basic make up tips

Step 1: Foundation


Understand Your Skin

Your skin type should determine what kind of foundation you choose. If you have dry skin, try a liquid or hydrating powder formula. Use powder or matte products on oily skin. Powder and liquid foundations work well on combination skin.

Find the Right Shade
When selecting a shade of foundation, pick one that matches your neck, arms, and chest rather than your face. “It may look a little strange at first when you put it on, “But it will blend down into your neck and your arm.”

Apply It Correctly
Start by covering your face with primer. If you’re using a liquid formula, put a few drops on a sponge or your fingers; then dab the makeup on your forehead, nose, chin, and cheeks. From the center of your face, blend the makeup into your skin in a downward direction, and work your way out to the edges. “Always apply foundation going down so the little hairs on your face lay down pretty.

Step 2: Powder

Women with normal-to-dry skin can forgo powder, but those with oily skin should use it to reduce shine,

To apply, dip a light and fluffy brush into the product, tap off the excess, and then swipe it over your face, paying special attention to the T-zone. You can also try a powder puff for increased coverage.

Step 3: Bronzer

Choose Your  Type
For a contoured, subtle look, apply a matte formula that will give you a glow. Select a shimmer bronzer if you want to highlight certain features.

Find the Right Shade
Dark tones can easily age you, so use them with caution. “There’s a fine point between healthy and crazy. Start out with a light shade of bronzer and working up to a deeper hue once summer starts.

Apply It Correctly
Feeling up for the task? Using a brush, swipe bronzer where the sun would naturally shine on your face, such as your cheek

bones, forehead, and nose, says Ray. Apply bronzer lightly and slowly build up as desired.

Step 4: Blush

Understand Your Skin Type
If you have normal-to-oily skin, use a powder or cream blush. Make sure to refrain from mixing textures, though. “If you’re using a powder foundation, you have to use a powder blush. “If you’re using a liquid foundation, you can use a cream blush.”

Find the Right Shade
Choose blush tints that corr

Wear cool tone blushes with cool lip colors, and pair warm shades of blush with warm lip colors. When in doubt pick a rose blush that contains hints of brown — this hue generally flatters everyone.

Apply It Correctly
Smile slightly to locate the apples of your cheeks. For both cream and powder formulas, place the blush first on the apples and then blend it toward your hairline.

“If you put too much on, take your same sponge that you use for your makeup, dab it a little bit, and just blend it all in.”

Step 5: Lips

The ideal lip tint will enhance the natural shade of your pucker. Selecting a sheer tone will minimize the chances of a mismatch because your natural color will shine through. “Find a color in the same region of the hue of your lip color, and it will always be correct.”

Lip liner
Stylists recommend a nude, or natural-colored, lip liner for its versatility compared with its more colorful counterparts. It’s much harder to find a color pencil that exactly matches a lipstick, says Ray. “Natural lip liner works with every color.”

Apply It Correctly
Cover your lips with moisturizer. Then line your lips, staying within the natural boundary before applying lipstick. Reversing the order and using lip liner second can help correct any imperfections.

Step 6: Eye Shadow

Understand Your Skin Type
Choose matte formulas to give your skin a smoother and prettier look.

Find the Right Shade
Natural tones such as brown and taupe universally flatter.

Gray and muted purples — including mauve and plum — also create a classic look.

Apply It Correctly
Start by covering the area from the lash line to brow with primer or concealer, patting it in. This will help make your shadow last longer. Blend two shades of eye shadow on your lids. Pick a lighter tone for your base, sweeping it across the area between your lash line and brow. Then cover the lid itself with another layer of shadow, using the darker hue so that the colors blend from darker to lighter, with the darkest shade hitting closest to your eye.

Step 7: Eyeliner

Understand Your Skin Type
Pencil eyeliners resist smearing — ideal for ladies on the go. Up the glam factor with gel liners, which provide water resistance, refrain from smudging, and allow increased control over line thickness.

Choose the Right Shade
Black or dark brown shades flatter most women.

Apply It Correctly
When using a pencil liner, make a line of small dots as close as possible to your lash line. Then, dip a small brush into powder of the same hue as the pencil and swipe it across the line of dots. “It will make a perfect line every time. “Anyone can do it.” Grab a slant brush when using gel liner (if the liner doesn’t include one) to apply the product smoothly across the lash line.

Step 8: Curl Eyelashes

Curl your eyelashes before applying mascara. Using a clamp tool, start at the bottom of your lash line and work your way outward. Clamp once at the base and again at mid-lash; finish with a press at the ends of your lashes.

count to 10 before unclamping the curler.

Step 9: Mascara

Select mascara with a large and fluffy brush to reach every lash.

To apply, start at the root, wiggling the brush back and forth in a left and right motion. “You can lift, define, and separate the lashes all at the same time.

If you’re feeling bold, lightly coat the lower fringe as well.

Step 10: Shape and Define Eyebrows

Visit a professional to initially establish a suitable shape that you can later maintain at home. “Keep brows thick, keep them long.

“The more you play with brows, the harder they are to grow back.”

To define your brows, fill them in using an angled brush dipped in brow powder about two shades lighter than your natural hair color. Try a  taupe powders for women with gray hair. For redheads, eyebrow pencils or powders in a tint that matches their hair color.

If the right shades are unavailable, look for lip liner or eye shadow with red undertones.10933908_632804123491313_7239932042670310571_n


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