Maybe you’re new to makeup and don’t have all of the brushes, makeup blenders, and other application tools that you see professionals utilising to achieve your favourite beauty looks. Perhaps you’re travelling and can’t carry all of your beauty equipment with you. Maybe you’re in the process of cleaning your makeup brushes and blenders. In any case, there will be instances when you must apply your makeup with your hands. Don’t know how? Continue reading to learn how to apply makeup with just your fingers!
Clean your hands
We can’t talk about using your hands to do cosmetics without addressing hygiene! Wash your hands before applying makeup to avoid spreading oils or germs onto your skin.
Make sure your face is fully clean before you begin. After cleaning with a light face cleanser, use a toner. Finally, before proceeding to the following step, apply a pea-sized amount of primer. Massage is the new secret to achieving a radiant, contoured complexion. Massage the slightest bit of face oil into your skin in an outward, lifting motion. This will help the products soak better into your skin and minimise puffiness by promoting lymphatic drainage.
Massage moisturiser into your skin and let it to absorb
Apply a few drops of face moisturiser to your skin and rub it in with your fingers. Allow the moisturiser to soak in for about 1 minute, or until your face no longer seems glossy. Applying moisturiser before foundation will keep your skin hydrated and prevent it from drying out. Even if you have oily skin, you need use moisturiser to balance out your skin’s moisture levels. This can even reduce the amount of oil produced by your skin.
Using your fingers to apply foundation to your face and neck ensures that the product is uniformly distributed, giving you a natural and dewy look. Begin by applying a little amount of liquid foundation in small dots on your face. Then, lightly dab the product on your skin using the tips of your fingers to ensure it’s well mixed. With your fingers, blending across places like the nose and the corners of the lips becomes much easier.
When it comes to concealer, only put a small amount on the areas that you believe require additional coverage. Spreading the substance with your fingers is not recommended. Instead, mix with mild dabbing motions. Choose a stick concealer over a liquid product for the most excellent finish.
Replace your powder blush with a cream blush. If you don’t have a cream blush on hand, you may accomplish a similar look with any pink hue of creamy lipstick. Rub a small amount of the product on the back of your hands until it begins to melt. Then, dab it onto your cheeks for the most natural-looking coloring. Your body’s heat will melt the product and give you the desired outcomes.
Accentuate your face
The same guidelines that apply to blush also apply to highlighter. Apply highlighter Shape Sticks above your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, and on your cupid’s bow before patting out with your fingers.
Primer for eyeshadow
Eyeshadow primer, like face primer, may let your eye makeup last for hours and keep it from creasing. Apply a pea-sized amount on the back of your palm and gently pat the product with your ring finger onto your eyelid until it becomes translucent and no longer visible.
Put on eyeshadow
To begin, take a small amount of your eyeshadow and apply it to your eyelids with your index finger. This will give you the perfect amount of control. Next, use your middle finger to blend and create a smokey appearance. Begin with the centre of the lid and work your way outward. To emphasise the inner corner of your eyes, use your pinky finger to apply the product precisely.
Apply mascara on your lashes
While mascara does not require the use of your hands for application (other than holding the wand), no beauty look is complete without mascara. For sumptuous volume and powerful length, use a few coats of Mascara in Blackest Black.
While applying lipstick or liquid lip colour is quick and easy, sometimes all you need is a subtle hint of colour to complete your natural makeup look. It may not always be required to apply lipstick with your fingers, but if all you want is a stain, your fingers are ideal. Simply apply a small amount of lipstick to your ring finger and begin by applying the colour to the centre of your lip, working your way outward. Simply smack your lips together once you’re satisfied with the pigment.
Tips to follow when applying makeup
Lift your fingers up until you’ve finished applying foundation
While applying foundation with only your fingers, make sure you don’t lift them off until you’re through because tapping on product or lifting your finger up continuously during application will result in lines or uneven spots.
When using colour pigmented cosmetics, use your ring finger to transfer the product
Because your ring finger has the least strength of all your fingers, it will allow you to gradually build up the colour intensity rather than applying too much product at once.
Blend using a clean finger
After applying the colour with your ring finger, mix it out with another clean finger. If you blend out the product with the same ring finger, you’ll end up transferring more colour from that finger onto your face. Gently combine the product with another clean finger. This will also give you a more natural gradation appearance for your eye, cheek, and lip makeup.
Not all products should be applied with your fingertips
Some products, including as cushion foundations and contour palettes, must be applied with a cosmetic tool. If you can’t simply spread the product with your fingertips, it’s not meant to be used that way. The texture of the product is crucial. So, if you want to streamline your routine by eliminating brushes, utilise the right items.