Makeup shades, and how you apply them, can either help you tremendously or hurt you greatly. It’s very important that you buy makeup shades, not just that you like, but that actually work with your skin tone. I hate being in a conversation and unable to focus on what is being said because all I want to do is wipe your face off.
Here are some basics:
When buying makeup, go to a professional makeup counter and have them test colors out on you. Even if you don’t want to buy their brand, maybe it’s too expensive, at least you know what colors work with your skin tone and you can then go somewhere more affordable and hunt down similar colors.
Blending your foundation is SO important. Who likes a line of makeup separating their face from their neck? This isn’t the circus! Have a little respect for your beauty. Foundation is supposed to even you out. You’re wearing it to cover up some flaws, not add flaws. BLEND!
If your skin is really white, don’t buy the same color blush as your friend that is black. I know this sounds like a no brainer, but you’d be surprised what we’ve seen.
If you’re going out for a night on the town and want to wear dramatic eyes then don’t do the same with your lips (unless you're a pro and know how to achieve this without looking ridiculous). Instead, do a pale or slightly tinted gloss. Want dramatic red lips? Go light on the eye shadow and liner.
Be cautious when applying bronzer. Apply it lightly just to highlight your face. Applying bronzer isn’t meant to fool people into thinking you're tan. All that will do is end up making your face look glittery.
Get your eye brows professionally done, at least once, and have them show you how to maintain the shape. Your brows can do WONDERS to your face and eyes.
ALWAYS take off your makeup and wash your face before bed. Clogged pores are not good.
Blend, blend, blend! Studies have shown that men actually prefer women with no makeup. If you think you have to paint your face in order to get a guys attention, you need therapy. Makeup is a beauty highlighter and not to be treated like face paint.