5 Makeup Application Tips for Beginners

Studies show that 78% of American women spend as much as 55 minutes per day on their appearance. That’s not surprising when one considers the overwhelming perception that women wearing makeup are more attractive, in control, and socially adept.

Few women have enough confidence to feel comfortable without any makeup in social or work settings. Let’s be honest, we all want to hide our perceived imperfections from our peers at times.

Whether you’re one of those ladies who’s comfortable with minimal makeup or if you prefer to follow the latest makeup trends, you can surely benefit from a few makeup application tips to help you look your best.

1. Create a Good Canvas for Makeup Application

Every makeup routine begins with clean, toned, and moisturized skin. Taking good care of your skin by applying high-quality products twice a day is the most important step toward a flawless look.

Applying a primer helps create a smooth base for the rest of your look. It’s a vital step towards creating any makeup look, be it minimalist or full-on glam.

These super-light, silky creams and gels also help your makeup last longer.

2. Build Your Beauty Foundation

When you buy makeup, it’s vital to discover the best shade for your skin first, especially when it comes to foundation. Test the foundation colors on your jawline and if the color disappears without blending it in, that’s the best makeup for you.

Once you’ve completed this crucial step, you should focus on a suitable tool to apply your new foundation. If you prefer to use your fingers, that’s fine, but you can also opt for a brush or sponge for a smooth finish.

It’s worth buying the best quality foundation you can find. Products like Art of Air, Tickled Pink, or Jerome Alexander airbrush foundation can help you achieve photo-shopped perfection in real life.

To apply foundation, sweep it out from the center of your face, buffing it as you go.

3. Concealer Completes Your Look

No matter how much makeup you apply, you’ll never create a flawless impression without concealer. These products help disguise blemishes, pimples, and dark spots.

You can choose between liquid concealer for large areas or a concealer stick for small imperfections.

4. Foundation Powder Seals the Deal

There’s a fine line between too much and too little when it comes to applying these types of makeup. Using a large, fluffy foundation brush helps you get it just right.

Start with a light dusting of powder and then press a little more into areas like oily spots that need extra coverage.

5. Add a Little Sparkle

One final step before you apply makeup to complete your look is to add a little glow to your skin using bronzer. Using a bronzing brush, apply the product in the shape of a ‘3’ on both sides of your face, starting at your forehead.

It’s best to use a bronzer that’s no more than two shades darker than your skin color.

Try Something New

Careful makeup application is an important part of creating a good first impression. It can make all the difference when it comes to that all-important job interview, first date, or swish social occasion.

These makeup application tips will help you get a solid grounding in what works for most people, but you should also spend some time experimenting to discover what works best for you.

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