Endless makeup videos on social media can lure us into thinking that everyone has the same beauty routine. In fact, we each have individual needs when it comes to makeup due to varying skin tones, styles, and sensitivity to different products.
So, we need to consider what works for us when it comes to investing in a new product. Take time to contemplate what you want out of your beauty routine before spending money on makeup. Feel unique by following our tips below.
Try Foundation First
Beauty and department stores often offer a free patch test. If you ask, they’ll apply foundation to your skin so you can see if it suits your colouring. Choose free, good quality makeup samples to take home and try.
Go about your daily routine with the patch test on your face to make sure your skin doesn’t get irritated by the foundation. After the day, see if you like the product then go back and buy it knowing that it suits you.
Choose an Eyeshadow
Carefully pick an eyeshadow palette that compliments your eyes. Examine all the colours on the palette and choose one with the most colours you’ll use. Sometimes it’s handy to have a mixture for different occasions.
If you have blue eyes, consider looking for earthy colours like burnt orange and rich browns. Brown eyes sparkle against gold and bronze. Green eyes can experiment with reddish undertones. Consider attending a makeup course to help with your application.
Pick a Perfect Lipstick
Lipstick is often a statement and a sign that you’ve made an effort with your makeup that day. However, it’s important to consider what tones suit you before you buy a bold colour for your night out.
The general rule is, if your skin is light then go for paler, nude lipsticks and if it’s darker go for richer colours. Think about your hair colour; for lighter shades go for lipsticks with blue undertones, for darker shades pick oranges.
Identify Your Style
Match your makeup with your personal fashion style. Do you want to look glamourise, gothic or natural? Get to know the clothes you wear, and how you want to express yourself with your clothes and makeup.
If you’re wondering what your style is, then have a flick through photos of yourself. Identify the clothes you wear regularly and consider what makeup would match them. Normally you can easily identify a colour you often wear.
Time to Experiment
Yes, it’s important to buy makeup that you know you like, but it’s also fun to leave room to experiment and try new looks. Experiment with new trends by considering which facial features you like to enhance.
Then try to experiment with how you do your makeup on that feature. For example, if you like drawing wings on your eyes then try something different by doing a double-flick. This way you can experiment with the knowledge that you’ll probably like the new look.