Yesterday night I spent around 2 hours in Youtube, trying to improve my make-up knowledge. Then I spent an hour in bathroom trying to use everything I learned. Wish I had had daylight in room, so I had better pictures of the make-up. I improved my skills in doing eyebrows, using eye-liner, contrasting my features, highlighting the cheekbones, forehead and chin, narrowing my nose and added a simple smokey eye.
I'm really grateful that few years ago I took a short make-up course and was taught in one of the most-known make-up studios in Estonia (now it's called Glow Makeup by Lana Vallo). There I got the basic knowledge in what kind of make-up and utensils to use, how to pick the right foundation, eyeshadow, lipstick etc, and how to make a daily make-up into party make-up.
I've discussed with my friend, who is a photographer, how important the basic knowledge in make-up is. We've come to conclusion that every girl/woman should have the basic skills in putting on make-up, when going to a photoshoot. First, it's easier to fix your make-up during photoshopping, than losing the greasy glow in the face. He told me that whether you have greasy skin or not, it will still be shiny on the photo. Second, wrong foundation can ruin the whole picture. It's important during photoshoot and every other day, that the foundation matches your skin tone.
When in store, try the foundation on your neck not on your hand or face. If the foundation disappears on your neck and leaves no visible spot, then buy it. If you apply that on your face, then face won't differ from your neck colour. Easy, but still misused by so many women.
When you want to use eyeshadow, then google "eyeshadow for…(your eye colour)". the right colour eyeshadow will make your natural eye colour pop and stand out. When I went to the make-up course, I was like "Seriously? Purple eyeshadow for my green eyes?", but when I applied the purplish colours, then I saw how my green eyes looked even greener. So go for your colour.
Well I'm still learning about make-up, trying to experiment every time I go out. I rarely practice make-up like I did yesterday, but I realised that I should do it more often. Just open Youtube, learn from the pro's and practice, practice, practice. Knowing what suits you the best, having basic skills and knowing how to highlight you best features is one of the best skills a woman should have in her pocket. Trust me and trust the photographer. Even guys, when you want a good picture, add a little powder. ;)
Smarter than before, but the broken mouth corner ruins the look...my winter problems..