Listen up, I never was a makeup girl. For years I hid my girly-ness but after high school and over the years I grew a love for all things pretty. When it comes to makeup artists I'm on the very low-maintenance end. I've even had people look at me in shock when I mention what I do. No, I'm not "glam" or "done up" all the time and on most days out all you'll see me in is mascara...maybe. I mostly do this job because its fun and I enjoy helping people feel good about themselves and yes, a little makeup can do that! I've seen it. And although I agree that beauty is not solemnly based on outward appearances, every girl (even deep down inside) appreciates feeling and looking beautiful. I denied myself that for years, and aspire to help women see it in themselves every time I do an application. We are all beautiful.
So why makeup and what does what? Let me tell you...
Foundation: When worn right foundation over the look of a clear complexion. Foundation is meant to even out skin, not cover up spots or blemishes....which leads me to my next product.
Concealor: The idea of concealor is to...uh, conceal. This is worn to hide anything we would rather people not see. Dark circles, blemishes, dark spots, scars.
Powder: This helps set foundation and absorb oil. It also offers a radiance depending on what finish you use.
Blush: Blush is one of the most under and over used makeup products. When applied and applied in the perfect amount, it offers balance to your skin, a healthy glow.
Bronzer: Bronzer is a personal matter and by that I mean not everyone uses it or will only use it during certain times of the year (summer). Bronzer can be used to had color to your skin or when used in the right areas of your face, contouring for a more structured look.
Highlighter: This product is one that is not used everyday on your average makeup-wearer. I rarely will wear this. Highlighting usually goes in sync with bronzer when you are contouring. Or it can be applied to your upper cheek bones for more lift and glow.
Eyeshadow: Eyeshadow is very multi-dimensional. It can create different shaping to eyes, add color, conceal and brighten.
Eye-liner: This product's purpose is to be used as close to the lashes as possible to create volume, and the look of fullness to the lashes. It can also be used in a creative and more dramatic way when using a colored liner or a winged look.
Mascara: #1 used makeup product right here (by me at least...). Mascara adds build, volume, richness and length to your lashes. It helps lashes appear for prominent on your face.
Lip Liner: This is used to line the lips so any lip product applied stays "within the lines". It can also be used as a primer for lipstick for longer lasting color.
Lipstick/gloss: I used to never wear lipstick because I thought it was for 50 and older. HA! Lipstick is actually crucial to a full makeup routine. It helps balance your face and add color to your lips. Lipstick can be used in all different spectrums, from going for a natural look to a bold, dramatic look.
Here is a GREAT video to show (via Pixiwoo) you what makeup (when applied right) does for you!!! Pro-makeup!!!