My mother is highly against makeup and my workplace doesn't advocate it either. I'm going off to college and I'd like to wear at least a little bit of makeup every now and then.
I am allergic to a lot of makeup but I found some with the help of a friend and a nice lady at the store that works and doesn't cause a reaction. Who taught you how to apply makeup effectively? Where's a good place to learn?
I want to stick to a natural look. I have a few acne and other scars that it would be nice if I could minimize those. Suggestions?
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My mom tried to teach me, but her way of doing it never really appealed to me, especially when it came to eyeshadow. On top of that, I'm so pale by comparison to the rest of my family, she practically had to cake on foundation to make me a color that matched her set of makeup.
Looking back on it, it was some very clumsy trial and error on my part, but once I gained some momentum it was much better. I've taught my friends since then.
For your complexion, try a light layer of foundation that matches your skin tone as close as possible. Vitamin E helps fade scars, so you might consider that as a routine. Gently rub in a little vitamin E oil after washing your face at night and after a while it should make a difference. If you use concealer, go for something just a tad lighter than your skin tone. Smudge it a little around the edges so that it fades into your foundation color.
For cosmetic purposes, try waterproof mascara in a rich brown - it won't look as dramatic as black. If you want a little something more than that, I'd suggest eyeshadow instead of eyeliner next. See if you can find a compact with a few colors in shades of brown, once again near your skin tone, even better if you can find something that has a shimmery color and a matte color. The shimmer will be most natural if it blends into your skin. The matte will be suitable for creating a little more definition in your eye shape and should be darker than your skin tone.
Apply sheer shimmer on your top lids, not going much above the crease.
Apply darker matte in either the inside or outside corners of your top lids, not crossing the crease, and blend it so that it fades toward the middle of your eyelid.
Simple, pretty quick, and it won't be too much or look like a mess for your workplace.1