The GIRLS IRL guide to makeup

Makeup is a great way for girls to express their individual style and to enhance their natural beauty. From subtle lip gloss to dramatic eye shadows, makeup is a powerful tool for girls to use to create their own unique look.

It can also be used to boost self-confidence. By applying makeup, girls may be able to feel more confident in their own skin and in their own appearance. In addition, wearing makeup can be a fun and creative activity that allows girls to experiment with different looks and colours.

Wearing makeup can also be a way to show off. Girls may feel empowered and sexy when they wear makeup, and they may be able to showcase their own individual style.

Overall, makeup can be a great way for girls to express themselves, boost their confidence, and show off their own unique style.

This is why we at GIRLS IRL have decided to give our ultimate guide on makeup to highlight some points that you may have not thought of before. These could include the negatives of makeup as well as the best ways to research what works for you.

The Negative Effects

Makeup can be a great way to express ourselves and enhance our look, but it can also have some negative effects on our skin and overall health. Here are some of the potential downsides of wearing makeup:

Clogged Pores

Wearing makeup can cause clogged pores, leading to acne and other skin issues. Makeup can also worsen existing skin problems, such as rosacea and eczema.


Many people are allergic to the ingredients found in makeup, which can lead to skin irritation, itching, and redness.

Hormone Disruption

Some makeup products contain hormone-disrupting chemicals, which can lead to an imbalance in hormones and can cause a range of health problems.

Toxic Chemicals

Many makeup products contain a range of toxic chemicals, such as parabens and phthalates, which can cause skin irritation, an increase in acne breakouts, and even cancer.

Eye Infections

Wearing too much makeup around the eyes can lead to eye infections, dryness, and sensitivity.

Increased Aging

Makeup can also lead to premature aging of the skin, as it can clog pores and trap dirt and bacteria, leading to wrinkles and age spots.

Research What Works For You

Overall, it’s important to be aware of the potential negative effects of wearing makeup. While it can be a great way to express yourself and enhance your look, it’s important to make sure you’re using products that are safe for your skin and won’t cause any long-term damage.

Therefore, we suggest researching what makeup is right for you before buying a product – especially for something that will go on your face.

With so many brands, formulas, and shades available, it can be hard to know what’s best for you. But there are some great ways to determine what makeup is best for you. Here are the best tips for researching makeup:

Understand Your Skin Type

Knowing your skin type is essential when it comes to finding the right makeup for you. Different makeup formulas are designed for different skin types, so understanding yours will help you make the right choices.

Research Brands

Take the time to research makeup brands and read reviews. Check out blogs and YouTube videos to see what products work best for different skin types.

Test Samples

If you’re able to, testing samples of different makeup products is a great way to find out what works best for you. Many makeup brands offer samples to try before you buy.

Read Labels

When researching makeup products, be sure to read the labels carefully. Make sure you’re familiar with the ingredients in the product and that you’re not allergic to any of them.

Ask For Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask for advice. There are experts available everywhere and you’ll never get anywhere without asking!

How To Find The Right Look

Start by determining the look you wish to achieve. Are you going for a natural, everyday look or something more glamorous? Once you have determined the look, you can begin to select the products that are right for you. You will need a foundation, concealer, blush, eye shadow, mascara, eyeliner, and lip colour.

When applying foundation, be sure to start with a clean face and use a brush to evenly blend the product into your skin. If you have visible blemishes, use a concealer to cover them.

For blush, choose a shade that is close to your natural skin tone. Apply it to the apple of your cheeks and blend it outwards.

Eye shadow can be tricky, so it is best to start with a neutral shade and work your way up. Use an eye shadow brush to apply the product to the lid and crease of the eye.

When applying mascara, start at the base of your lashes and wiggle the wand as you move upwards. This will help to separate your lashes and create a fuller look. Finally, use an eyeliner pencil to define the shape of your eyes.

When selecting a lip colour, make sure to choose a shade that complements your skin tone. Use a lip brush to apply the product and be sure to blend the edges for a more natural look. With the right products and techniques, you too can create a beautiful makeup look.

Words by Charlie Vogelsang

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