Makeup can be daunting for beginners. It’s hard to know where to start, and there are so many products out there that it can be difficult to decide which one is the best of all. This blog post will give you a rundown on some basic rules and tips for applying makeup properly. We’ll also go over some beginner-friendly makeup product suggestions that we think you’ll love!
Before applying makeup
Make sure your skin is clean
Before applying makeup you first need to make sure your skin is clean and free of any oils or dirt. You can do this by using a gentle cleanser and warm water to wash your face, then pat dry with some paper towels before moving on the next step in applying makeup properly – moisturising!
Use a light moisturiser
Once your skin is clean and dry you need to use a light moisturiser to give your skin a smooth, even surface and to help makeup stay in place.
Apply a primer
The next step is applying primer – this will make the foundation or powder you apply after last longer as well making it easier for them both go on smoothly without any caking! Primer also helps fill out pores so they’re not noticeable when wearing heavy coverage products like concealers that can be used afterwards if needed (though we recommend using lighter weight foundations first). Your eye area should always have an extra layer of moisturiser before anything else because dryness around eyes causes wrinkles which are hard to remove once there’s been too much damage done already…and nobody wants those pesky things showing up prematurely now do we? 😉
Apply a small amount of concealer under your eyes to cover any dark circles. Using a small pointed brush, apply a small amount of concealer to the inner corner and outer corners and then blend it into your skin.
Use a powder
Apply a light dusting of powder to set the concealer and moisturiser. Be sure not put too much on or it can end up looking cakey, which is never attractive! If you’re using an oil-free product for your foundation then use translucent setting power instead as this will work better with that type than other powders might do.
Doing your eye makeup
Using a small, flat brush, brush on your eyeshadow of choice onto your eyelid. For the eyeshadow to stick better it’s best not put too much on your brush so that there is less chance of fallout onto clothes later in day! If using an eyeliner pencil then be sure apply this first before applying shadow as they don’t work well together – trust me, I know from experience. For those with hooded lids like myself who find their liner smudging when applied over eye shadows, try lining just above lash line rather than all along the top lid where skin tends to get oily throughout the course of the morning.
Your eyeshadow should be applied from the lash line to just after the crease of the eyelid, and is best applied in a gradient that fades upwards toward the bone.
After you finish applying your eyeshadow, it’s important to set the look by dusting over it with your powder.
Using either a pencil of gel eyeliner (gel is best for beginners), line the top and bottom lash lines.
The best way to apply eyeliner is by starting at one corner of your eye, drawing a line along that side until you reach just before where it curves up toward our nose. Then take another sweep from this point back towards yourself for an even look without gaps in between each stroke or harsh angles on either edge – if there are any mistakes they can be corrected with concealer after application!
Curl your lashes using a lash curler. Put the lash curler on your upper eyelash, press and hold for around 5 seconds.
Apply your mascara
Apply your mascara by wiggling the brush back and forth as you move it from root to tip. Apply a few coats of this for an even, full look!
Mascara applying tips:
- Do not apply too much or else lashes will stick together in clumps. This is also why we curl our eyelashes before applying – so that they can be lifted up off their base which makes them easier targets when coating with mascara.
- To avoid getting smudges on other areas around eyes (like under the eye area) use a cotton swab dipped into makeup remover/oil-based cleanser then gently wipe away.
Cheeks and Lips
Apply blush to your cheeks in a circular motion, starting from the apple of your cheek and working up to just below where you want it.
There are many types of blush available for different skin tones and desired effects. A few popular ones include: cream, powder or liquid blushes. We recommend trying different ones to see what you prefer.
Apply lipstick or lip gloss
To apply lipstick or lip gloss, pucker your lips and start at the centre of your lips. Work outwards and apply a generous amount to both top lip, then bottom one in an upward motion so that it doesn’t smudge on other areas around mouth (like your teeth).
Check yourself out
Using a mirror and bright lighting (natural lighting if possible), check out your makeup and make sure everything has blended well.
Hollywood mirrors are perfect for applying makeup because they have bright lights, perfect magnification and are just the right height!
Frequently Asked Questions About Applying Makeup
What kind of foundations are available?
There are many different types of foundations available. Some people prefer liquid foundation, while others like powder or cream-based products better for their skin type and needs – it’s a personal preference!
Liquid is typically the most popular choice because they’re easy to apply with fingers (or makeup brushes) but can also be applied using sponges as well so that you don’t have an overly heavy application, which may not suit your preferences in terms of both texture/coverage level
Powder provides more of a matte finish than other options; some powders come preloaded into compacts whereas loose versions need to be pressed through a sponge applicator before applying onto your skin.
What type of eyeliner is best for me? Gel or pencil?
Gel is best for those who want a more intense application. Pencils are great because they’re easy to apply and come in many different colours, but may not provide as much coverage or intensity of colour on your eyelids (depending which one you choose). For beginners it’s recommended that gel liners be used with makeup brushes rather than directly applied from the tube onto skin – this will help avoid any mistakes!
Can I use makeup to cover scratches on my face?
No, makeup is not a cover-up for scratches. However it can be used to hide any redness or blotchiness on your skin that’s caused by acne and other breakouts – just make sure you use the right type of concealer (liquid) in order avoid clogging pores!
Is there a difference between CC/BB cream and foundation?
CC/BB creams are lighter than foundation and provide more coverage, so they’re great for people with dry skin. Foundation is thicker in consistency but provides less moisture to the face – it’s best suited if you have an oily complexion.
What’s the difference between foundation and concealer?
Foundation is used to cover up any blemishes or redness on the skin, while concealer can be applied over a spot of foundation in order for it not show through. Concealer should also match your natural complexion – if you have light-coloured hair and fair features then use one with yellow undertones; whereas those who are darker will need something that’s pinky/peachy toned.
How can I do winged eyeliner?
The easiest way to do winged eyeliner is by using a liquid liner. Hold the pen at an angle and draw from the inner corner of your eye outwards, then finish off with another line that goes upwards towards the outer edge – this will create more depth in appearance than just one straight stroke! If you’re struggling for precision or want something less dramatic try smudging some black eyeshadow over the top instead; it’ll give a similar effect without as much hassle involved.
How can I shape my eyebrows using makeup?
If you’re looking for a quick fix for your eyebrows, use an eyebrow pencil or powder. If they need more work then try using some brow gel and combing through with a spoolie brush – this will give them that natural look! You can also fill in any sparse areas by brushing on a black eyeshadow over the top of it; just make sure not to go overboard as we want something subtle rather than dramatic.
How can I cover dark circles under my eyes?
If you’re looking for a quick fix, use some concealer. If they need more work then try using an eye cream and patting it over the area with your finger; this will give them a more natural look.