Jul. 13th, 2010

scheherezhad: five various makeup brushes with different pigment powders on them (brushes)
[personal profile] scheherezhad
When I found this comm a few weeks ago, I immediately noticed that the last couple of public posts were from beginners looking for help and that there weren't any basic resource posts. I thought I'd try to rectify that with a little beauty 101.

Before you begin with makeup, it pays to know what skin type you have. Your skin type determines how you need to care for your face, and what types of products tend to work the best for you. Proper skin care can help give you a better canvas to work with, which often means your makeup will wear better and you can use less of it.

There are five basic skin types: Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination, and Sensitive.

Skin types )

The next most important part of good makeup is the tools you use. You're probably familiar with the small brushes, sponge-tip applicators, and powder puffs that come with many drugstore cosmetics. While these will work and can be useful for an occasional touch-up away from home, they're not the best tools for the job. A good set of makeup brushes will make a world of difference in how products go on.

The variety of brushes available can be a little overwhelming, but there are some basics that most people will use frequently.

Brushes and other tools )

I'm happy to take questions and will try to answer them to the best of my ability and knowledge.

I also hope to get a few more posts written up soon that touch on basic cosmetics for each area of the face, and on beauty and makeup resources.



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