Monday, August 3, 2015

How to apply Makeup

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Learning how to apply makeup on yourself is really not as intimidating as you think. Some people say they are all thumbs and they have no idea where to start when it comes to their makeup application. There are so many ways for you to learn lots of great makeup techniques. Let me show you some resources.

You will find a gazillion how to apply makeup videos on youtube. There is a video for just about any style of makeup you can think of. Get on youtube and start searching for the specific technique you want to learn. By the way, I'm part of the gazillion beauty's a link to my channel:

Magazines are also a great way to learn the latest makeup application and color trends. They are also easy to find in drug and super stores, book stores and grocery stores and they are not expensive. Allure is my favorite beauty magazine.

The Salon:
Another way to learn how to apply makeup is to have your makeup done. Salons are great places to learn in. A professional salon makeup artist can show you various ways to apply makeup. Many salons offer makeup lessons. Most people want to learn how to do the whole face but some of my clients ask for eye makeup lessons to change their look with the seasons and the trends. The makeup artist will apply your makeup and actually teach you how to do it. You pay for the service and can usually purchase the makeup items that you like right there at the salon.

The Makeup Counter:
The makeup counter in a department store or in a beauty store, such as Sephora and Ulta, is also a good option to use for learning. The salespeople are always up on the latest makeup items, techniques and colors. There is usually no charge for the makeup application, but you are sort of expected to purchase something.

Makeup Classes: 
Many makeup artists offer makeup classes. They are super informative but usually a bit pricey. Google makeup classes in your area and you should get a nice list. Sephora offers free beauty classes to sharpen your skills. Classes include contour and highlight, smokey eye, false lashes and more. Click here for the link to Sephora beauty classes.

I still love a good makeup book in this age of technology! I like to look at them and I refer to my makeup books all the time to create specific looks that a client may want. Sometimes someone wants an old Hollywood glam Marilyn Monroe look or a fresh dewy look like Jennifer Lopez. 

Making Faces by Kevin Aucoin, About Face by Scott Barnes and Makeup Secrets by Jemma Kidd are some makeup books I really like. The Makeup Artist Handbook by Gretchen Davis is an awesome resource for leaning how to do makeup for film, television, photography and theater. Michelle Phan has a makeup book too called Makeup: Your Guide to Beauty, Style and Success. I don't know if it is good, I haven't looked at it, but Michelle is very talented. My place to go for books is Amazon. They have an amazing selection and great prices.
Click here to shop for makeup books on Amazon.

Want to be a makeup artist? Look into a makeup school to get the training you need.  Click here to find a makeup school.

I hope my resource list helps the artist in you create many fabulous makeup looks!

Have a Beautiful Day!

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