5 expert tips on how to do daily makeup

Learning how to do your daily makeup is more important than knowing the latest trends. It comes before planning to try out every style to see which suits you best. This is because doing it wrong could lead to not just unsatisfactory results, but also skin problems. You want your makeup to enhance your beauty. Not hide the flaws of your skin. Here are some tips from experts.

1. The order of
what you do is of utmost importance

The routine of makeup does not just consist of the individual routines in random order. Each has a time and place of its own, for a reason.

Firstly this is
how to do makeup for your face

Start with a clean
slate. Clean your face thoroughly with a cleanser to remove old makeup and
dirt. This will not only reduce chances of infection, but also not lead to
caking of your makeup.

Moisturise your face no matter what your skin type is.

Now it is time to prime your face. The primer is your only hope of making your makeup last till the end of the day. So do not overlook it. Take a small amount of primer only, and apply it over your whole face.

Time for the foundation. This creates a canvas on which you will proceed to apply your makeup. Take care to blend your foundation into your skin behind the ears and at the neck. This ensures there is no defining line between the made up part and your natural skin. Also make sure your foundation matches your skin tone as much as possible.

A concealer over your foundation applied over blemishes and under the eyes will help conceal these dark patches.

Now give some time
for your foundation to set, if you want your makeup to last longer.

A highlighter now
will help you make your skin tone less flat which the foundation might make it
seem. The cheekbones are something you might want to highlight. Work the
highlights artistically around the natural contours of your face.

Now add a little
bit of blush on your cheeks. Apply it in very small amounts as you want the
blush to look like a natural one.

Next take up an
eyebrow pencil to define and fill in the sparse areas if any of your eyebrows.

Next do your
eye makeup

First of all apply
an eye shadow primer for the same reason as your facial primer. Apply it from
the roots of your eyelashes upwards. Let it set.

Next apply the eye
shadow in the same direction as the primer. Make sure it blends into your skin
at the top edges. One or two coats we will leave up to you.

It’s time for the
defining eye liner. What the eye liner inherently does is makes your lash line
look fuller. So it makes sense to choose an eye liner that closely matches the
colour of your eye lashes. Use a pencil for a smudgy look. Use a liquid for
more defined strokes.

Last in your eye
makeup routine should be the mascara, if any. Apply it in upward strokes
starting from the inner corner of your eye to the outer.

Now it is time
to do makeup for your lips

First make sure
your lips are soft and smooth by using either a balm, a sealer or a lip primer.
A good balm will also prevent from chapping later on.

Now apply lip
liner by making first an outline around the line of your lips, followed by
working inwards over your entire lips.

Now, over this,
apply a lip gloss or lipstick. Start from the center and work towards the
corners.

A final setting
spray

This is needed to
make your makeup last even longer, the way you applied it in the first place.

2. Makeup
tricks and treats

Here are some
secrets that go beyond ‘how to do makeup’ to ‘how to be clever with your
makeup’.

Turn your
smudgy eye pencil into a into an even more smudgier one

Want to get an
even more smudgy effect? Just hold your eye pencil in a small flame for a few
seconds till you see the tip changing quality. Cool it off for a few seconds
more, and apply!

Get rid of niggling mascara smudge problems

Don’t you just hate it when a perfectly applied mascara leaves its footprints below your brow while applying? Just hold a spoon between your brows and the mascara applying brush while applying. Simple!

Make your eye
shadow more eye catching

Worried that your
eye shadow will be just a little too subtle to the point of invisibility? Just
use a white eyeliner under it as a base for the original colour to pop out!

Mascara
emergency helpline

Are you ready for
the show, but your mascara has dried out? Just add a few drops of saline
solution to it to keep it going till you get your fresh mascara!

Make your lip
makeup last even longer

After finishing
making up your lips, press a tissue on them, and over the tissue, dust them
lightly with a semi-transparent powder. It helps the effect set.

Find the
contours of your face

Run a pencil
parallel to your face and touching it all over it. The contours will be very
evident to you and highlighting them will be a cinch.

3. Do the right
things right

How you do your
makeup is not just a flowchart of directions. It also involves some application
in the area of choosing the right things, and applying them right.

Use the same
base foundation and primer

Oil based primers
should be used with oil based foundations. Water based primers should be used
with water based foundations. Else they will not sit together, and simply slip
off each other.

Choose the mode
of application carefully

When you want
something selective application, use your fingers. When you want to apply all
over your face, use a brush.

Apply your
foundation downwards. Always.

The fine hair on
your face gets flattened out when you apply your foundation downwards and then
set it. Making the canvas of your makeup a smooth one. Doing it the other way
makes the hair set on end, making applying anything on it a clumpy nightmare.

4. Use good
products

No matter how well
you apply what you apply, even in the right order, it’s a no-go if the products
you use are not good. Do not settle for inexpensive products unless you are
convinced of their quality. The higher priced products are so for more than one
reason. When it comes to enhancing your beauty, you do not want disasters. Use
good products. Your skin as well as you deserve it.

5. Take your makeup off at night before sleeping

‘How to do makeup’ is never complete without ‘how to take off makeup’. The next day’s makeup as well as the health of your skin, and hence every day’s makeup, depends on this. If you don’t take a proper makeup removal cleanser at night and remove all residue makeup, your next few days will be ruined. Take care while doing makeup to look good. Take care while removing makeup to keep looking good. Without fail.

Well, there you have it – all the information you need to look even more amazing, every day, easily. Makeup is not so difficult after all!

Do you have any tips of your own that have made your daily makeup application easier? Let us know in the comments!

Author: enrichsalon

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