How To Apply Makeup?

In today's society, putting on make-up has become very common, whether it's to get to work or to socialize. However, if you are new to the world of cosmetics, you could be lost in the midst of endless varieties of makeup and style. Fortunately, it is not difficult to learn which are the most basic makeup products and how to use them.

  1. 1 Remove all traces of makeup. When applying makeup, it is necessary to start with a clean canvas. For this, remove all traces of makeup from the night before with which you could have slept or wash any makeup applied earlier in the day. By trying to apply more makeup on your old makeup (not to mention retouching), the result will be thicker and less natural than when makeup a clean face.
    • Know that you should always remove makeup at the end of the day. Sleeping with your makeup could clog your pores and give you pimples and wrinkles.
  2. 2 Wash your face. For the same reason that you remove your previous makeup, you should also wash your face. By leaving perspiration or sebum on your face, your makeup would be shiny and thick after a few hours. Use a cleanser to gently cleanse your face, spending about 1 minute massaging your skin to remove dead skin cells and bacteria. Finish by applying a moisturizer. Dry skin will look brittle and will produce too much sebum during the day, to try to compensate for its dryness. Be sure to take good care of your skin by applying a moisturizer.
  3. 3 Apply corrector. A concealer aims to unify the complexion by camouflaging the buttons or dark circles. Use a corrective brush or your finger (clean) to fade the product under your eyes, on red areas or on brown spots and spots. Blend the product so you do not end up with discolored marks on your face.
  4. 4 Apply a layer of foundation. There are several types of foundations, but all apply in the same way. Liquid foundations, cream or powder, all act in the same way to unify the complexion and melt your natural complexion with the already applied corrector. Use a foundation brush to apply the product to your entire face, blending it well in your neck and under your ears, if necessary. Be aware that your foundation should be the same color as your skin, neither much brighter nor much darker. You will need to apply your foundation over the concealer, so that your complexion is perfectly unified.
    • You can use a corrector brush to add a little more foundation on stubborn pimples.
    • The liquid foundation can be applied to the finger, but you may introduce bacteria into your pores and then have pimples.
  5. 5 Use concealer. The concealer is intended to hide the lighter or darker color of the skin under the eyes. You can use it on your skin to hide some dark areas by using a light shade. Apply the concealer with your fingers or with a brush under your eyes by imagining an inverted triangle, under the bridge of the nose, in the center of your forehead and above your upper lip. By using a color close to the natural color of your skin, you can hide your blackheads and other imperfections. Combine it well with your foundation to not leave marks.
  6. 6 Attach your foundation. This step is optional, but if you want your makeup to last a long time, you can apply a powder so that the foundation and the concealer stay in place. Use a large fluffy brush and cover your entire face with neutral powder or the color of your foundation. This step is especially important if you use a liquid foundation, as it will help fix the product and eliminate any shine [1] .
  7. 7 Apply an illuminator. Once the foundation and powder are applied, your face looks likely flat, because of its uniform color. To bring depth, you will have to create the illusion of shadow and light. Use a powder or cream illuminator to illuminate the darker points of your face: the inner corners of your eyes, under your eyebrows, in the center and above your upper lip, on the sides of your cheekbones. Your face will be brighter and more enlightened.
    • Draw a "3" from your cheeks to your eyebrows and to your forehead for a perfect application.
    • You could use your fingers or a small special brush to apply your illuminator.
  8. 8 Add depth by contouring your face. Unlike illuminating your face, contouring it involves applying a slightly darker powder than your complexion to the areas you want to fade or minimize. Generally, you will have to contour your face by applying this powder under your cheekbones, in the hollow of your cheeks and on the sides of your nose. Your face will appear thinner and longer and will recreate the shadows that usually appear without the foundation.
  9. 9 Apply a touch of blush. The last step in makeup your complexion is to apply blush on your cheeks. Everyone has a little color in their cheeks, but this color varies from person to person. Apply your blush with a large brush on your cheekbones (the rounded part that forms when you smile). Keep your hand light with the blush, apply just enough to replace the color that would appear naturally.
  10. 10 Fill your eyebrows. This step is optional, depending on the density of your eyebrows, but it is generally advisable to fill very thin or sparse eyebrows. Choose a pencil or eyebrow color that is close to the natural color of your eyebrows. Start by ironing the contours of your eyebrows, then fill the inside with a little bit of color. Use small pencil strokes to copy the hairs of your eyebrows and trace them in the same direction as the growth of your eyebrows [2] .
  1. 1 Apply an eye shadow primer. This step is also optional, but applying a primer will help your eye shadow stay in place for much longer. If you are used to apply your eye shadow without primer, you have probably noticed that the product fades or becomes greasy and flows into the hollow of your eyelid after a few hours. Use the tip of your finger to apply your primer, fading from your lashes to above the hollow of the eyelid.
  2. 2 Apply your eye shadow. There are many ways to apply an eye shadow, but the easiest and most classic way is to apply a single color on the entire eyelid. Use a specific brush to apply the product on your eyelid, starting from your eyelashes and blending outward. Blend the eye shadow in the hollow of your eyelid and in the outer and inner corners of your eyes, to avoid demarcations. If you want a more dramatic look, apply a second darker color, in a C , from the outer corner of your eye to a few millimeters below your eyebrow.
    • Your eye shadow should never go all the way to your eyebrow and should never protrude over the side of your eyebrow (unless you are looking to create a very dramatic look).
    • You can apply your eye shadow on your lower eyelid, as long as you do not make it over your lower lashes.
    • Use a slightly lighter shade under your eyebrows to put the area just under the eyebrows in value. If your skin is clear, choose a natural color (white, sand, cream). You can also use a color a little lighter than your natural skin color without necessarily using a matte product, but any shine should be light and unobtrusive.
    • If you use several eye shadow colors, always make sure to blend them into each other.
  3. 3 Apply eyeliner. The eyeliner is used to give the illusion of more lashes. For this, choose a color close to the natural color of your eyelashes (or brown if you have blond eyelashes). For a smoother look, use an eyeliner pencil or create a smooth, crisp effect with a creamy or liquid eyeliner. Draw a dashed line along your lashes, then connect the dots by drawing a solid line. You can choose to go up the line at its end for a feline look or just follow the path of your eyelashes.
    • Apply eyeliner to your lower lashes only for special occasions, as the resulting look will be much bolder and darker and less natural than eyeliner only applied along the upper lashes.
    • If you like, you can try to emphasize your look by applying eyeliner over your lower lashes.
  4. 4 Finish with mascara. To complete your eye makeup, you will need to apply mascara. Depending on the look you want, you can choose from different mascaras. If you have short eyelashes, use a mascara that will add length or if you have fine lashes, use a volumizing mascara. Dip the brush into the mascara once and wipe the product lightly around the edges of the vial or on a tissue. Looking down, apply the mascara on your upper lashes, from the bottom to the top. Start on the inside corner of your eye and work outward. Apply two coats for each eye, then allow to dry [3] .
    • Stir the brush during application, to coat the eyelashes instead of applying the product only on the lower layer of eyelashes.
    • Never pump the mascara brush into the bottle or you will create air pockets.
    • Avoid applying more than two coats of mascara, because the look obtained would be pasty and much less natural.
    • To give your lashes a more complete appearance, apply a layer of talc between the two layers of mascara. This will bring a little bit of volume and length to your eyelashes.
  1. 1 Smooth your lips. Apply lip balm or primer. The product you apply then will last much longer and the color will be brighter. And who does not prefer soft lips? Applying a good lip balm will prevent them from drying out later in the day, which could be caused by lipstick or gloss.
  2. 2 Apply a lip liner . Trace the contours of your mouth with a pencil the color of your lips. Prune your pencil and iron the natural outline of your mouth. Once your lips are well defined, use the pencil to color your lips. This will unify the color and texture of your lips and it will then be easier to apply gloss or lipstick.
  3. 3 Apply lipstick or gloss with a brush. Choose a lipstick or gloss to apply over the pencil. For a natural look, just go with a nude shade or choose a bright shade for a bolder look. Start the application in the center of your lip and blend the color outward. Make sure to apply the color as close to the edge as you can, without exceeding the lip-liner line . To avoid putting lipstick on your teeth, place your index finger on your teeth and remove it quickly: the excess product will stick to your finger and you will avoid having teeth stained with lipstick.
  4. 4 Finish your look. Once your lips are made up, your look is finished! Check that the makeup has not drooled and that there is no eye shadow on your face that you will otherwise have to remove with a large brush. If you see any mistakes, grind them with a cotton swab dipped in makeup remover [4] .
    • Once you're done, you should fix your makeup with a fixing spray. Spray 4 to 5 times on your entire face, holding the spray 20 to 30 cm from your face. So, your makeup will last much longer!

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