Beauty blogging has become a phenomenon. Whether through blogs, vlogs or Instagram pages, beauty sites are prospering when it comes to visitor hits. Beauty bloggers can bring in money from advertising while exercising their passion for the beauty industry. What's not to love? So if you have an everlasting love for all things beauty, here’s how to join the ranks of the beauty blogging elite.
Live And Breath All Things Beauty
If you’re reading this, chances are, you spend hours trawling through the internet looking at the latest beauty products and reading reviews. We can’t blame you. We do too! To be a beauty blogger, you have to be entirely dedicated to the cause. There’s a lot more to know about beauty than you might think. Make sure that you know all of the best brands. If you’re specialising in cruelty free products, make sure you know the laws of animal testing. Note all of the companies that refuse to practice animal testing in your own country and abroad. Also know the difference between vegan and cruelty free products. Know all about different skin types and what’s best for each. Skin tones vary massively. Understand what will suit different skin tones, hair colours and eye colours.
Photography Is Your Friend
If you’re going to be a beauty blogger, you will need to practice what you preach. If people can see that your makeup is flawless, they’re much more likely to trust in what you say. They’ll listen to your reviews and take up your advice. So, unsurprisingly, photography is a huge part of beauty blogging. Know your angles. Know how to use lighting to your advantage. Understand different types of lighting and how they’ll affect your look. Wondering where to start with all of this? Take a basic photography course. It’ll teach you absolutely everything that you need to know. Your pictures will improve and you will be able to pass your knowledge on to your readers. Cue the perfect selfie! Check out classes and timetables at Photography Course London.
Know The Basics
There are a few beauty basics that every beauty blogger should know. Make sure you don’t skip the classics while focusing on more extravagant makeup styles. The basics are this: skin, eyes and lips. These are the most decorated parts of any makeup fanatic’s face. Recently eyebrows have upped in the ranks of the beauty scale too. Learn how to make the boldest brow you can without starting to verge on the notorious “Scouse brow” look. Practice applying foundation, eyeliner, mascara and lipstick.
This is where you can start to have more fun. Experiment. Makeup is a great tool to change the way you look and how people perceive you. Try out more daring looks. From contouring to bold eyeshadows and shocking lips. This is what will garner you a wider readership. People will be intrigued to know how you create certain looks that catch the eye or are completely alternative.
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