I would love to share what I know about makeup especially for complete beginners as I'm a makeup-beginner myself. It's my dream to be a make-up artist someday that's why I really spend time and other's money to invest in makeup (yeah, I spend my mom and husband's money because I'm little stingy since I know it's a sort of a leisure and not a necessity for me, hehe). I practice and learn with friends and by myself. With that, just wanna share what pushed me to learn and be enthusiastic about makeup.
First, I'm a member of a dance team and being able to present yourself beautifully is a must. So, I studied how to put on makeup. I studied how to put on face powder, eyeliner and lip gloss/ lipstick. Yes, those were the first beautification tools I had. My lipsticks mostly were my mom's. So imagine how dark and red they were. I used them as eyeshadow, blush and lip color, all the same product.LOL. Then the eyeliner for the eyelids. Take note, I just use them when I'm dancing. After that stage, I learned how to put on concealer. my bestfriend. Hehe. I have dark circles so I use concealer to help minimize them. So, at that time, my makeup staple would be a concealer and face powder. I haven't learned about choosing the right shade/ tone at that stage so you can imagine the racoon eyes and patchy face.EEWW. But don't misunderstood me, I have still more to learn about makeup even today. :)
Going back, my turn-around happened when I encountered this mineral makeup brand. I guess mineral makeup really is for newbies like you and me. It's in this stage that I learned about undertones and skin tones. Those two words have a totally different meaning. I got hooked to mineral makeups that my enthusiasm seems to be never ending yet upgrading. It's also in this stage that I learned how to properly put blush and what lipstick shade to use. It's also when I began to explore other makeup brands. Then, I met mascara, eyebrow set, contour and highlight palette, lip liner, etc.
Now, I had my own makeup brush set to play around with whenever I feel like I need to practice a newly discovered look. I also had my own eyeshadow palette which up to now is still not yet fully utilized since I'm really still learning.
I also plan to study in a certified makeup school so, I can have a real PRO makeup career someday.
This is my makeup story. Its not yet 101 but I hope somehow I've shared a little bit of what you can expect in my next blog post. I appreciate you reading my blogs though my writing skill is not that flawless. Please expect a blog about your requested makeup 101 but it might take a long while before I blog again. However, I still want and love to blog especially when I read comments and posts from my readers.
Thanks again for taking time to read my blogs. I really appreciate it. TC and God bless!
On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 8:10 AM, simplymoody <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
simplymoody has left a new comment on your post "Kikay Morena's Makeup Loot":
Hi! I really love your blog.
thank you for sharing your make up tips. they're very helpful. :)
can you please do a make up 101 post (if you haven't already :) for complete beginners like me?
i really wanna learn how to apply make up but i don't know where to start. I'm planning to buy some basic makeup but there's so many to choose from! it's very overwhelming for me who's kinda tomboyish.
i just wanna look presentable at work. will you please help me? :)
TIA :) Keep on being kikay! ;D