Basic Makeup Tips

Basic Makeup: How to Apply? Part II

In the previous blog, you have seen how important it is to have a clean face before you actually start applying makeup.  You would also remember how one should apply a good concealer to cover the dark circles or blemishes that are there on the face.  Then of course, we have dealt with the way in which a good foundation can be applied.  In this blog, we will further see how the entire procedure of applying makeup can be taken forward.


Setting the foundation:  Come to seriously think of it, this step is extremely essential if you wish the makeup to last for a long time.  For this, you should make use of setting powder and this will help in holding the concealer and foundation in its place.  Make use of a fluffy and large brush so that you can cover the entire face in either matching or a neutral setting powder.  This becomes crucial if you are using the liquid foundation.  When you use the setting powder, it will help in removing the extra sheen from your foundation.

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Applying the highlighter:  Once you are done with applying the foundation, your next move should be in the direction of applying the highlighter.  Highlighter will help in breaking the monotony of the uniform color you have achieved through applying the foundation.  You can make use of a powder or cream to highlight specific areas on your face.  For instance, you can highlight the area below your eyebrows or the inner corners of the eyes, the center of Cupid’s bow or sides of the cheekbones.  Do not do all, but choose to highlight one or two so that it looks perfect.  You could apply the highlighter with your fingers or make use of a highlighter brush too.

Contouring:   This is essential to bring out the highlights in the face.  This is a process wherein a powder is used which is just a few shades more intense than the original skin tone of the person.  Generally, contouring is needed on the hollows of the cheeks, under the cheekbones and sides of the nose.  When contouring is done in the right manner it will help a person’s face look longer and thinner in appearance.

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Applying a little blush:  This is the final stage in preparing your face.  Add a little bit of color to your cheeks.  Well, you should be cautious when you are choosing the color as it has to gel well with the foundation and contouring you have done.  So, do not get it heavy and go slow on the color so that it gives an overall blended look.

Filling in the eyebrows:  This may be the last step considering the condition in which your eyebrows are in.  Yes, fullness of the eyebrows does not call for much of making up.  Filling in the eyebrows is strongly recommended for those people who have sparse or thin eyebrows.  Choose an eyebrow pencil whose color is close to the color of your hair.  Outline the edges of the eyebrows and then start filling in towards the center by using a little color.  With the help of small strokes, and done in the direction of the hair growth, fill up the entire space.

Now, your face is fully ready with the basic makeup done.

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