Today, I’m going to run you through a basic makeup application. This is what I do on most days that
I do my makeup, unless I’m feeling adventurous. We all know our faces, so there’s also customizing
to do, but there are basic application steps that work for everyone. I encourage you, be creative and
try different things before you settle on just one look. Makeup was meant to enhance your natural
beauty and can work well with the diversity of your style and life path at the moment.
You’ll notice most of my products are Mary Kay. That’s because I’m a consultant and get products
at a reduced rate. Any products of your own will work with this tutorial today.
|A concealer is a coverage tool, but you’ll notice that it also works as a primer for under your
eyes. Creating a wet surface for the foundation to attach itself to.
|Apply approximately this much on fingertip and dab under eye and on blemishes. Make
sure you never pull the skin around the eye because it will cause wrinkles and sagging
skin over time.
|Pat until blended.|
Powder is always important to set any foundation, except loose powder of course. Use the lid
of the powder to swirl, tap, and buff, just like Bare Minerals states. You want to lightly coat with
this as well.
|If you color in your eyebrows, use an angled brush (shown to the right) and apply the thinest area first
(the left side in the pictures above) at the angle your hair grows, then come back and apply the thicker
|And I’ll be using this Maybelline Shadow stylist as a highlighter.|
|Next, apply the golden/bronze color in the crease. Start with more concentration of pigment in the left
corner of the eye and blend towards nose (without picking up your brush, to avoid flicking pigment into
the corner of your nose.)
|Blend up and outward. (Blending is your friend.)|
|Place darkest color in the right corner and push color towards center
(without picking up your brush again.)
|Using a blending brush, blend up and out. (A blending brush has
flimsier bristles than an eyebrow brush so that you can move more
|Blend until satisfied with shade.|
|Repeat on opposite side. (It’s best if you do them both at the same time.)|
|Make the most thin, most close to your lash line as possible. It’s way
easier to go thicker than it is to erase and go thinner. You can see in
the picture below that I even touch my lashes with the pen just to
make sure I was close enough.
|Next make a mark straight up from the very edge of your lashes.
Note: if you want your wing farther out, make your mark there.
But always connect the bottom of your mark to the very end of
|Now for mascara. We all know how to apply it. But here’s a tip.
If you want fullness, apply like the above picture.
|If you want definition and length, apply like the above picture.
I usually use an odd mix of both because I’m so torn.
|Comb out the lashes using a lash comb. I once knew a girl who sat
every day and separated each lash from the next with a needle.
But who has that time?
|Slap on some lip gloss and you’re good to go!|
If you have any questions or are more curious about application techniques, feel free to leave a comment or message me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope you enjoyed today’s Make Me Up!