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Week 1 Reflection

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  • Monday: I decided to learn how to do makeup this month, starting off with a “beginners foundation routine” video. I started with foundation because it is the base of the face before you apply anything else on. I learned that my skin is more on the dry side so I need a good moisturizer that’ll smoothen out my skin before I apply makeup, otherwise it won’t blend easily. I also learned to use a flat brush in order to get that flawless, airbrush effect. I learned that you have to also powder your face after you use liquid foundation in order for everything to set, otherwise it can rub off more easily. The color my mom has is also a little lighter than my natural color, but I didn’t have trouble applying the product. I now know that for next time, I just need the right color. I also used some of my moms concealer to hide any scars or red spots on my face. I didn’t do too good of a job with the concealer because some of my scars still showed. i have to work on my blending & also look into other brands. However, I think for the most part, the foundation/base of my face looked blended & natural. It didn’t look too caked up, just liked i hoped for. 


  • Wednesday: The next step after foundation, I decided to learn about contour, highlight, and blush which is basically the details that accentuates my face. i learned that contour enhances the sculpture of my face, highlight balances contour out with a glow, & blush adds color to my cheek. When I tried to contour, I used a darker shade to create that shadow look, emphasizing my cheek bones. However, rather than the contour structuring my face, it looked unnatural and out of place. I might have used a color that was too orange & used too much of it. However, I liked the highlight because it added a natural glow, especially when the light hits my cheek bones. i learned not to add too much because it would have looked too glittery. I applied a slight blush on the “apple” of my cheeks to add color. I didn’t do too much because i thought it would have looked unnatural with the contour and highlight.  



  • Friday: Today, I applied all the techniques I learned with foundation, contour, highlight, and blush together. To do something new, I also tried to curl my eyelashes. My lashes are very short so it was difficult to curl. I learned that if I looked up & pressed the curler against my eyelids, it would be easier and faster. I had to pinch my lashes a couple of times with a good amount of pressure in order to get the curled effect. I then applied mascara, which i found to be a lot of easier. Mascara really made a difference to my face because it accentuated my eyes. Overall, my face makeup looked slightly better and I improved on my contour. It still looked unnatural but I used a lot less so it wasn’t too much and used a darker tone instead of an orange tone.