Step 1: Select a Preset Look or Create a Personalized Look
After playing around in YouCam Makeup, I decided to try on one of the pretty preset looks called "Pure" that works for an afternoon out with the girls or even in the workplace. After selecting the preset look, I clicked on the check in the top right corner to save the changes on my face. Then, for more personalization, I adjusted the colors in the preset look by selecting specific areas including Mouth and Eye. I changed my lipstick to a brighter color pink lip and the eye shadow to a more purple iridescent shade.
Next, to see all the products and application techniques used in the virtual makeup look, click on the heart-plus icon. Here you can see all the products, colors, and how they were applied. You can also go a step further and save this look to use again in the future.
After you've clicked on the heart-plus icon, you can see what products and colors were used to create your look in this "Save My Look" list. This is the blueprint you can use to apply the makeup look in real life! Don't forget to scroll down to view the full list of the products.
If this is a look you created yourself or modified from a preset look as I did, you can also choose "Save" at the bottom to name the look and use it again in the future. Or you can choose "Compare" to see a close up before and after image (as the tiny preview image in the bottom right corner shows).
Step 3: Gather Your Makeup to Begin Applying
Now you don't need spend a fortune at Sephora or go running to the drugstore to buy a ton of makeup to create the looks in real life. A makeup kit with the essentials is enough to create most of the traditional makeup looks in YouCam Makeup (of course recreating our costume looks require many more products!)
If you are just getting started and aren't sure what products you would need to create your YouCam Makeup looks on your own face, you can get some ideas for a budget makeup kit such as this drugstore starter kit of makeup essentials from blogger Hairspray and Highheels or the ultimate makeup kit for $100 from blogger Cara from Maskcara.com.
Step 4: Use Your "Save My Look" Blueprint and Start Applying
My makeup kit includes an eye shadow palette with a variety of colors to play with, powder blush, liquid black eyeliner, a simple black mascara, a few different shades of lipstick and a few makeup brushes including essentials like an eye shadow brush and blush brush (without mentioning my everyday skin basics like foundation, powder and concealer).
Before (left) and After Applying Lipstick and Blush (Right)
For the eyes, I always start with eyeliner first, then lashes, and finally apply the eye shadow. The eyeliner I used was a basic liquid black liner that is a good product for creating almost any of the liner styles in YouCam Makeup. Liquid liner gives you a more defined and dramatic look and is typically longer lasting than a pencil. Start with a fine line at the inner corner of the eye, and as you work your way to the outer corner, make the line slightly thicker. You can also line the eye and go back over with a liner brush and black or dark brown eye shadow to fill in the area closest to your lashes. Then, I applied mascara to the top lashes only. Clean up any mess or stray lines with a cotton swab and a little water/makeup remover.
After Applying Eyeliner and a Coat of Mascara on My Lashes
After Applying Eye Shadow on my Eyelids According to the Chart
The Final Result...
After applying the whole look according to the YouCam Makeup blueprint, the result is pretty close to my virtual creation! I'm very pleased with how it turned out and can't wait to create my next YouCam Makeup inspired look. If you've created you own looks in real life using YouCam Makeup as the inspiration, share them with us in the comments below or on our YouCam Perfect and YouCam Makeup Facebook page.
YouCam Makeup (left) versus Real Makeup (right)
To try on your own virtual makeup looks, get YouCam Makeup for free on your iOS and Android devices.