All those models may seem like they roll out of bed looking gorgeous, but we all know that kind of perfection takes hard work-and makeup. You can start your hard work by rolling out of bed and heading to your computer. Resources for buying and learning about makeup online are plentiful, and include online stores, blogs, and magazines discussing makeup techniques, homemade beauty products, organic makeup, and animal-test-free products, as well as supplies and beauty tools.
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Depending on the type of information you're looking for, the Web gives you plenty of options for advice on makeup application and techniques. Makeup artists' Web sites are a great place to start. Or check out the independent bloggers and makeup enthusiasts whose experience on the Web yields some useful resources on makeup techniques, trends and application.
- In addition to the bloggers listed below, you might also consult some of the bloggers in our "Product Reviews" subsection (see above) for practical advice on shopping, testing, and application.
- Note that makeup artists, in addition to providing helpful tips, also tend to promote themselves and the products they use and create on their site. Sift through and find the information that's relevant to you.
- For those who really want to understand the artistry behind makeup application, Kevyn Aucoin's book, Making Faces, is a must-read.
For online makeup tips and advice ...
is a popular page for makeup and beauty products by makeup artist and author Paula Begoun. You'll also find tips and tricks
, like the article "Makeup Application Step-by-Step
," a thorough rundown of the cleansing, preparation, and application process as established by Begoun, who has decades of experience in the industry. Without pitching her own products, Begoun simply shares her knowledge with readers in a friendly, no-pressure way.
, the online home of Vogue and W magazines, sheds some light on runway makeup trends. Head to the site's "Beauty
" section for slideshows and articles on the current season's hair and makeup trends (and how to achieve the looks yourself).
has a thorough section on beauty and cosmetics where you'll find short snippets of advice on lipstick color, eyebrow plucking, eye shadow application, and other topics. The tips are rated by users of the site and each has its own comments section. Because writers are paid to contribute tips, you can be assured they are valued and vetted by LifeTips' editorial staff.
To find beauticians and makeup artists ...
is an online directory of makeup and beauty professionals that includes listings of bridal makeup artists, permanent makeup specialists, and others in over 40 major cities around the U.S. The listings provide contact information, specialty, and the artists' own Web sites, where applicable.
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