Pin It When people ask me how to put on makeup, I am a bit shocked. For one, I never consider myself an expert, totally far from it. Two, when I say, learn to feel it. That becomes more of a shocker!
In this day of YouTube and all the video stimulation, I wondered how the younger generation could have lived when some of us only learned stuff from books and magazines. Could they handle the silence or only the voice of themselves inside of their head? (I hear my voice right now as I type this post.) Could they handle the still pictures that explained things in such detail that the imagination or the brain would actually try to picture the movement? Remember when computer games were just words on a screen and you had to envision it? The golf ball is 3 feet from the hole, which golf club would you like to use? Yes, it was boring in a sense but at the same time it did stimulate the senses a bit.
And stimulation seems to be lacking nowadays. People want a certain makeup look right away, to see it right away without ever thinking we are all have different bone structure. What is done on one shaped eye isn't explained on another shaped eye. What is done on a youthful 20 year old face won't look the same on a 50 year old face. (So, what am I getting at?)
Makeup can bring out the best or worst in people which draws a fine line between beauty and cruelty. The way I see or saw makeup is through feeling. When I did my Into the Palette posts, even though I never got to see any of my volunteers in real life, I wanted to make sure it showed the best out of them. I think that is what many of you want with your makeup. When I looked at the pictures, I could feel the bone structure of the eyes and or the face. Sure, I know it was Photoshop on people but I felt every little bit of what I was doing like a makeup artist would putting make up on the face. Maybe, I am strange. Okay, I am strange! If the application didn't feel right, I erased it and started all over until it felt right. The color on the orbital ridge, the eyeliner on the lashline, the winged shadow, etc. They all had to feel right to me. I had to make sure you, the reader, at least felt something. (Of course, some of you didn't feel a thing and those feelings were known through various venues.)
To know and to be happy with makeup isn't just about seeing with the eyes. Feel the color. Better yet, if you ever give time to yourself and want to learn about application, just take a clean brush and close your eyes. Run it along your orbital ridge until you see it in your mind, then your eyes will see this technique better. Don't rely on your vision to understand it first. Blind people obviously don't. They see things better than some of us sighted people. Their senses and their trust in themselves are stronger. That is what I want you to have in your makeup application and that is all I wanted in those posts, for you to trust yourselves.
Makeup is fascinating and it is a type of art. What makes it more of an art is the canvas, your face--your ever changing face. The evolution of beauty and the colors that will bring out the best of what you have no matter what age you are. Every aged person should feel more than look to learn makeup. Because when you feel more, it opens your brain to a different perspective of yourself. I hope I did that for many of you! Remember, you are all beautiful!! :-)