25 Awesome makeup tips and tricks for beginners

25 Awesome makeup tips and tricks for beginners
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There are a lot of women who watch mostly make-up videos on social media, but whenever they try to do makeup on themselves, they become utterly confused, what should be used first, and what should be used later. Are you one of them? If you’re one of them, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We discussed very simple yet 25 awesome makeup tips and tricks for beginners in this blog.

First of all you should focus on learning the basics of makeup. Once the basics of makeup are mastered, the whole makeup process gradually becomes perfect. So, start from the scratch and you will see that in the future, you will be able to do your own makeup flawlessly.

So, let’s start

You need to wash your face prior to applying makeup. This is the first step in getting your skin ready for makeup. This pre-makeup step cleanses your skin and keeps it hydrated. Do not avoid this step.

Once you have washed your face with a good facial cleanser, apply toner to remove impurities. Toner helps balance the pH level on your skin. If your skin is oily, then this step is essential for you, whenever you are doing makeup. It helps to reduce the oily appearance. Just dab some toner using a cotton ball.

You can also exfoliate your skin before applying any makeup. It helps to reduce dryness. Also, it removes blackheads. Exfoliation eliminates dirt and excessive oil. Exfoliation makes the skin so smooth, and as a result, your makeup will blend perfectly on the skin.

This is another option of exfoliation. If you do not want to use a  chemical based exfoliation before applying makeup to your skin. Then, you can simply rub an ice cube onto your face. This method will do what chemical-based exfoliation does. This also eliminates excess oil and dirt. It will help keep your makeup intact for long periods of time.

This is the most important step in the pre-makeup routine. You must not skip this step. Moisturizer keeps the skin healthy and soft. If you have dry skin, choose an oil based moisturizer, and if you have oily skin, then choose a water based moisturizer.

 You need to wait at least 15 minutes after the pre-makeup routine. Give yourself a few minutes to observe the moisturizer on your skin.

Primer sets the base for the makeup. It fills wrinkles and opens pores. The primer will make an even base for makeup. In order for your makeup to last long, you need to apply the primer before applying the foundation.

Color correctors give your skin an even tone and enhances the color of other makeup products. If you have pigmented skin, apply a color correction. The yellow color corrector cancels mild redness,  the green corrector cancels redness, masks acne and breakouts. The pink corrector brightens up dullness and deep pigment on a light skin tone. Choose a color that suits your skin. Do not overuse the corrector. Apply the thin layer and blend it very well.

Apply foundation evenly. Choose what foundation you want for your skin type. Apply it all over your face. Don’t  forget your neck. The only key to getting a perfect base for makeup is to blend your foundation. The main mantra you have to keep in mind while you are applying foundation is blend blend and blend. Remember to always start blending from the center of your face to the outward. Choose the right foundation based on your undertone.  Blend your foundation using a foundation brush or you can use a sponge also.

Concealer usually helps to conceal any spots, dark circles and large pores. Always choose a concealer two shades lighter than your skin tone. Do not apply a darker shade concealer, a darker shade will give you a discolored look. if you have dry skin, choose a concealer which is in the form of a stick or cream with buildable coverage in satin or pink finish. And If you have combination skin, choose liquid, cream or stick form concealer with buildable coverage in matt or dewy finish look. If you have oily skin, then choose a liquid concealer with light to medium coverage in matt finish. Use a brush or sponge or finger to blend the concealer.

If your under eye area is really dark, and you want to brighten the area, then apply concealer in a triangle shape and blend it for even coverage.

After applying the concealer, the most important step is to set it. Apply some setting powder to the concealed areas with a brush. This step will help to keep your concealer in place.

Bronzer will frame your face with a subtle glow for healthy looking skin. Apply bronzer  just below your cheekbones, on the hairlines and you can also apply it on your jaw bone. Do not over use it. Use a lightweight amount of it that helps you get the subtle glowing skin.

Always apply blush on the apple of your cheeks. Choose a shade that goes with your skin tone. Take a small amount of blush just on the tip of the brush then start blending. Blend it backward towards your cheekbones. Remember do not apply it in the area underneath the eye.

Before doing eye makeup, always apply eye shadow primer. It helps to poppin the eyeshadow and last throughout the day. You can use any foundation or concealer as an eyeshadow primer, it will make no difference in using them. If you would like to apply the eyeshadow primer, go for it. Take a little bit of foundation/concealer or eyeshadow primer and dab it all over your upper eyelid. Then set it with your face powder.

For beginners, we recommend starting with a basic natural shade of  eye shadow. Glide your eyeshadow brush on the natural shade and apply it on the inner corner of the eyes. Then blend outward after.  Don’t forget to tap your brush before applying eyeshadow to remove excess product.

Use darker eyeshadow in the outer corners and the crease of your eye. Blend from the outer corner to inwards. Make sure that there is no harsh line left.

Dry, cracked lips make it difficult to apply lipstick and you won’t be able to get the flawless finish. First, you have to exfoliate your lips, with an exfoliation of the lips or with a clean, damp toothbrush. You need to be very gentle while you exfoliate your lips, because the lips are thin and very delicate.

After exfoliation, moisturize your lips with a lip balm. Lip balm will hydrate your lips. Many people do not use any kind of moisturizer after doing lip exfoliation,  but that’s not right, always use a moisturizer after exfoliation.

The lip liner is very important before applying lipstick. Remember that the lip liner should be the same shade as your lipstick. Lip liner gives a neat finish.

Now, let me tell you the best way to apply the mascara perfectly. First, you need a spoon. Place your spoon right on your lid line and apply your mascara all the way up to the tips. This will help your mascara to get right to the base of your eyelids and all the way up.

Heat your eyelash curler with a hairdryer. When you heat up your eyelash curler, it gives your lashes a perfect curling effect. But remember, don’t heat it too much, you should test it on your wrist before using, to make sure it’s cool enough to use.

If you are one of them who hates to constantly touch up their lipstick, then you should follow this step. First, take your concealer and apply it around the outer edge of your lips. This will create a barrier that will help to prevent your lipstick from bleeding or smudging. Once you have applied it around your lips, then press it into your skin and blend with the help of a blender. You can also use your finger to blend.

This is the easiest way to contour your face. Just take any of your makeup brush, then roll it’s handle right below your  cheekbone to find out the right angle for your face. After finding the correct placement , dust some contour cream or powder right below it with a contouring brush, then the final step bland it very well.

Apply highlighter around the bridge of your nose, chin, cheek bones, brow bone and also apply  little highlighter above your cupid’s bow. Don’t forget to apply highlighter on the inner corner of your eyes to make your eye appear brighter.

Although this is not a makeup hack, but you should follow it every time you do makeup, that is clean your face properly, Make sure you don’t have any make up on your face before going to bed at night.

We hope these 25 Awesome makeup tips will effective for you whenever you do make up.

Abhijit Sarkar

Abhijit Sarkar

Abhijit Sarkar is a passionate automobile engineer and part-time content writer. With his deep interest in skincare and hair care, he brings a unique perspective to the world of beauty. Abhijit's expertise lies in dissecting the science behind various hair and skin problems, providing effective solutions, and sharing practical tips for a healthy and radiant appearance. As a meticulous researcher, he delves into the intricacies of beneficial and harmful ingredients, empowering readers to make informed choices. Through his engaging articles, Abhijit aims to simplify the complexities of hair and skincare, helping readers unlock their true beauty potential.

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