Makeup for Beginner

Makeup is an art for each and every girl and the love for it will never going to die. Going  to parlour every day is not always an option for me, but by doing myself was one.

Daily I interact with many clients face to face during working hours and sometimes attending events and gigs. Being presentable is all I need in today to today life.

The following step I follow for makeup and it’s also makeup for beginner.

1. Facewash

Cleansing your Face with face-wash to remove dirt and oil.

My skin is oily as well as acne prone so I use saslic foaming facewash (as suggested by my dermatologist)

Saslic Face Wash (Salicylic Acid) is used as a mild peeling agent for the face which sheds the skin’s outer layer, increasing the turnover of skin cells, resulting in fresher and younger looking skin. It can be used as to treat acne, breakouts or for treating blemishes

If you have dry skin you can use Biotique Bio Honey Gel Hydrating Face Wash is one of the best face washes for dry & normal skin in India.It contains the blend of pure honey which is a natural skin conditioner and moisturizer, wild turmeric, neem and extracts from the bark of the Arjun tree that are extremely great for the skin.

2. Toner

If I am are out or in a situation  where I cannot use face wash,I use toner to wipe away any impurities from your skin.

Use a tissue or a cotton pad to apply toner at entire face.

I use Jovees Cucumber Skin Toner  for my oily skin and its also good for combination skin that provides a more thorough cleansing than cleanser alone, it helps to remove excessive oil, dirt, tightens the pores, restore skins natural pH.

3. Moisturizer 

Apply moisturizer evenly and correct amount of it.

For oily or combination skin gel based moisturizer is perfect. For dry skin i would recommend water based.

The moisturizer is essential when applying makeup, no matter what your skin type is. It acts as a protective barrier to help trap moisture in the skin, it plumbs and comforts your skin and make the foundation easier to blend.

It acts as a protective barrier to help trap moisture in the skin, it plumbs and comforts your skin and make the foundation easier to blend.

4. Makeup Primer

Wait for few minutes before applying a makeup primer, which is a must for every woman. The primers not only make your makeup stay put on for longer but also helps hide enlarged, open pores by providing a perfect base for the makeup application. They create a smooth and perfect surface and prepare the skin for the foundation and the powder. A primer works especially well for people with oily and combination skin as they control excess shine, absorb oil and fill in enlarged pores, creating an even surface. Apply the makeup primer after the moisturizer and before the foundation.

5. Foundation

Apply a good quality foundation. The shade of the foundation should be similar to your skin tone so that you can achieve a flawless look 

A water-based, oil-free foundation works best for hiding enlarged pores because the subtle finish they impart reduces the appearance of pores.

But remember you should apply just a small amount of the foundation if you have enlarged pores, otherwise you can make them look even larger and more visible.

Apply it with a makeup sponge (beauty blender)or with your fingertips for more precise application.  Before using beauty blender or sponge dip it into water and make it wet. Squeeze the access water and start dabbing the foundation.   Wet Beauty blender does not soak the product.

6. Concealer

Put a little concealer cover up the bothersome spots, blemishes and dark circles. 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 aren’t 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.

7. Loose powder

Using a powder is a good way to correct your makeup during the day and to create a matte finish. Many of my clients ask me whether a powder clogs pores and the answer is no, as long as you apply it properly and remove your makeup everyday. Another frequently asked question is which powder works best for hiding large pores pressed powder or loose powder. In my opinion the loose powder is better choice for concealing large pores as it provides a good coverage and is usually translucent. The best thing about the loose powder is that it wont make the shiny areas flaky, as it contains more oil-absorbing ingredients. How to apply it “ dust it lightly on your skin with a large, powder brush. Apply the powder to the centre of the face and stroke your face gently to cover all areas evenly. 

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.   

8. Eyeshadow

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.

If you’re using a brush, tap it lightly on the side of the eyeshadow case to remove any excess.

To get started on your eye makeup, apply an eyeshadow primer over your lids and lash area

9. Eyeliner

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!

If you are using a pencil, sharpen it. Warm and soften the very tip of the pencil by heating it with a hot zap from a hair dryer. This will help it write smoother. A liquid liner should be checked for clumps or excess.

10. Mascara

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

After this, apply mascara. Apply to the upper and lower lashes with the tip of the wand oriented towards the outer corner of your eye. One coat should suffice for this look.

11. Lip Liner

To get a statement red pout, outline your lips with a red coloured lip liner. Then apply red lipstick over your lips, making sure to stay within the liner. This makeup step of applying lip liner prevents your lipstick from creasing and smudging.

12. Lipstick

Apply lipstick or 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. Cheeks Highlighting

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.

Dust a brown toned blush at the centre of your cheeks and blend it outwards, towards your temples. A touch of blush is the final step of your party makeup routine which will illuminate your cheeks and further, your entire look

14. Highlighting powder

Makeup for beginner can also use highlighting powder from wet and wild. A highlighter is used to highlight the high points of the face. Usually after foundation most people prefer to set it with powder. This makes sure your foundation last and also helps to keep things matte all day. Usually after powdering your face it looks a little flat so to add dimension to it, you can highlight the high points of your face. Those being your cheekbones, bridge of your nose, cupid’s bow and the chin. We love to go with a heavy hand with this highlight cause it creates an extra terrestrial glow.

Yes now you are all set to conquer the world with flawless beauty.

Please go comment below if you would like to add some steps or products to be followed by my all makeup beginner friends.

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Sofiya Shaikh is a techie for startups as well as mid level company. Started career as software developer by fate. She is a passionate style consultant and also adventurous. She blogs about styling daily. Strongly believes "Style talks ". Make your presence noticed and leave hours of styling gossip behind. Contact her.

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