Makeup 101

Makeup 101

Beauty class is in session! I graduated in ‘05 from The Learning Insititute Of Beauty Sciences and if theres one thing I can tell you from my experience  that is everything is always changing! sure there are certain guidelines to applying makeup, and learning the anatomy of the face and the array of face, eyes and lip shapes however I’ve learn everyone has their own technique to applying makeup. Its great to keep up with current trends and be open to new techniques as I’ve found some to be easier than the other but at the end of the day you do what works for you. All 8 looks were found on Polyvore so I am unsure who to give proper credit to but I surly am not taking any credit for them being that I didn’t create them although they are all beautiful. I broke it down to 4 looks with a brief description of each, In beauty school we were taught about the stages in the film/television industry which goes from 1st stage basic makeup and so on but I wanted to simplify it and cater to those who aren’t necessarily makeup artist but do enjoy makeup!

if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment 🙂

Natural Face:

Using natural soft tone shades to slightly enhance features without using bold colors. It gives a “fresh face” glow, you want it to have an effortless look.

Bold Lips:

If you are going for a bold lip which can either be bright or dark keep eyeshadow shades natural and blush or bronzer as well. This will make your lipstick stand out from afar.

Bold Eyeshadow:

Dark or Colorful eyeshadows can be used to enhance the eyes. In conjunction to that use lipsticks with a natural/slightly darker tone than your natural lip color. The lipstick shade will “mute” out the lips making the eyes really pop however (nude) lipstick shades that are too light can washout the rest of your appearance, especially in photos.

Full Face:

I’m talking the whole shebang! Eyes,Blush and Lips. This look is great for fashion shoots but careful how you apply. If you choose a similar look on the left, her tones are very warm/dark which is better for a evening look but the makeup look on the right can be used as both however the eyes, and lips are bold which will make both stand out. If you’re a minimalist with your makeup these looks might not be best suited for you.

As a general rule of thumb If its daytime go lightly with the colors remember you can intensify them for an evening look.

Author: michelelisette

Michele Lisette is a Makeup Artist based in the Tri-State area of NY.In 2005 I graduated from Empire Beauty School with certification in Fashion/Glamour,Basic Character Sciences and SFX. Makeup Artistry is a form of art which I take pride in, and most of all having creative freedom.

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