Wearing makeup isn’t for all girls. However, even those that normally don’t worry about such things can sometimes be tempted to experiment and eventually fall in love with it. If you’ve finally decided that you want to join the makeup movement, you may find the process intimidating at first but this doesn’t have to be the case. By following some easy, introductory steps, you can effectively start your makeup collection without wasting a lot of money.
Falling in love with makeup can turn into an addiction - even if you’ve never been crazy about such items before. Before you go out and spend your dollars on any makeup items, you’ll first want to figure out what kind of look you want to go for. Do you want to wear makeup but in a more natural way or do you want to learn how to master some dramatic looks for those nights out on the town? Either way, it is a good idea to use the Internet as a resource. With a few clicks you’ll come across tons of pictures you can use for reference. Do an online search using keywords such as: “natural makeup”, “smokey eye”, “dramatic makeup”, etc. Or if there is a celebrity whose makeup you’d love to snag, print out your favorite photos and bring it to the local makeup store. Explain to the salesperson that you are new to makeup and want to get a few items to start your collection. Use your reference pictures to point out what you like and find out which makeup items you can use at home to copy the same look.
Avoid overspending and purchasing too much makeup. For example, buying a huge eye shadow palette with dozens of colors may look pretty but for a first timer it can be overwhelming. If you are still learning the ropes, having too many colors to choose from may cause you to use the wrong colors for your complexion and skin tone. Instead, start off with a small set of makeup, such as an eye shadow compact that contains at least three colors. There are great compacts available in shades that complement a person’s eye color - this item is ideal for first timers and will guarantee that you are using the right colors.
When it comes to buying foundation for the first time, always get your foundation color matched by a professional makeup artist. This increases the odds of finding the right foundation shade. Also keep your skin type in mind when it comes to choosing foundation formulas. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, either. In general, a first time makeup fan should have an eye shadow compact, foundation/powder, mascara, eye liner and lip color. As you become more comfortable with shopping for and using makeup, you can slowly begin incorporating more products into your collection, including beauty tools.
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