Where to Find Advice on Applying Makeup Products

Who doesn’t love great makeup? For a woman, it’s a natural high to explore new makeup products and colors. We love shopping for makeup, buying makeup, and seeing how it makes us look and feel. But if you’ve ever gotten a department store makeup counter makeover or had your makeup professionally applied for a big event, you know how tough it can be to replicate that look once you’re on your own. Fortunately, there are great many resources to teach you how to properly apply makeup products to get just the look you want. You just have to know where to look!

  1. Web videos – Where photo demonstrations in magazines, books, and on the side of packaging were once all a girl had to guide her in makeup application, the web has recently become a storehouse of grade-A makeup advice thanks to web-based video. All you need to do is search for “makeup videos” and you’ll be treated to a great selection of videos showing you how to apply makeup products. From the most elaborate nighttime looks to basic information like how to contour your features, it’s all out there. Find one makeup video star or site you really enjoy and keep it bookmarked in your favorites. You can go back again and again for free advice!
  2. How-to articles – If you don’t have time or the resources on your computer to watch a video, the next best thing the web has to offer in terms of makeup product advice are how-to articles. Simply search for terms like “how to apply makeup” or “how to apply eyeliner” and you’ll be treated to pages of information. The best of these articles feature step-by-step instructions broken down into easy-to-understand paragraphs. If you’re fortunate, you can find one website that tells you how to apply each type of makeup product used on the face and keep coming back to it as the webmaster updates tips.
  3. Ask a pro – The next time you decide to treat yourself to a makeover, ask the makeup artist to explain each step of what he or she is doing. Take a notebook with you and write down each step as the makeup products are being applied or have a friend take photos of each step of the process. You can later go back and “jog your memory” with your notes or photos. If you choose to go this route, keep in mind that you’ll need to pay very close attention and will probably want to practice your new look a few times before you wear it out.

To the Guys Who Diss Girls Wearing Makeup

I was waiting in line for the bus one afternoon and overheard three teenaged guys behind me talking about girls wearing makeup. Basically, one of them boldly announced that as long as a girl had makeup on her face, she was definitely not his “type.” Why hello, I was wearing a full face of makeup that day, complete with a bronze smokey eye and all, and I was 100% sure that was what started the conversation among them youngsters. To add to his stand on preferring girls bare-faced, he reasoned, “If she wears makeup, it means she is insecure about the way she looks.”

Oh by golly. He cannot be more wrong and I don’t even know where to start! Maybe let me begin by saying that yes, makeup does hide flaws and I admit that it is self-consciousness that drives some girls to conceal them all. For some unfortunate ones, makeup can shield recurring and frustrating skin problems from the public eye while they work towards a solution. This is surely comprehensible because – and you will nod to this one – there are people out there who thrive on evil and find pleasure in laughing at the misfortune of others. Makeup just helps to put a stop to all this nonsense so that these girls can get on with their daily lives without being bugged by these people (who are probably the more insecure ones). But not every girl who wears makeup is trying to cover something up! I mean, why does looking prettier with makeup on mean for sure that a girl is insecure about the way she looks without it? You wear clothes too. And shoes. You shave, have a haircut often and you choose the rims of the spectacles that goes best with your face shape. Are you insecure about the way you look naked and without some priming? Pffft. Instead of appreciating someone for putting effort into looking presentable in public, you simply accuse her of being insecure, which is highly possibly very far from the truth. Why are you guys such jerks?

Now let me tell you a little bit about makeup and why we like it. It helps us get what we want in life. Makeup is a very powerful tool for women all around the world and nobody – I repeat, nobody – can deny that. From the subtle way we line our eyes or the arch that we create on our brows, makeup enables us to manipulate how others perceive us. When we look the part, we are better able to convince others to believe in whatever we want them to believe. If you have a bulging pimple that’s bared for all the world to see, nobody is going to listen to what you have to say on national TV! Bigger eyes and radiance signify youth, and therefore a more energetic persona. A pink flush in the cheeks implies good health. Strong brows and lips suggest assertiveness, which translates to getting things done. If you don’t think this helps in careers, I assure you that it does (obviously we have to really work too, but that’s not the point of this article).

Makeup is a form of art. It’s a form of expression. It’s what the media uses to create successful, attention-grabbing advertorials that drive sales. It’s part of the costume for performing artistes, clowns, acrobats, singers and even politicians alike. It’s something that makes use of colour and texture to evoke within an audience emotions that would otherwise prove evasive with mere words. It works on the basis and reason for which red exudes sexiness in its wearer and green means envy; Black for the bad cowboy and white for the good protagonist. In a way, makeup is like fashion. No one would call someone who dresses well insecure. We’d call them stylish!

Makeup is nothing without colour. Lots and lots of colour. We all need some colour in our lives and makeup give us just that. It creates a semi-fantasy amidst our otherwise mundane existence. For the time we have that bright coral lipstick on, we’re the summer-loving girl who can’t wait to spread the energy she’s got. For the time we have glitter sparkling on our nails, we’re the diva in our social circles. It’s kind of role play dream, where we actually get to decide who we’ll be – the princess or the villain, for example. It gives us a sense of adventure and who doesn’t like that? Without makeup, there’d be no evil queen in Alice in Wonderland, no Edward Scissorhands, no Black Swan, no Captain Jack Sparrow, no Arwen.

Makeup is fun. It’s not all bad and only used by people who’ve got something to hide. I use makeup a lot. I write about makeup a lot. This doesn’t mean my whole life is a lie beneath that! I’m just drawn to pretty things and things that make me pretty, that’s all. Do you guys see the cute packaging on makeup products? Do you at all? Le sigh. Makeup is part of my life now. It didn’t use to be but now it is. I walk into Sephora and feel magically de-stressed after spending time there, even if I don’t buy anything. For me, it’s like cosmetics give me this form of happy, calming energy that I can’t find anywhere else. When I see a perfume bottle, I immediately think of the girl prancing in the fields where no one is watching. When I see a Kenzo, I think of being at the top of a Parisian building, looking down on the rest of the world below and feeling the soft caress of the winds above. When I see Laneige, I imagine the purity of crystal clear waters. And when I see makeup, tons and tons of makeup in all forms possible, all laid nicely on a table, I feel in that moment that life is just so… beautiful. I don’t know, maybe meditation does the same thing to you.

Let me end by saying that judging a girl based solely on her appearance to be “not your type” is pure superficiality on your part – the very component that drives any relationship you might have into disaster zone. Whether someone is your “type” or not depends not on whether she uses makeup but on her character traits and other more substantial, meaningful things, such as her ability to hold a conversation, for example. In retrospect, I don’t suppose you are many girls’ “type,” seeing that smart girls really do prefer guys with brains instead of senseless aliens with four eyes. In case you’re wondering, there are girls in this world who have the brains, feel confident about themselves and still like to look pretty. Why, surprise, surprise.

And out.

Understanding the Different Types of Makeup Applications

Women and men prefer different types of makeup applications for different body parts with the intention of achieving beauty. There are different types of makeup applications, including eye shadow, mascara, and blush. Other forms of makeup applications include the nail polish. Both men and women apply these types of makeups to enhance facial and bodily appearance. Makeup applications come in various forms and are applied on various body parts. All of them, however, are intended to cover the natural skin. The various forms of makeup applications are discussed below.

Lipstick is a common type of makeup that is applied on the lips of a woman. The purpose of lipstick is to improve the texture of the lip skin, to moisture and also color it. Lipsticks are mostly used by women. Today, it is possible to find lipstick products among the cheap makeups available from many beauty parlor, especially because of high competition among sellers.

Foundation is another type of makeup application. It is done to improve facial appearance. Another aim of this type of cheap makeup is to tone the facial skin. Products used in this case come in various forms and color toning. Some of the most common available forms are oil and powder. These types of cheap makeup products are readily available from beauty shops. One should take care when buying these types of makeups because, there are some instances where these cheap makeup bleaches the skin.

Blush is another type of cheap makeup easily available from beauty parlors. This type of makeup application is done on the cheekbones. The products used for this type of makeup application constitute of colored powders. When applied, the powders create a youthful look. This type of makeup is normally applied by both men and women. Powders used are also manufactured by different companies and readily available from beauty shops and parlors.

Mascara is another type of cheap makeup that is easily available allover. It is normally done on the eyelashes. This makeup application turns eyelashes darker, longer and also thicker. Products used in this case are available in various forms including liquid and cream form. Eye shadow is another category of application that is readily available. It is done on the eyelids and also under the eyebrows. The aim of this makeup application is to enhance appearance of these parts and also make them appear attractive. The products used in this case can give different colors.

Eyeliner is another type of application that is done on the eye shadow and the product is applied using the eyeliner pencil. This makeup is done on the edges of the eyes. The products used come in various forms, including liquid, wax and powder forms. Nail polish application is done on men and women. Traditionally, this makeup application was associated with women only. The nail polish is a type of cheap makeup product that is readily available today. This polish is applied on fingernails and toenails. Nail polish is usually applied with the help of a small brush. The color of the polish should be chosen such as to complement the skin color of the user.

There are also other types of cheap makeup applications that are common in the market today. These include the concealer that has been used by people to hide imperfections that exist in the natural skin. The eyebrow pencil is another form that is common among women. Discomforts with thin brows can be solved through this type of application. Powder is also common among men and women of all ages. One can apply powder after using a foundation makeup. Powder and concealer are cheap, and thus affordable to many.