Fashion & Style Makeup

How To Apply Makeup To the Face

Published at 03/15/2012 14:21:46


Every application of makeup to the face seems like a science combined with art. It is a science because every step of a complete makeup is logic and it is an art because you need to have a little bit of talent to mix all the colors in a way that everything on the face looks balanced. It sounds complicated, but it is not if you understand some principles and follow the next steps.

Step 1

Firstly, before you put the makeup to the face, clean the skin carefully with water and apply a tonic lotion to close your pores. This is an important step that you shouldn’t skip if you want your skin to be healthy.

Step 2

Secondly, every face makeup starts with the application of a concealer. This will mask the dark circles around your eyes, will hide the impurities on your face and will cover the unaesthetic enlarged pores. You can spread the concealer with your finger or with the aid of a cotton ball.

Step 3

Then apply a foundation. This comes in various nuances to fit each complexion and plays the role to offer the skin a uniform appearance. Whether you choose a liquid one, a mousse or a cream to powder type of foundation, it doesn’t matter, but be careful what nuance you choose. It is said that the only things that should be colored in a makeup to the face are the lips, the eyes and the cheeks, so choose a yellow-based foundation instead of those rose tints that most of the women are tempted to buy.

Step 4

After that, you need to ensure that the foundation will resist all day, so apply a powder in the same shade with the foundation. Treat the forehead, the nose and the chin with a special attention because these are the most sensitive areas and are more prone to become oily and ruin the makeup to the face.

Step 5

The next step consists of defining the cheek area with the aid of the blush powder. These are available in the nuances of peach, rose, bronze, plum and many others. Feel free to try them on your hand before you buy them because these nuances are tricky and look different on the skin.
For the lips use a liner to outline the edges, a lip balm to soften the skin and sustain the lipstick to be applied.
Finally, the makeup to the face isn’t complete until the eyes are defined. Every professional eye make up is realized with the aid of three nuances of the same color: light for the middle eyelid, medium for the lower eyelid and dark for the outer corners of the eyes. After you blend these shades, use eyeliner to define the shape of your eyes, curl your eyelashes with a lash curler and then apply mascara.


All these said, applying makeup to the face might seem like a long process at first sight, but the reality is that it takes only 5 minutes to finish. The only thing that usually takes more time is using the eyeliner because you need a skilled hand to follow the eye line. Still, practice makes better, so follow these steps every time you apply makeup and you will become an expert.

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