Thursday, March 03, 2011

New Series | Makeup for Absolute Beginners

If you didn't grow up playing in your mother's makeup or tearing out cool makeup looks and taping them to your bedroom walls, you're probably more than mystified on how to start or go about it. Let me preface this by saying there are no rules to makeup. You can wear as little or as much as you like. There is no right or wrong way to apply eye shadows or foundations. And women of color can wear any color we darn well please. Beauty is subjective and is in the eye of the beholder.

There are a couple things to consider before starting your new makeup regimen. Are you looking for a polished, professional image? Or are you seeking a glamorous, sexy one? Do you prefer the natural look or makeup that shows as makeup? Which features do you want to emphasize? How much time in the morning do you have to put towards applying makeup?

In this series I will give detailed posts on how start a makeup regimen based off of the products I know and use. Please keep in mind that there are tons and tons of products available and that its up to you to tailor your regimen to fit you. Take a look at some of my older posts below to get a jump start on your journey!

Face Forward: Let's Discuss Skin Care 
Choosing the Right Foundation for Your Skin Type 
Makeup Brushes 101 
Let's Talk Brows 
How to Apply Flawless Foundation 


  1. Thank you. Love it!

  2. This is great! I need this more than you know, thank you for starting this! My makeup drug of choice is eyeshadow and I'm getting much better at it but foundation.. now that's another story. I can never pick the right shade or it ends up causing my skin to flake because it's so sensitive. Thanks Tamara, I will be stalking this series!

  3. I am SO looking forward to this series as I haven't worn makeup in over five or six years! I stopped wearing foundation because the shade never seemed to work out or it caused breakouts with my oily skin. As for shadows, eyeliner, or lipstick, I just never felt I could achieve the look I wanted. However, I desire a more polished look, and think makeup would help! Thank you so much, and I'll be "tuning in!"

  4. Thank you so much for doing this series. Most blogs assume that we all know hoe to blend shadows and know what brushes to use. A lot of the Mac products I recently purchased are because I saw them on you first and followed your tutorials. I will be looking forward to this!


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