The greatest thing about applying makeup is that once you get past the awkward stage it is going to be so much fun and experimental. Whether you need it for work or as a way to jumpstart your newly rejuvenated social life, correctly applying makeup will make you look like you – only better.
It sounds so easy and hard at the same time, doesn’t it? If you find yourself asking, “How do I apply makeup?”, then you have come to the right place. If you apply makeup techniques that you read in magazine and the end result is not too great, you may be trying to copy a skill that is far greater than yours.
Mirror Mirror – What Do You See?
If you start with the basic techniques first, you will spend less time on mistakes and awkward moments. To begin, you need to examine your facial features to get ideas of what kind of colors you think would look great on you. Pay attention to the special features such as eyebrows, lips and overall condition of your skin.
If what you see is a bit shoddy, get it professionally fixed! Have your eyebrows tweezed at the salon, your lips buffed to get rid of dead skin cells and exfoliate to reveal fresh and radiant skin before you apply color. You will need to learn all about skin care before you get to play around with make up, and that is lesson number one.
The Ace of Base – Key to Smoother-Looking Skin
Once you’ve finished prepping up your canvas, start by applying your choice of foundation base, you can choose the consistency depending on your skin condition (matte for oily, moisturizing for dry, dewy for normal) and use a sponge applicator for it. Once you have covered up any visible imperfections such as pimples, blemishes and spider veins, you need to work on concealing the circles under your eyes. This is done by tapping on a bit of cream concealer on your eye bags and finishing it off with a dusting of loose powder.
Now take a look in the mirror and you will see a cleaner, brighter and more even toned you!
Make up color is fun, but go easy on the rainbow. After curling your lashes and putting on mascara, apply eyeliner around the rim of your peepers to make them stand out. If you have been reading on techniques in order to achieve this, you will probably choose a fat smudgy pen instead of liquid liner because it is less accident prone.
Get the Tools to Do The Moves
Professionally made up eyes usually entail different kinds of brushes. But as a novice you will do well to start with a round fluffy brush (for adding highlights to your brow bone) and an angular sable brush (to fill in your lids with color of choice).
Learning how to apply makeup correctly also includes knowing where to swipe your blush. If it’s too high, you will end up looking like a clown. If you apply it underneath your cheekbones, however, you will end up with a great contour with a hint of blush on it.
Apply your favorite lip color (gloss is always your best bet for daytime and it is also very easy to apply in a hurry) and dot some clear sparkly gloss on the center of your lower lip to make your pout a little bit like Angelina Jolie’s (the dot will attract light and make your lip look a lot plumper).