I’ve already written about the many reasons why I love makeup. But liking cosmetics doesn’t mean I’m great at actually putting them on my face. In fact, I’m actually kind of terrible at it. I’ve made many makeup mistakes in my day. Everyone has. Celebrities do it all the time. But the key to avoiding cosmetic catastrophes isn’t really getting better at makeup, it’s just learning tricks to avoid making yourself look like a Ganguro girl.
Over a lifetime of trial-and-error (mostly error–some day I’ll post a picture of me when I was 12 and I thought silver eyeshadow was the best invention since graphic t-shirts), I’ve figured out a few things to take the guesswork out of makeup. Here are those tricks.
Image: A Ganguro girl, courtesy of OusiderJapan.