How to Apply Makeup

Wearing makeup is very common for today’s women; rather it is a necessity for some. It is worn for any occasion be it work, a formal night out or an informal one. There are plenty of ways of applying makeup, but the basics are just the same.But once you get the hang of it, it should be pretty easy. Here are a few tips on how to apply makeup:

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1.Understand Your Skin Well

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What type of skin you have determines what type of makeup you should use. You might be having dry skin, moist skin or oily skin. There are various products available for each of skin type. It is necessary that you use specifically only those products which will suit your skin type.

2.Prepare Your Face

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First, remove any old makeup that you might be having on your face. Your face should be totally clear. It is necessary to remove makeup at the end of the day since any makeup remnant may irritate or clog your skin. For the same reason, you should wash your face with cold water and apply a facial moisturizer. Do this irrespective of what type of skin you have.

3. Prime Your Face, Apply Foundation And Concealer

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Source: Marie Claire

Apply face primer to enhance the makeup look. This should be done by covering the whole face with small amounts of primer. After that, put on a coat of foundation. A foundation brush or a slightly damp beauty sponge can be used to apply foundation. If necessary, blend the foundation into your neck and earlobes. But be careful while choosing the foundation tone. The tone should be similar to your natural skin tone. This can be easily done by using a slightly damp beauty sponge to quickly pick up any loose powder on the face and press all that into the under eye area. After that, gently sweep off any excess powder with a brush. For this, use a large and fluffy brush. This will cover your whole face in a translucent or matching setting powder. Applying concealer is optional. However, it is useful since it will set the foundation well and remove any tackiness. Don’t forget to apply a highlighter and blush after this.

4. Apply Eye Make-Up

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Firstly, add eyeshadow primer. This is optional but adding the primer helps eyeshadow stay on longer. After that, apply eyeshadow by applying a single color over your eyelid. Be careful that the eyeshadow is faded into your natural skin tone specifically near your crease and corners of your eyes. If you wish to use multiple colors of eyeshadow, always be sure that they are carefully blended. Later on, apply eyeliner. Here are the specific steps of apply eyeliner. Choose a color similar to your hair color since that would go along with your eyelashes. You can choose to create a wing that would end up and outwards a bit otherwise, follow your lash line from the inside corner towards the outside corner. To highlight your browbone that is the area under your eyebrow but above your crease by applying one shade lighter eyeshadow. This color doesn’t have to be matte, but if you are choosing to sparkle it make sure it is very subtle. Use a mascara to finish off the eye make-up in style. Dip the brush in mascara and apply it to the top lash with upward strokes. Allow it to dry. If needed, apply it to the bottom lashes. You can try tight-lining your eyes by applying your eyeliner on the waterline of your eyelid but only if you are comfortable.

5. Apply Lip-Makeup

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The first step is to smooth out your lips with a balm or primer. This would make your lips soft and make makeup last longer. After that apply a liner with a liner that matches your lip color or the color you are going to apply. This makes it easy to apply a lipgloss or lipstick. While applying that, start from the middle and make sure to apply the color as close to the edges of lips as you can but that should be done without overdoing it, and it should not even go outside your lip line. For a Vintage Makeup, click here.

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