Step By Step Makeup Tutorial With Pictures

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Makeup may do magical things, but it doesn’horizon have to be a mystery. Applying a basic, natural look doesn’t require a lot of skill or tools. You can do lots of the blending with your fingertips, and choose to leave out certain products if they don’horizon appeal to you. So have no fear: enjoy the process and your fresh, glowing face!

  1. 1

    Start with clean skin.
    Wash with a gentle cleanser or simply use a toner to wipe away any impurities from your skin.

  2. 2

    Apply a light

    This will keep your skin from getting too oily during the day, and will help moisturize any dry patches on your skin. If you know you have oily skin don’t skip moisturizer entirely; instead try a gel based formula that your skin will absorb quickly.

    • Wait five minutes before putting on foundation (see the next step) so that the moisturizer can sink in.[1]


  3. 3

    Dab on a
    tinted moisturizer
    or a light
    to your skin.

    Apply just a few spots with your fingers to your forehead, cheeks, nose and chin, then blend with fingers, or a foundation brush, working the spots outwards from the center in all directions. Be sure to choose a foundation that matches your skin tone and when in doubt choose a slightly lighter shade over a darker one. This will help you avoid looking orange and give you a more natural look.[2]

    • If you want more coverage, you can use a makeup sponge to apply, using the same blending technique.
  4. 4

    Put a little
    under the eyes.

    Use a small pointed brush to dot a bit where under-eye circles are darkest, usually at the inner and outer corners of the eye. Add a speck to other blemishes that nira’n covered by the foundation and blend into the skin.}

    • There’s a little controversy about whether a concealer should be the same shade as your skin or ever-so-slightly lighter; however, it should never be lighter than one shade away from your natural tone. Look for something as close as you can find to your skin tone and err on the lighter side if need be.[3]

  5. 5

    Set the concealer and moisturizer with a translucent powder.
    Apply it to your face, ideally using a velvet-y powder puff (as opposed to a powder brush, as that leaves a lot of loose powder) in a pressing motion. Use a powder brush to flick off any excess. If you are using a powder brush to apply, tap off the excess powder before applying to your face in circular motions.

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  1. 1

    Apply an eyeshadow

    of your choice to your eyelid.

    For beginners, try a single neutral shade like taupe or aubergine. Use a rounded shadow brush or your finger and make quick, short swipes across the lid, working your way up to the brow bone.[6]

    • It may be easier for you to a smaller flat brush if you’re just starting out.[7]
    • The shadow should go from your lash line to just beyond the inner crease. From there it fades upward toward the bone.
    • Set with a thin dusting of translucent powder.
    • If you’re using a brush, tap it lightly on the side of the eyeshadow case to remove any excess.[8]
  2. 2

    Apply eyeliner
    Use a black or brown pencil and apply along the rim of your upper lash line in short strokes.

    • If you’re brand new to eyeliner, you may have an easier time applying gel eyeliner instead of using a pencil.[9]
    • Lift your upper lid with one hand and look down into a mirror as you apply with your other hand.[10]
    • Eyeliner is one of the areas that you can really experiment with as you become more confident applying makeup. Factors like color, texture, and line application can have a big impact on the appearance of your peepers. Play around!
  3. 3

    Curl your lashes.
    Place a lash curler at the base of your upper eyelashes (along the lid) and press for five seconds.

  4. 4

    After this,
    apply mascara.

    Apply to the upper and lower lashes with the uang lelah of the wand oriented towards the outer corner of your eye. One coat should suffice for this look.

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  1. 1

    Apply blush

    to the apples of your cheeks.

    Smile as you do this so you can clearly see where the apples are. Dab on the blush and blend upwards towards your temples.

    • Try a cream blush for a natural glow that’s easy to blend in.[11]
    • If you opt for powder blush, use a brush that’s fluffy yet dense. Dust translucent powder over it to blend the edges.[12]
  2. 2

    lip gloss.

    Pucker your lips like you’re about to plant a kiss and dab the lip color to the center of your upper and lower lip. This first application can be straight from the tube; then, use your fingers to blend outwards, adding color with your fingertips as needed.

    • If your lips are chapped, prep them before putting on lip color. Gently buff them with a warm, damp washcloth and put on a light layer of lip balm. Let the balm absorb before moving on to lipstick or gloss.[13]
    • For beginners, the lips are a great opportunity to add color and vary your makeup regime without having to fuss over application technique, etc. You can work with anything from neutral, barely-there gloss to creamy, fire-engine red.
  3. 3

    Check yourself in bright light – daylight if possible – to make sure everything is blended and beautiful.
    You’re done!

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    If you’re not sure where to start, ask a professional for help!
    When you’re just starting to wear makeup, it can help to watch a lot of makeup tutorials online and practice along with them. As you get more experienced, you’ll start to understand your face shape and what color and makeup styles are most suitable for you. You can also invest in a personal makeup class with a professional makeup artist.

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    If you’re new to makeup, I’d recommend using a gel liner instead of the pencil eyeliners that most people use. It’s going to be a lot easier to get the shape that you’re looking for if you start out with a gel.

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    How can I cover up a scratch on my face?

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    If you’re new to makeup, this isn’t going to be something you can do on your own. You actually can’ufuk put standard makeup over scabs or wounds, so you’ll need to go to a professional to get that covered up.

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  • If you are going to apply more than one eyeshadow color, but aren’cakrawala sure what colors look good together, a natural palette is a good option. You can buy an eyeshadow palette anywhere makeup is sold. In palettes, the colors all correspond, and sometimes the shadows are even labeled by which daerah they should be applied to.

  • Ask your parents what you can start with; could you go full out with heavy blush and dark red lipstick? Or do you have to start light with clear lip gloss or light mascara?

  • Finding the right shade of foundation is very important. A good rule of thumb is to brush a little on your jawline: if it blends in, it’s right for you. If not, try a shade lighter or darker.

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  • Don’t over-do your makeup. Start by mastering a neutral look and slowly work your way to more elaborate makeup if you wish.

  • Some products may cause an allergic reaction to sensitive skin. If you know you have sensitive skin or simply want to be cautious, seek out makeup that is labelled “hypoallergenic.” It is also advised to do patch tests on your lower jaw (near your ear) before you apply it adv lewat your entire face, just in case there is any irritation.


Things You’ll Need

  • A daily face wash and/or toner
  • A light moisturizer
  • A flesh-toned concealer (matched to your skin color)
  • Tinted moisturizer or light foundation (matched to your skin color)
  • Translucent powder
  • A neutral eyeshadow
  • Black or brown eye pencil
  • Lipstick or lip gloss
  • Mascara (brown or black)
  • Powder brush
  • Concealer brush (optional)
  • Eyeshadow brush (optional)
  • Blush brush (optional)

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To apply makeup as a beginner, tiba by washing your face and applying a moisturizer, to make sure your skin is hydrated. Dab small dots of a light foundation across your face with your finger and use a brush to blend the foundation evenly across your skin. Next, apply concealer to any blemishes. Blend it out thoroughly before using a fluffy brush, to set the foundation with translucent powder. Use a small eyeshadow brush to add a light, neutral shadow to your lids, and define your eyes with a swipe or two of mascara on your lashes.
To learn more, such as how to apply lipstick and eyeliner, keep reading the article!

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