I apologize to my male readers who care absolutely nothing about makeup. I won’t do this often. I’ll be posting about more relevant stuff to you soon. :-)
I love makeup. I love trying new color combos and blending different neutrals together. It’s fun.
So I cringe a little inside when I see makeup disasters,as I’m sure many girls do. So here’s a few things I’ve learned the world of makeup:
1. You do not want to look like a clown.
Don’t pair colorful eye-shadow (blue, green, bright pink) with any sort of lipstick except very pale, neutral tones. You’ll end up looking like a clown or the Queen of Hearts from that one Alice in Wonderland movie no one talks about.
Instead, if you want to go with a daring lip color, stick to neutral, light eye-shadows, like brown, silver, bronze, and gold. And if you’re looking for a bright eye-shadow, tone down the lipstick. A gloss would probably work better.
2. If you have a pale complexion, stay away from red-orange lipstick entirely. It’s not very flattering to a light skin-tone. Women with darker skin can usually pull it off ok, but spend some time looking in the mirror if you grab a red-orange lipstick.
3. Mascara. You can actually use too much. Some of this is personal preference. Like, I don’t really like putting mascara on my bottom lashes. It makes me look like a mime. I’m not the only one out there. Also, you don’t want to use so much that your lashes clump together a lot. It looks trashy and super teenage-white-girl-at-starbucks-posting-to-instagram.
4. Liquid black eyeliner. Again, there is definitely such a thing as too much. Careful about lining your bottom eyelid because a lot of women just look tired when they do that, though there are plenty who can pull it off.
You don’t want to look like a raccoon when you put on your eyeliner. A simple, skinny cat-eye works wonders and goes well with almost any outfit. A more dramatic cat-eye is ok for late night dates or performing or something, just be careful.
5. The “natural” look is very nice. Just all neutrals, simple.
6. Bronzer. Use it sparingly. Your face should not be 8 shades darker than your arms.
7. Find a good blush. Again, clown warning. Go to your makeup store and ask for help. They’ll be happy to help, I’m sure. It’s their job.
I hope I’ve helped somebody out there. My biggest thing is the clown makeup. Drives me insane. Obviously there are some exceptions to the “rules” I’ve made. Some pale girl can pull off orange lipstick. Some girls get away with blue eye-shadow and red lipstick. Just not many…
By the way, if you have a Merle Norman in your area, try it out. I love their makeup and I recommend it to everyone.
Keep it real, guys.