If you are dabbling with basic makeup, you need to start small. Get a hang of what suits you and what does not and then proceed with high end brands and experimental looks! Trust me, it is very very easy to go overboard and look garish! 🙁
I have found some excellent sources to learn about makeup and skincare.
YouTube is a gold mine of information. But it is also very easy to get lost here. The first time I searched for makeup videos, i was overwhelmed! Plowing through piles of videos led me to Michelle Phan. She is a gorgeous blogger whose videos will have you hooked. She is a professional MUA and her videos are shot very well. The best part is that she goes over the technique as well. You can clearly see her movements for blending, eye shadow aplication etc. Little tricks are embedded in her videos! And she is pretty too…
Kandee Johnson is another MUA I watch quite often…. I like her easy friendly style…
There are tons of them and I don’t want this post to seem like an endorsement, so I’ll stop here…!
There are tonnes of beauty blogs out there where you can pick up fantastic tips! My favorites are IMBB, Indya Beauty, Wise She, Indian Vanity Case and Peaches & Blush. There are so many more that I read and enjoy. But these are my daily must haves! 🙂
These are fun and addictive! You can play with colours and products and see how a certain colour looks on you! Yup, they allow you to upload your pics and change everything from hair colour to eye colour. You can spend hours and hours here! I like this one from Daily Mokeover
And finally, you can learn all the theory you want… but you have to practice! Try the tricks when you have time at hand. I know, its difficult but you can’t get perfect unless you get your hands dirty… Set out an hour every weekend where you practice. Eventually, you won’t need that long… 🙂