How to Apply Make-Up for a Beautiful, Natural Look
Things You’ll Need:
- Quality foundation
- Quality powder
- Quality eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara
- Eyelash curler
- Skin toned and green concealer
- Quality cheek blush
- Cosmetic brushes
It’s been said that beauty is only skin deep. For a woman to be truly beautiful, she must be beautiful on the inside as well. To be beautiful on the inside a woman should be kind and compassionate. To display and maintain outer beauty, especially as we age, cosmetics and techniques for applying them are essential. This article will provide make-up application tips
Clean your face with a gentle facial soap or cleansing cream. Be sure to use upward, circular strokes. If you use soap, rinse completely and gently pat your face dry. If you use cleansing cream, wipe off the cream with moist cotton pads.
Apply a good moisturizer that contains sunscreen of at least SPF 15 or higher. If you have sensitive skin, you might want to use Cetaphil, Neutrogena or Eucerin moisturizers.
After you apply your moisturizer, evenly apply a foundation that is suited to the skin’s natural color and texture. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to use Almay foundation to avoid breakouts. Apply the foundation with gentle, upward strokes. Be certain to blend the foundation gradually from the face to beneath the chin and jawbone.
You should apply cream-based cheek blushes or rouges after your foundation and before powdering your face. You should apply cake powder blushes after applying your powder.
Apply cheek blush on the smiles and blend it towards the temples in smooth, flowing strokes for natural shading. Apply a translucent powder lightly over your foundation. Use a soft cosmetic brush to dust off excess.
Accentuate the eyes. Brush your eyebrows according to your facial structure. Using an eyebrow pencil, fill in gaps with feathery strokes.
Apply a subtle layer of eye shadow. The area under the brow should be shadowed in a lighter shade, and apply a deeper shade on your eyelids The shade on your eyelids should coordinate with your outfit or be a color that accentuates your eye color.
Apply eyeliner by holding the skin taut and using short, feathery strokes. Draw one solid line, tapering off toward the outer and inner corners of the eye. Always match your eyeliner to your mascara. Lashes should be curled with an eyelash curler before applying mascara.
Carefully apply mascara from base to the tips of the eyelashes. If you have blond or red lashes, you should use brown mascara. If you have darker lashes, use brown mascara for a more casual look and black or brown-black for a more dramatic look.
Apply lip liner, lipstick and lip gloss for the final step. You can choose lipstick formulas that are sheer for minimal coverage, shimmer for a pearly and subtle coverage, or cream for a matte finish. To give your lipstick staying power, you can use a fixtative by first applying a thin layer of Chap Stick.
Very delicately outline your lips with a lip liner that matches the lipstick color. Fill in your lips with lipstick and blot them with a tissue. You can give a sexy shine to your lips by adding a final layer of clear gloss over the lipstick.
- Always use quality cosmetics at a price you can afford.
- Never sleep with make-up on your face overnight. Your skin needs to breathe overnight.