Let’s face it: Some women are not born with the ability to paint their pout perfectly or dust their eyelids with the best colors for their skin tone. For women without the makeup artist gene, you can create a fabulous face that is simple to apply — without creating a beauty disaster. Whether you want to up your batting average with lush lashes or brighten your eyes with a flattering shade of shadow, swipe on your daily dose of self-confidence with professional makeup tips that’ll get you a few steps closer to drop-dead gorgeous.
Prep skin for liquid, cream or powder foundation with a moisturizer made for your skin type. Place a pea-sized portion of moisturizer into your palm. Massage product into your skin using your fingertips.
Apply a dime-sized amount of liquid or cream foundation to your face with a dampened sponge, to get a smooth and dewy finish. Next, swipe on a powder foundation with a large powder brush. Using the same large brush, dust face with a translucent powder to set the liquid or cream foundation. Carefully blend makeup and powder at the jawline and neck with a fluffy, blush brush.
Create a sexy smoky eye,to dress up eyes for evening. Prep eyelids with a dab of concealer, applied with your fingertips, to create a smooth canvas for the shadow. Using an eyeshadow brush, sweep a neutral taupe or beige shadow color across the lid. Add a darker black, gray or navy shadow into the crease to add smoke to the eyes. Line the eyes with black eyeliner. As a final touch; finish with two coats of mascara.
Use a large blush brush to apply a powdery blush color to the center of your cheeks and toward your ears. For light, medium or dark-colored skin, wipe a pink, dusty rose or peach hued blush, to get flushed in a flash. To intensify the color for nighttime, deposit more color on your cheeks with another swipe of the blush along your cheekbones. If you prefer cream formulations over powder, apply and blend cream blush to the apples of cheeks with your fingers.
To create the perfect red lip, line lips with a flesh-colored lip pencil or liner; blend to soften. Layer one coat of a red lip stain on your lips. Celebrity makeup artist Carmindy Bowyer suggests you, “follow with a moisturizing red lipstick. But, avoid red lip-gloss as it gets messy fast.”
Use an eyelash curler to curl lashes and open the eye area. Hold the curler on your lashes for 3 to 5 seconds. To apply mascara like a pro, hold the wand horizontally at the base of your lashes. As you move the wand from the root to the tip, wiggle the wand from side to side. The experts at Covergirl recommend you, “let mascara dry for 10 seconds. Replace the wand at the base of the lashes, and wiggle again as you move up the lashes to thicken.”
Things You’ll Need
11.Flesh-colored lip pencil
13.Moisturizing red lipstick
17.Clear lip gloss
2.Liquid, cream or powder foundation
12.Red lip stain
16.Powder and cream blush
Summary: There is no proper order to apply your make up. This is just a quick run down for quick make up application for those that are new to make up.