I previously wrote a part one to this blog post, which can be found here, all about the basic skin care elements that non-makeup people still need to consider and should invest in. This is because our skin is so critically important to take care of in order to keep it looking its best throughout our lives. This post is a follow up in a way because sometimes there is a day or event in which someone may reach for makeup and may not know where to begin if they never normally wear makeup. I am going o be using my own sister for example throughout the post because she is the closest person to me that never wears makeup, but I am going to do some slight makeup application in two main steps to show what she could do if she ever felt like raiding my makeup collection for some reason.
Conceal. Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let it show – and that’s as far as I’m going to get with Frozen lyrics on this post. A lot of people will even skip this step, and that’s perfectly fine too. Sometimes there’s a pesky red spot on your face that you might want to cover up a little bit if you’re going somewhere that you know your photo will be taken. You don’t even need the full foundation application for this, but maybe a little tiny bit of concealer to make any spots hide away for the day. I’m going in with two different products for this step, one to conceal any face demons, and another to add a little bit of highlighting coverage under the eyes. For the main event of concealing I will be using the Revlon ColorStay Concealer, and the highlighting coverage will be dealt with by my favourite: the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer in the Brightening shade.
Feature. You should show off your best features on your face and that is the goal of this step. You should just focus on one main feature on your face at once, especially if you’re just stepping into the world of make-up, so pick whatever it is and make sure it is seen. The two most common attributes that people like to feature are their eyes or their lips. For the eyes you can use a small eye shadow palette that has a light all-over shade and a medium shade for the crease. Products such as the The Balm Cosmetics Nude’tude Palette will just spice up your eyes and help them pop a little bit more than usual. For the lips you can go one of two ways. For beginnings, you can try a “your lips but better” shade that will just smooth overt create an elegant lip look that isn’t really that high maintenance. A tinted balm could come in handy for this, such as the Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in the shade Natural Rose. For the daring folk, a bolder statement shade of lipstick is a possible to really kick the look up a notch. A pink, berry, or red shade of lipstick will definitely get noticed instantly. Sometimes a bold red statement lip can distract people from other areas of your face, so keep that in mind when using that shade. For this look I opted for a pink-toned red lipstick, which ended up being the Lancôme Rouge In Love Lipstick in the shade #383N Midnight Crush.
In the end you are left with some differences depending on how subtle or drastic you end up going with each of the options. I’d like to thank Emily for letting me put stuff on her face in which she had fun removing in a Miranda Sings-like way afterwards. I hope these few pointers comes as a bit of help for anyone that doesn’t really wear make-up but needed a little help when it came to a couple suggestions for making a bit of a difference for any special reason.