“MAKEUP MAKES ME LOOK WORSE?” Everyday Makeup for Beginners (step by step, mistakes to avoid)

“MAKEUP MAKES ME LOOK WORSE?” Everyday Makeup for Beginners (step by step, mistakes to avoid)

Hello everybody, welcome back to my channel  My name is Jessica and today’s video is going to be an in-depth beginner’s guide to everyday makeup  I know I’m really late to this, but I recently started watching “True Beauty”  and there’s this scene where the protagonist tries makeup for the first time  and she shows up to school looking like this  It reminded me a lot of when  I first started wearing makeup  and even though I would follow tutorials,  I didn’t have the basics down  so my brows were too dark,  I didn’t know which blush tone suited me,  the application was just not right  So today I wanted to do a comprehensive  “Everything You Need to Know” video  so you can find a flattering everyday  makeup look for your face  But first, if you’re new to makeup, a really helpful app to have is Flip  Flip is a new beauty app that I’m partnering with today  and they’re like the ultimate one-stop beauty shop  You can scroll through Flip to find  honest TikTok-style reviews,  discover or stock up on products,  or get makeup inspo and tips from  Flip’s supportive community  I personally love using flip when I’m  considering buying a specific product  Like recently, I really wanted to try the I Dew Care lip oil  So here you can see, it’s really easy to search up “I Dew Care” and see the reviews  And every review on Flip is verified by the way  Like, you can see it’s a real person reviewing it, so you don’t have to worry about fake bots  Another really cool thing is Flip rewards you for just interacting with the app  So you can see up here when I scroll through reviews, the dollar amount is going up  So just by scrolling, shopping, voting, and posting reviews, you can make money and earn rewards  or even get free products at checkout  You can also see I automatically saved $19 for just ordering through the app  and I got my order the next day  Flip has free same-day shipping, easy returns, white glove customer service,  and a rewards program that saves  you up to 30% off on every order  Download Flip for free at the link down below,  and let’s get into the video!  If your skin isn’t well-moisturized before you start with foundation,  it won’t look as smooth, especially  if you have dry skin like me  I like to use serum to moisturize my skin right before makeup application  Serums usually leave a tacky base for your makeup  and they’re quick-absorbing so you don’t have to wait  I actually use this as a replacement for primer  Primers are meant to prep your skin for makeup  and some have specific functions, like skin blurring or pore filling  If you use primer, you have to check whether it’s silicone or water-based  and make sure the foundation you use matches that  You can check this by checking the ingredient list and if you see words ending in these  listed in the first few ingredients,  then the primer is silicone-based  Otherwise, it’s water-based  If you use a water-based primer with a silicone-based foundation or vice versa,  this product separation and pilling will happen  For lip prep, I’m using the I Dew Care Glow Easy Nourishing Vitamin C Lip Oil  This lip oil has raspberry seed oil in it, which is rich in antioxidants  and softens the lips  It darkens to a really pretty berry pink,  which can become a brighter pink if you layer it  I have really dry lips and I’ve found that this works as a really good lip mask  while I do the rest of my makeup  So I’m going to let this sit like a lip mask while we do our base  Pump foundation onto the back of your hand and swipe it onto your face like this before blending  This ensures you get even coverage over your entire face  Remember to check whether the foundation is water-based or silicone based if you use a primer  and it’s also just really good to check before you buy a foundation because water-based foundations  are better for dry skin and silicone-based foundations are better for oily skin  I wouldn’t recommend using a brush  to blend in your foundation for beginners  because it’s really easy to make the mistake of not blending fully and leaving behind brushstrokes  A beauty sponge will perfectly blend everything in  Concealers are thicker, more full-coverage versions of foundation  They’re meant to target certain areas of your face that the foundation didn’t cover completely,  like dark circles and blemishes  You should use a concealer that’s very close in color to your foundation  You could also use a concealer that’s lighter than your foundation to brighten some areas of your face,  but don’t use those for blemishes since they’ll create a spotlight effect around the blemish  Because concealer is thicker,  you want to use very little  If you use too much, it’ll emphasize texture and cause creasing  Powder has a blurring effect and prevents the liquid base from transferring  so nothing smudges under your hands when you touch your face  Once you set your face with powder,  the liquid products won’t move,  so make sure to blend out any creasing beforehand  Dip a brush into the powder and sweep it back and forth against the holes in the packaging  to ensure there are no clumps  See how the evenly coated brush softly blurs the foundation?  Versus the clumpy powder, which leaves behind patches?  Pat it in and swipe it under the eyes  This is the best way to get smooth under-eyes if you deal with a lot of creasing  And then set any areas that get oily or would come into contact with something else  so you don’t leave a stamp of foundation on anything  Next for contour, you want to make sure that you’re using a shade that looks cool-toned on you  A lot of beginners will mistakenly use a bronzer as a contour shade  Unless you have really, really warm undertones,  you’re going to want to use something more cool-toned  so it looks more like a realistic shadow  ’cause shadows in real life, they don’t usually look like brownish red  So in the past, I would make the mistake of doing a 3 shape here,  which is just the standard that everybody knew  Like, that’s what was taught by all the makeup artists,  but you want your contour to enhance your natural features  Don’t follow what other people are doing to contour their face  Everybody’s face shape is different and what looks good on other people might not look good on you  This step is going to look different for everybody,  but for beginners, I don’t think you can go wrong  with just a simple jawline contour  Blush can be used to add color back into your face  and it also contours your face, depending on placement  So in the beginning, you saw me apply it here, right?  And this is where people used to tell you to apply it,  but you can see if you apply it here,  it can really drag your face down  It’s not very flattering, in my opinion  What I do now is I apply it right on top of my cheekbones  When I first started with makeup, I didn’t think blush was an essential,  but now it’s a part of my routine that I cannot skip  It makes a huge difference–you can see after we added the shadows here,  you look like a little bit dead, right?  There’s like, not really much color going on in your face because of the cool tones  so adding some color back into here,  it helps create a sort of a transition into the cool tones; the shadows  And then you can apply a little bit of blush to the tip of your nose  The type of brush you use to contour your nose is actually very important  The brush should be dense, small,  and have a flat side like this  I’m going to start from my brow bone  and then you can start blending it down a little bit  and then I’m going to move on to the tip of the nose  Next, I’m taking my sponge and blending it in  And then I’m going to take the Charlotte Tilbury finishing powder  This has a little bit of pigment to it,  so I like to use it to clean up the sides of my nose contour  Finally, the most important step of nose contour is actually the highlighting part  Use a small precision brush to apply highlighter to the very tip of your nose  If you apply highlighter all over the tip of your nose, it’s going to make it look shiny,  but it won’t contour it  So what you need is you need to apply it  using a very small brush  You can lightly diffuse it; just make sure that the very center of it is the brightest  And then sometimes, I also like using it on the bridge of my nose  The three main types of eyeliners are  brush tip, felt tip, and pencil  Brush tip is best used for sharp, precise lines, but it isn’t as pigmented as felt tip  Felt tip is great for high pigment and thick lines,  and pencil is the best for smooth lines  I would recommend beginners use  brown pencil liner over black eyeliner  The reason being, this is a lot easier to clean up if you make mistakes than black eyeliner  Here’s a comparison between cleaning up  black and brown eyeliner  If you make a mistake with black eyeliner, it’ll smudge and smear,  which will mess up your foundation  Brown pencil is just a lot easier to use and is very suitable for everyday makeup  since it’s just a little bit softer  So if you’re not familiar with eyeliner,  just create a very thin line here  For an everyday look, I also like to blend out  my eyeliner with a brown eyeshadow  Then take a very small brush  Doing this makes the liner look cleaner while covering up any mistakes  Do you see how easy it was to do winged liner?  It’s very intimidating when you think about it with black eyeliner or with just one product,  but already with just the pencil and eyeshadow combined,  you can see it creates a really nice shape  So at this point, you can use a liquid liner to make it sharper if you’d like  And then, this next step is very important  and as a beginner, you think it doesn’t  really make a difference,  but it actually makes a huge difference  And that’s lining your lash line  You can see how, between my liner and my pupil, there’s a little gap  We need to fill that in  So for the lash line, I use a felt tip liquid liner  I recommend using a felt tip liner here because felt tip doesn’t have tiny little hairs  or brushes that can poke, or maybe like,  irritate your eyes going back and forth  And then take your pencil liner and line the waterline  And then some people might not like winged liner for every day, or you might not like it for your eye shape  In that case, you could just do the regular diffused liner and then not create the sharp line  We’re going to do the under-eye makeup now  I’m just adding some shadows to the lower lash line  and then using a brown eyeshadow,  I’m going to emphasize the outer corner  And then let’s do the little under-eye fat look  Under-eye makeup is popular in East Asia  and uses contour and highlighter to  imitate the look of smiling eyes  It’s usually referred to as aegyo sal and emphasizes the area  around your eyes, which gives a subtle eye-enlarging look  But a really common mistake people make when drawing their  aegyo sal is they use the bottom of their eye socket as a guideline   This looks really unnatural because it’s not  where the shadows naturally fall when you smile  If I squint slightly, this is the entire under-eye fat area  We can see where the area sticks out the most  That’s the area where the under-eye fat is the chunkiest,  so when the light hits it, everything above it should be  highlighted and everything underneath it should be a shadow  This is what the aegyo sal looks like if we follow that guideline  But now, let’s go back to the outline  The most common mistake is people use the bottom  of the entire section of eye fat as a guide,  highlight and shadow in the bottom, [and] it’ll look like this  Of course, this is all based on personal preference,   but I find this less flattering and I think it imitates eye bags rather than smiling eyes  I’ll show you what they look like back-to-back so you can compare  Next let’s curl our lashes  Curling your lashes opens up your eyes  since it makes your lashes point up  When you curl your lashes, it’s not like you just clamp it and then you’re done  Clamp once, release, and then sort of lifting it, curl the next section  Again, release and then curl the top section  This creates a natural C curl shape  and then this step is optional, but I like to curl my lower lashes as well  How you do this is you take the lash curler,  hook it underneath your eye,  and then move it up  And once it gets to the bottom of your lashes  and you can see that it’ll lodge in between them,  that’s when you clamp down  A mistake I used to make is I used mascaras that wouldn’t work for me  and I just thought, like, “Oh, it’s just supposed to coat my lashes”,  so my lashes would always look heavy; they would never hold a curl  So now what I do is, I only use Asian mascaras which  are made to hold a curl for really straight stubborn lashes  These are my two favorite Asian mascaras  Both are made to hold a curl, but the CLIO Kill Lash Long Curling is lighter,  while the Etude House Lash Perm Curl Fix is thicker and more volumizing  Pinching the lashes together helps separate them and remove clumps  My favorite lower lash mascara is the  L’Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara  This mascara’s heavy and really good at separating your lashes  We actually want the lower lash mascara to be heavy  so it can weigh down the lashes and make them look longer  Now for eyebrows, I’ve actually struggled  a lot with my eyebrows in the past  I had a dipbrow phase, and then even  when I started using brow pencils,  I made the mistake of doing a line here, a line here,  and then just trying to spoolie it through  If you do that, your brows are going to look very unnatural  So what I do now is I use a very fine-tipped brow pencil,  and then just create hair-like strokes at the front  And then use the spoolie end to diffuse them slightly  I leave the middle of my brows alone  It’s all about knowing where you actually need the pencil  So here, I feel like my brows look pretty thick,  so I’ll just go to the tail end and then create the shape  Using the spoolie just diffuses everything, so it doesn’t look like there are any harsh lines  so you can see now, it just looks like a very natural brow shape  Finally, let’s move on to lips  I’m just going to over line my cupids bow  In the past, I made the mistake of overlining all of my lips  Personally for me, I think it looks almost clownish when I do that  A lot of people have said that overlining makes them look like they have a mustache,  and that’s the issue, is you’re overlining your entire top lip  You need to be selective with where you’re overlining  and then I bring it back to my natural lip edge,  swipe it up at the end  There are many types of lipstick formulas, and each have their  own benefits, so everyone has their own personal preference  I prefer soft matte liquid lipsticks since they blur your lips,  but the con is they don’t last very long  Not all nude lipsticks are going to look good on you  There are some that are too warm-toned,  some that are too cool-toned, and  what you see that looks really good on somebody else might look very different on you  so you want to choose something that matches  your skin tone and undertones  I’ll show you a few lip swatches of different  nude lipsticks on my skin tone  So this is my perfect nude  It just looks like a good everyday lip color  Make sure to blend out the edges of your lips slightly  This helps with the soft blurred lip look and it helps mask any application mistakes or uneven lining  And that’s it for this beginner everyday makeup look  Thank you so much for watching;  I hope this video was helpful  If you want me to go more in-depth on any of the steps  mentioned, like brows or blush, then let me know,  and I will see you in my next video!  Bye!  

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