I Want to Learn How to Apply Makeup Right

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    I never really learned how to apply makeup,

    so I tend to go makeup free. I don't think I need it, but I would love to know how to apply it right if I ever feel that I need it for special occasions or certain jobs.
    WaterfallLover74 WaterfallLover74
    26-30, F
    May 16, 2014

    I need to know how to apply eyeliner correctly.

    Anyone know how to do it really good?
    cotygal123 cotygal123
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jun 4, 2014

    I actually want to be a makeup artist

    rather than a translator. I love them both but being a makeup artist, even though stressful, seems relaxing as well. Washing my brushes, orginizing my makeup collection, applying makeup... Time literally flies!
    Katerinafaith Katerinafaith
    18-21, F
    Nov 10, 2015

    Don't Know If I'm Doing It Right, But Trying

    Since my layoff, there has been more time to devote to...well, everything! I took the chance and went for a free makeover at a counter for Shiseido cosmetics at the mall, just for giggles. The lady there that applied the makeup was super about teaching me techniques...
    debmichelle debmichelle
    36-40
    1 Response Mar 28, 2010

    Yeah I'm not really good at it I know you have

    to have a steady hand and be patient
    sashakimi3 sashakimi3
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 4, 2014

    This is an eyelash applicator.

    Not to be confused with an eyelash curler.
    prudance prudance
    51-55, T
    1 Response Jan 1

    Still a novice, still learning

    but these days I think I'm better than I was say..last year. Eyeliner still scares the $hit outta me, but I find patience and a bent liner brush makes all the difference. If not, just look up a few of my fav makeup gurus on youtube: macshadowcombos, makeupgeek, themakeupchair...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum
    31-35, F
    Jul 30, 2014

    Still a novice, still learning

    but these days I think I'm better than I was say..last year. Eyeliner still scares the $hit outta me, but I find patience and a bent liner brush makes all the difference. If not, just look up a few of my fav makeup gurus on youtube: macshadowcombos, makeupgeek, themakeupchair...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum
    31-35, F
    Jul 30, 2014

    I love makeup I don't own a lot

    but still love it I need 2 no how 2 put it on right though like I get the most part of it but I'm still not that good at applying it
    sassygirl489 sassygirl489
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jun 4, 2014

    I have learned lots from the U tube tutorials.

    ..just had to get over their use of high priced cosmetics. The styles and techniques are useful even with common drug store make-ups.
    KayNealah KayNealah
    66-70, T
    1 Response Mar 29, 2015

    I wish I had friends in my area

    that could teach me some basics. 😕
    MzReign23 MzReign23
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 5

    Skin Types

    i have both dry and oily skin it mostly happens on what i think is called the T-zone oil on the bridge of my nose and dry on the sides so its fustrating to find perfect make up that wont cause me to have oily skin and something that will also moisturize it   any...
    Paine316 Paine316
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 3, 2009

    Mascara

     The first time I was ever made up, a girlfriend called Tina did it for me.  We were both about 16.  She thought I would look nice in mascara and eye-liner.  I found the whole experience wonderfully sensual and loved the effect.  I thought the mascara in...
    clairemeredith clairemeredith
    46-50, T
    1 Response Aug 19, 2009

    Using an App I recently discovered I tried out

    a makeover. Hope you approve ( YouCam Makeover ).
    prudance prudance
    51-55, T
    2 Responses Dec 29, 2015

    Confused

    I'm a genderfluid person and I just got my first makeup, but I don't know how to apply it. Can anyone help?
    scifi96 scifi96
    18-21
    1 Response Sep 15, 2013

    Makeup...Oh I Don't Know What To Wear

    OK so my mum says I should wear makeup. I have always wanted to try it out, but everyone in my knows nothing about it and I don't what I should wear. Should I wear everything? or just eye shadow? Or nail polish? or what? What things would go well on me? I am short, I am fairly...
    sforce sforce
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 7, 2013

    Believe I Can Do Better

    but what girl doesn't. i'm still amazed how we can drive, text, as well as apply makeup when we drive. throw some gum into the picture and you can call it an act of god. it's a miracle. but on a more serious basis. i believe in practice, practice, practice and of course a little...
    stacerenee stacerenee
    46-50, T
    Oct 25, 2010

    I would love it if someone showed me how to put

    false eyelashes on. I've tried and got nowhere. They would really make my eyes stand out.
    prudance prudance
    51-55, T
    Dec 29, 2015

    I'm going to cosmetology school

    but I got the eyes down
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 30, 2014

    My mother wore makeup

    when I was young and I always thought she knew what she was doing. As I got older she kind of just left me to figure it out on my own. As an adult I realized how little she really does know about makeup. Most of what I have figured out was in the last two years. Thanks to...
    flypiggie flypiggie
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Oct 25, 2014
    Kyuubei Kyuubei
    16-17, F
    Aug 16, 2015

    Makeup Help In Minnesota

    I'm a crossdresser in Minnesota and would love to get a professional makeover. Does anyone know of a MUA in the area who would do that???
    beautysalonsissy beautysalonsissy
    61-65
    May 23, 2013
    anythinguwant10000 anythinguwant10000
    31-35, M
    May 23, 2014

    My Next Little Step I Think

    Whenever I do wear makeup ... its not alot..I just have some chapstick or lip gloss (clear or a cherry pink). Some days maybe a little loose face powder to even out my skin tone and some mascara. The face powder on those morning I have time or feel I need it looking in the...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2012
    Jaderuby Jaderuby
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 21, 2014

    I always log onto www.

    esteelauder.com. Set up an account and log on. Then go to "beauty chat". The ladies are wonderful and very supportive. I uploaded a photo of myself so they can get some idea with whom they are chatting. From there, the sky is the limit with their help and advice. Now they have a...
    willbegirl willbegirl
    66-70
    1 Response May 7, 2015

    Thats Hard

    i cant get eye liner to go on right
    christal4 christal4
    18-21
    Apr 18, 2010

    Certainly

    i think applying makeup calls for it being right. i've heard "less is so much more..." i think learning different techniques for applying it is so worth it!   sissygirl
    sissyslavejamie sissyslavejamie
    51-55, T
    Dec 27, 2008

    I never really learned how to apply tons of

    makeup like foundation, contour, etc. It seems confusing! I started w/ the basics when I was a Junior in H.S. I just knew how to apply mascara, eye shadow, lipstick, eyeliner. But not properly applying foundation or setting powder. I learned what a primer was few yrs later...
    XXLovelyPoisonXX XXLovelyPoisonXX
    22-25, F
    Apr 19

    It could be fun, just like painting.

    If I could apply it for you, then you can save your time and energy for other things. Everybody wins.
    NoDaveParty NoDaveParty
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 24

    Can Do Better

    I love putting on my makeup and think i do a good job but you can always do better ..rite girls.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 23, 2008

    Anyone In Florida Care To Help Me Look Beautiful?

    I really would like to look beautiful; not in a drag way, but smoothly made up, with beautiful eyes and lashes, make-up sculpted nose and perfect lips. I have tried several times when I was married, with the limited cosmetics the ex had on hand but never successfully. And then...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 27, 2013

    I consider myself a student of Femininity.

    We Gurls, all of us that have realized that big feminine souls trapped in a males bodiesthat needed to be expressed must learn everything that generic females learn from birth. And the art of makeup is a big part of our coarse work in our studies of Femininity. Practice makes...
    sissysurfer sissysurfer
    66-70, T
    2 Responses Oct 30, 2015

    Make Up

    I love to ware makeup. I ware it all the time when I am at home. Im not that good enough to go out into public. Yes I would love to do it perfectly.
    shanon01 shanon01
    22-25, F
    Feb 19, 2009

    I'm a 19 year old boy

    and my appearance is very masculine and I have a very boyish face. I want to start experimenting with makeup but I have zero experience and have no clue where to start. I just want a look I can wear when I have a little bit of time to my self and something I can get rid of quick...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 1
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