They always say that makeup is an art. Rather than getting discouraged, there is something comforting in that. This means that with the proper instruction anybody can turn a drab look into something fantastic. All it takes is someone to show you what to do.
When you are planning for a big night out, it can be fun to try a new look. However, if you do not know what you are doing, the consequences can seem terrifying. We have all tried it, and later wished we did not. But, if you could have someone show you makeup application tips, would you be more interested in trying something new?
Learn how to cleanse, tone, and moisturize your face. Also, learn how to use foundation, powder and blush for a smooth makeup look. Learn fantastic advice about eyeshadow, eyeliner, lip liner and lip color. So, next time that you think of trying a new look, you will have the knowledge and confidence to apply a beautiful makeup application!
Cleansing the Face You are going to begin by cleansing your skin to make sure that you are prepared to put your makeup on. First use a cleanser and then a toner and finally a moisturizer. Those are the 3 steps that you need to do to make your foundation and makeup stay on throughout the day or evening.
First, take a damp cloth and dampen your face. Use a small amount of gentle eye makeup remover to remove any mascara or eyeliner that you had on previously. Do this very gently and avoid getting the remover in your eyes. Make sure to rub the eye makeup remover to the outside corner of your eye to keep you from getting the old mascara or eyeliner into your eye.
Next, make sure that you use a good cleanser so that you do not have to rub on your skin to hard. Make sure that you use a product that is going to cleanse your skin really well but be gentle at the same time. You want to make sure as you are cleansing your face, that you do not pull and tug on your skin.
Pulling and tugging on your skin can cause wrinkles to form, which could take 5-10 years to show up. Make sure that you rub very, very gently when you are working on your face and around your eye area in particular.
Place a small amount of the cleanser on your fingertip and touch your forehead, each of your cheeks, your chin and on the center of your face. You do not have to use a lot of cleanser and do not use a cleanser that has any soap in it. Now rub the cleanser lightly into your skin. It is going to cleanse your skin and take off any makeup that may be left from before so that your makeup will be fresh as we apply it. Rub very lightly on your forehead and remember not to pull and tug on your skin. We do not want to start those wrinkles to form.
Normalize or Tone
Use a PH skin normalizer also known as a toner. This step will make sure that your foundation and makeup stays on throughout the day and evening so that you do not need to reapply it. The Ph normalizer will help to even out the Ph level of your skin (around 5.5 – 5.7 Ph) so that your makeup stays on for longer periods of time and looks very smooth.
There are two ways to apply the Ph normalizer. Either spray the Ph normalizer directly on to your face or spray it on to a cotton ball and rub it lightly on to your skin. When spraying directly onto the face, spray it 3 or 4 times about a foot away from your face. Make sure to put her lips together and close your eyes before spraying your face.
Moisturize The next step in our skin care is our moisturizer.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize. This is a very important step to help prevent wrinkles from forming.
You want to make sure you use a good moisturizer that will help the foundation to go on the skin more evenly. This will also help to protect your skin against wind, sun and effects of aging.
Place a small amount of the moisturizer on your fingertip and apply it in the same way that you did your cleanser on the forehead, cheeks, chin and nose. Rub the moisturizer into your skin very, very lightly making sure not to pull or tug on your skin. Make sure that you have applied the moisturizer to every place on your face to make your foundation go on evenly all over.
Foundation You want to make sure to select a foundation that perfectly matches the color of your skin tone such as a custom blended foundation. There are many other foundations that you can use, but you want to make sure and select one that is the same color as your skin tone. If you want a little more color, you can add bronzer at the end of the makeover. Make sure to select a foundation that is exactly matched to the color of your skin whether it is a stick, powder or liquid so that it does not show a line.
Apply the foundation evenly all over the skin. The best way to apply foundation is with a good foundation brush. It will help you to apply the foundation evenly all over the skin. Hold the brush like you are holding a paint brush. Putting on foundation is just like painting a beautiful picture but using your face as the canvas. The foundation brush will make the foundation go on very evenly so apply your foundation a small amount at a time. Your foundation will last a lot longer because you use very little on your brush each time unlike a sponge. If you use your finger tips, you can introduce oil and bacteria into the foundation and onto your face. Using your finger tips can also affect the color of the foundation.
Apply the foundation starting at the forehead and working down. Just like painting a picture. Close your eyes and go very lightly across your eyelids. This will help your eyeshadow to stay on longer and will help to even out any discolorations that you might have on your eyelids. You may have darker areas across your eyelids and you want the eyeshadow to look even and smooth.
Then, go down to the cheek. Keep brushing downward and even out the color that you have put on. Next, apply foundation to the other side of your face. Start at the forehead working your way down. You will notice with the foundation brush, you will not have to have very much on your brush. It really goes a long way. Therefore, it will save on the amount of foundation that you use and will make your foundation last much longer. You want to make sure that you get everything covered really well. Make sure that you do not have any uneven places.
Face Powder Next, you are going to set your foundation with powder. If you are using a mineral powder, use a mineral powder brush. Use a brush that has a flat head on it. Place the flat head of the brush into the mineral powder and then tap the end of the handle to make the powder go down into the bristles. It does not take a lot of the powder and you want it to come out a small amount at a time.
Start at the forehead. You want to lightly stipple this onto your skin, then begin brushing at the forehead and work your way down to make sure that the powder is evenly spread over the foundation. This will help to set the foundation so that the color will last and be true all day long. This gives a very even look to the foundation.
Brows Next, you will be moving to the eyes. Place a small amount of color in your brows to even out the color of the brow. You may have brows that have thin or uneven spots. Use an eyeshadow powder in your brows to even them out.
Have you ever wondered where your eyebrows should begin and end?
This is where you will apply color to the brows.
Okay, here is a tip to know exactly where your brow should begin and end. To find the starting point for your eyebrows take a straight edge and hold it at the edge of your nose and inside corner of your eye. Where the straight edge meets the brow is where your brow should begin. On the outside edge hold the straight edge at the corner of your nose and at the outside corner of your eye. This is where you should stop applying the color to create a perfectly shaped eyebrow.
Here is another tip to know where the arch of your eyebrow should be. Hold the straight edge at the corner of your nose and then across the center of your iris. This is where the arch of the eyebrow should begin.
You will want to use a shade of color that is about one to two shades lighter than the color of your hair. Then fill in and shape to make a very natural looking eyebrow.
If you are applying the eyeshadow on someone else, you will want to disinfect the brush each time before you put it back into the powder.
You can disinfect your brush by using alcohol with a special disinfectant.
Make a backward check mark with the brush, starting at the inside corner of the brow and then going backwards in a slight arch. Then fill in the color across the eyebrow. This will give you a small amount of natural color.
After you have applied your color to your brows using eyeshadow as the color or by using an eyebrow pencil, use a brow brush to reshape the brow and to even the color out going in the direction that the brow grows.
Eyeshadows Use three different shades of eyeshadow colors.
First, you will use a lighter shade of eyeshadow color for your base. It will be applied from your eyelashes up to your brows. This helps to even out the tone of your eyelids and will make the rest of the colors go on very evenly.
The second shade of eyeshadow will be applied to your lower lid. You will apply it from the eyelashes to the crease of your eye, so that it will cover the whole lower eyelid.
The third shade will be the contour color, the darkest shade used that will be applied into the crease and to the corner of your eye.
Use an eyeshadow brush to apply the color all over your lid; this is the base shade.
Start at the center of your eye and work your way up and down applying from the eyelashes to the brow. Make sure the color is applied evenly so that the other colors go on evenly as well.
Make even strokes when applying the base shade. It is better to use longer strokes, as the colors will go on much more evenly than using short choppy strokes and it is gentler to your skin.
Next, apply the medium shade of color to the lower lids. Apply it from your lashes up to the crease in your eyelid. It goes from the center of the eye to the outside corner of the eye from the lashes up to the crease. Look for the natural crease; this is where you will stop applying the medium shade of your color.
The last portion of the eyeshadow is the contour color. It is the darkest shade that you will be using. Use an eye contour brush for the application. The contour brush is angled and has a point on the end. Place the point into the darker eyeshadow color and then apply it into the crease of your eyelids. Start in the center of the crease and work your way back and forth. Make sure to go back and forth several times blending in the crease as you go.
The secret to having a beautiful eye makeup application is the blending. Make sure to blend very, very well.
Start in the center and work your way to the inside corner of the eye two thirds of the way. Then fill in to the outside corner of the eye and along the bottom lashes about a third of the way in and continue blending.
Eyeliner Next, you will be applying your eyeliner.
Start on the top lid in the center of her eyelid. When applying eyeliner, you want to make sure to use short strokes and then connect them. When using an eyeliner pencil, make sure to sharpen it to a sharp point so that the line looks very fine. You can build on it as much as you want. If you want extra eyeliner, you can add that as you go.
Start in the center of her eyelid and make a short line. Then, go from the inside corner over to the center and then from the outside corner over to the center. You want to make sure you are using short strokes then connect them. You want to look up; ensuring that it is applied evenly all the way across.
If applying on someone else, get them to look up towards the ceiling when applying the eyeliner on the bottom eyelid.
Start from the outside edge and work your way to the in. If a person has very large eyes, they may want to go all the way across. This will close the eye up and make it look smaller.
Usually, you are only going to go about three quarters of the way across (going all the way across will close the eye up and make the eye look smaller). Go about three quarters of the way across from the outside corner and then soften the look of the eyeliner on the bottom. Use a pointed Q-tip to lightly smudge the color so that it looks very even and soft.
Mascara Next, you will be applying your mascara. When applying your mascara, make sure to take the mascara wand out of the container very slowly and work it out in a circular motion. Do not use a pumping motion. You will introduce air into the mascara and make it dry out very quickly.
If you get bacteria into the mascara, it could cause an eye infection. Be sure to replace your mascara every two to three months.
If applying mascara to someone else, get them to first look about three quarters of the way down when applying the mascara. Apply to the center of their lashes on the top and underneath their lashes. Then, get them to look straight ahead then to one side and then the other side. The changing of the direction of their eyes will allow you to get to the inside and outside lashes.
Start by applying the mascara as close to the base of the lash as you can and then wiggle your mascara wand back and forth to make sure to get in between the lashes. This will make them look fuller and thicker.
Let the mascara dry for a minute. Then go across the bottom lashes.
You can put mascara on the bottom lashes one or two ways; either by wiggling your mascara wand back and forth or you can hold your wand vertically while going across the bottom lashes. Make sure that you have all the lashes covered.
Blush There are several different ways to apply blush depending on the shape of their face.
For a very round face, apply the blush in a C-shape.
For a very long face, apply the blush horizontally.
If you apply the blush in a long straight downwards stroke, then it will make the face appear longer.
To shorten the face, apply the blush in a horizontal shape.
First, apply blush to the apples of the cheeks. Use a highlighting shade for the top of the cheek and then use a darker shade of blush just underneath in the hollow of the cheekbone. This will make your cheeks look like they are contoured.
Make sure that you are using a good cheek blush brush with a rounded head.
Tapping the powder down into the bristles of the brush will allow a small amount of blush to be applied at a time. This will eliminate the possibility of applying too much blush at one time.
To give an appearance of high cheekbones, use a lighter shade of blush on the upper cheek and a darker contour shade under the apples of the cheeks.
Lip liner Always apply lip liner before applying your lip color (lip gloss or lipstick).
This will help to hold your color in place and it also helps to give a nice shape to the lips.
Trimming your lip liner to a very sharp point will give your lips a very well defined look.
When applying the lip liner start in the center of the bottom lip, then go from the outside corner to the center of the bottom lip and then the other outside corner into the center.
On the top go from the outside corner up to the peak of your top lip and then from the other outside corner up to the peak. Next, apply to the peak in the center of the top lip.
Filling your lips in with lip liner will help to hold your lipstick or lip gloss on longer.
This will give your lips color if your lipstick or lip gloss starts to fade.
Lip Color Using a good lip brush will make your color go on very smoothly.
Using a lip brush apply the color directly to your lips.
Start in the center of the bottom lip and work your way out. If using lip stick, blot your lips and reapply.
Use a product that has shimmer in it. Apply it to the center of the bottom lip to give you that wet look that makes your lips pop!!
Bronzer The last step in your makeup application is to apply bronzer to give you that sun kissed look.
You always want your foundation to exactly match the color of your skin. If you want more color, then apply bronzer.
The way to apply the bronzer is to image that the sun is shining down on your face.
Lightly apply the bronzer to the top of your forehead, the top of your cheeks, on the end of your nose, on your chin and across the top of your shoulders. This will give you the beautiful sun kissed look that you desire.
Bronzer is best applied with a bronzer or kabuki brush. Lightly press the brush into the bronzer and then tap end of the handle so that the bronzer goes down into the bristles. Apply the bronzer by lightly brushing across the top of your forehead, a little on top of your cheeks, on the end of your nose, on your chin and then go lightly across the top of your shoulders.