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Makeup Basics For Beginners


If you are still trying to figure out how to do your own makeup, it’s always helpful to find a good blog or YouTube channel that gives advices for beginners. Well ladies, the good thing is: we all have been there! I was once a beginner and now, I’ve tried to put some infos together, some important tips for you! Are you ready to get started?

The first thing you need to figure out whilst doing your makeup are all the questions that revolve around your complexion: what you want to hide, what is the shade of your skin, etc.

This is your next step. Primer is a great way to keep your makeup looking fresh and stay on all day.

One of the most important task when talking about makeup is choosing the right shade of foundation! You have to pick something that matches your skin tone exactly.

Powder or cream? That is the question! Well ladies, this is all about preference. Liquid or cream is more about control, you have to try both and find out what is the best choice for you.

Bronzer can seem a little intimidating, when you are just beginning, but all you have to do is to find your right shade and to starting out with just a little bit. Contouring with bronzer will help you to get that amazing summer glow! Just touches on your cheeks, forehead and even your nose will brighten up your makeup!


When talking about Blush, all you need to do is to find the right shade that fits your skin tone. Oh and remember, less is more! At least until you find the perfect quantity for you.

Mascara is one of the best makeup choices! Even if you have no makeup at all, mascara will transform your face and call attention to your eyes.

There are tons of lovely colours out there to try and tons of different brands that can really bring out your lips and highlight their fullness. Just try it out and you will find out what is the best colours for you.

A good finishing powder will kick that shine right off of your face! It is a key piece in keeping your oil at bay and ensuring that your foundation stays put!

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  • Reply Arianne 23. August 2015 at 06:45

    I’m currently struggling with finding a perfect match for my neck.. so far, Laura Mercier is the best one I’ve tried.. but I feel like it’s still not quite there yet.

    • Elle Lux
      Reply Elle Lux 23. August 2015 at 11:18

      I know what you mean, it isn’t always easy to find the perfect match to the neck as it tends to naturally be lighter. But I have found some advices that could help you:

      1. you can do a foundation shade match more towards their cheek. Do three tiger stripes of shades and blend to match. Matching towards the center of the face instead of the side of the jawline is more effective.
      2. Or you can try to always match to your neck using brozer.
      3. Test out the shade you believe to look the best, apply next to it one shade lighter and one shade darker. Let it settle into your skin for 5 or so minutes and then walk to where (there is) natural light from the windows, and take a selfie. Pick the color that best matches your skin tone.

      Meghana Prasad praises the Temptalia’s Foundation Matrix, others prefer the Advanced Mineral Makeup. I am glad I don’t have this problem, I use MAC and I like it a lot.

      Elle x

  • Reply Leila 23. August 2015 at 17:33

    Bonjour Elle,
    could you write a post giving us some advices we could use to find the best shade for face and neck? Would be great!

  • Reply Glam Coach 30. September 2015 at 20:00

    So many people skip the primer not realizing how important it is! I can’t leave the house without my primer, foundation and mascara!

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