As a beginner to makeup, sometimes it can become overwhelming trying to figure out best practices. Here are 9 basic makeup tips to help you get started on our journey into the beautiful world of makeup.
- Always start with a clean face.
Prep the skin by cleansing it and removing any dirt and old makeup. When it comes to make up, think of your face as a canvas. You want to paint the best picture possible by starting with a fresh canvas.
- Moisturize your skin.
Apply some moisturizer to your face based on your skin type. Moisturizer will moisten the skin, preparing it to receive the foundation better. Be sure to allow the moisturizer to completely dry before moving forward.
- Apply a primer.
Choose and apply a primer based on your skin type. Primer is used to seal off your pores and minimize shine, helping the foundation and makeup last throughout the day.
Use a concealer the same shade of your skin tone to conceal blemishes, hyperpigmentation, and under eye circles. Be sure to blend the concealer well into your skin, then brush a small amount of setting powder over the concealed areas.
- Apply foundation.
Choose a foundation to apply based on shade, coverage and finish. The shade of your foundation should match your skin tone. The foundation should also depend on whether or not you prefer full, medium or sheer coverage. The finish should be based on your skin type. Matte finish works best for people with oily skin. A Dewey finish is suitable for someone with drier skin, while a Satin finish is suitable for all skin types.
- Eye shadow and liner
Apply your eye shadow and eye liner based on your desired look and eye shape.
Apply a shade of blush in the hallows of your cheek. Choose a blush shade that goes well with your eye shadow and the undertones of your skin.
- Lip stick and Liner
Just like your blush, chose a lipstick that goes well with your eye shadow and the undertones of your skin. Apply a lip liner first to decrease the chance of the lipstick running or smudging around your lips.
- Set your look.
Apply a setting powder to help your makeup stay in place throughout the day. You can also apply a finishing spray to help set your look.