Beginner Makeup Tips You Need to Know

If you’re just starting out as a beginner into makeup, then you will be looking for all the makeup tips your can get. We have put a few of our best makeup tips below.

Makeup has slowly taken over the world in the past few years. As of 2016, there were more than 5.3 million beauty videos on YouTube.

Each month over 50 million people watch over 1.6 billion minutes of beauty related videos on YouTube.

As it’s taking over the globe, people are starting to realise that makeup is a powerful thing. You can use it to cover, conceal and even change the face shape of your face.

There are a lot of do’s and don’ts when it comes creating a flawless makeup look.

If you are just beginning in the beauty world, here are some handy makeup tips that I wish I knew when starting out:


Makeup Tips 101 | Beginner Makeup Tips I Wish I Knew


Matte Foundation on Dry Skin

If you have dry skin, then I’m sorry to tell you that matte coverage foundation is not your friend.

The formula of a matte foundation is very drying on the skin, sucking out any moisture that is left.

It leaves the skin looking and feeling tight and dry. If a matte coverage foundation is a must for you then I would highly recommend using a LOT of moisturiser and setting spray to keep the skin hydrated.



Foundation Shades

This is a topic that is talked about a lot. When you first start wearing foundation it can be difficult to find your exact shade.

The best option is to go to your nearest beauty store and have someone help you find your perfect shade, or go online and have a look at different swatches on people with a similar skin type to yours.

If you do purchase a shade too dark then make sure to blend it down your neck, in your hairline, and on your ears.

Highlighting the highest points of your face with a concealer one shade lighter than your skin will help lighten up the foundation.

If you receive a foundation too light, just darken it with some contour and bronzing.

Check out – 6 Mistake When applying Foundation. 


Makeup Tips 101 | Beginner Makeup Tips I Wish I Knew


Baking Your Face

This is still currently one of the most talked about trends in the beauty industry, but they don’t talk about the difference between skin types.

If you have more of an oily skin, then you’re going to want to bake more translucent powder on your face to help your makeup last longer, without the oils breaking away and separating the foundation.

This will also mattify your makeup to reduce the appearance of oiliness. If you have dry skin then you are going to want to bake less, as too much powder is going to make your face look textured and feel very dry.

The best thing to do is bake a little under your eyes and lightly buff a small amount into your face, just to set your foundation.


Makeup Tips 101 | Beginner Makeup Tips I Wish I Knew


Defining Your Brow

When filling in your eyebrows, it’s very easy to get carried away. The hardest thing about colouring in your brows, is once you’ve gone too dark you can’t tone it down afterwards.

That’s why it’s easier to start off with a light hand and work in a small stroke motion. To create a natural brow, you want to shy away from over lining and solid colouring. Always leave some room at the front of the brow for blending.

The best way to achieve this is to fill the tail in first, using the base of the brow as guidance and slowly working it through to the front.

Then using a spoolie, brush out the brow starting at the front and work your way to the tail, to help blend the brow out evenly.



Don’t be afraid to try different products and techniques. The only way you’ll learn is to practice, make mistakes and learn from those mistakes.

We hope you’ve enjoyed the first blog in our new Beauty for Beginners series, and we look forward to giving more makeup tips and advice in the next one!



Leave a comment if you enjoy these beginner makeup tips, or if you have any questions.


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