Have you ever found yourself shopping for new beauty products only to need clarification about why there are so many choices? Do you need to contour your face and apply bronzing makeup?
Which works best, airbrush or foundation, and how should you use them to make your complexion look more natural?
After a while, your shopping cart will seem redundant, and every makeup tutorial on YouTube will sound like noise. The good news? If you feel this way, then you’re not alone. Whether you need a beginner make up tutorial or want to try out all the latest beauty trends, we’ve got you covered with updates on all the basics.
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First of All, What are These Products?
Whether you’ve completely mastered your makeup routine or have no idea how to do it, most of us could use a review of what’s in our makeup kit. Read the comprehensive guide below for a step-by-step guide on how to apply makeup.
Skin tone products
Foundation: even if you’re just a beginner at applying makeup, you must have at least one trustworthy foundation. Foundations can be liquid, cream, or powder and are designed to even out skin tone and smooth out imperfections.
Concealer: Concealers are meant to brighten up the under-eye area or additionally cover specific areas such as dark circles, pimples, acne scars, and more. Depending on the effect you want to achieve, you can choose a matte or hydrating concealer.
Highlighter and contour: These two are the secrets behind the contoured, perfect faces we often see on celebrities and influencers. “Contour colors always recede, adding depth, while highlighters bring the light forward. Together, they add overall Dimension.
Blush and bronzer: For beginners, contouring powders and bronzers often need clarification. But remember that contouring makes shadows, while bronzer gives you a natural, sun-kissed glow that brings out your cheeks and other features.
Setting products: you have a variety of setting options. We love the effect of setting powders when we want to lock in a look. When we want to smooth out fine lines and blur pores, we use setting powder, which also gives an airbrush effect. When we want to add a bit of dewiness while keeping our makeup in place, a setting spray gets the job done.
● Eyeshadow: Eyeshadow is a tinted powder or cream applied to the eyelid to highlight the eyes. Colors come in various finishes and shades, from matte to shimmer to duo-chrome and satin. They also contain varying degrees of pigmentation.
● Eyeliner: Eyeliner defines the eyes, enhances their shape, and creates a different look.
● Mascara: Mascara is used to make eyebrows look longer. Different formulas can make your eyelashes look darker, fuller, longer, or thicker.
● Eyebrow Pencil: Eyebrow pencils draw out your eyebrows, giving you the most natural look possible. The fine tip creates strokes that resemble real hair, and “the texture of the wax mimics real eyebrows.”
● Brow Powder: For filling in sparse spots, brow powder is a great option for beginners. If you don’t have powder, you can use eyeshadow to achieve the same effect. Be sure to choose a shade that most closely resembles your brow color.
● Lip primer: Lip primer is used to hold your lip product in place and create a smooth canvas for your lip product.
● Lip Pencil: Lip Pencil enhances the shape of your lips and is used as a contour to set parameters before applying lipstick. This step is important to us because it keeps our lipstick from running.
Additionally, to create a fuller pout, we can use a lip liner to outline the mouth and gently outline the lip line.
● Lipstick: Lipstick colors your lips and makes your mouth look fuller. It comes in different shades for sunlight and forms, like matte and liquid lipstick.
● Lip Gloss: Lip gloss provides a glossy finish and is available in various colors, from completely translucent to highly pigmented. Depending on the formula, I always find that the best way to use lip gloss is to apply it with the original applicator and use my fingers to apply it
Make up Tutorials
Prepare your skin
It’s vital to prepare your skin with skincare products before applying makeup. “Always cleanse and moisturize according to your skin type,” says Sesnek. “Without it, makeup will never work properly.” You can get an even, perfectly applied makeup look if your skin is adequately prepped. Instead, your foundation will look heavy and skewed toward the dry parts of your complexion, and concealer will become caked on.
Not all primers are created equal, so choosing one that suits your skin type is best for best results.
Prepare your foundation and concealer
Now that your skin is prepared and primed, you can apply your makeup. Usually, you will apply foundation and concealer, but sometimes, we apply concealer first.
If you use a concealer in a lighter three shades to brighten, apply it over your foundation. Also, if you use concealer to hide blemishes or color-correct, I would do all that before applying your foundation.
We dot some foundation on the T-zone, focusing on the forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin. Next, we recommend using a foundation brush to blend it in. While you can certainly use a makeup sponge or even your fingers, a foundation brush is quick and easy, making it a great choice for beginners. For a natural look, start with a small amount of product and blend well.
After putting on foundation, it’s time to put on makeup. Pay attention to the areas you want to hide, like the dark circles under your eyes, the area around your nose, and any other flaws or marks. It’s important to pat makeup on instead of dragging it on.
Use your ring finger, concealer brush, or sponge to apply to blemishes gently. To cover your eyes, draw two inverted triangles underneath your eyes and gently blend the edges into your foundation. The inverted triangle technique is not only foolproof, but it also brightens the entire face.
Set your foundation
We brush or velvet puff into our setting powder and tap to remove excess. We always want to ensure it’s evenly covered before applying it to the skin. Next, press it onto your face to ensure you don’t move the makeup around during application. Focus on the areas of your face (usually the T-zone) where you must touch up your makeup frequently throughout the day.
Using an angled brush, focus on where to create the Dimension.
Using beige or non-orange matte bronzer makeup can improve your skills if you need to be more skilled. Apply bronzer below the jawline, on the sides of the cheeks, and around the forehead as if you were contouring.
When applying a highlighter, we recommend focusing on the “high” points of the face where the sun naturally hits. “Adding highlighter above the cheekbones, alongside the arch of the eyebrow, and below the bridge of the nose and blending it in nicely will produce the truest Dimension. To apply, dip the brush into the product and tap to remove excess powder. Next, glide it gently over the high points mentioned above.
Add some color
Once you’ve chosen your color, it’s time to start stamping. Using a fluffy brush, apply bronzing makeup around your hairline, cheekbones, and chin. What’s the easiest way to remember this? Think of the number three. Draw a number “3” across your face, from your hairline to your cheeks, and ending with a circle below your jawline. It is the best way to apply makeup. We’ve found that mixing in circular, sweeping motions works best for the best look.
And putting some powder on the bridge of your nose can make it look like you’ve been out in the sun.
When it comes to blush, choosing a shade that brings out your skin’s natural undertones is best. Next, use a brush to apply blush to the apples to create a subtle, natural flush, and move the brush in circular motions to smudge.
A foolproof way to apply blush is to smile and dust off excess blush, allowing the brush to brush upward and against your cheeks.
Focus on eye makeup
You have complete freedom when it comes to putting on eye makeup. You can change your eye makeup to fit your mood based on where you’re going and what you want to wear.
Generally, it would help if you always had mascara, eyeliner, and eyeshadow on hand. The rest is up to you.
Once you’ve applied your eyeshadow, it’s time to move on to eyeliner. As a beginner, it’s recommended to use a creamy, non-waterproof pencil closest to your lashes and start until you can line your eyes or add wings or felines more easily. Keep cotton swabs close by for easy cleaning.
Eyebrows deserve attention on their own. You can use various products (such as eyebrow pencils, powders, or gels) to make brows look fuller or enhance their natural shape.
Use a pencil for the most natural way to mimic your real hair. If you want to fill in sparse patches, use a brow powder. Finally, remove the brow gel when you need to keep irregularities in place.
If using a lip primer, prepare your lips before you begin. Next, outline your mouth using a lip liner. We’ve created the illusion of a bigger pout by contouring or drawing a slight line across the lips. Next, use this as an outline and apply lipstick.
You now understand all the basic and optional elements of how to apply makeup step-by-step. We hope you can use this guide to build your makeup confidence and take your look to the next level.
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