Ok guys. I confess. I am a makeup junkie!
When I was 13, I was FINALLY able to wear makeup. Of course I had already been sneaking it here and there for years, but on my 13th birthday I got the green light to strut my stuff. I had been studying for a long time on the proper techniques of applying and wearing makeup so that after all that work it didn't even look like I had any on. Now after a few decades, I must say that I'm pretty ok at doing the whole makeup thing. I even did a styling job for one of my boudoir clients the other day and she thought it came out beautifully!
So here are some tips and tricks to rocking your makeup for back to school. Whether you like it soft and sweet or bold and beautiful, these tips will get you off to a good start!
1) Invest in some good makeup! One of my favorite brands for good but budget friendly makeup is NYX! You can find it at Ulta and the quality and price is great. Invest in a few key pieces to start your makeup kit. I recommend a good base and concealer, blush, mascara and a lip gloss. Once you have that, then you can play a bit with eye shadow, and maybe a contour kit!
2) The brushes make all of the difference! I've found that the slightly more expensive brushes really do deliver on their promise for a flawless application. I have this set at the studio and they are amazing! I also invested in the most amazing makeup sponge for your base and concealer. The Beauty Blender by Sephora is THE one to get. All of the other blenders can't come close to how awesome this product is. I have literally tried them all and what makes the BB so much better is it is a patented product that is completely different than any other makeup sponge on the market. Trust me on this one!
3) Watch some tutorials! Want to know how to look like a pro did your makeup everyday? Get on Youtube and watch the pros go to work! Jaclyn Hill's page is pretty awesome and has a ton of videos! Also fun is Nicole Guerriero. Check both of them out or just search for Pro Makeup Tutorials on Youtube..
So that's it. My top 3 makeup tips for back to school makeup! I would LOVE to see how you rock your look so show me your selfie here or on the VIP page!