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Make Up Recommendations

As a working Make Up Artist, I’m asked many times to recommend products. It’s very difficult to say that one product is the best in it’s field and suitable for all – but what I do recommend as the first course of action, is to establish what ingredients are likely to give problems…..

For instance, take shampoos as an example…. the ingredients likely to cause problems such as irritation (especially to the eyes) include Propylene Glycol, Terasodium and Sodium Lauryl Sulphate.

Google the terms and then make a judgement on whether you are happy to use the product. If you do this with all cosmetic items that you buy, you’ll soon build up a fact file on your own personal “best buy” list.

Make Up Tutorials

A Make up Tutorial is a lesson in Make Up taught by (in most cases) a Professional Make up Artist.
There is a growing trend on the internet for tutorials whereby anyone can log on and watch an artist creating various different make up looks. Young people especially are fascinated in copying their favourite celebrity .

They will learn from the advice of the artist who will demonstrate how a smokey eye can be achieved, for example, or how to apply fake lashes! The video tutorial will be pre recorded, usually a step by step guide from a blank canvas to the end result!

Make up Tutorials are fast becoming a phenomenon with teenagers on the internet, you tube in particular. Anyone with an interest or love for makeup is posting up video tutorials. Proof you don’t have to be a professional to create an internet following. Thousands of people are simply re-creating their favourite make up looks for the world to see!

There are numerous Make Up Schools whereby students will attend if they want to be a professional make up artist, hair stylist or special effects artist.They will be be given make up tutorials by professional teachers most of whom who have worked in the Beauty television or film industry and can pass on invaluable advice and techniques to their protégés!

So be it on the internet, in a make up guide book or taught to you in person. The Make Up Tutorial will teach and guide you through everything you need to know about Make up. Application tips, beauty product advice, how to distinguish certain features, how to emphasis eyes, how to choose the right shade of foundation, how to make a bride glow!!! The list is endless.

MakeUp – Getting the Right Product

Make Up is primarily used to enhance or improve one’s personal appearance. It is amazing how a persons facial features can appear to dramatically change if make up is applied correctly. It really is true how a lady can look years younger by using just a few products on her skin!

The makeup industry is vast and there are a multitude of products to suit all skin types and problems. The secret to getting the right product for you is to do your research – has the product been out for a while – check the reviews etc. And then you can look in detail at the active ingredients in the products that you are interested in – it’s surprising how the costs vary when the ratio of active ingredients changes!

There are numerous products on the market, the biggest selling being in the beauty cosmetics industry where make up is seen as a tool to make someone look and feel beautiful. From glosses to blushers, mascaras to foundations, cosmetics is big business. Even in times of economic down turn a lady will always find a little money to buy herself a lipstick! Its the feel good factor through and through!!! and the cleverly designed, beautiful packaging can also have an alluring effect on make up junkies throughout the world!

Aside from beauty there are lots of other uses and needs for make up. Its popular for fancy dress to create fictional characters,animals or blood and gore! It is also used by people who have been disfigured to camouflage their burns, scars or birthmarks.

Finally, don’t think of cosmetics being just for women………Mens cosmetics are on the increase with many brands opting for mens ranges to satisfy the growing trend for men to look groomed.

So whether you need to update your look, dazzle on a night out, paint your kid as a tiger or fake a black eye! There will most definitely be a make up product out there for you!