Step By Step Full Makeup Application For Beginners by Maria Pirela - Musely
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Step By Step Full Makeup Application For Beginners

posted in Beauty > Makeup
02/08/2015
  • Before you Start
    1.Always apply makeup to clean skin (follow the routine appropriate for your skin type).

    2.Make sure you have all the appropriate makeup tools and products you need.

    3.Apply makeup in a well-lighted area.

    4.Use a magnifying mirror to check your blending and overall smoothness.

  • Step 1: Foundation

    Select a foundation for your skin type that matches your skin tone exactly. Using the back of your hand and a synthetic sponge, pour some foundation onto your hand, then transfer the foundation in dots and dabs all over the face and the eyelids. You can also use your fingers to transfer the foundation in dots from the bottle to the face. Use your sponge to blend the foundation down and out over the face. Use the edge of the sponge without foundation (or turn the sponge over to the clean side) to dab or buff away any excess product. Now you have a clear and pretty face.

  • Step 2: Concealer

    Use a concealer that is one or two shades lighter than your foundation. Apply it in a small arc around the inside corner of the eye. Using your fingers or synthetic sponge, blend the concealer out evenly by dabbing and buffing. Avoid pulling or tugging the skin under the eye. You can also apply concealer to the eyelid if that area is dark or, if your concealer has a matte finish, as a way to help eyeshadow cling better. For concealing facial discolorations such as freckles, blemishes, or red spots, use a concealer that matches or is your natural skin tone.

  • Step 3: Powder

    After you apply the foundation and concealer, dust a light layer of powder over the entire face and eyelids. Apply the powder with a large, full, round brush. Avoid using a sponge or powder puff, which can put too much powder onto the face. Pick up some of the powder on the full end of the brush, knock off the excess, and brush it on using the same motion and direction as you did for the foundation (down and out).
    Powder is great for touch-ups as the day goes by to dust down excessive shine.

  • Step 4: Eyeshadow


    Typically, the lightest color is applied to the entire eyelid. Select a deeper color from the same or a complementary color family to shade the crease. Practice your application and blend well; the goal is not to have obvious edges . Remember, lighter colors bring things forward and highlight,dark colors recede and add depth and shading.The second most important thing to eyeshadow application is brushes. So remember that you can buy cheap brushes and high end but i promise they will all work im someways. For ex. the brand ELF sells $1 brushes that are actually very good .

  • Step 5: Eyeliner

    Position the brush, pencil, or applicator as close to the lashline along the eyelid as possible. Then draw a line from the inner to outer corner using one fluid stroke, following the curvature of the eyelid. At first, keep the line as thin as possible, and if a thicker line is desired, repeat the process either across the entire lash line or simply on the outer third of the lid along the lashes.The line along the lower lashes should be thinner and a less-intense color than the upper liner. Make sure that the two lines meet at the back corner of the eye.

  • Step 6: Eyebrow Shaping

    Use a color that closely matches the color of your brows rather than your hair color or a color you think would look better than what already exists. Apply powder brow color using a wedge brush, working in the direction the hair grows. Use a light touch, with short, quick motions, and avoid the temptation to exaggerate the shape of the brow by arching it severely or extending the brow into the temple area.

  • Step 7: Mascara

    If you use a lash curler, use it before you apply mascara. Squeeze gently and Hold for a few seconds , and release slowly. Apply mascara to the upper lashes using long, sweeping strokes. Be sure to begin as close to the lash root as possible and brush up and out. Use an old, cleaned-up mascara wand to remove any clumping that occurs. Apply mascara to the lower lashes by holding the wand perpendicular to the eye and parallel to the lashes (using the tip of the wand). If necessary, use a tissue to wipe excess mascara off the brush before applying to the lower lashes.

  • Step 8: Blush

    Using a blush brush, apply blush along the full line of the cheekbone brushing down and back toward the ear. Always knock the excess powder out of the brush to avoid applying too much blush. Use your sponge to soften any hard edges. Do not apply blush to the temple area, chin, nose, or forehead–this tends to make skin look uneven and ruddy.

  • Step 9: Lipstick and Lip Liner

    A lip brush or lip pencil is an optional accessory. You can use a lip pencil to draw a definitive edge around the mouth to follow when applying lipstick, and a lip brush to control your application. A standard tube of lipstick makes too wide a mark for some lips and too narrow a mark for others. If your lips are small, it is best to use a lip brush; if your lips are large, the only reason to use a lip brush is to improve your accuracy, especially with deeper shades such as red.

  • Important Reminder:
    Good brushes are essential for applying makeup:
    Use soft, pliable brushes. Avoid hard or stiff brushes.
    Use a brush that is the correct size for the area of the face you are working on. Avoid brushes that are too large or too small.
    Remember to knock the excess powder off the brush before you apply the color to your face.
    Brush on the color gently with short even strokes; avoid wiping or rubbing the brush across the face.
    Gently wash your brushes every month or so.

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