Just Put It On Your Face – Makeup Basics Tip #1

No matter how many tutorials you watch, “hyped” products you buy or Instagram photos you double tap on, the only way to get good at applying makeup is practice. To become confident at even just the makeup basics, it takes disciple and hands on practice. I say this not out of wicked intent but for the sake of being honest. When I began using makeup it was a huge shock how difficult it was. It was not just the application of product, but choosing the right products and taking into account my skin tone and facial features. I had watched hundreds of makeup tutorial videos on YouTube before I even owned any makeup. It was just one of those things I enjoyed watching (sounds weird, but true. I also enjoy hair lice infested to lice-free transformation videos but don’t do that at all thankfully 😂).


How to find appropriate YouTube tutorials for you

You will need to find someone preferably with the following characteristics:

  • Similar facial features (eg: hooded eyes)
  • Wears style of makeup you like
  • Similar skin tone
  • Similar face shape
  • Lives in same country/continent – Many American ‘drugstore’ products are very hard/expensive to get in Australia! Aka. Wet ‘n’ Wild makeup. Some products from global brands are exclusive to certain continents, usually to the U.S.A.



Trying to find people to learn from with the above characteristics helps put me on the road to success. It means I get tutorials using accessible, affordable makeup that is suited to my face and skin tone. Over time, with some practice, your skills will improve and you will become confident in your makeup application.

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Who was your favourite makeup/beauty YouTuber when you first started using makeup? (I use to like Bethany Mota’s videos, LOL, but then I matured a bit and really loved Jessica Lovelace’s videos).




  1. 04/08/2017 / 11:30 am

    Great read. It makes so much sense to find you tube tutorials with bloggers with similar features, I guess I never thought of that. It makes sense why some tips and tricks just dont work on me!

    • MEL
      04/08/2017 / 12:34 pm

      So glad you enjoyed my post! I’ve made many a makeup mistakes in the past, but it’s a great way to learn what not to do 🙂
      When I was studying to be an Makeup Artist I learnt firsthand the different styles of makeup that look best on different faces. That helped that my perspective too

  2. 05/10/2017 / 11:50 pm

    Great tips for any makeup professional.Easy and effective procedures.Thanks for sharing the tips on the importance of selecting the right products which adds natural beauty to the makeup

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