25 Beauty Tips for Makeup/Skin Care Beginners

Tips for Makeup Beginners

If you’re someone that’s getting into makeup, there may be some things that you didn’t know about the products you’re applying to your face, or there may be some things that you are doing that are harmful for your skin. The following tips will help you avoid disasters that you should never go through.

  1. Makeup has an expiration date. On the back or bottom of your makeup, there is an image of an open container with a number on it, which tells you the shelf life of the product.
  2. If you have red eyes, a way to make the redness less visible is by applying a white or nude eyeliner to your waterline.
  3. In order to make your lipstick last longer, apply a lip liner first and then apply a lipstick to your lips.
  4. Do not pump your mascara! Pumping mascara can cause contamination of bacteria, therefore, causing infections.
  5. Throw away eyeliner and mascara after three months. Those products easily acquire bacteria and dry out quickly.
  6. Eyebrows should match the shape of your face. In order to get the best eyebrows, get them professionally waxed or threaded at least once, and then you can maintain them.
  7. Makeup matches skin perfectly when you pick the right one for your undertone. This applies to lipstick, foundation, powder, nail polish, blush and eyeshadow.
  8. How do you know what undertone you have? If your veins appear blue, you have cool undertones. If your veins appear green, you have warm undertones. If your veins are neither blue nor green, you have neutral undertones.
  9. BB creams and tinted moisturizers are the perfect bases for the face during the summer. They have enough coverage to even out the color of your face. Heavy foundations can easily come off when in the sun.
  10. Cleansing is crucial before going to sleep and in the morning. Cleansing helps remove makeup, bacteria, oils and toxins from the environment. It is important to go to sleep with a clean face because at night our skin cells regenerate, and they need to breathe. If you go to sleep with makeup on, it can clog your pores, thus, creating breakouts and acne. Cleansing also provides a nice canvas for your foundation, which helps makeup last longer.
  11. It is crucial to moisturize your skin after cleansing. Cleansing may strip natural oils from the skin.
  12. Do not use dark eyeshadows to “highlight” your eyebrows. Highlighters are used to lift up your cheeks and eyebrows.
  13. After applying lipstick, blot your lipstick, so it doesn’t end up all over your teeth. (Not a good look!)
  14. To achieve the best skin results, use skin care products that go best with your skin type. If you have oily skin, use products that are made for oily skin types and vice versa.
  15. Although this is hard to do, do not pick your zits with your fingers. Fingernails are full of bacteria, making the pimple worse or creating new zits. If you must pick the zit, use two warm cotton swabs instead.
  16. Over exfoliating your skin causes dryness; therefore, limit it to two to three times a week to remove dead skin.
  17. Always use SPF when out in the sun. It is crucial to protect the skin from the harsh sun. Many moisturizers, bb creams, tinted moisturizers and foundations come with SPF.
  18. The same goes for lip care. Use lip products such as lip balms or chapsticks with SPF to prevent damage from the sun.
  19. Always clean your makeup brushes to prevent breakouts!
  20. If you have oily eyelids, or if you want your eyeshadow to last longer, use an eyeshadow primer.
  21. To make your makeup last longer, cleanse, moisturize and apply a primer before your foundation, and then apply a makeup setting spray.
  22. When picking out a drugstore foundation, apply it to your neck. After, go outside and check out your neck in the mirror to see if it matches perfectly.
  23. Do not over do it with foundation. The whole point of foundation is to even out your skin tone, not to look like a clown.
  24. During the summer months, opt for cream blushes; they adhere more to the skin than powder products.
  25. The under eye area is the most sensitive area on the body. Be careful when applying eye cream or removing eye makeup. Always dab eye cream with your ring finger. Everything must be done in a delicate manner when it comes to the eye area.

 

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