5 Awesome Ways to Improve your Makeup Skills

by Karpagam on August 2, 2011 · 30 comments

5 Awesome Ways to Improve your Makeup Skills

Hello Ladiesssssssssss :)

Every woman wants to look her best when she step out of home. It may be to

  • office
  • a dinner out
  • a social gathering
  • a brief shopping etc., etc., etc…

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The reason that your are here proves that fact true :specs: .Given the fact that not everyone can have a personal makeup artist at home to help us to get that flawless look , we need to be our very own makeup artist. More than anyone else , we know ourselves and our needs better. Based on that fact we being our own makeup artist at any given situation is better than anyone else doing our makeup, provided we follow the below steps :thumbsup: .

Though I had interest on makeup from my very young age, I didn’t get chance to play with it extensively until recent years. I wouldn’t call myself an expert in makeup at all , but I can assure that I’m learning everyday. Like any other field, learning never ends in makeup world too :haanji: .

Let me jot down a few point which can help us in the process of getting better at our makeup skills.

1. Learn :

– First and foremost thing is to understand and learn about your skin type/tone
– Then learn about products that would best suit your skin type/tone. There are ample resources available like beauty blogs, YouTube and you can even find some good books on makeup , to help you decide. These resources not only helps you to learn about product but also on how to put them to use in better ways.
– I wouldn’t have learnt how to apply a cream blush so easily, if hadn’t read Rati’s post on IMBB :snicker:

2. Practice :

– Practice, Practice, Practice…..That’s the key word to master any skill.
– When you get some free time over the weekend, try different makeup techniques and try to use products in a different way. That way you don’t need to care about going out in public and try totally different looks :preen:
– For example, if you have a lipstick that you think you can’t pull off, try to use it with some clear/color gloss or mix with some other lipstick shade and see how it works. You might end up finding some combo which works wonder for you.
– I generally do my practice after I come home from office and before I do my CTM. That way I can do all the mess to my face and clean it up once for all :toothygrin:

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3. Get Involved :

– You can’t just blindly apply a foundation, concealer, Powder, eyeliner, mascara and lipstick as a routine and without understanding how it works for you.
– Be conscious about what you are applying and how you are applying.
– You be your own fan and critic and start appreciating and judging your work. Don’t just apply anything on the face for the sake of applying. See how it looks and think how you can make it look even better.

4. Experiment :

– I have seen people buying the same product over and over again and not open to try anything new. I’m not against sticking to product that work best for you, but don’t forget about the ample option available out there. For e.g., you might be quite surprised to see how a colored eyeliner makes you look great, if you had been using only black liner all these years.
– If you are new to makeup and want to learn, then start experimenting with drugstore brands which are easily available for affordable price.
– You can achieve very good makeup with just the drug store brand products available. The magic mostly lies on how you apply any product.
– You can always build on your high end makeup collection slowly once you have got the confidence about your makeup skills.

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5. Record :

– I have the habit of capturing my photo whenever I try some new makeup.
– That way I get to see my progress and mistakes. It help me in deciding things like, “this blush goes really well with that lipstick” etc.,
– At times you would be surprised to see, how much your makeup skill has improved by comparing an old picture with new one . :)

To sum it up, makeup skill is no rocket science and you can master it by taking help of the above mentioned steps. Always look for the opportunity to learn new things. Makeup helps in improving once self confidence and esteem. So learn to make yourself look pretty gals…

Hope this was helpful :)

See you all soon..

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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

lp August 2, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Such a nice and helpful article and that first photo is so cute :puchhi:

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Kaps August 3, 2011 at 11:01 am

:thanks: Ip

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neha August 2, 2011 at 10:06 pm

:yikes: :eek: :chewnails :shocked: first pic
my baby three years down the road
i have to lock my makeup :roll:
nice post !

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jyo August 2, 2011 at 10:09 pm

neha..if ur daughter is going to look like that thn u sud start getting make up for her :silly: she is so cute :love: :love:

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Kaps August 3, 2011 at 11:02 am

hehe..take care of you kid and makeup stuff neha :toothygrin:

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nids August 2, 2011 at 10:07 pm

i do all this :haanji: :haanji: , did it frm the time i was a teenager, used to apply my mom’s makeup n adore myself in the mirror & then cleaning off my face b4 my mom used to cum back home, but always gt caught.. :tongue: :tongue: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: …tht time makeup was so simple, just sum foundation & lipstick n kabhi kabhi e/s.. :makeup: :makeup: but now c, so many diff things tht 1 wud go bankrupt buying them.. :stars: :stars: :dumb: :dumb: but one need to earn them to use them properly.. :specs: :specs:
so a luvly compilation Karpagam :thumbsup: :yahoo:

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nids August 2, 2011 at 10:11 pm

sorry learn not earn.. typo.. :P :P

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Kaps August 3, 2011 at 11:03 am

I know nids.. the product wish list never ends :methinks:

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jyo August 2, 2011 at 10:07 pm

nice article karpagam :) and the baby is super cute. :teddy:

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Kaps August 3, 2011 at 11:04 am

:thanks: jyo

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Shivani August 2, 2011 at 10:22 pm

nice article karpagam :waytogo: :waytogo: i have started practising n experimenting off late :shying:

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Kaps August 3, 2011 at 11:04 am

:thanks: Shivani and all the best to you :waytogo: :waytogo:

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Ankita August 2, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Very nice article Karpagam!

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Kaps August 3, 2011 at 11:05 am

:thanks: Ankita

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dimpi August 2, 2011 at 10:45 pm

very nice article karpagam…n thanx for the tips on makeup….. :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: …esp the photo op….thanx :thanks:

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Kaps August 3, 2011 at 11:06 am

:thanks: so much dimpi. Glad you found it useful.

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Bee August 3, 2011 at 12:24 am

very nice points Karpagam… :makeup: :) and the cutie in the 1st pic :puchhi:

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Kaps August 3, 2011 at 11:06 am

:thanks: Bee

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Neha S. August 3, 2011 at 12:41 am

:waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

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Kaps August 3, 2011 at 11:06 am

:thanks: Neha

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Anuradha August 3, 2011 at 1:25 am

great article-I remember myself two years back-with the Lakme souffle foundation in one hand and the Lakme radiance :starving: compact on the other with a :starving: :starving: :starving: ?:) :| expressions on my face :rotfl: committed hell many blunders-people laughed and asked me “y do u need makeup? ” -I just kept on trying coz its my passion :yahoo: :yahoo: -so I can say the best way to improve is first of all to know, discuss learn and then practice-with the whole thing coming from inside you :) :) :) :rose: :rose: :love: :love:

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Kaps August 3, 2011 at 11:28 am

This article can relate to everyone anu. I remember how i used to apply a much lighter shade of foundation and look like a booth :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Rati August 3, 2011 at 10:38 am

I so agree with everything your have written karpagam. I mean i started with absolutely no knowledge on makeup but i guess over a period of time with loads of mistakes and issues I am able to do some decent makeup now. :)

Awesome article. :waytogo: :waytogo:

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Kaps August 3, 2011 at 11:29 am

:thanks: Rati. If I attain your stage of perfection, I will be most satisfied :makeup: :mirror: :teddy:

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Parita August 3, 2011 at 11:08 am

Absolutely fantastic article and agree with your each and every point…I am a newbee where makeup is concerned and this def helps! :thanks: for sharing them with us Kaps :waytogo:

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Kaps August 3, 2011 at 11:31 am

:thanks: for liking my article Parita. I’m so happy it helped :lashes: :lashes:

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monika August 3, 2011 at 11:20 am

wow great tips :waytogo:

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Kaps August 3, 2011 at 11:32 am

:thanks: monika

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Shai August 3, 2011 at 1:29 pm

This could be about me :). I’m too old to be a beginner, but I’ve always made do with compact, kajal and lipstick…now there’s so much to explore, thanks to IMBB…nicely written!

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Pragnyadeepta August 3, 2011 at 3:09 pm

:pompom: Lovely article!!~ and the first picture is… :hihi:

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