A Simple Guide To Putting On Makeup
They say that makeup brings out your best features. While that is true, putting on cosmetics without the right skills can lead to a disaster instead. Therefore, if you are new to makeup, you should consider reading blogs and forums for makeup tips before anything else. Here is an easy guide for those who want to learn how to put on makeup.
Your base should be your first priority. Start by investing in a good moisturizer, many cosmetic brands offer creams that act as a moisturizer and sunscreen. These work by keeping your skin supple and protecting it from sun damage, especially wrinkles.
Choose a moisturizer for your skin type. There are brands that manufacture different varieties, for oily, dry, combination and even sensitive skin. You may opt for tinted moisturizer as well, if you prefer to go without foundation.
Use a primer to keep your foundation in place. These can be used over your moisturizer. However, there are some cosmetic companies that offer primers that contain moisturizers as well. Once you have your primer on, you may start applying your foundation, which you should use sparingly. If you have acne breakouts or any reddish areas, you can cover them with a bit of concealer.
The goal should be to blend properly. Start with light round movements using a foundation brush and create a seamless finish by targeting any creases with a blending sponge. You can use translucent powder to set makeup. However, keep it light, as it may show through in pictures.
Make sure that you use eyebrow gel and powder, especially if you use foundation. This will add definition to your eyes. Choose a color closest to your brows and sweep the gel on lightly. After a minute, start brushing the powder over the gel. You can use Q-tips around your brows to create clean lines.
If you are going to a daytime event, you may use neutral tones on your eyes. For night events, a smokey eye is both dramatic yet minimalist, compared to vivid colors. Use the lightest shade over your brow bone, the medium shade on your lid and the darkest hue in on the crease. You can use your fingertips to blend it, if you don’t have the right brush. Remember to use a light color for the inner corners of the eyes for extra definition, and finish up with mascara and/or eyeliner.
Lips And Cheeks
If you use nude shades on your eyes, you can opt for a brighter shade of lipstick. However, if you decide to go with bolder eye colors, it would be best to stick to a neutral lip color. Please note that certain brands sell lip and cheek tints, which are perfect for someone who is not that skilled at choosing complimentary shades.
Putting on makeup is easy, as long as you understand the basics. As you get better at this, you might want to try a wider array of looks. If you want to try new looks and colors, video tutorials and makeup blogs will help you perfect your technique.