Easy Makeup Tips for Beginners

If you’ve ever walked into a Sephora or Mecca and felt overwhelmed by the number of products on offer, been intimidated strolling through your Instagram or felt like beauty gurus are speaking a different language when the talk about beauty trends, we have some makeup tips to help you raise your makeup game. If you’re wondering how to do easy makeup looks, we have some tips for you.


High-Quality Brushes Can Do the Hard Work for You

If you’re wondering how makeup professionals get the best blend on their shadow, it’s as much about the tool as the products used. Bin those sponges that come in your palettes to make simple makeup looks wow. You can get away with using lower quality products if you have a good selection of brushes to help you.

You don’t need to buy big sets of brushes from luxury brands, Morphe, Sigma and Real Techniques offer great brushes at an affordable price. Start with a blending brush, a flat brush and an angle brush for the perfect eye look. Face brushes are more about user preference, an angled contoured brush, a small highlighter brush, an oval blush brush, and a big fluffy powder brush will cover everything you need.

Beauty Blender and Real Techniques are known for offering the best blenders on the market. Sponges can flawlessly blend out concealers and foundation, for a professional application.

Never underestimate the power of a good blending sponge.

It’s All About That Base

Primer can help makeup adhere to the skin longer, smooth the appearance of pores and help mattify or give the skin glow. Choose a primer that suits your skin type, go for glowy if you have dry skin or matte primers if you have oily skin. Eye primer can also help you get the perfect blend on your shadow. Apply primer on the lid, all the way up to the brow bone, this will give your eye shadow something to stick to and help you with the blend. If you want your shadow to really pop, apply a white shadow like a NYX jumbo pencil to help shadow look bolder.

Never underestimate how important setting a good base is.

Winging It

Achieving the perfect eyeliner can take years of practice but there are tricks to making it easier. Every makeup artist will tell you that a cotton bud dipped in micellar water can help clear up the edge, giving you the sharpest edge possible. To create two even winged eyeliner, try using a business card or a post-it note as a guide. Place it from the outer corner of the eye towards the eyebrow.

This will help you direct a flick that is even on both sides. First perfect the flick at the end, making sure it’s symmetrical. Then you can draw the line on the eyelid, starting thin at the tear drop and connecting the line to the flick.

Wiggle and Roll

A technique loved by makeup artists is known as the wiggle and roll. It involves wiggling the wand at the root of the lashes to create volume before rotating your brush as you move it up towards the tips. This will create a full yet fanned out lash.

Stop Watching Makeup Tutorials and Start Experimenting

We all love a YouTube or Instagram tutorial to give us makeup ideas and tips, but sometimes we can get so distracted in copying others that we lose creativity. Remember not everyone has the same skin colour, body and eye shape and undertones. Makeup is fun and no one should be tied down to influencer’s rules and makeup trends. Experiment with shapes, products and colours to perfect your own individual makeup style.

Now that you’ve got some quick makeup tips up your sleeve, why not learn the secrets of how to achieve natural makeup?


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