Beginner Makeup: How To Keep Up With Trends

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Watching a YouTube tutorial is enough to make you want to break out the MAC brushes and false eyelashes, but somehow your end result just doesn’t measure up to the flawless look of the makeup guru you saw. Modern makeup trends can undoubtedly be hard to get right. From the intricate details of eye shadow application to creating a glamorous highlight and contour effect, doing makeup can surely be a craft. Even so, with a few simple tips even you can look like you came off of a cover of a magazine.

Eyes

Eyes can be very attention grabbing with the right kind of makeup application. One way to make your eyes pop is to find the right eyeliner. Up until recently, I was convinced that once you’ve had one kind of liquid eyeliner, you’ve had them all. But then my friend got my an eyeliner set by e.l.f. for Christmas, and it made a huge difference. The color was a rich black and the tip made drawing the perfect black line on my upper eyelid that much easier. When buying makeup it’s not all about how much it costs, but more so what works for you and gives you your desired effect.

Another way to give your your eyes that alluring effect is to make your lashes look fuller and lengthier. Although applying false eyelashes may seem difficult, practicing in the mirror can help you get the hang of things. Even if you’re not a fan of putting on the falsies, you can always go the mascara route. Younique 3D Fiber Lashes promise to give long eyelashes that can be compared to false eyelashes, and common mascara brands also offer to give voluptuous and long eyelashes. Feel free to try out products and decide for yourself what looks good on you.

Lips

Common makeup trends for lips involve lipsticks in fun colors ranging from deep vampy reds to electric blues. Another popular trend for lips is pairing lip liner with lipstick and even sometimes ditching the lipstick all together to go all liner for a Kylie Jenner effect. A tip to finding the right lip color is to buy lip colors that catch your eye and see how it looks on you. Sometimes, there are certain lip colors that just don’t come out how you imagined it to because it looks different than you thought or maybe it clashes with your skin tone. This is why it’s important to try colors and see what you like. Next, you can try purchasing a liner that matches your lip color for a flawless finish. Also, you can try purchasing a lip liner that’s slightly darker than your lip color to go for an ombré effect. This works by lining you your lips with a lip liner that’s a shade darker than the lipstick you are using, then filling your lips in with the lipstick.

Face

One way to get the perfect skin is to find the right color of foundation and concealer for your skin tone. Foundation works to give your face an even finish, while concealer works to further cover up imperfections such as discoloration and acne scars. Concealer can also be used to cover up dark circles underneath your eyes and to highlight areas of your face like the top of your cheeks and forehead. Using a darker powder/concealer can be used to contour areas of your face like your temples, nose, and lower cheek/jaw. The key to contouring and highlighting is to use a concealer that either matches your skin tone or is a few shades lighter to highlight your face, and using a concealer with a shade that is slightly darker than your skin tone to contour. Following a contour/concealer map is useful for showing where to place the products. Don’t forget to blend it all in thoroughly!

It would be a sin for me not to include eyebrows despite the obvious impact that they have had on recent makeup trends. To get your eyebrows on fleek, try waxing, threading, or plucking eyebrow hairs to get an arch, or have it professionally done if you aren’t comfortable with the DIY route. Next, purchase an eyebrow liner that naturally matches the color of your eyebrows. Use the eyebrow liner to fill in your eyebrows. Use light strokes in the direction that your hair grows to create a natural look. This next step is optional, but can be used to “clean up” the whole look. Use a concealer that matches your skin or is slightly lighter to use underneath your eyebrows and blend it in with a small brush to get rid of any obvious harsh lines and to make everything look smooth. And tah-dah! There you have it. Don’t be discouraged if it you don’t immediately get the hang of things. Practice and makes perfect and so does trial-and-error. So go try out these tips and have fun with it!

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