While makeup may perform miracles, it need not be a mystery. It doesn’t take a lot of expertise or equipment to apply a simple, natural look. Most of the mixing can be done with your fingertips, and you can exclude some ingredients if they don’t appeal to you. So don’t be afraid and take pleasure in the procedure and your youthful glow!

In this article, we’ll discuss basic makeup for beginners, as well as tips and warnings to consider if you’re new to makeup. Read on to learn more about how to do basic makeup.

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Steps of Basic Makeup

Part 1: Setting the Stage

  • Start by washing your face. Cleanse your skin gently with a cleanser or only use a toner to remove any pollutants.
  • Put on a thin moisturiser. This will prevent your skin from becoming overly oily throughout the day and will aid in moisturising any dry skin spots. If you are aware that you have oily skin, try a gel-based moisturiser instead, as it will penetrate more quickly into your skin.
  • Before applying foundation, give the moisturiser five minutes to absorb.
  • Apply a light layer of foundation or a tinted moisturiser on your skin. Apply a few spots with your fingers on your forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. Then, blend the spots by blending those outwards from the centre in all directions with your fingers or a foundation brush. Make sure the foundation you chose matches the tone of your skin, and if in doubt, go with a little lighter shade rather than a darker one. You won’t seem orange and will appear more natural as a result of doing this.
  • Apply a small amount of concealer beneath the eyes. Where under-eye circles are heaviest, typically at the inner and outer corners of the eyes, dab a little bit of concealer with a small, pointed brush. Other flaws that the foundation doesn’t cover can be added a speck to and blended into the skin.
  • Use a translucent powder to set the concealer and moisturiser. Apply it to your face in a pressing motion, ideally using a velvety powder puff rather than a powder brush because the latter leaves a lot of loose powder behind. Any extra can be brushed off with a powder brush. Before applying powder to your face in circular motions with a brush, tap off any extra powder.

Part 2: Donning Your Eyes

  • Your choice of eyeshadow should be applied on the lid. Try a single, neutral colour for beginners, such as taupe or aubergine. Work your way up to the brow bone using a short, rapid swipes with a rounded shadow brush or your finger across the lid.
  • If you’re just starting out, it can be simpler for you to use a smaller flat brush.
  • From your lash line to just past the inner crease, the shadow should extend. It then gradually diminishes up toward the bone.
  • Apply a light layer of translucent powder to set.
  • To get rid of any extra eyeshadow, tap your brush lightly against the side of the eyeshadow case.
  • A black or brown pencil in short strokes along the upper lash line’s rim.
  • If you’ve never used eyeliner before, applying gel eyeliner rather of a pencil may be simpler for you.
  • With one hand, lift your upper eyelid, and with the other, apply makeup while gazing down into a mirror.
  • As you gain more experience applying makeup, one area where you may really play is with eyeliner. The colour, texture, and line-applying techniques can all significantly alter how your eyes look. Enjoy yourselves!
  • Make your eyelashes curly. At the base of your upper eyelashes (along the lid), place a lash curler and push firmly for five seconds.
  • Next, put-on mascara. Apply on both the top and bottom lashes while aiming the wand’s tip at the outer corner of your eye. For this appearance, one coat should be sufficient.

Female open eye close up. Eye makeup for eyebrows and eyelashes. Eyeshadow and powder brush next to her

Part 3: Addition of Cheek and Lip Color

  • On the apples of your cheeks, apply blush. In order to view the apples clearly, smile as you do this. Apply a small amount of blush, then mix it up toward your temples.
  • For a subtle glow that is easy to blend in, try a cream blush.
  • If you choose to use powder blush, apply it with a dense yet fluffy brush. To soften the edges, cover it with translucent powder.
  • Apply lip gloss or lipstick. In the middle of your upper and lower lips, pucker your lips as though you’re going to plant a kiss. The first application can be made directly from the tube; after that, blend with your fingers, adding additional color with your fingertips as necessary.
  • Prepare your lips if they are chapped before applying lip color. Apply a thin coating of lip balm and then gently buff them with a warm, damp washcloth. Before applying lipstick or gloss, give the balm some time to absorb.
  • The lips are a fantastic place for beginners to add colour and change up their makeup routine without having to fret over application technique, etc.
  • From a creamy fire-engine red to a neutral, barely-there gloss, you have a wide range of options.
  • To ensure that everything is harmonised and lovely, check yourself in bright light, preferably daylight. You’re finished!

The bride is put on makeup before the wedding ceremony


  • A natural palette is a fantastic choice if you plan to apply more than one eyeshadow colour but are unsure of what hues blend well together. An eyeshadow palette is available anywhere cosmetics are sold. In palettes, all of the colors match, and occasionally the shadows are even labelled with the location where they should be applied.
  • How about going all out with dark red lipstick and thick blush? Ask your parents what you can start with. Or must you begin by using mild mascara or clear lip gloss?
  • It’s crucial to select the proper foundation color. Brush a little on your jawline as a general rule of thumb: if it blends in, it’s right for you.
    Try a lighter or darker tint if necessary.
  • Pinch your cheeks to make them rosy if you’re out of blush or too young to wear it.
  • Put a little highlighter on your upper lip.
  • If you use mascara before curling your eyelashes, it will make your curler hard, crusty, and unpleasant to use.

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  • Don’t apply too much makeup. If you wish, begin by perfecting a neutral look and then gradually advance to more complex makeup.
  • Sensitive skin may become allergic to some products. Look for cosmetics that is “hypoallergenic” if you are aware of your sensitivity to certain substances or if you just want to be on the safe side.
  • Before applying it to your full face, it is also advisable to perform patch tests on your lower jaw (near your ear), just in case there is any irritation.





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