Every person wants to always look beautiful. Some choose to go beyond the natural way and even go under the knife just to achieve their dream look despite the high cost and the risk. Of course, there’s really nothing wrong with that as long you’re ready for the outcome, you can afford to pay, and most importantly you are happy. But, if there is another way that is easier, painless, and less costly that you can do to get that amazing look you’ve always dreamed of, would you not prefer to choose this method instead?
Knowing how to properly apply a makeup is the answer to getting the beauty looks you love. While it is true that applying makeup is bad for your skin as it can cause acne, blemishes and other skin issues, makeup can actually help boost your self-esteem and confidence. To combat these kind of skin problems, i would suggest you check our recent review on Spot Eraser Pro(which you might have seen on tv!). You would not like to go to the office with a tired looking face or attend an interview with a potential employer with a stressed haggard look.
Applying a makeup is not as easy as brushing your teeth. It needs skills and tons of practice for you to learn. If you’re just a beginner and you have never applied makeup before, choosing the right products and tools can be very stressful for you. Worry no more as I will walk you through it step by step below.
Remove your old Makeup
If you’re already wearing a makeup but needs to apply a new one, make sure to remove first your old makeup. Applying more makeup on the top of your old makeup is not a good idea as it makes your face appear unnatural, cakey, and uneven.
Aside from that, it can clog your pores which can cause acne or skin irritation. To remove your makeup, make sure to use a makeup remover or an oil as a substitute.
Wash your face
You must not forget to wash your face before you begin to apply your makeup. Facial washing removes dirt, oils, dead skin cells, and other unwanted impurities that collect on your skin throughout the day which can cause skin infection.
Make sure to rub and massage your face gently with a mild facial cleanser or any cleanser suitable for your skin type so that your skin looks fresh. Make sure to rinse thoroughly after.
Hydrate your skin with Moisturizer
Applying a moisturizer is one of the steps that is often overlooked when applying makeup. Keeping your skin hydrated is as important as all the other steps. A good quality moisturizer with an SPF of at least 15 is highly recommended as it protects you from the sun’s harmful UV rays that can cause wrinkles and blemishes.
It also helps maintain a flawless and even skin. To apply moisturizer, put a small amount onto your fingers and gently rub it from the center of your face and move upwards. You can then proceed with the next step once it dries.
Apply a Primer
Well, basically if you have already put moisturizer on your face, you can skip this step. For me, this step is optional and I really don’t always apply this step in my daily makeup routine. But, if you are planning to run or do any physical activities that require you to sweat a lot, you have more reasons to include this step.
A primer is a base to your foundation that helps cover your pores and fine lines. It can make your look lasts longer and can prevent your makeup from smudging or wearing off easily due to sweat.
Foundation comes in different forms. It can be in the form of liquid, powder or cream. But, all forms have the same purpose and that is to enhance the appearance of the skin making it to look more smooth, even, and flawless. Take note that choosing a shade that matches to your skin tone is important.
If you’re wondering how to get that perfect shade for you, consider putting a small amount of foundation on the back portion of your hand. You’ve found a true match if it disappears without some sort of blending. Or you can also do test foundation colors against your jawline and check if it disappears.
The amount of foundation and the manner of application really depends on what kind of look you want. If you just want a light coverage look, you can use your fingers to blend it properly but make sure they’re clean as you don’t want to transfer bacteria and dirt to your face. You can also use an egg-shape beauty blender which I guess is everyone’s favorite beauty tool nowadays to better apply and blend foundation on your face.
You may think that the foundation is already enough to cover blemishes, dark spots, and other unwanted areas. Well, you’re wrong. It will never be enough to hide these skin problems.
As much as we want to cover them solely with foundation, there will always be stubborn blemishes, wrinkles, and dark under-eye circles that are still visible. Applying concealer is the solution to these problems. It minimizes the appearance of these problem areas. To apply concealer, put it directly to the areas that need to be concealed using a makeup brush or a beauty blender. Make sure to blend it properly and set it up with a powder to the hold your concealer in place and to achieve a long-lasting, crease-free makeup.
Setting powder sets up your foundation or makeup. It’s very important to set your makeup with a setting powder because when you use foundation, you will tend to get an oily face after some time. Thus, setting powder can control oil-formation. Make sure though to apply the necessary amount only using a large and fluffy powder brush.
Too much of it can make your makeup look cakey. You can add more to certain areas that need coverage especially oily parts of your face.
Many celebrities lately have applied highlighter to their makeup. It has become one of the face makeups that we should not forget if we want our look to be more natural, brighter and glowing. Well, I really don’t put a highlighter on my face on normal days. But of course, I do love highlighter.
To accentuate some parts of your face, add highlighter to your cheekbone, the inner corner of your eye, under the brow bone, and cupids bow.
If you’re not confident with the natural shape of your nose, applying highlighter along the bridge of your nose with the shades darker than your skin color on the sides of your nose can make your nose appear thinner and slimmer. There is really no need for you to undergo surgery, highlighter got your back.
While highlighter enhances your face best features, the contour is the opposite. It minimizes and reduces areas you don’t want to emphasize. Contour is applying a powder, cream or stick that is a few darker shade than your skin tone. If you want to look slimmer, consider contouring under your cheekbones in the hollows of your cheeks. To make your large forehead appear smaller, contour near your hairline. When you’re done, apply bronzer to add color to your face using a large bronzer brush and don’t forget to blend it into your neck.
Applying a little bit of blush can help you look younger and healthy. To add color and vibrant to your face, apply blush with a large brush on the apples of your cheeks. Do not put too little or too much blush, make sure it’s enough to achieve that natural looking rosy cheeks.
Fill in your eyebrows
Getting that amazing and looking good eyebrows has been my obsession even until now. I wasn’t good at filling in my eyebrows before which led me to watch a lot of eyebrow tutorials. I normally have thin eyebrows which sometimes make me look sick, so I can never go out without my eyebrows getting done.
Your eyebrows can totally change your look, so it’s definitely worth spending your time learning how to fill in your eyebrows.
In choosing a brow pencil, you must first consider your natural hair color. You must pick a color that is quite similar to your hair color. Brush your eyebrows for you to be able to locate where your eyebrows should start and end. Outline the edge of your eyebrows and fill out your eyebrows with a light, upward strokes of the pencil. To blend out the color, brush your brows again and set them with a brow gel to hold the hairs in place so they can last longer.
Putting eyeshadow can make you more stunning and gorgeous. It makes your overall makeup look more interesting. However, this can never be an easy step. There is going to be a trial and error to see which colors fit for you. Whichever look you use, it’s always a good idea to select two complementary shadows: a darker shade or a lighter shade.
Use your eyeshadow brush and dip it into the lighter shade. Apply the eyeshadow starting from your lash line and ending just above your eyelid crease. You can then apply the darker shade at the outside corner of your eye above your top lashes and sweep it along the eyelid where the brow bone hits the crease. Make sure to blend the two colors together
The correct way of applying eyeliner can change how your eyes look. It can make your eyes appear bigger or change their shape as a whole. It’s always vital to know how to apply this properly as one mistake can ruin your overall makeup.
Prepare makeup remover in advance in case your hand slips. To apply eyeliner, keep the liner tip near the lash line. Apply a thin at the inner corner of your eye and then make it thicker towards the outer corner. Make small dashes along the lash line. Connect the dashes to fill in the gaps after.
An eye makeup is never complete without putting a mascara on. It can make your eyes look brighter and awake even with a few swipes. There are different colors of mascara that you can choose from, but the most popular is the black color. To start using a mascara, curl your eyelashes at the base of your eyelash with an eyelash curler. Once your eyelashes are curled, dip the brush to the mascara tube. Make sure to swirl the brush so that all bristles will be coated in mascara. Wriggle the mascara brush as you apply across the roots of your eyelashes to create more volume.
Finish off with your favorite Lippie
Before applying your favorite shade of lipstick, make sure to apply a lip balm to your lips to prevent them from getting chapped or cracked. Outline your lips with a lip liner that matches your lip color so that it will be easier for you to apply lipstick later.
Start applying your lipstick or lip gloss from the center of your lips and blend the colors outward.
Set your makeup with a Setting Spray
Reapplying makeup from time to time can be very annoying and just a waste of time especially when you have a hectic schedule. To keep a makeup that stays on all day long, it’s important now to add setting spray to your makeup routine.
Setting spray prevents your makeup from greasing or creasing. Spray the setting spray a few times to your face to keep your makeup last longer. Make sure though that you hold the bottle 8 inches away from your face when spraying. And you’re good to go!
I know makeup steps or routine is so hard to take in and needs a lot of time to master them, but with patience and determination to learn, applying makeup will eventually just be an easy peasy for you.