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How do you learn make-up skills?

(25 Posts)
feminazi Mon 26-Dec-16 15:55:17

Some people seem naturally talented with make up, others (me) have two left hands!

People who are good with it, how? And how can I learn?

NotTodaySatan Mon 26-Dec-16 15:57:48

YouTube tutorials.

Practice, practice, practice.

Good brushes help.

Strawclutching Mon 26-Dec-16 15:57:58

I do a lot of YouTube tutorials but I want to do a session with someone from Mac or charlotte tilbury

timelytess Mon 26-Dec-16 15:58:10

Pay for one or more professional make-ups. They'll tell you what they're doing and sell you product as they go along. Laura Mercier. Try them.

There are lots of 'how to' vids on YouTube.

Lottapianos Mon 26-Dec-16 15:59:18

Lisa Eldridge or Pixiwoo videos on YouTube. Then lots of practice

rubyshoes3 Mon 26-Dec-16 15:59:27

I am another with 2 left hands. what I found helped me was watching youtube videos and just really practice, practice and more practice. I am also on a makeup Facebook page which has such lovely people that I feel like I can ask any questions.
I just need to crack how to do topliner now.

vivicrocodile Mon 26-Dec-16 17:00:03

Rubyshoes, what's the name of the Facebook group, if you don't mind me asking?

I'm really crap too!

BusterGonad Wed 28-Dec-16 10:03:56

I think you've either got it or you haven't in regards to really amazing looks but you can learn how do a pretty good everyday looks via videos, I like Lisa Eldridge. Magazines often have great step by step guides as do books like Bobbi Browns.

Twogoats Wed 28-Dec-16 21:48:17

I want I start with eye shadow. Any recommendations?

EmmaC78 Wed 28-Dec-16 22:24:14

I recently went for a make up lesson at Bobbi Brown. I am useless with make up and found it really useful. The lesson is free although I think they count on you buying some of the products they use although the person giving the lesson was not pushy at all.

EffieIsATrinket Wed 28-Dec-16 22:29:30

Reading 'Jackie' & 'Just Seventeen' - hopefully my skills have naturally evolved a bit since then!

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Wed 28-Dec-16 22:30:51

Youtube here too.

PaniWahine Thu 29-Dec-16 00:35:27

I'm on a lovely Facebook group too MrsGoss&TheGoss Lots of helpful ladies willing to answer and ask questions, share tips etc It's really positive and 30,000+ can't be wrong

I'm definitely a 'work in progress' - I look at my younger sisters and wonder why did the duff gene smack me when they look like YouTube tutorial and I look cackhanded. I'm not into those 'oh looky at my haul' videos, I want decent videos. Currently I'm working my way through Lisa Eldridge's videos

LondonHuffyPuffy Thu 29-Dec-16 13:05:44

<waves at fellow Glosser Pani>

I bet RubyShoes is referring to Mrs Gloss and The Goss as well! Great group.

I think the Wayne Goss tutorials are quite helpful. Agree also with Lisa Eldrige and PixiWoo

BusterGonad Fri 30-Dec-16 08:28:38

The Look magazine from about 15 years ago was the best, the Look mag out now is ok!

Ulysses Fri 30-Dec-16 08:34:04

Pinterest is good for finding tutorials for your specific face shape, eye colour, lip thickness etc. E.g., My eyes are blue, deep set and a bit hooded and there's tutorials that make the best use of those features.

SmartyPants0 Fri 30-Dec-16 08:38:23

My daughter brought me a mac makeup voucher for Christmas. I've been told they will apply my make up and I get the cost of the voucher redeemed in cosmetics that suit me... can't wait to use it

PaulDacresConscience Fri 30-Dec-16 09:56:16

Waves at fellow Glossers. The FB group is great for seeing the variety of skin types, faces, styles and fashions as well. Matt lipstick looks pants on me but I have seen lots of posts from Glossers who look brilliant wearing it.

It's been great for getting product recommendations. I don't usually go sprinting off to the nearest Debenhams the second a new product is released, but the Chanel foundation launched in the summer got such rave reviews that I went just to see what the fuss was about. So glad I did as it is the best foundation I have used and is a complete standby in my makeup bag.

The only thing I struggle with sometimes, is the sheer volume of products that people seem to use. Mind you I suspect that I am probably a bit of an old gimmer who thinks it's a shame to cover up young and naturally glowing skin - enjoy it whilst you have it and save the products for people like me who have to fake it!

SnugglySnerd Fri 30-Dec-16 10:00:24

I'm useless too despite having had a few lessons over the years. I think part of the problem is that I only allow 5-10 mins to do make up whereas other people seem to spend much longer. I also feel really self-conscious wearing more obvious make up than usual. I might follow up some of these suggestions though, maybe I'll get the hang of this one day!

PaniWahine Fri 30-Dec-16 11:01:35

I do mine in the car blush. I drive on suburban roads to get to work, with six traffic lights, and I usually sit through 2/3 light changes before I get through every set of lights. My excuse being my eyesight and the lighting in our bathrooms are that bad, natural daylight in the car is best. The winter dark mornings have burst my bubble and I've ordered an illuminated magnifying mirror having gained a bit of confidence - I tried a basic light smokey eye for our work Christmas do and got a couple of compliments, including from my boss, so I'm trying to up my game.
I still can't see myself spending an hour each day doing my hair and makeup though!

MrsAHotchner Fri 30-Dec-16 11:10:20

I would say Lisa Eldridge's YouTube videos are the perfect starting point. You never end up with a mask of makeup (unless that is what you're after, then go for it).

I trained as a makeup artist and primarily get requests from younger women for occasional makeup - think double strips of eyelashes, contour that resembles drag and "I'd like a natural smoky eye and nude lip but quite bright" hmm

Wearable, classic makeup is easy to pick up from Lisa. Stick on a video, grab a mirror and your makeup bag and have fun!

Lottapianos Fri 30-Dec-16 13:13:04

Totally agree about Lisa Eldridge. She's very clear and easy to follow, and has a lovely soothing manner. I also like PixiWoo on YouTube, Sam much more than Nic. They do some very dramatic looks but also some more natural styles

PaulDacresConscience Fri 30-Dec-16 21:36:47

Must admit YouTube has been heaven sent in terms of explaining things. I have finally cracked 'baking' and crikey it has made such a difference to my under eye bags. Can't do anything about the fine lines though!

Daft as it sounds the other thing that has really helped is buying a 5x magnifying mirror. It is much easier to get a polished result when you can get close up and see what you're doing!

Mungobungo Fri 30-Dec-16 21:41:02

You tube is great!

I usually you tube when DH isn't out, then next time he's out give it a try on my own while running a bath, so if I cock it up I can jump straight in and wash it off!

Also maybe thinking about getting some makeup brushes may help when applying powders. I got a cheaply set from
eBay then once a bit more confident bought more expensive ones as and when I could.

CointreauVersial Sat 31-Dec-16 01:12:00

Another one who originally picked up tips from "Jackie" magazine, c.1980. blush

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