Make-up help!

  1. Hi Everyone!

    I need some major make-up advice. I'm terrible at doing my make-up! I grew up as a tomboy, and was always doing sports so I never really got into make-up until my last year of high school! :blink: After I got into bags I started getting into clothes a little bit (need a little help there too) and of course make-up. I'm great at doing my hair, it's my favorite feature. But I really can't do make-up well. I don't know how to use all the brushes, what kind of items to buy etc. Can one make appointments at MAC etc. for them to sort of give you a makeover and teach you how to use their items? I'd love to be able to do it myself, but honestly, right now I can't even do eyeliner. It's pretty bad! Or does anyone know of any websites that sort of go over the different brushes, how to use them etc.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Hi I think MAC does an excellent job with explaining how to apply and the color selection is tdf! I think you can make an appt. with a MAC makeup artist. However, they require that you purchase a few items. Which shouldn't be a problem if you like the stuff. I believe its a combo of 3 items. They have fantastic brushes and the eyeshadows and lipglosses are gorgeous. good luck!!:p

  3. I agree w/ Janice. MAC is the bomb. Bloomies or Nordstrom MAC counter does that too.. all you gotta buy is about $50 worth of items.. Everytime I get my makeup done there, I tend to buy everything because it's really easy to put on, especially w/ the right brush! So you should totally try it.
  4. U can buy a book or take some basic makeup course!
    When I was 10 years old, I stole my sis liquid eyeliner and tried to do it myself.
    The important thing is, u need to practice using all this stuff!!
  5. Um, I heard that a lot of gay makeup artists are totally TALENT AND DAMN FA***T! They are better than female makeup artists... You should make an appt with a gay makeup artist and he can do on your face and you will look fab! Go to M.A.C!
  6. I agree with the professional make-over/make-up lesson advice. :yes:

    As far as eyeliner is concerned, the best advice I can give, is to not try to do it in one stroke. Sort of 'dash' it along the lash line, as close to the lashes as possible (like this: ----- only joined up!). This also avoids dragging the eyelid, which is a good thing, as that can cause possible damage and wrinkles! :shocked:

    Then blend it, very gently, with your ring finger.

    Also, unless your eyes are enormous and too far apart, it is generally better to avoid lining the whole eye, or inside the lash line (below the eye); as this is normally unflattering. It is best to start to line, just before the middle of the lid (above and below the eye) and extend it outwards, to the outside corner.

    Hope this helps! :biggrin:
  7. thanks for the tips ...

    Hope I can ask another question here... I need HELP on which eyeliner
    brush to buy and please please tell me what is the price range of one...
    (yes.. I have never bought a eyeliner brush... I have always used a KOHL pencil ...)

    thanks for all the help here ....

  8. At Mac you will find both female and male professional make up artist's that are just as talented as each other, it has alot to do with training and experience not orientation
  9. I prefer the Kohl pencil but I sometimes blend that w/ a brush after I applied it. I use a pencil brush by MAC. Their brushes are on the pricey side but totally worth it.

    Also with the pencil brush, you can apply eyeshadow colors and make it look like eyeliner.

    My cousin (who is really good w/ makeup) started off using liquid eyeliner first before using the slant brush/eyeliner powder technique.