As a professional makeup artist, I get to work with many women who love wearing makeup regularly or even for special occasions. Many of these women tell me that wearing makeup makes them feel confident; it makes them feel like they can conquer the world!
However, most struggle with their makeup application skills, hence why they do not mind paying an extra coin to a makeup artist to look glamorous. So here are some easy to follow steps that any beginner can use to perfect their technique. Remember, practice makes perfect!
Step 1- Primer
Primers can either be hydrating (best for dry skin) or mattifying (best for oily skin). Apply primer for a smooth, long-lasting base.
Step 2 – Foundation
Foundations can be dewy (best for dry skin) or mattifying (best for oily skin). Additionally, they can also have sheer, medium or full coverage. Apply a small amount of foundation, and work in sections to build coverage where needed. A brush will give you more coverage, and a makeup sponge will pick up excess product.
Step 3 – Concealer
Apply a concealer in areas you want to cover and brighten, such as the under-eye, forehead, and chin. Let the concealer sit on your face for a moment for maximum coverage. Then use a brush or makeup sponge to blend those areas.
Step 4- Powder
Powders can be compact powder or loose setting powder. Apply a powder to all areas of your face you want to set and reduce shine.
Step 5- Bronzer
We use bronzers to warm up certain areas of the face. Apply bronzer on your cheekbones, forehead, and jawline. Using a fluffy brush helps to give a flawless finish.
Step 6- Highlighter
Place highlighter in areas where the light naturally hits for an increased glow.
Step 7- Setting Spray
Lastly, apply a setting spray to ensure the longevity of the makeup. Setting sprays also help melt all the product together for a flawless base.