1. There are different undertones of foundation for different skin undertones!
I didn't realize this, and a lot of people don't, either. A lot of brands don't really even have a good way of separating these undertones, so that doesn't help much. But they exist!
2. Always use a primer!
A lot of the time,
3. You can even prime your eyelids!
Especially if you have greasy skin, like I do, it's great to put a primer before eyeshadow. It also prevents creasing, cracking and fading throughout the day. It can also correct veins and marks on your eyelids!
4. There's a difference between matte, satin and dewy finishes!
I never really knew the difference between the different finishes, until I realized that I prefer my skin to not look shiny, and if I get a matte finish, that's what I need.
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5. First toner, then moisturizer, then primer, THEN foundation!
And wait for each to dry before putting the next one on. This is kind of important if you use each of
Blend everything. Blend that shit. Blend it. It's how everything looks like skin and not like lines drawn across the face. Blend it, either with brushes, your fingers or a sponge, but just blend it.
7. Beauty sponges are supposed to be dampened before you use them!
I mean, not all of them. But the majority of beauty sponges are supposed to be run under warm water and wrung out before using it to apply makeup.
8. There are lipsticks that can dry
I always hated lipsticks because they'd stay glossy or something along those lines and I'd see other people whose lipstick looked dry and I wanted it. Then I found liquid lipsticks and bought my first few and I love them so much omfg.
9. Eyelash curlers can do so much!
Even if I don't want to put on makeup one day or if I'm running late, curling my eyelashes makes such a difference.
10. You can use things other than your fingers to do your eyebrows!
There's a huge eyebrow trend, but I didn't know how to do that until I got an eyebrow pencil and eyebrow gel and setter and there are also pomades and powders and there's a lot out there that I have not experimented with.
11. Not all makeup is made equal.
Sadly, not all mascaras work the same, not all foundations do what they're supposed to, and not all eyeshadows are as pigmented as they should be. There are also lots of