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Tips on Finding Makeup That Suits You!
By Kim Do-eun Reporter, Junior of Public Policy
No-one is good with makeup from the start. When I first started putting on makeup, I was at a loss because I did not know how to use makeup in a way that suited me. I watched a makeup video on YouTube and copied someone else’s makeup techniques. However, although the makeup looked good on her, it did not look good on me. I did not know that all people have different styles, so we have to put on makeup that suits our individual needs. Realizing this, I have been through a lot of trial and error over the years, and finally I have found a makeup style that suits me. This article includes those shortcuts in finding suitable makeup methods, by minimizing trial and error to those who have not yet found their style, based on these experiences.
1. Use color cosmetics that go well with you
The first shortcut for you is to be diagnosed with your ‘personal color.’ When you wear clothes, you can notice that some colors make you look better, and some colors make you look worse. Like this, you can feel the importance of personal color in your daily life. Personal color means the color that best matches an individual’s skin, hair, and pupils. Each individual has a unique color, so we can distinguish colors that either suit the individual or do not. Therefore, the most basic step in finding the right colored cosmetics is to get your personal color diagnosed. If you skip this step, you have to go through a lot of trial and error to find the appropriate color cosmetics for you. It is inefficient in terms of time and cost.
The reason why I have emphasized personal color diagnosis is because of the foundation of makeup that is best for you. Here is what you can get out of this. First, you can get to know in detail the colors and mood that are optimal for you, and the areas that you should emphasize when applying makeup. Second, you can reduce the cost of purchasing cosmetics by being able to distinguish between cosmetics that suit you and those that do not. Third, it is convenient to search for cosmetics from recommended information. For example, when a person who has been diagnosed with ‘summer cool light’ type can choose the cosmetics through searching the keywords, ‘Summer cool light type lipstick recommendation.’ It would be much cheaper for you to be diagnosed once, than the total cost of purchasing cosmetics of the wrong color, because you have not been diagnosed.
2. Find the best eyebrow shape for you
The second shortcut is to visit an eyebrow bar. It is very important to find the right eyebrow shape for you because it determines your impression. In my case, I had a strong impression because of my thick eyebrows. However, I used an eyebrow bar to tidy up my eyebrows and my impression changed smoothly by a slight difference. You may think that eyebrow bars are an irritating place to go every month, but you do not have to visit them constantly. This is because the expert makes your eyebrows into a suitable shape and tells you how to draw them in detail, so you can get a sense of it. Plus, take a picture of what the expert did, and keep the shape with it. If you consistently organize it in its shape with a razor at home, you do not have to go there again.
3. Use a foundation that matches your skin color
The third shortcut is to use a customized foundation production service. I once thought that white skin is pretty, so I put on bright skin makeup awkwardly. Like this, there will be people who are wondering because they do not know the color of the foundation that suits them. I recommend these people to visit ‘Amore Seongsu,’ which provides a service that diagnoses their skin and produces customized foundations for them. Through this place, you can diagnose your skin with a specialized machine and get the foundation made by robots. Also, when purchasing a foundation elsewhere, you can refer to their diagnosis, so you do not have to use the foundation made at ‘Amore Seongsu.’ This is because you can get the diagnosis that you need. For example, if your skin is too red, you could use a foundation that has a yellow base.
4. Learn the professional skills
The fourth shortcut is to visit a makeup shop. Many people misunderstand that makeup shops are only for models or celebrities, but anyone can go. These days, most makeup artists run Instagram accounts and upload photos of their work. If you are curious about the makeup that captured your heart while looking at the pictures, you can contact via Direct Message and make a reservation for makeup, or makeup lessons.
This is the most expensive method I have introduced so far, but once you visit there, you will definitely improve your skills because you can learn by watching an expert put on makeup. You can also get recommendations from them for cosmetics that suit you. Besides, the experts have experiences of makeup on a variety of faces, so they can complement the flaws that you have not been able to see objectively. If you refer in detail to the makeup in pictures, you can use it when you do your own makeup. In fact, YouTubers who often go to makeup shops and shoot videos under the theme of ‘Makeup of Artists in Charge of Celebrities’ improve their skills quickly.
5. This is the media age, so use the app
The fifth shortcut is to use an app called ‘Zamface.’ This app has two main functions. The first is ‘Face Matching,’ where through AI analysis, you can search for beautiful YouTubers who have similar facial elements to you. If you refer to their videos, you will be able to put on makeup more easily.
The second is a ‘time jump’ in which you can only see sections using certain cosmetics in one video. Usually, when searching for cosmetic information through YouTube, it takes a lot of time to find the section where the cosmetics are used in the video. On the other hand, if you search for cosmetic information on this app, it is efficient because you can only see the section where YouTubers have used it. In addition, if you compare videos of various YouTubers through this function, before purchasing certain cosmetics, you can make a reasonable consumption.
6. Use the YouTube channel
The last shortcut is to use a YouTube channel. Nowadays, we are living in a flood of information, YouTube is also flooded with beauty-related information. Among them, the channel I would particularly recommend is ‘RareLee.’ This channel details clothes, makeup, accessories, and hairstyles for each body type. For example, she uses celebrities as examples, to describe types of people whose mascara or dark makeup do not match. If you refer to this channel, you will be able to find out the details of your face that you have never known before.
If you usually feel that your ‘long’ face is complex, refer to the videos that analyze makeup, accessories, and hairstyles that can change the way you look, in the ‘long face’ playlist. Through the videos, you can be more satisfied with yourself, and gain confidence by supplementing your complexes. Moreover, by finding styles that suit you perfectly, you can sublimate them into your own personality, and avoid having more shortcomings.
Everyone has their own personality and mood, and the methods I have introduced will help to highlight them further. I hope that you will benefit from this article and will be able to shine more by finding makeup that suits you.