Beginner’s Guide to Applying Make-Up in Proper Order

For many women, make-up is a fun part of their everyday routine. Although it is not necessary to feel good about yourself, it can bring positive effect on how confident you feel with your look. So, if you are someone wanting to explore more on make-up, here’s a quick guide on the proper order of applying face products.

Hydration

For a make-up to look flawless, the application should start by prepping the skin. Never put on make-up without smothering on some moisturizer first. It is important to avoid having dry spots and getting those dry patches once the foundation has set. If you’re going out and about most of the time, look for lightweight moisturizer in serum or gel formula. If you intend to be in an air-conditioned room most of the day, pick a thicker moisturizing cream to lock in moisture all day long.

Base

Now that your skin is prepped, it’s time to pull out the make-up. Start with a thin layer of foundation. Then, apply concealer in areas where you have blemishes or want to hide something, such as pimple marks and dark undereye circle. Avoid concealers with yellow undertone, because they are too neutral to counteract redness and unevenness on your complexion. To help brighten the undereyes, opt for concealers with pink or peach undertones to hide bluish hue of undereye circles.

Eyes

After you’ve smooth out the base, it’s time to start painting some colors. The eyeshadow look you want to achieve depends on your personal preferences, but generally you can get away by enhancing the natural shadows of your eyelids. A wash of brown, matte eyeshadow over the lids will give your eyes a little depth and emphasis. Complete it with a simple winged liner and a coat of mascara on your lashes, and you’re good to go.

Sculpt and Define

Now, it’s time to shape the face. Since you just smooth your skin out and cancelled out your face’s natural color, bring back the warmth by applying some bronzer around the perimeters of the face. Apply bronzer from the sides of your cheeks (nearest the ear) and work your way up to the temples and forehead. Next, apply blush on the apples of your cheeks, blending it up towards the temples as well. Finally, put on some highlight with a small brush on the highest point of your cheekbones for a subtle glow.

Lips

The last step is adding a pop of color to your entire look by putting on lipstick. But before that, make sure to exfoliate your lips to remove roughness and any peeling. Apply a layer of lip liner all over your lips and then top it off with your choice of lipstick or lip gloss.

Voila! You can now do your make-up just like how the pros would. The important thing here is that you know the proper order to ensure your make-up won’t look sloppy and will last for hours.

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