Makeup Etiquette

Sharron Mungazi • 13 March 2017

The makeup game has changed over the past few years. Gone are the days we used to trim all our eyebrows off only to redraw the same line, only this time, the eyebrow line would be way thinner. It's time to keep up with the latest makeup trends for a more polished image. Eyebrow grooming, buffering and contouring are some of the complicated yet trending make up techniques that were trending in 2016.  It may be 2017, but there is still need to perfect your make-up game.
However, it takes a lot of practice and assistance before you can master the tricks of the trade. Before you become an expert in doing your own makeup, there are a number of things that you have to take into consideration. Below are some of the important aspects which are essential for you to master a good face beat.

1. A Good Skin Care Régime
Good looking skin is aided by a good skin care regime. Good eating habits are also important. It’s important to take note of the food you eat because for most people, the results will show on the skin. Aside from your diet, it is important to maintain an effective skin care regimè by washing, moisturizing and scrubbing your facial skin regularly. This will give your skin a natural glow and helps to remove dead skin. You will always get the best results when you apply makeup on healthy looking skin.

2. The Perfect Product
Choosing the right powder or the perfect shade of foundation for yourself can be quite a daunting task. The best way to find your perfect match is to leave it to the professionals. If you're fending for yourself, swipe a few colors vertically across your jawline, and whichever one is barely visible is your best option. You can choose your eye shadow and lipstick shade according to your personal preference. Try out different colors and different brands until you find the one that works best for you. Metallic Gold has been listed as one of the trendiest shades of eye shadow this 2017.

3. A Good makeup kit
Makeup brushes are at the center of it all when it comes to applying good make up. In order to shape up your eyebrow, to apply your eye shadow, to apply your concealer, to add that fix of shimmer; you will need different and specific brushes. Learn how to use each of the brushes and use them effectively. You will also need your basic items such as eyelash curlers and clump-free mascara. Additionally, you must use a good buffer to apply your powder for a more polished look.
It’s not every day that you will have a makeup artist to assist you which is why it's important to know the basic essentials when it comes to applying makeup. Rome was not built in one day; neither should be your makeup game. Look at it this way; a tailor takes years to master the art of tailoring, a painter takes years before knowing how to stroke different brushes for different purposes: the same applies to make up. If it takes years for a makeup artist to learn about beauty tricks at beauty school, it’s ok for you to take your time before you become a pro.