Cosmetics 101 help needed - Australia
September 5, 2012 3:15 AM Subscribe
I need help working out what cosmetics to buy for a basic make over and how to learn to apply them. Also looking for explanations about what different products are 'for'.
posted by JeanDupont to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (21 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
I somehow missed learning how to choose & apply make up. How can I learn to do this without going to a lot of trouble, and what constitutes "the basics"?
I'd prefer not to try make-overs in stores. I have shyness issues and would have difficulty saying 'no' to the sales pitch.
Recommendations of specific, good value products available in Australian stores would be helpful.
The array of products is completely baffling. I don't even know how to apply foundation (and what sort?), or lipstick. How do you choose a colour? I've tried applying it to my hand, but nothing manufactured is ever exactly the same shade as skin is it? I don't know what powder is for, or why mascara is so important. Does it take a lot of practice to apply lipstick without looking like a clown, or to use eyeliner without poking your eyes out?