks on people, but can't really apply either on myself.

My mantra: NEVER sleep in your makeup, no matter how exhausted, no matter the situation!

I agree with you on that one, Mpho Ashworth! Blending is the key! It really is they way you blend what makes your make up to look good!

You are exactly right. Take it from and old lady. (52)lol Blend especially your foundation so it doesn't look like you have a mask on. Nobody want to look at a person and see a clown! Mpho Ashworth, just apply with a light hand eye shadow and blush. Watch some You Tube videos and you will get the hang of putting on blush and eye shadow too. You got it right by already knowing less is more. Also a thing I learned, men like woman who don't wear a lot of make up too! Ask any of your male friends and see what they tell you. Good luck girls.

I also hate the "caked on" look. I have a friend who loves it and she looks like she's wearing a mask LOL

Thanks, Lori; I'll watch those YouTube videos so as to learn the technique because I'd like to be able to wear both blusher and eyeshadow, but very nicely applied of course. I don't want to end up looking like a clown or Christmas tree LOL I like the glam, but understated look :)

I don't really put much make up on before work mainly because I am lazy and second because I have sensitive skin and it can irritate my skin.
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