The power of makeup is undeniable, but learning how to apply makeup isn’t as simple as it seems. When it comes to makeup, skillful application can make all the difference. The best makeup routines help the modern woman boost her confidence and face the world head on – no matter what the day has in store. Applying your favorite products the correct way, and applying the correct amount of makeup can do two things: help you achieve the beauty look you crave, and help you get the most out of your makeup.
Do you ever feel like your makeup is missing something? It’s not the right color, it doesn’t match your skin tone, or you just want to switch up your look. But maybe when it comes to actually putting on all of those products and getting in front of a mirror for an hour to get that perfect look, you don’t have the time. We have highlighted the simple steps that will help create the perfect makeup look for whatever mood you’re in.
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- 1. Prep your skin with a moisturizer and primer
- 2. Take care of the fine lines around the corners of your mouth
- 3. Apply foundation
- 4. Time for concealer
- 5. Add mascara on top and bottom lashes for volume
- 6. Use powder if necessary
- 7. Take it easy on the eyes
- 8. Don't forget about eyebrows
- 9. Add bronzer on apples of cheeks
- 10. Apply two shades of eyeshadow
1. Prep your skin with a moisturizer and primer
This will give your skin a smooth and flawless appearance, help makeup stay on longer throughout the day, and make sure that you minimize any visible pores. It also helps to even out your skin tone. Apart from this, you can use a rosewater spray to set your makeup and refresh your skin throughout the day.
2. Take care of the fine lines around the corners of your mouth
You can use a lip liner in a matching shade to fill those in for an allusion that isn’t there. Just ensure not to overdo it because this has been known to be unflattering. If you’re looking for something with more staying power, try using liquid lipstick instead; just remember that these tend to dry out lips after extended wear.
3. Apply foundation
Not everyone needs a full coverage, but if you want that flawless look, it’s a must. We recommend using a tinted moisturizer or BB cream for an effortless look without being too overbearing on the amount of product you’re applying. Blend out any harsh lines with either a damp beauty sponge or brush in small circular motions until desired consistency is reached. Set this layer with loose powder also applied in small circles, taking care not to add more than necessary as this will help avoid cakey-ness when adding other products later on.
4. Time for concealer
Concealers are great because they do exactly what their name suggests; conceal. Target any areas that need some extra help with either a concealer stick or liquid formula, blending out in small circular motions until all harshness is gone. Sometimes you might need additional coverage in certain areas of the face, such as under the eyes, to eliminate dark circles or blemishes. If you use too much, though, this can actually draw attention to those problem areas! So be careful not to overdo it.
One of the main steps to creating a perfect makeup look is curling your lashes. You want to first start by applying mascara on top lashes and then dispense some onto an eyelash brush so you can apply it evenly along with the bottom ones too. This will give them both extra volume, which might be needed if they aren’t as long or thick as you would like them to be for that beautiful doll-like effect. You don’t necessarily have to use fake-looking lashes anymore since nowadays eyelash extensions are becoming more popular than ever before, with all sorts of shiny yet natural styles available at salons everywhere.
6. Use powder if necessary
A translucent loose setting or pressed powder is perfect for absorbing oil or preventing shine on oily skin types, especially during hot summer months, which tend to make us sweat more throughout the day, causing our faces to become extra shiny. This can also reduce how often we might need touch-ups later throughout the day.
7. Take it easy on the eyes
Avoid using too many different colors if you’re going for a natural look. Instead, use just two shades of eyeshadow and blend them together. This will help to create depth in your look without clashing with that new lip color or making you appear like a clown from all angles. To create a bold look, use more eye shadows and blend them in various ways to help enhance your eyes. This is really great for those who have hooded eyelids because it will open up the area around the eyes, making you appear wider awake! You can also choose to go all out with bright colors or even black, depending on how daring you are feeling that day.
8. Don't forget about eyebrows
Sometimes, when applying foundation, concealer hasn’t been applied yet or simply hasn’t gotten around to doing them at all. Eyebrow pencils are great in filling out sparse areas of brows while still looking natural, especially if your hair color doesn’t match that of your wig/extensions perfectly. You don’t want people noticing that something seems off even though you could just be a makeup pro.
9. Add bronzer on apples of cheeks
When it comes time for blush, instead of reaching straight for your favorite shade, why not mix it up a bit? There are tons of different colors out there on the market to try, and they’re designed for every single type of skin tone. If you have naturally dark cheeks, though, opt for something with just a little more warmth in its pigments like bronzer, or your blush will come off looking too pink against your skin.
10. Apply two shades of eyeshadow
For darker looks especially, if you choose to use multiple shadows, then pick ones that actually complement one another instead of clashing. This means finding some middle ground between cool tones and warm hues, so everything blends smoothly together but doesn’t look muddy either. To do this yourself without spending money getting someone else involved is simple since most shadows come with color descriptions for you to choose from. For example, if your skin tone is drastically different on the two sides of your face (like really pale or dark), use a little bit more shade on the side that’s closer in color instead of using too much contrast between them. This will help balance out any visual discrepancies and give off an even image overall while still looking natural.
There you have it, the steps to creating the perfect makeup look for whatever mood strikes. Whether it’s a bright and bold pop of color on your lips or just some simple winged eyeliner, we hope that these steps will help give you that boost of confidence when applying beauty products.