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Unread 02-11-2016, 01:15 AM   #1
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MAKEUP GOD! not

I can't apply makeup for the life of me,every time I try,I fail,what should I do?
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Unread 02-11-2016, 01:45 AM   #2
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read and watch tutorials. practice a lot.
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Unread 02-16-2016, 12:12 PM   #3
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keep working on it! sometimes it helps to practice on other people first. have a tutorial going at the same time and try to follow along. make sure you have the proper kinds of brushes and materials! if you have any friends who have some makeup skills, ask them for help! its always easier to learn something from somebody in real time. take your time, go slow, and don't get discouraged!!
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Unread 02-16-2016, 02:15 PM   #4
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Is there anything in particular you're having problems with?
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Unread 02-16-2016, 11:31 PM   #5
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Also, something to throw in here:

What works for others may not work for you. Your skin and face are unique and will differ from everyone else's, so you might have to experiment and try different techniques and/or products. (Like foundation for whatever skin type you have, how to apply eyeshadows depending on your eye shapes, etc.)
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Think play instead of practice! Everything has a learning curve and makeup can have big curves depending on what your are doing. Keep at it.
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Unread 03-07-2016, 05:01 PM   #7
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Practice makes perfect, there are tons of tools out there (free and paid) on the web that can help you improve!

As mentioned by people above, it all depends on what you are trying to paint that will help you find the best resource to teach you. Youtube anything and everything you've ever wanted to paint!

Other than that, there are some crazy painters out there on twitch.tv streaming how they paint like kaypike- http://www.twitch.tv/KayPikefashion

Another great resource is FABAtv.com- they have 5 new classes every month and have face and body painters from around the world come and teach their techniques. If you check them out on facebook, everyone posts their before and after pictures of their skills before they started learning on the channel, and it is really impressive!
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Unread 03-11-2016, 02:11 PM   #8
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Online source are good but do not underestimate learning the basics. Online most always not give you full information, having more information is needed to create full looks. That and practicing will help you do makeup that is right for you (and then too others). That foundation of information will allow you to understand how to really do makeup.

I love Kevin Aucoin's book "Making Faces" he covers all the basics of many looks. He does foundations, concealers, brows, cheeks, highlights and shading. This book can be found new and used. Cheaper than paid streaming. You can teach yourself the foundation you need and use online sources to inspire, for feedback and more.
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Unread 03-11-2016, 09:03 PM   #9
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Like what everyone said here, Practice, Practice, Practice!

You're gonna look funny the first time you try it. You may find techniques that work for pros, but not for you. It's just a matter of finding what works for YOU and not for the top beauty blogger or cosplay guru.

I'm in the same boat. I'm getting into makeup seriously because of Cosplay. Don't be discouraged! Everyone was new once. Just keep on trying, pick up tips and remember: Everyone is different. What works for them may not work for you. Forage your own path.
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