10 MAKEUP TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

10 MAKEUP TIPS FOR BEGINNERS
January 30, 2017 courtnay
In Tips & Tricks

MAKEUP TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

Makeup can be scary right? Wrong! If you are a beginner to makeup, it’s helpful to find tips that actually work.

Check out our TEN MAKEUP TIPS FOR BEGINNERS and your’ll be putting your makeup on like a PRO!

TIP 1. IT ALL STARTS WITH COMPLEXION

Think about what you want to hide, your shade of skin, undertone and what your complexion holds. Is your skin oily, dry or a combination? Once you have have better understanding your be ale to pick your ideal makeup and moisturizer that works best for you.

TIP 2. KEEP YOUR MAKEUP LOOKING FRESH

Primer is not necessary essential but it will help your makeup go on smoothly. If you have dry skin try something that will hydrate and brighten your skin. If you have oily skin or large pores opt for something with a matte finish to blur problem areas.

Prep your face with moisturizer and primer to create a flawless base to keep your makeup in place all day.

TIP 3. CHOOSING YOUR SHADE

Understanding your skin type, desired coverage, skin tone and undertone are four keys points you want to consider when selecting the best foundation formula and perfect shade for your skin.

Is your skin oily, dry, normal or a combination?

How much of your natural skin do you want to show through your foundation? (sheer, medium or full)

Are you fair, moderately fair, medium, medium deep, deep or very deep?

What colour is most predominant in your skin after brown and white? (undertone)

The most common undertones are usually yellow, neutral, pink-red, or olive. There are a few areas on your body that will help you find your undertone, your neck and the inside of your arms.

TIP 4. POWDER VS LIQUID

It all comes down to personal preference and what works best with your skin type.

If you’ve got dry skin try using a Liquid foundation it can help make your skin look moist, plump, and healthy

If you’ve got oily skin choose a powder foundation, oily skin benefits most from powder as it won’t generally clog your pores, and it also has oil-absorbing properties, so it can help reduce shine that builds up throughout the day.

If you’ve got normal skin it all depends if need to cover lines or reduce shine

TIP 5. BRONZER & HIGHLIGHTER

 

Bronzers are used to bring definition to your face and enhance your bone structure.

Use warm shades in the shape of a “3” along the sides of your face hitting your forehead , cheekbones and jawline. Make sure not to choose a colour that isn’t to dark for your skin tone to create a natural sun-kissed look.

Highlighters create a luminous, radiant look and are usually light, shimmery and champagne or golden toned.

Apply to the tops of the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, the cupid’s bow and under the brow to attract light to the high points of the face.

TIP 6. BLUSH

Choose a shade that best mimics your natural flush.

Remember to keep your skin tone in mind, peach tones tend to suit those with warm skin, while pink shades can work better for those with cool skin.

Apply blush starting towards the back of the cheek and work your way forward towards the apples.

TIP 7. MASCARA & EYELINER

Apply generous coats of mascara to both your upper and lower lashes to create amazing longer and fuller lashes help open up your eyes, brighten your face and make you look more awake.

Use a gel eyeliner to add drama to your eyes and a eyeliner pencil to make your eyes POP! It is the perfect product to take your look from day to night.

TIP 8. EYEBROWS

Groomed eyebrows help balance your features and frame your face, discovering your ideal shape can be intimidating
but if you consider the following tips you can learn how to masterfully shape and fill your brows!

1. The front of the brow should align with the upper bridge of your nose

2. The arch of the brow should start at the outer edge of the pupil

3. The end of the brow should line up with the corner of your nose and the outside corner of your eye

Picking the right brow shade can be tricky,  if you have darker hair try using a shade that is one or two shades lighter than the colour of hair on your head (dark brown, black)

If you have lighter hair try using a shade two shades darker than the colour of hair on your head (blonde)

Brow pencils are great for filling gaps or sparse areas in a natural way, make sure to use light handed strokes to mimic natural hairs.

  1. Use a eyebrow pencil to outline the bottom curve of the brow and use the same technique to shape the arch of the brow

2. Using a brow pencil softy fill in any sparse areas with light hair like strokes creating natural looking brow

3. Use a brow brush or spoolie to blend any access product to avoid any harshness

For a more defined look use a concealer going
underneath and above the eyebrow and blend thoroughly

TIP 9. LIPSTICK

MATTE LIPSTICKS

A flat look with no shine. Make sure your lips are dry and bare before application,  try using chap-stick underneath for added comfort. Using a lip-liner can create a precise perfected finish. Apply with the applicator or lip brush.

For the smoothest finish make sure to exfoliate your lips first.

SHEER & SATIN LIPSTICKS

Leaving your lips looking shiny and glossy. Try using a lip primer to moisture and improve the texture of your lips creating a smooth finish.

METALLIC LIPSTICKS

A metal like look with a metallic sheen. Try using a lip liner will intensify your metallic look, for a more fierce look finish with a coat of lip gloss.

GLOSSY LIPSTICKS

Adding a shine and dimension to your lips. Can be worn alone to a add a hint colour for a subtle look or worn over a traditional lipstick.

TIP 10. SETTING POWERS & SPRAYS

Pressed powders are used to set and mattify your foundation and can be translucent or specific to your skin tone.
Once foundation has been applied used a thin layer of powder with a fluffy buffing brush, make sure to cover
each area you applied foundation.

Loose powders prevent concealer from setting into fine lines under the eyes. Make sure to use a lighter powder
than the powder used for the rest of the face to brighten the eyes, usually a yellow-tinted powder best known as
banana powder.

Finishing powder are used over your setting powder to finish off the whole look
for the ultimate flawless finish. Use to blend everything together to make sure there are no harsh lines.

Setting sprays not only help your makeup last longer it blends all the powder on your face together to eliminate that cakey look. Spray a few pumps all over your finished look and keep your face still until it’s completely dry.

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