make up tips

for makeup newbies

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.

first

  • 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 

  1. foundation (with an spf- esp if you’re pale, or wrinkly like me)
  2. eyeliner. one black a couple fun ones
  3. mascara
  4. brow stuff (but honestly you can just use brown eyeliner)

remember

  • 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

  1. foundation- and any way else you treat your skin
  2. mascara
  3. brows
  4. 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

  1. take your make up off before you go to bed
  2. let your skin breath every once and a while
  3. micellar water
  4. 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 


Eyeshadow Technique For Hooded Eyes

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.

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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!

BLACK MAKEUP GURUS ON YOUTUBE (with links)

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DESTINY GODLEY 

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Chanel Boateng

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Shirly B. Eniang 

NITRAA B. 

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Tatyana Wstco

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! 

-BLACKANDINLOVE

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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.

askwhitedressmiku  asked:

"Miss Zatsune i got to say your make up looks lovely! Do you think you could teach me how you do your make up one day?~"

“…Thank you. I guess,… I mean if you don’t mind darkish make up.” she muttered, she wasn’t used to a miku speaking towards her as she lightly bit her finger.
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