A step-by-step guide on how to apply makeup the right way

Makeup plays an important role in achieving the beautiful look you desire. There is no hard and fast rule for applying makeup. Makeup is all about self-expression. The best makeup practices can boost your confidence and self-esteem. When it comes to makeup, perfecting the basics is the key to skilful makeup application and can make all the difference. Applying your favorite products the right way and applying the right quantity can help you get the most out of your makeup.

If you are trying makeup for the first time or have previously tried it, this article will teach you how to apply makeup like a pro and achieve a flawless look.

It is essential to start with a clean palette before applying makeup. Wash your face thoroughly with lukewarm water using a mild cleanser and make sure you remove any old makeup to prevent your face from appearing lumpy and unnatural. Cleaning your face helps in clearing any clogged pores and skin irritation. You can always use a makeup remover to remove any makeup residue.

Applying Moisturizer
Before you begin with any makeup tool, you need to make sure to complete your skincare routine. Prep your skin with a high-quality moisturizer to create a good base. This helps in keeping your skin well hydrated and nourished and helps apply your makeup appropriately. Make sure your skin is moisturized enough, or else the foundation will look lumpy and heavy.

Applying Primer
Now that your skin is moisturized enough, prep your face with a good-quality primer. The primer serves as a barrier between your skincare and makeup and prevents the makeup from fading into your pores. It helps your makeup look smooth and long-lasting and gives a matte finish. Primers are silky smooth gels and creams used to fill in fine lines and large pores and make your makeup look smooth and not look lumpy on your skin.

Setting The Base With Liquid Foundation
] When it comes to foundation, selecting the right shade for your skin is very important. You need to pick a foundation based on your skin type and tone. If you have oily skin, you need to go for a matte finish and a shine-controlling foundation. If you have dry skin, pick a dewy, hydrating foundation. You need to try these products and make sure what is best for you. Also, you need to determine the coverage of your foundation, whether full, medium, or light, based on your skin condition and the extent of blemishes you want to hide. Make sure you use a synthetic-fibre brush when using a liquid foundation. The most common way to apply foundation is by putting a few dots all over the face and blending the foundation using a brush inwards.

Concealing Where You Need
Concealer is amazing for making your skin tone look more even and giving your skin the radiance it requires. It helps to get rid of shadows and dark areas. Choose a product that is two tones lighter than your foundation or your skin tone. Pat the concealer on your skin with your fingers or a brush to blend it to make it look natural.

Applying Foundation Powder
When it comes to applying foundation powder, you need to use the right amount of powder to set your makeup. If you apply too much, you will get the cake look. You need to apply it in areas where you tend to get shine and oil, and your makeup might break down. Always use a light dusting of foundation powder to let the skin remain radiant and glossy. Apply foundation powder with a small fluffy brush by dusting a light coat of powder all over your face, especially in areas that tend to crease or get oily. The most common areas that tend to get oily are under the eyes, around the mouth, and on the forehead.

Applying Bronzer
Applying bronzer gives a radiant glow all year long. Apply bronzer with a larger velvety brush with more bristles to the spots where the sun would naturally hit the face, usually the tops of the cheekbones, the forehead, and the nose.

Applying Blush
Blush is one of the most important steps in make-up as it brings color to your face and vibrancy to your complexion. Use a dense brush with plenty of bristles and apply some blush on the apples of your cheeks and blend back to the top of your ears. You can go for rose, pink, or peach depending on your skin tone.

Do Your Eyebrows You can use an eyebrow pencil, brow liner, or gel to give a natural look to your brows. Use a product two or three shades lighter than your hair color. Always follow the natural curve of your eyebrows and create a well-defined arch with an eyebrow brush.

Define Your Eyes With Eyeliner
You should apply eyeliner before mascara and after eyeshadow. You can always choose a gel, liquid, or pencil eyeliner depending on what kind of eyeliner you like. If you are using a gel liner, then your lines will look much crisper. If you are looking for a classic line, you need to begin close to the base of your lashes and just follow your lash line. You can work on the thickness of the line from there.

Applying Mascara
You use mascara to make your eyelashes look fuller, thicker, and longer. It is an integral part of the entire eye makeup process. Always use a lightweight or air-whipped formula so that your eyelashes do not feel overloaded. Do not skip on the eyelash curler before applying mascara if you like to hold your curl. Always start at the base of the lashes and pull the rest of the product through to the tip of the lashes. This ensures volume at the lash line and makes the lashes look fuller.

Add Highlighter
Using the right highlighter can add a glow to your face's makeup. Whether you are looking for a natural look or something that is bold and beautiful, a highlighter can complement your makeup application. They come in a variety of forms, including creams, liquids, and powders. Blend your highlighter on the high points of your face where the sunlight would hit naturally, usually the tops of the cheekbones, the tip of the nose, and the forehead. You can apply highlight with a smaller fluffy brush or with your finger. This product traps the light and highlights those areas of the face.

Tint Your Lips
Before applying lipstick, prep your lips. Outline your lips with a lip liner and choose a lipstick of your choice. Match the colour of your lip liner with your lipstick shade. Apply lipstick to the centre of your lips and smear it along the length of your pout. If you want to make your lips look fuller, draw a line over them. After applying, simply smack your lips to ensure your lipstick reaches all the nooks of your lips.

Once you are done with your makeup, you can apply a setting spray or powder to hold everything together and make your makeup last.

With all the basic techniques of makeup covered, you can move on to more experimental steps to find the unique style that speaks to you. Besides the makeup itself, there are other things you need to keep in mind when you start learning these skills. Adopting a good skincare routine is fundamental to maintaining the good health of your skin when you do not have any makeup on. In addition, no matter how tired you are at the end of the day, you must remember to take off all your makeup and clean your face thoroughly before you go to bed. There! You are all set to dive into the wondrous world of makeup!