5 Most Important Beauty Tips for Beginners

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It's true. There are over a million videos on the web offering tips and tricks for a "flawless" makeup look. And for a beginner, this all is very confusing. Some videos may be great but others can turn you into a cakey mess. In the many years that I have been practicing makeup, from the fails to flawless, I have been able to pick up many basic tips -- the rules of beauty per se. These are important for anyone starting their makeup journey. 

1. Start by prepping your face. 

Before even touching any makeup, it is important to prep your face. What I mean by this is washing your face, applying SPF to protect your face and to moisturize. Even the oiliest skin still needs moisturizing, especially if you are putting makeup on top of it. If you are acne-prone or have very oily skin, make sure to apply a moisturizer that is oil-free or non-comedogenic.

2. Apply a primer that is fit for your skin.

There are many types of brands and primers to chose in the makeup world, but the most important thing is to find one that works with your skin. For example, if you are very oily you may want a matte primer. If you have large pores, you would want a pore minimizing primer. If you have red spots, you would like using a green primer to even out your skin tone.

3. Dampen your beauty blender.

Dampening my beauty blender was a makeup trick that I learned later on, but it has helped tremendously. To do this, apply water to your beauty blender and then squeeze out the excess. It should give you a much dewier, realistic look.

4. Blend your foundation down your neck. 

Having two different colors on your face and neck is not just unnatractive, but also a dead giveaway that you are a makeup beginner. Blend your foundation into your neck just like you would with your face to make your skin tone look even all throughout.

5. Apply both a setting powder and setting spray.

Setting your face is a key part of makeup to make sure your foundation does move around or sweat right off. Using a setting powder will also matte your face so you do not appear very oily. Using a setting spray will refresh your face and give you that nice dewy look.

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