NYX Butter Lipsticks $6. Super creamy, pigmented and some in tons of fun and neutral colors.
Rimmel Kate Moss Lipsticks (black packaging)/Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipsticks (red packaging) $5. Both are super pigmented and creamy. Even the matte shades are creamy and not drying for matte lipsticks.
Maybelline The Buffs Lipsticks $6. Price varies on drugstore. They have a nude for every single skin tone it’s awesome! Pinky nudes, beige nudes, warm nudes, deeper browns.
Maybelline Vivids Lipsticks $6. Super pigmented, creamy, rich shades.
Maybelline Color Elixirs $7. These liquid lipsticks have more a glossy finish. Almost like a super pigmented lipgloss but with better staying power. They have great shades from corals, bright pinks, pinky nudes and purples.
NYX Matte Lipsticks $6. Matte but not drying, awesome shade selection and creamy.
When it comes to wearing false lashes I have a few tips that will make applying/wearing false lashes MUCH easier :)
- Find lashes with a clear, flexible lash band. Lashes with a thick black band will be hard to apply, look noticeably fake and peel up through out the day because the band is too thick and wants to stay straight.
- Cut the band to fit your eye shape. Some lashes are too long so it not only makes it harder to apply but uncomfortable on the eye.
- Let the glue dry for 15-30 seconds before applying. This lets the glue get sticky and tacky so when you place it on the eyes it will stick and not get glue every where. If you don’t allow the glue to get tacky the glue will be super wet and smudge everywhere.
- Use tweezers to apply lashes. I wear lashes weekly for years and I still do this! It helps neatly press the edges of lashes into the outer and inner corner of the eyes.
Good luck babe! Once you get the hang of it you can apply lashes in 30 seconds :)
I’m currently enrolled in university working towards my degree! Mainly because if I do get a job in the beauty industry i’d prefer to work in the business or marketing side.
Some careers you might consider are
- Freelance Makeup Artists: Your own boss/hours, makeup artist for brides, proms, special occasions, etc.
- Makeup Artist/Sales Associate: You can be a makeup artists in some spas/hair salons or makeup artist for brand stores/counters.
- Theatre/Movie Makeup Artist: More dramatic styles of makeup with wigs, prosthetics, etc.
- Marketing/Sales/Development: Business side of beauty industry/development of products formulas.
- Esthetician/Dermatologist: Working in spas with skin care, massages, hair removal, skin consultant, etc.
Also keep in mind some beauty schools focus mainly on hair and little on makeup/skin so if you do want to do some sort of beauty school i’d recommend doing your research on schools in your area to see if they have something you’d want to do.
I think it’s really personal preference and want is important to you. Personally, I find having a degree under my belt pretty important so if I ever want to sway from beauty/makeup I have some other education for other jobs. But if you really want to be a makeup artist going to beauty school would be super helpful.
Beauty school is more quick so you can get to working faster, you can also try to find a summer beauty school program so you can do that during the summer and go to college during the fall/spring. You can even try to do both if you work your classes around beauty school!
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Taupe is great for contouring! It created natural looking hollow cheek bones because it looks like a natural cool/grey shadow and not like bronzer.
You can use a cool toned bronzer or you can even use a taupey brown eyeshadow!
Try products like
NYX Blush in Taupe
MAC Sculpt (on left), pro product available online
A few tips
- Try waterproof mascara for the bottom lashes. Waterproof mascara is a lot less prone to smudging.
- Set your concealer with powder, if your concealer is still tacky when your mascara and concealer rub against each other the mascara will tug and transfer. The powder acts as a buffer between the mascara and concealer.
- Go for a long wearing, light weight concealer. Preferably something that dries to more of a powder finish. Any concealer thats too thick and creamy won’t fully set and just stick to everything.