Beauty Influencers’ Sunday Column, Vol. 2 – Makeup Tips For New Adventurers!

Greetings from a stalwart party of beauty adventurers, fellow rogues! 😀



What beauty advice would you pass on to someone who wants to start wearing makeup for the first time?


SYL | New Zealand | The Painted Rogue
My first advice to anyone asking me about makeup is this: Relax and have fun! Makeup is about making yourself feel good and being creative, so just enjoy it, and stay true to your preferences and interests. :-)

LILY | Malaysia | Chloe Ash
Have fun! Don’t be afraid to experiment with colors and go crazy with different looks (you can always remove it!). Sooner or later, you’ll know what looks best on you and settle into your signature style :-)

ERIN | USA | Clever Girl Reviews
1. Figure out what your area of concern or interest is; like covering up acne or really bold eyes or lips.
2. Use the internet to your advantage before you go shopping.
3. Decide how much you want to invest; both time and money.
4. Know yourself and you are attracted to!
5. Don’t be afraid to spend more on staples!

AGATA | USA | Her and Makeup
Don’t do it, it’s a trap! Just kidding! Remember that you are beautiful just the way you are and makeup is supposed to enhance your natural beauty, not cover it! Invest in a few good base products- a well matched foundation, a good concealer and a neutral eyeshadow palette or a couple single eyeshadows. Buy a few good brushes, they make a huge difference in makeup application. Go to a drugstore for a mascara, blush and a lip color and see what shades work best for you. Lastly, read a lot of beauty blogs and watch YouTube tutorials on how to apply makeup. But since you’re already here, reading this, you are already doing the right thing!

SARA | Germany | Color Me Loud
I believe one should start with finding out what really makes a huge difference and work on getting it right. If you have short undefined lashed that might be mascara, or for sparse eye brows it can be eye brow pencil. Are your lips not very pigmented, maybe a bright lipstick will give your face a lift. It is important to know it doesn’t happen in one day but all needs lots of practice. Another important thing is to build up slowly. It is difficult to blend once you apply too much and it may look very overdone in a second. Take the most of the product at the back of your hand and go slowly. This applies for foundation, concealer, eye shadow and blush. Another important thing is to get the right tools and investing slowly in brushes, these make a huge difference in application as well.

JAA | USA/Thailand | Hello Jaa
Research! Look for someone who has the same features as you and learn from them. It will save you a lot of time, money, and headaches trying to figure out what does and does not work for you. Once you get the basics down, then you can start experimenting on your own. Don’t give up if you can’t get it right the first time. Believe that practice makes perfect. I am still learning every day! :)

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There you have it, adventurers! What would be your top tip to someone just getting into makeup for the first time? 😀

Until next time, don’t forget to check for traps!




3 thoughts on “Beauty Influencers’ Sunday Column, Vol. 2 – Makeup Tips For New Adventurers!

  1. Nice tips! I started wearing makeup about five years ago after many years of not wearing any at all, and these are some ideas that have helped me have fun while looking good:

    1. If possible (I know it’s not possible everywhere), buy products from a store with a generous sampling and return policy. If you have confidence that you won’t be stuck with having spent your hard-earned money on products that turn out not to work for you, this process will can be much, much more fun!
    2. Don’t go get a full face of makeup done somewhere and then try to re-create the look with several unfamiliar products to master all at once. Figure out one or two things you want to try first — if you’re my advanced age, maybe evening out skin tone and adding a bit of a lift with some lip color; if younger maybe having fun with eye makeup or blushers and bronzers.
    3. Don’t start with something really challenging, like trying to completely cover a dark mark while matching your skin tone exactly.There are too many products and too much skill involved. Work up to things like this instead. Just evening out your skin tone can make a big difference and will be more comfortable to wear at first. No one else notices our “flaws” as much as we do ourselves. Try drawing attention to your eyes or smile instead of focusing on covering something up.
    4. Remember that skin care and sunscreen are super-important, but they don’t have to be super-expensive. Do a bit of research. The all-important sunscreen can be combined with evening out skin tone with a BB or CC cream or tinted moisturizer. Foundation is not necessary for everyone, and it’s one of the hardest things to get used to at first. Ease into it.
    5. Quality tools make your makeup look better and make the process of applying it much more fun. You don’t have to have hand-made, natural-hair, Japanese brushes to have fun and look good, though. There are budget-friendly options. Do some reading; try one or two brushes from different lines before shelling out big bucks for a whole set.
    6. Don’t shop anywhere that makes you feel pressured or intimidated. Makeup should be totally fun. If people don’t want to answer your questions and let you try things out and think things over, move on. If you can, get friendly with the makeup artists at the places you like to shop the most, go in to browse even when you’re not going to buy, and talk over any problems you’re having with products you’re using — or just show off your gorgeous face of the day!
    7. Don’t pay any attention to ‘rules’ about what you can or can’t wear at certain ages. If something appeals to you, try it! If it turns out that you don’t like the way it looks on you, wash it off! Then maybe try applying it in a different way before giving up on it. Being over 50 (60, 70, 80… ) doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to boring makeup.
    8. Feel good about yourself and have fun!


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