Makeup does magical things. It adds mystery to the look. A basic natural look doesn’t need a great skill or fancy tools.
Creating a look can be done with just a blending with the fingertips, and choosing a colour that enhances the skin tone. You may leave out products which don’t appeal to the skin tone of the muse. Therefore without any fear, you may enjoy the whole makeup process and get fresh, glowing and appealing look!
Makeup : Magical Steps for Beginners
- Laying the Groundwork
- Putting on Your Eyes
- Adding Cheek and Lip Color
Laying the Groundwork
Start with cleaning the skin.
Wash the face with a gentle cleanser. You may even use a toner to wipe out the impurities from the skin.
Applying a light moisturizer helps skin to remain hydrated.
Light moisturizer keeps the skin from getting oily during the day. It also keeps away any dry patches on the skin. Having oily skin, then also don’t skip moisturizer entirely, Try to use a gel based formula that the skin will absorb quickly, instead of skipping the step. Wait five minutes before putting on foundation . It will help the moisturizer to sink in.
Dab on a tinted moisturizer or a light foundation to the skin.
Apply few dots with your fingers to the forehead, cheeks, nose and chin, then start blending with fingers, or a foundation brush, working the spots outwards from the center of the face in all directions. Ensure to choose a foundation to match with your skin tone. It is a fool proof when in doubt, to choose a slightly lighter shade over a darker one. It definitely helps you avoid looking orange and a more natural look. If you need more coverage, you may use a makeup sponge to apply the same using blending technique described above.
Dab a little concealer under the eyes.
Under-eye circles are darkest. Typically at the inner and outer corners of the eye. Use a small pointed brush to dot a bit and add a speck to other blemishes that are left uncovered by the foundation. Thoroughly blend into the skin. There’s a little controversy about a concealer. Whether it should be the same shade as the skin or ever-so-slightly lighter. However, it should never be lighter than one shade away from the natural skin tone. Get something close to your skin tone, try to remain on the lighter side in case of any doubt.
Dab and set concealer and moisturizer with a translucent face powder.
Ideally it is recommended to use a velvet-y powder puff for applying it to the face, in a pressing motion. Use a powder brush to dust off excess powder. Tap off the excess powder before applying to the face. If you are using a powder brush, try to apply in circular motions.
Putting Makeup for the Eyes
Apply eye shadow of your choice or get a match for the dress.
Try a single neutral shade such as taupe or aubergine, for beginners. Use a rounded shadow brush or finger and make quick, short swipes across the lid, working the way up to the brow bone. The shadow should go from the lash line to just beyond the inner crease to fade upward toward the bone. Set the eye shadow with a thin dusting of translucent powder. While using a brush, tap it lightly on the side of the eye shadow case to remove any excess colour.
Using a black/brown pencil for applying along the rim of the upper lash line in short strokes helps creating the magic around the eye. Lift upper lid with one hand and look down into a mirror while applying with other hand. Eyeliner is one of the areas where one can really experiment. It can give more confidence while applying makeup. Factors of color, texture, and line application give a big impact on the appearance of peepers. Play with magical wand and do some interesting things around the eyelids!
Curl the eye lashes.
Place a lash curler at the base of the upper eyelashes along the lid and press for five seconds to get a curly eyelash.
Applying mascara to the upper and lower lashes with the tip of the wand oriented towards the outer corner of the eye gets the eye rolling. One coat should suffice for the natural look.
Adding Cheek and Lip Color
Apply blush to the apples of the cheeks.
To see where the apples are, smile so that you can see them clearly . Dab on the blush to blend upwards towards the temples. Try a cream blush for a natural glow . These are also easy to blend in. While opting for powder blush, use a brush which is fluffy yet dense. Dust translucent powder to blend the edges.
Apply lipstick or lip gloss.
Pucker the lips like you are going to plant a kiss. Dab the lip color to the center of the upper and lower lip. First application can be straight from the tube. Use the fingers to blend outwards. keep adding color with the fingertips as required. If the lips are chapped due to cold or dehydration, prep them by gently buffing with a warm, damp washcloth and putting on a light layer of lip balm. After applying lip balm, let it get absorbed before moving on to lipstick or gloss. Add color and vary makeup regime without having to fuss over application technique. Try to work with neutral, barely-there gloss to creamy, fire-engine red.
Check makeup in bright light
Get into the daylight if possible – to ensure everything is beautiful and blended. You’re done! Ask a professional for help when you’re just starting to wear makeup. you may watch a lot of makeup tutorials online and practice along with it. After getting more experienced, you will start understanding the face shape, colors and makeup styles that go best on your face. You may even invest in a personal grooming and makeup class with any local makeup artist.