Tips For Makeup Application

This article basically gives a step-by-step guide on how to apply makeup and the basic tools that are needed.

Applying make-up should not be difficult. It should be a regime that accents your beauty internally, by making you feel good about yourself and externally, by making you look terrific. First of all, start with a clean face. You will need several tools to make your make-up look it's best. Brushes are very important so be sure to invest in some good quality tools.

Apply Foundation, Concealer and Powders

This is the base for your make-up application. Apply the foundation with your fingers or a Q-tip in dots in areas of your face. With a cosmetic sponge, spread the foundation until it is well-blended into the skin. Be sure to check and make sure that you do not have any lines showing underneath the chin area.

Next, you will need to apply concealer to any blemishes or under-eye circles that you may have. You can use a shade lighter than you skin-tone. When applying concealer to the undereye area, pat gently into the skin and do not rub. Using your finger, pat the concealer into the skin on the blemish areas also until you can no longer see the concealer.

Now it is time to set the previous applications by applying translucent face powder. Get out a big, fluffy powder brush and dip it into some loose facial powder. You can then apply the powder over your entire face.

A few extra tips in this area include apply foundation and powder to your eyelids and lips. This will help your make-up stay on longer.

Start with the Lips

Use a lip pencil to outline the lips and make them stand out. The next step will be to apply lipstick with a lip brush. A lip brush makes the lipstick look professionally applied. If you put the lipstick on first, it will set the scene for applying your other make up.

Brighten Up Your Eyes

Apply a neutral color eye shadow over the lid and up to the eyebrow. Next put a lighter shade on the brow bone and blend it in. Use a blending brush to sweep softly over the lid to blend the shadow in well. Next, apply the eye liner. The best way to line the eye be to use an eye pencil and draw a line underneath the lashes. Take a Q-tip or a liner pencil and blend the liner to get a smoky affect. Last of all, pay special attention to your eyelashes. Use an eyelash curler and curl the lashes for a few seconds. This will open up your eyes and make them look more beautiful than ever. At this point, apply a coat of mascara to the upper lashes and then the lower lashes. A second coat may be used but let the first coat dry first.


Smile, take a blush brush and apply a shade of blush to your cheeks. After this part, sweep the brush back into the hairline. This will make your face glow.

This is the basics of make-up application. There are many colors and tools to experiment. Find your look and remember, applying make-up is an art which makes you look your best.

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