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How to Apply Makeup?

Makeup – one of those things most desired by women in order to achieve the desired look that they crave for. A perfect makeup not only helps to enhance your features dramatically, but also helps to hide the flaws more effectively. While some women are most trained to apply makeup all on their own and have a good knowledge of makeup products. There are others who lack the knowledge to know what looks good on their face and how they can apply makeup all by themselves without rushing to the salon.

It’s important to know here that the “natural look” is perfect whether you’re easing yourself into makeup or would simply like to try something new. And for achieving this natural look you don’t need to get hold of an expert. Some simple tricks and just a little knowledge is what you most need in order to apply makeup and flaunt those looks all day long. However, always remember that you should never compromise on the makeup products you use on your skin. Cheap makeup products may be light in your pocket but will only damage your skin, so go for good quality products always.

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Makeup: Know More

Applying makeup is not rocket science; all you need is to know your features better and to understand what looks good on your face. Being inspired by a celebrity or a friend is a healthy habit, but being obsessed with them is never a good idea. If you like the makeup and the looks of some other person, never try to copy their makeup in order to get this looks. Always take the time to understand which kind of makeup would look good on your face. Apply makeup most appropriately. If you feel the need, you can always ask for help from your friends and family or any other make-up expert to help you in this task.

Tips & Trick to Apply Makeup:

The below makeup tricks will help you a lot in order to apply makeup perfectly within the walls of your home. These simple methods are important and necessary not just for keeping the skin and face in good condition and but also helping you to look the way you would want to. Have a look at these:

Clean Your Face

The first step to any skin care routine should be cleansing the face. Cleanse, tone and moisturize with suitable products twice daily, but not before determining your skin type. Choose a face wash that’s suitable for your skin. Always exfoliate your skin if you have skin problems like spots/blackheads etc. All this is really essential before you start to apply makeup on your face.

These steps help prevent damage to your skin from the harsh makeup products and prepare your skin in a better way. If you already have old makeup on face, make sure to put makeup remover or water on a cotton ball. Dab or rub the cotton ball in small circles to remove old makeup and apply makeup effectively.В  All these help to hydrate your skin and give you a glowing skin too.В 

Use Toner

A toner is a must if you really worry for your skin and want to take good care of it! People might say this is optional. It’s not! Toning the skin is equally as important as it is to wash your face. A toner helps to tighten the pores and balances the pH levels of your skin. If you always want to enjoy a tighter skin and never want enlarged pores on your face then toning is the key. Toning the face should always be your second step before you set out to apply makeup beautifully on your face. However, always make sure you use a good-quality toner here. Just dab a little toner on a cotton ball and then use this to apply on your face. Leave as it is before you apply the moisturizer.

Use Moisturizer

This is the third step after cleaning your face and before you set out to apply makeup effectively. A moisturizer is one of the last products to go on your face during a skin care routine. Moisturizing is an integral part of skin care. Gently rub in an unscented, oil free lotion using a small dab to the size of a pea. No matter what your skin type is, don’t skip using a moisturizer. Scented lotions can aggravate your skin and cause breakouts or an allergic reaction, and oily lotions will encourage acne.

Also, a sunscreen and a primer would not act as a replacement for a moisturizer. For a more natural look, instead of using foundation, you can also use a tinted moisturizer. Tinted moisturizers blend in while evening out your skin tone and commonly contain SPF. This will protect your skin from the sun. This is equally important before you start out to apply makeup on your face.

Apply Concealer

As the name suggests, a concealer’s job is to conceal any spots or imperfections. It is vital that you only dab and not blend the concealer since you don’t want to be moving the product around too much. Applying your concealer before foundation helps to keep foundation to a minimal amount. While doing so make sure you apply the concealer directly on the spot and not around it at any given time.

Make sure this is the exact same color as your skin. Optionally set with beige powder to complete the effect here. Always remember the ring finger has the lightest touch, so it’s best to opt for it when blending in delicate areas like the under eye area. Always make sure you don’t apply too much of the concealer; you only need enough to cover the spot and not spread it all around. This is really crucial before you set out to apply makeup on your face.

Apply Powder Foundation

Always make sure you sit in a well-lighted room and test the foundation to make sure it’s the right color for your skin type when you set to apply makeup. Before you start, it’s best to determine whether or not you’re using the right foundation color. Since everybody has a different skin tone its best to be sure of the foundation color in order to use the best one for your skin. This is really essential before you set yourself to apply makeup on your face.В  You can also dab a few marks on your cheek and angle your face different ways to see if the color matches. If you have bags or discoloration under your eyes, make 3 dots on the line of the circles under your eyes. Blend it gently using your ring finger.

While applying otherwise, take your finger or a sponge dab in the foundation, and dab it on your face. Blend it until it looks like your skin tone. Be sure to go underneath your jaw line. If you stop at the edge of your face, there will be a clear line where the foundation ends, making it look like you’re wearing a mask.

Apply Bronzer

In order to give yourself a natural glow, always use a bronzer on your skin. It is one of the crucial steps to apply makeup on your face. But if applied incorrectly bronzer can look silly on people with pale skin so be sure of that. Therefore, lightly brush bronzer all over your face before you are all set to apply makeup. It is important to note that some people wait until after they have applied makeup to their eyes to add bronzer or blush. Practice at home with bronzer to see if it looks good on you before going out with it on. Skip this step if you don’t like the way it looks. There is no boundation that you have to apply bronzer. It must look good on your face if you apply it, so if it doesn’t, then don’t hesitate to keep it back on the table.

Apply Blush

CrГЁme blush generally works better than powder because it gives you a dewy look and lasts longer. You can apply blush instead here if you were not happy with bronzer.

Here simply smile to determine where the blush should go, and dust it onto the apples of your cheeks with a light hand. Use gentle strokes. Always check on both sides of the cheek to see whether the result is as desired after blending the blush. If you want more intensity, use more blush and blend as instructed above. Avoid too much of it! You don’t want to look like a clown, right? Note that you should not apply both blush and bronzer; choose one. Thus an understanding is important before you are applying makeup on your face whatever purpose it might be for.

Use Eyeliner

Line your upper lash line with a brown, black or gray kohl pencil. Be careful when you do this as you might not want to disturb the eye because when you are doing it for the first time, you should be a little careful. Some women prefer not to do this, as eyeliner looks a little less natural than an eye with just mascara. Other beauty specialists say to line your eyes with a roasted-colored gel liner before you set out to do eye makeup. To complete this step line two-thirds of your top lash line and one-third of your bottom lash line. Smudge the line with a cotton bud. This is important before you apply makeup on the rest of your face.

Use White Liner

Some people also like to add a bit of white eyeliner or shadow under the brow bone to make their eyes appear brighter and more awake. Here simply line the inside corners of your eyes with either white eyeliner or white eye shadow to give your eyes a brighter look. You can actually skip this step if you don’t want to use the white eyeliner, but it just helps to make the eyes look more beautiful and natural. If you are blessed with expressive big eyes you can skip this method before you apply makeup to your face.

Use the Eye Shadow

Use two shades of eye shadow for a professional look. Always use non-shimmery and natural colors like browns, nudes, pastels or taupe if you want a simple everyday look. For those occasions where you need to add more colors, wine shades, purple, reds, green and blues do a great job.

If you are using cream shadows either top it with a translucent powder or apply a same shaded powder eye shadow to seal it in place. While applying, apply a light, neutral tone all over your lid and just above your crease and use a slightly darker to softly line the top lid and outline your crease. Remember to blend the colors if you want a natural look on your face. Complete the eye shadow before applying makeup effectively to your entire face.

Get Hold of Mascara

If you want to make your eyelashes stand out against your skin, put on one layer of your favorite mascara. But before you do this, make sure you curl your eyelashes because curling your eyelashes will give you a bright, awake look.

Here use your eyelash curler to gently curl your lashes. Add false lashes for a dramatic effect. Do keep in mind to choose the lash glue carefully. Don’t use any other glue than the one that’s meant for the eyelashes at any cost. Now, apply another layer of mascara to make it look thicker and fuller. Remember to first apply and then curl them along with the natural lashes if you use false lashes. Once done, apply mascara. This is an essential step before you apply makeup to the rest of your face.

Apply a Sheer Nude

Make sure you take a damp washcloth and gently rub over the lips to remove the dead skin if you have chapped lips. Alternatively, you can use a damp toothbrush to do the same. Now take a lip balm and apply it, let it sit for 2 minutes at least on the lips. Gently remove excess balm using a blotting paper or a napkin and then it’s time to apply a sheer nude on the lips. You can sue lip stain as well; it is generally best because it looks natural and lasts all day without any worries. Avoid using chalky lipsticks or shiny lip glosses. Use a color that’s close to your natural lip color in order to look original and not like a dolled up mannequin.

Shimmering Blush

Take the shimmering blush and dab a tiny amount of it onto the center of your lips for the best results. However, it is not necessary in order to achieve the desired look. Listen to your heart here! Do what feels (and looks) best to you! Some people do not like the look of blush in the center of your lips – test this step out at home before going out with it on.

With this, you must achieve a dewy, fresh, radiant look on your face. Take into account the above steps when you apply makeup all by yourself within the walls of your home. You certainly won’t be disappointed.