hey guys so i was watching makeup tutorials and i had a thought. a lot of them are geared to people like me, who have had a lot of experience with make up. and a lot of the step by step stuff is usually not every day wear, so for trans girls, or nb people or anyone just starting to explore they can probably be over whelming so here are some starter tips for people who fall into that category.
you don’t need a lot of crazy products, don’t let the internet convince you to over spend especially if you are just starting out.
my core products are
foundation (with an spf- esp if you’re pale, or wrinkly like me)
eyeliner. one black a couple fun ones
brow stuff (but honestly you can just use brown eyeliner)
not even beauty gurus are doing full eye shadow blends every day
you can use your hands for foundation. its fine
natural make up looks don’t need to be 500 steps
foundation- and any way else you treat your skin
there’s your natural make up look
things that are okay:
drug store brands are your friends every one uses wet and wild
a cheap palette of neutral eyeshadows will take you a long way
don’t be afraid to experiment. build your skills
deciding you don’t want to wear makeup-this is absolutely fine. do what makes you comfortable
to wrap up
take your make up off before you go to bed
let your skin breath every once and a while
any one can wear makeup. my dad has worked in tv for 30 years so he wears make up as an act of professionalism and i learned some of my tricks from him
how well you “pass” does not determine your value as a person or the validity of your identity
Hooded eyes can be a tricky subject when it comes to makeup, but it doesn’t have to be! With just one simple sweep this technique can give your eyes lift, and definition whilst making them appear more elongated.
Step 1. After prepping the eyelids and tightlining the eyes sweep a shimmery, pigmented shade over the eyelid
Step 2. With your eyes open work a matte dark brown shade through the crease and blend
Step 3. Taking a darker shade than the one you originally used, hold the brush at the outer corner of the eye
Step 4. Gently drag the brush upwards towards your eyebrow to create a winged shape
Step 5. Blend out the eyeshadow following that same shape
Step 6. Take the same matte dark brown along the lower lash line
Step 7. Smudge a dark, black eyeshadow along the upper lash line as an eyeliner
Step 8. Smudge that same dark black shade along the lower lash line
Step 9. All that blending can take away the first shade you apply so reapply it to the center of the eyelid
Step 10. Curl your lashes and apply mascara to both top and bottom lashes.
So I tried Elf lip exfoliator and it definitely lived up to the hype!! It’s only 3 dollars and it works like magic. You just gotta wet your lips, and rub the exfoliator in circles on your lips (I pulled mine tight over my teeth to get it better), and then wipe the exfoliator off with like a washcloth and your lips are soft as a baby’s bottom! It’s probably a good idea to put in Vaseline or whatever you use to moisturizer your lips (I live for Vaseline tbh) to lock in moisture and you’re set!! I love that it doesn’t get all over my face like other exfoliators. It’s not messy at all and it works like a charm, plus it’s in like a regular lipstick tube so it’s good for on the go as well!
a tip: if u want ur lashes longer a thicker, start moisturizing with coconut oil and when you do, pass it over your eyelids gently a couple times every night, after a while you will notice considerate addition in length and volume!! I’ve been using coconut oil as moisturizer for a few months and my lashes have never looked better
Sorry this post ended up being so long!! I made a list of my favourite makeup gurus because I know how frustrating it is looking for tutorials suitable for darker skin tones! Even though I run a black couple blog, I thought this post was very necessary. I hope you guys find this helpful! PLEASE BOOST AND LET ME KNOW IF I’VE MISSED ANY GURUS THAT YOU LOVE! I’ll keep adding!
When applying eyeshadow always blend colours upwards and occasionally outwards, this will make the eye look more awake and brighter as opposed to blending downwards which can cause a droopy effect to the eye.