Contouring and Highlighting
Usually really wet mascaras will cause your lashes to stick together!
You can use a mascara with a more dry formula or separating mascara brush like Maybelline Mega Plush, Maybelline Illegal Lengths, Covergirl Lash Blast or Loreal Million Lashes.
You could also dry applying mascara in a zig zag motion. Start at the base of your lashes and wiggle slightly till you get to the end of the lashes. This just helps separate your lashes a little more so they don’t get stuck together. Some people even go through with a dry, clean mascara brush or mascara comb :)
MAC - Diva
It will have a mixture of both! They will teach basic makeup and beauty skills so it’s totally okay to be a beginner.
I’d say make sure you do good research into a school you’re thinking about because a lot of beauty schools will have a main focus on hair and hair styling along with makeup and beauty. Unless you don’t mind that, just a heads up! :)
Revlon Nearly Naked, Loreal True Match (or their Lumi version which is more moisturizing), Garnier BB Cream (they make one for oily skin too) or Maybelline Fit Me :)
Personally MAC Pro Longwear is my fav :)
Long lasting, great coverage, not cakey, great for under the eyes or on blemishes and the bottle will last you forever!
For under the eyes I also love Maybelline Dark Circle Eraser, it’s super light weight so it doesnt crease, hydrating, blends easily and it’s very brightening.
Revlon Photoready is also a great basic concealer, great coverage and very creamy :)
Sounds like you have dry skin! Because dry skin will have flaking, dry patches and the nose is a very common area to be dry.
Some foundations can make it worse and really accentuate dry patches and flakes like if the foundation is too drying like a “oil control” or “long lasting” foundation meant for oily skin. Foundations that are too thin and liquidy will also make dry patches look worse because it’s not gliding over the dry areas smoothly. You want a foundation that blends flawlessly and is very creamy so it will easily glide over the skin and not irritate dry skin. Some great foundations would be Revlon Colorstay Whipped, Loreal True Match Lumi (make sure to get Lumi not the original), NARS Sheer Glow, MAC Studio Sculpt, Revlon Age Defying (foundations for “older, mature skin are very moisturizing) or Garnier BB Cream.
Using a smoothing primer under your foundation will help as well by creating a thin layer between your dry patches and the foundation almost like creating a new skin texture so the foundation will sit on the skin better and not look flakey. Try primers like Benefit Porefessional, Revlon Beyond Natural Smoothing Primer (only sold at Walmart now, might be discontinued but still sold on Amazon and online), Monistat Anti Chafing Gel (sounds weird I know, but a great cheaper option for a high end quality primer!) or MAC Prep & Prime.
However a good primer and foundation won’t solve the problem just make it look better. To get rid of dry patches and flakes you have to
Exfoliate once a week or once every two weeks if you have sensitive skin. Check out my post all about exfoliating here. This will actually buff away the dry skin so your skin is more smooth. Then you have to keep that up with using a good moisturizer. Use a thicker, rich cream moisturizer at night to reeeeally moisturize! Also avoid using really harsh face washes like ones for acne stick to a really gentle face wash like Cetaphil’s Daily Cleanser or Philosophy Purity :)
Check my makeup tips link on the top of my page, in there you will find a makeup starter kit guide, best of the best drugstore products, must have face & eye brushes, best drugstore foundations, and more makeup tips like how to apply foundation flawlessly, etc! Just a bunch of info & makeup basics.
I’d link it but I’m on my phone :)