A Beginner´s Guide to Makeup

A few months back, Lily from Pint Sized Beauty blogged about her favourites for starting up a makeup collection. It made me think of the time I first tried out makeup when I was around 13. I learned everything then from my Mom who honestly is no beauty guru. I wish I had known about blogs and Youtube back then. Then I´d have known that yellow eyeshadow doesn´t look good on anyone, especially not if your foundation is more orange than the Blogger sign.


When it comes to my base, I have a winning triplet that hasn´t changed for a year now. I always go back to the Maybelline Dream Wonder Nude Foundation which is very light, easy to blend and still has enough coverage for my spots. I´ve always loved my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. It´s the perfect lasting power and coverage for my face. I can´t tell you how often I´ve bought this again. One powder that always wins for me is the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. It´s a bloggers favourite for a reason: it does its job wonderfully. Here´s an extra tip: always buy face products a shade lighter than you think you need. Nobody wants to look like the annoying orange!

I´ve learned the hard way that the little applicators coming with almost all beauty products are only of little use. Instead you should splurge a little bit for brushes. I absolutely adore the Real Techniques brushes. They´re of amazing quality and all so super soft and fluffy. If you´re on the hunt for more of a bargain, I´ve had good experiences with Primark brushes. You can´t expect something perfect here but it´s definitely a good start. Also their rose gold editions are just so pretty.


I still haven´t figured out the whole way around contouring but I do love my blush and highlighter. For blusher I´d again suggest you check out Kiko blushers. I adore them but you have to be kind of careful when applying them to not look like a clown (unless you´re going for that look). I´ve recently bought the Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette and it´s gorgeous. This offers a variety of highlighter hues and formulas and it´s definitely perfect for starting out.

The one thing about your eyes to never skip are eyebrows. I have pretty good eyebrows as they are but I like to enhance them with the Maybelline Master Shape Brow Pencil. It defines their colour a bit and fixates them all day. I´m a lover of neutral eyes and the W7 eyeshadow palettes are unbeatable. They´re dupes to the Urban Decay Naked Palettes and an absolute bargain for good quality eyeshadows. If you desire more of a bolder eye look, definitely check out the NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker. This is the best eyeliner I´ve ever tried. Its felt tip is also so thin that you can slowly test how big your eyeliner is desired. For mascara, there´s only one that really stands out for me. It´s the Maybelline The Rocket Volum Express Mascara. I still use it to this day sometimes and the quality is so good. It definitely gives you volume and length and it can withstand the saddest moments.


Now lipstick is one of my favourite accessories and I own a lot of high end version but if you´re looking to start out, I love the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. They have a great selection of shades, are matte and last me all day. Just swatch them before buying, the colours tend to be different from the packaging. I also always go back to the Rimmel Kate Moss Lipsticks. All the shades are just so pretty and they feel super creamy on my lips. The shade 107 is my favourite winter lipstick.

Lastly, if you´re looking for a good all-round-talent, Make Up Revolution has some amazing palettes. I love their Euphoria palettes with feature six eyeshadows and a contour kit. These are amazing for taking on holidays. While you can´t expect too much from such a bargain, their lasting power and colour pay off is so good. These are also so good for experimenting around as their shades are easily blended.


Now, if you´re just starting out, you have to remember that nobody´s perfect at it from the start. It took me about three years just to nail my eyeliner. Practice is the key and if you´ve got a few minutes to spare, just try around a bit. If you have no idea what to do though, Youtube offers an amazing range of makeup tutorials for every need. It´s where I learned most of my tricks.

What are the tips you´d give to someone just starting out with makeup?

8 comments

  1. It took me a long time to find out what worked for me but now I'm much more confident with my make up and up for trying new things!
    JH | hellojenniferhelen.com

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    1. Same goes for me as well. I used to do so much wrong that I looked absolutely hideous for a few months before I found out how and what worked for me.
      xx Lisa

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  2. Great tips doll! You have so much gorgeous makeup xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

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    1. Thank you. I do think I own way too much makeup in general though. But I get really intrigued by pretty packaging & then I just buy it all.
      xx Lisa

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  3. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh love em all. Great haul

    Lou of, Steal the Style

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    1. Thank you. I do love all this makeup still, these are just some amazing products.
      xx Lisa

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  4. Good advices dear
    Good job
    Let's follow each other?
    Kisses from
    Mayse's Modamour

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    1. Thank you. I really wish someone had given me advice when I started out with makeup. I would gladly erase some hideous makeup looks from my memory.
      xx Lisa

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