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Since this is my first blog post, I would like to begin with the most basic components of makeup artistry.

Choosing the best make up for you is usually not as easy as it looks. In fact, it could turn out to be rather frustrating especially if your combination does not work out as well as you thought it would. It could even end up making you look ridiculous! Believe me when I say so coz I was there and it was really hard for me.

However, even before I get to the makeup application first, there are a few critical areas you have to brush through first so that you can know what works best for you.

Knowing your skin type is one of the most significant part of great make up acquisition and application. Quite a number of ladies out there whose make up is not working out well could be using the wrong make up for their skin type. In fact, most authentic beauty products have labels on them indicating the skin type on which they work best on, some even have warnings of applications on certain types of skin for instance the sensitive skins since it could result into disastrous side effects. This gets me to the question asked by many:

How can I know my skin type?

I will do my very best to keep it as simple as possible so that at the end of this post, you will have known precisely what your skin type is. Generally, the features that determine the skin type that you have include:

  • The degree of sensitivity of your skin, which defines how accepting or resilient you skin is to a number of substances especially those found in beauty products that we regularly use.
  • The moisture content of your skin which determines how elastic it is.
  • The lipid content or rather the oil content which mainly contributes to how soft and supple your skin is.

Types of Skin

Normal skin:

  • Generally smooth, supple and clear
  • Has a well distributed pigmentation with even texture
  • Tiny pores that are hardly visible
  • Does not get drastic effects from UV exposure
  • Little or practically no visible skin related flaws like black spots
  • Has very little or no breakouts and skin related blemishes like dark spots

Dry Skin:

  • Appears rather dull with an uneven complexion
  • Tends to have a feeling of tightness particularly after cleansing
  • Prone to flaking and scaly patches, for very light skin patches appear reddish especially on the cheek and chin regions
  • For darker skin it has an ashy appearance from rapid buildup of dead skin
  • Skin blemishes and breakouts are once in a blue moon an issue here
  • Is drastically affected by UV and low temperatures(cold)
  • Pores are not easily visible.

Oily Skin

  • Drastically affected under exposure to a great amount humidity and/or heat
  • Tends to shine very quickly particularly in the T-zone; the region starting from the forehead, all the way down the nose up to the chin
  • Has a greasy and thick oily appearance
  • Visibly enlarged pores particularly in the areas around the chin ,cheeks and nose
  • Prone to regular skin or acne blemishes especially the whiteheads, blackheads and dark spots resulting from pimples as a result of surplus production of oil by the skin.

Combination skin

Here, there are multiple skin types present at the same time. Usually, the area around the T-zone turns out to have a different skin type from the rest of the face. For instance, it could be oily in the T-zone and normal or even dry on the other areas.

Sensitive Skin

  • Very delicate and thin as well
  • Has very fine pores present
  • There is a tendency of freckled patches to appear, may be dry and reddish
  • Easily irritated by skin care products and could result to burning sensations, stings and itchiness

Thanks for reading I hope it will give you enough info to know your exact skin type, pop in tomorrow for more on makeup artistry…Ba-Bye!