How to apply makeup professionally
The variety of products and tools can be intimidating if you’ve never done makeup. Not to worry. Step-by-step instructions are provided below. It won’t take long for you to master applying makeup on your face.
Tips for Using a foundation
Several techniques exist for applying foundation to your face and making it seem flawless:
- Use your fingertips to mix creamier formulas into the skin more smoothly since your fingers’ warmth will help the formula dissolve into the skin.
- A makeup sponge: Gives cream and liquid formulas a natural, fresh finish. Dab and blend over specific areas after dampening the sponge before applying it for a more sheer and natural look.
- A foundation brush: Excellent for blending or achieving complete coverage in significant areas. Precise application around the nose and under the eyes is simple.
It is best to start with a light application of foundation and gradually increase or layer it in the areas where you want more excellent coverage so that it appears to melt into your skin without sinking into any fine lines.
Tips for Using a Concealer
- Regardless of skin tone, a peachy or yellow-toned concealer helps balance the bluish or purple hue that under-eye shadows frequently have.
- To moisturize and plump the area, dab a tiny quantity of eye cream before applying your under-eye concealer.
- If you want additional coverage, a brush or cosmetic sponge will work better, but blending under-eye concealer with the warmth of your fingertips helps it dissolve into your face effortlessly.
- To avoid the rest of your eye makeup from smearing, don’t forget to set your under-eye concealer with a bit of a touch of powder if you’re wearing eyeliner or mascara.
Tips for Using a Blush and Bronzer
To pick up and apply bronzer powder to your skin and buff it out, you need a comprehensive, rounded brush with a dense but soft head. The tops of your cheeks and cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and maybe a tiny piece at the top of your forehead are the areas of your face where the sun naturally shines. To equal out the shade difference between your face and neck, Bobbi advises purchasing two shades: one that is somewhat darker than your natural skin tone but still works on your neck and a brighter shade with a pinker or peachier tone to liven up your face and make you look more alert.
You need a medium-sized, fluffy, round brush for blush. Targeting particular cheek areas will be more complicated if the brush is overly large or wide. Find your cheek’s apple when you smile. After that, mix the blush outwards toward the temples.
Tips for Using a Highlighter
Apply highlighter to your cheekbones, brow bone, and occasionally even the bridge of your nose or anywhere else on your face where light naturally shines.
Applying Eyeshadow: Tips and Tricks
- Before applying eyeshadow to your eyelid, continuously tap off any extra powder from your brush.
- Every time you apply eye makeup, stand back from the mirror to check that the arrangement of your eyeshadow and liner is as desired. If it isn’t, adjust as necessary.
- Keep cotton swabs on hand to correct minor flaws or remove any stray shadow that may land on your cheeks.
- Using an eye primer under your eye makeup can be beneficial if you have mature skin or fine lines around your eyes since it will stop any color from creasing.
- On aged skin, heavily textured eyeshadow that is either excessively matte or extremely glossy seems significantly more dramatic.
How to Apply Lip Makeup
Lipstick, liquid lipstick, lip gloss, and tinted lip balms are just a few examples of the many colors and finishes available for lip products. These finishes include sheer, satin, matte, and shimmer. Lip paint can occasionally be challenging when using particularly intense, saturated hues or require some upkeep. Remember that while matte and liquid formulations can feel a little drying and uncomfortable, sheer, tinted, creamy compositions will be easier to wear and more comfortable for extended periods.
- Lip balm can be worn under lipstick to make it more comfortable, but it will dull the color and finish. Your lips will be moisturized without significantly damaging the finish if you apply a moisturizing lip balm and then wipe it off with a tissue.
- Matte lipstick will draw attention to any dryness and flaky skin on the lips, so gently massage your lips with a lip scrub or, better yet, a warm, damp washcloth to remove any flakes.
- Blotting is always a smart move. The most crucial aspect of wearing red or any striking lip color is ensuring it doesn’t get on your teeth.
- Lip liner will assist prevent lipstick from oozing over your lip lines, but if the line is overdrawn, it may appear harsh. Instead, try to emulate the natural edge of your lips.
- Your lips will appear flushed from within if you press a lip color into them with your finger in a dabbing motion. You may also choose how saturated you want the color to appear.