The best makeup is when you look like you aren't wearing any makeup!
All stylish women have one thing in common- they take the trouble to figure out what works best for them and they stick to it, with a few tweaks now and then to keep things fresh.
This is even more true of makeup than clothes.
We can't speak for everyone, but we know a lot of women who wear makeup only to parties and have tons of perfectly good products lying waste in their beauty bags because they feel makeup is only for special occasions and that doing good makeup takes ages. So on most days they just don't have the time and energy to get started because they feel it's all a bit too fussy.
Then, when a party comes along they are over-excited, out of touch (that winged liner needs practice my dear) taking too long to apply everything, they tend to load on too much (where else are they going to wear that turquoise eye-shadow?) and they end up looking terribly over-done and unnatural.
We've all been there, so no judgement, but now we've learnt- that's a very wrong and counter-productive way to think about makeup. Makeup should be used everyday and there's no need to save it for a special occasion- at least a truly stylish woman wouldn't do that- and it shouldn't look "special" if you can avoid it.
What you need to do, is to master just a few techniques that can help you create a couple of chic day and night looks in under 5 minutes (Okay 10). Just use these everyday regularly, and soon you'll stop thinking that makeup is a pain and then magically, you will become a lot better at it!!
The hi-tech and multi-tasking makeup products of today take the hard-work out of make up and cut down on the time required, as well. So even if you aren't the type to spend hours in front of the mirror each morning, there's no reason for you to run out "au naturale" everyday.
When you have a party just take up the glam quotient a notch higher, for example, replace your everyday nude lipstick with a brighter/darker one, or use a more colorful shadow- that's it.
The happy side-effect of creating and perfecting your own little "quick beauty routine" is that you will be more inclined to actually use make-up more often, and of course you will feel more confident and your facebook pictures will probably look a whole lot better too!
Here are some rules to keep in mind:
>> Use the best quality products you can afford- makeup and brushes.
>>Keep a few but well selected products and throw away old makeup- do not clutter your beauty bag.
>>Figure out what colors compliment your skin tone the best- this takes time and honesty.
>> If you have five minutes spend them on perfecting your skin and applying mascara!
Here are a few tutorials to get you started,once you master these- you're sorted.
The first two videos are for natural day looks and the 3rd and 4th are for amping things up a little for the evening!
Lisa's channel is very good for both basics and advanced makeup looks.
Take a look at her makeup basics tutorials to ensure your basic moves are mastered!
We are sharing some links to some other good channels too (at the end of the post) where you can find more tutorials to create looks for all occasions.
Write to us in the comments section below and tell us what you think, also share your favorite go-to makeup looks, products or techniques that instantly make you feel good and maybe share your favorite makeup tutorials as well.
A few more make channels you might like are: