How To Makeup Like A Pro (Plus what every girl needs to have in their makeup kit)
How To Apply Makeup Perfectly
These steps are infallible, and if you even have about five minutes of your patience to spare, you will become a pro within no time. So let’s get rolling to the fun part.
What You Need:
- Blush/ Bronzer
- Eye Shadow
- Eye liner
As per your preference, you can choose to skip the products you don’t wish to wear, but we’ve got the whole step-by-step tutorial chalked out for you. It’s also really important to be aware of your skin-type as you can decide what kind of products to pick – oil based, water based or mineral makeup. Pick the kind that meets your personal requirements. Only, after completing the pre-makeup routine, move on to these steps.
Step By Step Tutorial
PART I: Achieving A Flawless Base
Using A Primer
The first and foremost step is to apply a primer. Doing this will boost coverage, smoothen out your texture, minimize pores and will increase the longevity of your makeup. If you’re going to be running around or sweating, then a primer is a must. The L’Oreal Paris Base Magique primer is a great option for a primer.
￼￼ Choose the exact shade of foundation for your skin tone to achieve a flawless look. A good trick for finding the right shade is to match it to your chest. Remember the golden rule, ladies – less is more. That’s the case with foundation. Take some product on the back of your hand and apply it on your face using a brush or a damp makeup sponge for an airbrushed effect. Make sure you blend the product well along your face, jawline, and neck, so you don’t look like an Oompa-Loompa. For better coverage, take some foundation, using your concealer brush and apply over stubborn blemishes.
Time To Conceal
A concealer is typically used to cover up those bothersome spots, blemishes and dark circles. Use a concealer in a shade slightly lighter than your skin tone to brighten and even out any areas that need work. With a concealer brush, apply the concealer under your eyes in an upside-down triangular shape and blend well.
Dab some product on spots and other imperfections and blend the edges well, so it seamlessly blends into your foundation. Choose a liquid concealer for light coverage and a wide area of your face – as for your under-eye area. Choose a compact or stick concealer for a better coverage and small areas.
Setting Your Foundation
￼￼ This step is totally optional but if you are someone with oily skin then make sure to use a compact or setting powder in a color matching your skin tone. You can use a sponge or a buffing brush to apply the product evenly on your face and neck. A compact is easy to tuck into your purse and you can touch-up to keep your face looking shine-free.
Time To Enhance Your Features
Once you have your base ready, it’s time to define and enhance your beautiful features!
Enhancing Your Eyes ￼￼
Make sure to purchase a high-quality eyeliner and mascara, so it won’t smudge or smear. Using an eyeliner, line your upper waterline and the outer corners of your lower lashline.
Use a brush to smudge the product to avoid harsh lines.
Use an eyelash curler to curl your lashes.
- Apply a coat of mascara to instantly open up your eyes and make you look more awake and bright. You can add a hint of a neutral shade of eyeshadow to your eyelids for a complete look. Getting Those Brows-On-Fleek ￼￼
- Defining your eyebrows instantly adds structure to your face. If you have naturally dark, well-defined eyebrows then congratulations, you may skip this step. But if you have sparse or over-plucked eyebrows, then you can use an eyebrow pencil or brow pomade to fill them in.
- Choose a pencil or product that very closely matches your eyebrows.
- Use short strokes to create small “hairs” in the gaps.
- Use a makeup brush to blend and brush out the product evenly into your eyebrows for a natural look. Once you fill them in, you can use an eyebrow gel to set them in place.
There are various amazing products available in the market, specifically for your brows like eyebrow kits and duo-shapers. For special dos, add a highlighter under the brows to make them stand out!
Applying Blush ￼￼
Blush adds a cheeky glow to your skin and makes it look fresh and healthy. Use a blush brush to apply the blush to the apples of your cheek. Refrain from mixing textures – if you are using a powder, stick to a powder blush and if you are going sans powder, stick to a cream blush. You can add a touch of highlighter or luminizer to your cheek bones, along the bridge of your nose and under your brow bone for an appealing radiance.
Working On That Pout Before you put on anything on your lips, make sure you’ve moisturized them with some lip balm for lush and healthy looking lips. Choose lip colors that complement your skin tone. If you want to wear nude lipstick, find the right shade of nude for your skin tone. If you’re feeling chirpy and want to go with bright colors, find shades that you can work with. If you’re looking for heavy coverage, wear lipstick. If you want sheer coverage, line your lips with a lip pencil and dab some liquid lipstick or gloss. ￼￼
Voila! Your makeup is complete, and you’re set to go out there and rule! Wasn’t that easy? With just a few steps, here and there, every day, you can achieve this camera-ready look.
As per your preference, you can amp it up or down to suit the occasion and atmosphere. Makeup is a fun affair, but there are certain measures you must keep in mind if you want to avoid any kind of skin troubles and other issues.
Precautions To Be Taken While Applying Makeup
Remember, hygiene is a very important aspect of both applying and removing makeup. If you want your skin to remain healthy, then do follow certain standards in the application of makeup. Invest in high-quality makeup products and make sure to keep a check on their expiry dates to avoid reactions and breakouts. Dispose off any old products beforehand. Always wash your hands with an anti-bacterial soap before you start doing your makeup. Make sure you wash your makeup brushes and sponges every other week because these tools tend to accumulate a lot of dirt and grime in them. Say ‘no’ to sharing makeup. Sharing your makeup products such as eyeliners or lipsticks may lead to spread of bacteria and infections. Prevention is better than cure so remember to not share your personal products just like you wouldn’t share your toothbrush. Be gentle with your eyes and do not use sharp objects or pencils to do your eyes. A moment of rush may result in injury. So always be careful while you do your eyes. Store your makeup in a dry and cool place. Avoiding and Fixing Makeup Blunders There are times when things won’t go in accordance to your wishes, and your makeup may go terribly wrong. For times like these, it’s always good to have a few tips in handy to fix them blunders! Let’s go over this real quick.
Firstly, don’t try to look fairer or darker – please use the exact shade of foundation for your skin tone to avoid the first and one of the most commonly committed blunders – the wrong shade of foundation! Just NO! The right way to choose your foundation shade is to take a little bit of it on your finger tips and blend it on your jawline or neckline. If you can’t see it once it’s properly blended, then that’s your shade. Always blend the product well, on your face, neck and onto the exposed chest part so that the colors match, if your hands are dark, then you can add some on your hands as well. If you have gotten excess product on your face, then take a wet wipe and gently dab it on your face to remove any excess product. You can do the same in case you’ve gotten excess concealer on.
This is one of the most cringe-worthy blunders you can commit. You’re supposed to line the natural lining of your lips to add definition. Do not go all ‘Kylie Jenner’ on your lips to make them look bigger. Use a neutral shade or a liner that is one shade brighter than your natural lip color. If you get any excess liner on, take some makeup remover on a cotton pad and carefully remove the excess product without disturbing the lipstick. Over-plucked Eyebrows Please be gentle while defining your brows, so you don’t end up looking like you literally drew them on with a Sharpie! Use a color that looks natural on your face and make short, gentle strokes to fill them in.
In case you’ve gone overboard with your blusher, then use your compact powder to color correct. You don’t want to end up looking like a clown. Lipstick When you want to lighten your lipstick, take a tissue paper, fold it into half and kiss it, placing it between your upper and lower lips.
When applying eye shadow, keep in mind not to extend it upto your eyebrows. When applying eyeliner, keep the lining as close to your waterline as possible for the best look.
Ladies, we hope you’ve got some of these tips penned down on the back of your minds. We covered a whole bunch of simple steps to help you achieve makeup that is on-point for the next time you want to play around with different looks!
Everything you need for complete, 12-hour coverage.
Hydration is Key: Starting with moisturized skin makes application more even across drier and oilier areas.
Grab a Sponge: Pressing with a sponge helps foundation absorb more easily.
Get Hands On: The warmth of your fingers helps foundation adhere best.
Pick the Perfect Shade: Use the inside of your wrist or neck to check if it’s right for you.
#2 The Plan
PERFECT APPLICATION PLAN
A step-by-step guide for flawless coverage.
Just a Drop: Add a pea-sized amount of foundation to your sponge.
Get Cheeky: Start at your cheeks/cheekbones and swipe out, towards your jawline.
#3 The Finishing Touches
SIMPLE TIPS TO COMPLETE YOUR LOOK
Simple tips to complete your look.
Pressing Details: Always press foundation into skin. Wiping it across the face makes it noticeable.
Put a Ring (Finger) On It: To avoid creasing and skin pulling, use your ring finger to gently tap makeup around the delicate eye area.
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What every beginner needs to have in their makeup kit
Makeup beginners, don't be confused by the thousands of products on the cosmetic shelves. From eyelash curlers to kabuki brushes, there are so many makeup tools on the market that it can be tough to figure out exactly what you need in your makeup kit.
If you're ready to step your game up but don't want to waste space (or money) on unnecessary items, we've got your back. We've rounded up the must-have items—nothing more, nothing less. Not only are they easy for newbies to use, they've been put to the test and have quickly become pro favorites, too. Discover exactly what you need to have on hand with our selects below.
MOISTURIZER AND PRIMER
Great makeup begins with great skincare. Prep your skin with a tandem slathering of moisturizer and primer. The duo will ensure a flawless base that keeps makeup in place all day.
CONCEALER AND FOUNDATION
Beginners can eliminate the risk of caked-on foundation by adding an opaque concealer to their kit. L.A. Girl's ceaseless formula camouflages imperfections, allowing you to use less foundation. When paired with foundation, no one will be able to tell where your skin ends and the makeup begins.
EYEBROW POMADE AND SPOOLIE BRUSH
Among the most important features on your face: the eyebrows.
EYELINER AND MASCARA
There’s really no need to fiddle around with applying false lashes. Blogger Precious which gives the illusion of thicker fringe, with a few swipes of Benefit’s They Are Real Lengthening Volumizing Mascara to add dramatic length.
NUDE AND RED LIPSTICK
No kit is complete without go-to lip colors. These two hues are universally flattering and versatile enough to keep you covered from the office to the dance floor.
BRUSHES AND TOOLS
In order to put apply your makeup properly you’ll need to use the right tools. The Beauty blender is perfect for effortlessly blending foundations, blush, and concealer.
BLUSH AND HIGHLIGHTER
Add healthy color and a subtle glow to your skin with a classic blush and highlighter.
EYE SHADOW PALETTE
If you’re experimenting with eyeshadows, this palette is perfect for you. It offers a range of everyday nudes, plus a hint of bright colors to play around with.
Q-TIPS AND MAKEUP WIPES
Even pros make mistakes—and dabbing a Q-tip into lotion is their secret for instantly erasing errors. For those nights when you’re too lazy to wash your face, makeup wipes will be your best friend.
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