Monday Makeup Madness: Makeup School Lessons
Lesson # 1: Inspiration
The true definition of makeup is art. No two makeup artists think alike and each bring their own creativity to their work. Every face is a blank canvas and it is up to the artist to create its masterpiece.
One major, and perhaps most important tip which one could get from makeup school is inspiration. Try to find which style of makeup intrigues you, or which style of makeup you’re attracted to. Find inspiration from watching runway fashion shows, color trends from your favorite store, from magazines or from friends. There are also a ton of great makeup tutorials on YouTube.
& remember, practice makes perfect.
Lesson # 2 – Invest in your Tools
How can an artist paint the perfect painting without the right tools? Investing in a professional set of good quality makeup brushes will really improve the quality of how you apply makeup. So if you really want to apply makeup like a pro use the proper brushes.
The difference between regular and professional brushes is the hair, professional brushes are real animal hair and allow the makeup to glide on easily.
Find out which brushes are a must by clicking here.
Lesson # 3: Shape the Face
Contouring has the ability to transform faces. Hide a double chin or elongate your face shape…contouring has endless benefits. If you learn how to contour your face correctly it can make a sun to moon difference on your overall appearance. Learn how to contour here.
Lesson # 4: Understanding & Choosing Colours
Sitting in a professional makeup class, you’ll often notice a color wheel that will help you choose the right colours. Understanding and choosing the right makeup colours for your face based on your skin tone, hair color, eye color and what you are wearing, all important factors. You can’t just sweep on blue eye shadow with a blue dress, blue shoes and a blue clutch: it gets overwhelming.
Learning to choose complimenting colours is an easily acquired art. If you’re wearing purple for example, choose soft pink makeup to balance yourself and to really emphasize the color of your dress. Look for contrasting colours instead of ones that match. For instance, green eyes pop with shades of purple, blue eyes pop with shades of brown/orange/bronze, and Brown eyes look great with almost all shades but best with Greens/Blues. Experiment away!