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.