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(@francesca5421)
Eminent Member     Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Joined: 9 months ago

Hello Ladies,

Very new to this and so freeing. Not outside of the house, but the support from everyone on this site is outstanding. I want to do make up. I'm wondering what I can get for a beginner.

Obviously lipstick...and from there? Something easy on and easy off.

Thank you all in advance

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(@jacquelinelarkspur)
Joined: 8 months ago

Famed Member     Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Posts: 1221

@francesca5421 

Up until not so long ago I would apply foundation with my fingertips. Then I discovered egg-shaped sponges, and it was a game changer! It's like you're pummelling your face with a slightly damp marshmallow, but the results are far smoother than rubbing with fingers.

As for removing it all, just make sure you have a good supply of facial wipes that can take care of waterproof makeup. If you use mascara, take extra care to remove all traces, otherwise you'll end up with black smudges on your bed pillow!

 

EDIT: Just noticed your post is a few months old, so you've probably got all this sorted by now!

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(@siobhann)
Joined: 4 months ago

Estimable Member     Colorado, United States of America
Posts: 78

Posted by: @jacquelinelarkspur

@francesca5421 

Up until not so long ago I would apply foundation with my fingertips. Then I discovered egg-shaped sponges, and it was a game changer! It's like you're pummelling your face with a slightly damp marshmallow, but the results are far smoother than rubbing with fingers.

As for removing it all, just make sure you have a good supply of facial wipes that can take care of waterproof makeup. If you use mascara, take extra care to remove all traces, otherwise you'll end up with black smudges on your bed pillow!

 

EDIT: Just noticed your post is a few months old, so you've probably got all this sorted by now!

 

I tend to be on the sanguine side, so when I apply foundation, I don't look natural. So I've been trying to blend a little red(ish)back in. I have to look into the sponges, I've been doing okay with brushes, but not perfect. Cheers

 

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(@jacquelinelarkspur)
Joined: 8 months ago

Famed Member     Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Posts: 1221

@siobhann 

The accepted wisdom for foundation, according to every tutorial I've read, is to use a shade as close to your own natural skin tone as possible, or slightly darker. This avoids having an orange face contrasting a white neck and white hands (for example). Reserve the red(ish) for the blush, and complement with eye shadow and lipstick.

Using brushes with cream foundation may cause an uneven finish. Dabbing with a sponge (not wiping) achieves a flatter finish. 

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(@justnikki)
Joined: 2 years ago

Honorable Member     Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Posts: 437

@jacquelinelarkspur You have to.use the right brush for cream foundation. A stippled brush allows you to dab like you would with a makeup sponge without leaving so much (expensive) product on the sponge. I've likely paid for my stippled brush with the foundation I've saved. That Charlotte Tilbury foundation is as amazing as it is spendy!

Sponges are indispensable for blending highlights, contours, eye shadows... I love those things!

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(@francesca5421)
Joined: 9 months ago

Eminent Member     Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Posts: 13

@siobhann thank you so much!

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(@missylinda)
Joined: 2 years ago

Noble Member     Ft Worth, Texas, United States of America
Posts: 750

@francesca5421 like Jacqueline, just saw.  I would try magnetic eyelashes also. To me the are easier and less messy than glue ons.  Also if you have trouble applying eyeliner straight ( me), they have clear magnetic eyeliner.

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(@annaredhead)
Joined: 4 months ago

Prominent Member     Cornwall, United Kingdom
Posts: 418

@francesca5421 different shades of concealer, especially for beard area. Foundation similar to your natural tone then get a palette of different shades of eyeshadow and experiment with what works. Blenders are very useful

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(@Anonymous 87548)
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Joined: 10 months ago

Hey Francesca, hope you are well. I’m sure the other girls will have better advice but I just ordered a makeup kit from Amazon that has all the essentials, lipstick, foundation, mascara, eyeshadows, and a couple color palettes with some beauty blenders/sponges and brushes. I think the brand name was Miss Rose but I may be mistaken. It also came in a really cute little bag. I ordered a color corrector for dark spots on my face to coverup separately, and I have made several runs to the store to get more sponges and some lip gloss. Hope this helps and have fun with it!! I’ve been amazed at my progress.

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(@francesca5421)
Eminent Member     Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Joined: 9 months ago

Wow, this is great information. I appreciate for real. I know nothing now I know a little bit more than I did and I appreciate your support. It’s fantastic I’m gonna head look for something now and if I go to quick enough, I can probably have it delivered by Amazon overnight ha ha ha ha ha have a great night.

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(@Anonymous 87548)
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Joined: 10 months ago

Amazon is amazing girl! I’ve been spending entirely too much money on there just today lol, but I’ve figured out that my girl side needs a lot of things lol.

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(@purplepandajdk)
Joined: 5 months ago

Trusted Member     Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America
Posts: 26

Indeed!! I’ve “invested” more in Amazon in the last 2 weeks than in the last 4y of a prime membership combined.

But, as the commercial says, we’re worth it 😉

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(@alexina)
Joined: 6 months ago

Noble Member     Fife, United Kingdom
Posts: 838

@purplepandajdk Ha ha! My wife, who is supportive within her limits, recently chastised me for buying so much! She says I've now got more clothes and shoes than her!

Allie 

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(@lauren114)
Noble Member     Connecticut, United States of America
Joined: 12 months ago

To help you learn how to apply makeup and what the best products are to use, I would suggest looking at You Tube videos and "Makeup Addiction" on Reddit.   Both are great sources and have helped me.   I haven't done it yet myself but there are a lot of girls who say that the best way to get makeup sorted out is to get a makeover.   MAC, Sephora and Ulta are friendly toward us girls and help a lot.

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(@Anonymous 87548)
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Joined: 10 months ago

Its daunting for sure !! I got a starter kit from amazon but have now got concealer lip pen and mascara from number 7 and hours of practice ahead as you can see from my profile pic !! All the best ladies xx

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(@vermonta)
Eminent Member     Georgetown/Crescent City, Florida, United States of America
Joined: 3 years ago

Hi everyone, I too am just starting to use makeup and at this point I am not trying to "pass", but I would like to be able to go out dressed and not be just a man in a dress. Is there a way to conceal my beard without going with a full face makeup?

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Lady
(@leainvancouver)
Joined: 7 months ago

Prominent Member     Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 364

@vermonta Hi Brandy, there are products specifically designed to hide beard shadow but they are expensive. I use a bit of orange lipstick on my shadow and blend it and then cover it with foundation. Orange is the opposite colour to your beard so it cancels out most of the shadow   

As for makeup tips, head over to YouTube for tutorials. Some are aimed at girls like us which are more helpful than the ones by beautiful young girls who look stunning without makeup. Even after several years of experimenting with makeup I’m still learning new things such as what Jaqueline mentioned about stippling foundation on with a sponge instead of smearing it on with my fingers.

There is also good information on CDH in the resources. 

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(@jessicaattheweekend)
Eminent Member     Lincoln, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Joined: 4 weeks ago

So much to learn… I’ve tried mascara and lipstick, not sure I did it very well but the act of doing was exciting x I also loved putting on my wife’s perfume… I found that to be a lovely thing to do x Chanel no 5…

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