Fighting for other people’s approval is not a recent invention. Reshaping the face and body has been a natural way to attract others and to gain goals. Make-up is a way to cover simple skin imperfections, help to gain confidence or simply express yourself through colours, lines and paint.
Is it needed?
Beauty standards are definitely cruel and difficult to achieve. Especially due to the fact that they are constantly changing. What once was in fashion now is seen as faux-paus. Many people are lucky enough not to care about the standards and let themselves look as they want, but not everyone has that kind of superpower. Some people through make-up just want to boost confidence, simply feel better or maybe draw attention to themselves. There are, of course, people who seen it as art and find new ways to use it as a way of self-expression.
Is it worth doing?
Every action considering our appearances may end up being well seen or not. There will be persons who say you look good, while there will be others who will not like it. Therefore, it is always advisable to follow your own instinct and do as you feel. If you have any doubts, there are always people ready to help you get better if you feel like you want to. Almost everything is possible with time and practise. The same thing goes with make-up. Especially if you want to make a good impression, for example, at a job interview or a date.
What for the start?
When you start your make-up adventure, the multitude of cosmetics, make-up accessories and tutorials may be quite overwhelming. Which is why it is always worthy to take a big breath and trust the Internet. As there are different strokes for different folks, make-up is an individual way to express yourself, to make your own impression. There are stronger make-ups, “natural” ones or even crazy, colourful ones. Whatever suits you.
The natural look?
Not everyone has to be an expert, sometimes you just want to cover your imperfections, or just lighten up your skin. The best thing then is to trust the “natural” make-up instructions, your best friend or a tutorial, which are many. There are even videos that guide you through this multitude of choice of cosmetics and beauty products so you can choose the one suits you best, from the basic ones (mascaras, eyeliners, base) to a little crazier, colourful ones (eyeshadow, blushers, body paint) and maybe you would even like to add more eyelashes (colla ciglia). Everything is possible. So if you are a layperson in that field, no worries, the amazing world of make-up art will guide you.