RECREATE MAKEUP YOU LIKE USING THESE 4 TIPS

 


I, like maybe many get some of my makeup inspiration from Instagram or Pinterest or even artists that I follow on days when I can't decide what makeup look to go for.

At first, I tried to recreate makeup looks doing exactly what was done or using the products I saw being used but I learned quickly that doing things that way was not going to work so I came up with tips to help me recreate looks I saw online that inspired me.

TIP 1: USE COLORS YOU KNOW FLATTER YOUR SKIN TONE THE MOST

I saw this look on the lovely Layefa Beauty (a Nigerian based makeup artist) and knew instantly that I was going to attempt to recreate it. Certain colors like pinks, lavenders, oranges and nudes suit me more than darker shades like browns or greens and so to come up with my own version of the look, those were the colors I used to bring this inspired look to life.

TIP 2: USE COLORS THAT YOU KNOW WILL POP IN A SIMILAR WAY


I gravitate towards makeup looks that are more likely to come out looking similar on me as the image that inspired it. In doing this, I search for images with people that have similar skin tones to my own and use what I have in my makeup collection to recreate that look. In other words, black girl friendly makeup looks is what I seek out when in need of some inspiration.

TIP 3: REPRESENT COLORS YOU LIKE IN YOUR OUTFIT THAT MAY NOT SUIT YOUR FACE

Like I mentioned in my first tip, I know that some colors flatter my features more than others but if I still want to represent that color in my overall look, I use some part of my outfit to do that. I very badly wanted to recreate this look by the beautiful Lhidia Stanley, another Nigerian based makeup artist but I knew that green would not complement my overall look in the way it complemented her so I chose to use my top in a very light green shade (that almost resembles blue) as a way to still to feature the color.

TIP 4:  ALWAYS ADD YOUR OWN PERSONAL TOUCH


When I was attempting to recreate this gorgeous look from Content Creator and beauty enthusiast, Omabelle, I already knew that pink was going to be my go-to color. I definitely wanted to attempt the silk scarf head wrap but without a head full of braids like she had but just my natural hair, I opted for an ankara scarf instead as my own personal touch.

It is always important to remember to retain our own unique identity when attempting to recreate style or makeup looks. Inspiration is always great and necessary to drive creativity but without our own personal touch and personality, all it ends up being is copying in my opinion which does not serve as a compliment to the source of your inspiration or a testament to your own skills and abilities.

What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments!


Excess Love,

Ibogirl


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