beginning makeup user help (8)

1 Name: Nanimo : 2010-07-10 23:20 ID:hqILatUJ

Hey people. I'm 22 years old, I've never used makeup before, and now my mother is telling me to use makeup. What irks me here is that she never let me use makeup when I was younger. So now, I feel like a dumbass in the makeup aisles because I have no idea what the hell I'm doing while these 12-13 year olds are next to me smoothly and expertly picking out pencils and powders and whatever. Anybody out there, please give a makeup late bloomer some advice!?!?!? Help me figure out what I need and what brands are worth my money...please?

2 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2010-07-13 20:04 ID:jPtbddfN

okay well for starters i'd suggest picking up foundation, mascara, blush and a lipstick or gloss. also, brushes. higher end brands are good but they're expensive, check out MAC and sephora. ulta is good too.

i'd definately youtube some makeup tutorials, you can also google reviews of products before you buy them.


3 Name: Nanimo : 2010-07-13 20:59 ID:chIFpDYF

Thanks for the advice! Now I have to navigate the wonderful world of makeup colors...I guess I have to ask shop people for that kind of help. ^_^

4 Name: Nanimo : 2010-08-04 18:40 ID:MPeMjIgH

...sorry for semi-necro-ing this, but what's the deal between natural makeup and non-natural?

5 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2010-08-05 18:51 ID:w8Aug6Ek

Did you ever get your make up issues solved?

6 Name: Nanimo : 2010-08-05 22:12 ID:VDWNlY3i

sort of...I've been trying out samples and stuff. Color-wise (like eyes, lips, and cheeks) I'm covered. Foundation and anything not "color" is another story. I have weird skin. Some parts of my face are flaky dry while others are oil slicks with zit minefields. Trying to match foundations to my skin is a headache (I'm my skin can't make up its mind about being Islander or Asian). Also, I've heard so many foundation/acne nightmares, that I'm scared to invest money in something that might make my face look like semi-cooked pizza.

7 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2010-08-14 11:30 ID:GUpxdvsc

Look up Korean/Japanese make-up styles. Generally, whilst you maybe putting on a shitload of cement on your face, it looks subtle and like you have none on.

I'm like you. I started getting into make up at your age too. I hated wearing foundation/concealer etc, because my skin was just too combination and difficult. Do you exfoliate and have a cleansing routine? I found that helped control some of the flaky areas of my face, but you have to be quite disciplined. Also, try using products designed for Asian skin. Korean skincare/make up is generally very good. You could try using a primer before you put on your makeup, or use powder foundation over your trouble acne areas. However, above all else, I'd probably recommend that you solve/minimise your skin problems before you start trying to cover them up.

8 Name: Nanimo : 2010-08-25 22:21 ID:/2NTJjXp

just an update...I've been using a multi-step acne skin routine and it's been really helpful! as for the foundation thing, I'm using a combination of lightweight liquid and powder foundation (I use the liquid foundation as a light concealer and powder for everything else). thanks for the help, people! also, if there's anything else that might help speed up morning routines, I'm all ears! ^_^

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