How to Apply Makeup
If you ever applied makeup before, all the products can be intimidating. Don’t worry this will walk you through step by step on how to apply makeup.
Preparing the face
Step 1: When applying makeup its necessary to start with a clean palette. You should always start with using moisturizer and primers for your skin.
• Keep in mind you should always remove your makeup at the end of the day, sleeping with your makeup can clog pores and cause blemishes and wrinkles.
Step 2: There are all different types of foundations but they are generally applied the same way. Foundation is like creating an even base for all your other makeup. Use a brush or a damp beauty sponge to apply the foundation and blend all around your face and neck for a seamless look.
• You can use a concealer brush to add a little extra foundation to cover up stubborn areas and blemishes.
Step 3: Apply concealer under the eyes, chin and forehead. Then blend your concealer so it seamlessly blends into your foundation.
•The purpose of concealer is to even out uneven skin tone like dark circles and blemishes.
•You can use a concealer in a shade lighter to brighten dark areas.
Step 4: Set your foundation and concealer. Use a damp beauty sponge to apply the powder under your eyes, forehead and chin, use a brush to remove the excess powder.
• If you’re looking for a long lasting, crease free makeup you should use a setting powder to hold your foundation and concealer in place.
Step 5: To provide depth you’ll need to create the illusion of highlights and shadows. Contouring involves using a shade darker than your skin tone, applying it under the cheekbones, sides of your nose, under your jaw line and next to your hair line. Buff it out to blend it. Apply highlighter above your cheekbones, down your nose, chin, inner corners of your eyes and eyebrow bone. This will make your face look more bright and awake than it would otherwise
Step 6: Using an eyeshadow brush, apply the darker color on the outer eye and blend inward and outward and the main color in the middle of the eye. Make sure colors are blended together to prevent any harsh lines. If you’re using multiple colors of eyeshadow make sure to blend them together.
Step 7: Apply eyeliner to provide the illusion of a fuller lash line. Follow your lash line as a guide to help draw your liner, and extend your wing outward and upward. Finish off your eye look with mascara. Looking straight forward, apply it to the top lashes with upward strokes and bottom lashes with downward strokes. Some helpful tips, wiggle the brush as you apply it to grasp every strand. And never apply more than two coats of mascara this will create a clumpy unnatural look.
Step 8: To finish off your look apply lipstick. You want to outline your lips first to make it easier to apply the lipstick. Apply your lipstick or lip gloss start in the center of your lip and blend outwards.
• Be sure to apply the color as close to the edges of your lips without overdoing it and going outside your lip line.