Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The beginning.

Image by Hayworth1981 via Flickr

In my journey towards a better-looking me, I've started looking at beauty and makeup.

Growing up, mum didn't teach me anything about makeup. In fact, I do believe that mum uses the bare minimum which is hardly any at all. She doesn't need makeup, she's beautiful as she is.

But not everybody is naturally attractive like my mum was. So here I am with the challenge of learning how to use makeup.

I used to not believe in makeup. I felt that it was a waste of time, money and effort. I felt that many of my girlfriends were spending too much time and money on the concept of beauty and too little time on actually using their wits and brains. That was how immature my thinking was a few years ago! Plus who am I to say how others should be better using their time and money? At any rate, I digress.

So right now, this is where I stand.

I finally understand how makeup doesn't hide but actually accentuates a person's features, bringing out the beauty that is often hidden to the unskilled eye. I finally understand how important putting in that time and effort at the beginning of the day to pretty up your face and appearance is. It affects your entire mood, your day and gives you that little bit extra boost and confidence to get through each day, allowing you to put your best foot forward.

And while I am aware on the very basics of using makeup and am able to do up a fairly basic look within minutes, there are many techniques and skills yet that I lack. For example, I do not know how to shape my brows nor line them with an eyebrow liner properly. Therefore I've been doing my research and have found a number of really good makeup tutorials on Youtube.

Here are some of my favourites:



EnKore Makeup

Makeup Geek

Do you have a youtube Makeup Guru that you follow?

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