It’s no secret that I love makeup. I hoard lipsticks like there’s no tomorrow, and I’ve been known to go into my overdraft for the latest mascara. However, I wasn’t always as clued up as I am now. It took me a while to hone my makeup skills to the point I was happy with them. I thought I’d write a post on how you can hone your makeup skills, so you can become a bit of a pro too! Use these top tips and see what you think:
Invest in Quality Products and Accessories
It isn’t all about buying the next best product or accessory (there I said it!) – but it can help. You can still create professional looks with cheaper products, but I find that quality products are just better. They offer a better finish, and ease of use. They cost more, but they usually last longer if you’re careful with them.
Watch Youtube Tutorials
YouTube tutorials were my saviour when I wanted to learn more about makeup. I watched them every day, and learned so much from them. Start off with something simple and you’ll soon be learning things on there you never thought you’d be able to do! Everybody had to start somewhere, so start with tutorials like I did.
Check Pinterest, Instagram, and Blogs for Inspiration
I love finding new inspiration on Pinterest, Instagram, and blogs. I pin pictures I like, and love reading blogs full of tips and ideas. I like to put my own spin on things when I find something I like though!
Do Some Courses
Courses are great because you get one on one attention from a tutor and advice on where you can improve. There are so many different courses available, so it depends on how much you’re willing to spend and how long you’d like to commit to the course. Look on a site like http://beautyandhairacademy.com.au to see what you could be doing on your new course. You can even do 1 day workshops if you don’t have a lot of time.
Practice Every Day
Practice makes perfect; it’s a cliche, but it’s true. If you practice every day, you’ll quickly get better at things you couldn’t do before. That’s how I managed to learn how to perfectly line my lips, create a cat-eye, and contour my face. Make sure you don’t practice for too long each day, as too much at once can hinder your progress. An hour is usually best, but just do what you can to begin with. You should definitely be able to make time each day to fit practice in, if you really want to do it. If I can do it, you can do it!
I hope you love these tips and find them really useful in honing your makeup skills. Soon, you’ll be able to give the top celebrity makeup artists a run for their money! Leave a comment to let me know how my tips worked for you.