Makeup Tips: How to Apply Makeup

Posted on Jan 19 2015 - 9:38pm by poonam

Makeup Tips: How to Apply Makeup

Today will discuss the Makeup basics and the questions that bombard in our head when we first of the term “Makeup” . There no guidelines on “How to apply Makeup” or This is the best way to apply makeup” . everybody has their own way of doing makeup. We evolve ourselves with makeup and find the techniques that works for me.

There is no defined way of doing makeup but there are some tricks you can use to get the best results from your application.

How to Apply Makeup - Tips

 Here are 9 Tips to Apply Makeup

  1. Prep your Face: Start with a clean moisturized face. This can be best explained with a Pizza example, no matter how amazing topping you add to the pizza, you wont like it until the base is perfect. Same goes with makeup -You can not get the makeup right if your base isn’t prepared well.
  2. Safe with Primer: This can be a ground breaking step in makeup application. Primer not only provides a smooth base for next stee by filling up any imperfections but also helps in keeping skin oils from coming in contact with foundation that leads oxidation causing it look darker. It makes the makeup last longer
  3. Cover up with Concealer: If you have any acne marks, blemishes or any discoloration that needs extra help, dab some concealer on the problem areas before starting with foundation. Concealer will provide extra coverage and hide any imperfections on your face to a good extent.
  4. Fake flawless skin with Foundation: After covering the trouble areas, start with your foundation. Its best to get the foundation based on your skin tone, skin type and your coverage (medium, light or heavy) requirements. You can apply foundation using a flat top kabuki brush or a clean make up sponge and blend it nicely all across your face, hairline and neck area.
  5. Press with Powder: Once you are done with foundation application, set it with pressed or loose powder to finish off. Setting foundation with a powder give a natural look and also help it last longer on Oily skinned beauties
  6. Blush or Bronze: You are done with your Makeup base and now its time to add some color to the cheeks with blusher. Blush should be applied on the apples of your cheeks, blended out toward the hairline. If you want to go for a sun kissed look replace blush with a bronzer but make sure you go easy on color and don’t put too much color on the cheeks.
  7. Get Set Eyes: Apply concealer under the eye areas to cover dark circles and pigmentation. You can do this step when you were covering face (Step 2) or can do it after foundation application, depending on the intensity of the dark circles. If they are light to medium you can apply concealer after foundation but if they are grave start covering them up before foundation application.
  8. Line and Lashes:  Line your eyes with any of your favorite eye liner, apply kohl on waterline and finish off with mascara for long dramatic lashes and an open eye look. You can apply eye shadows in some neutral gold, beige shade over the lids and darker shades in corner to add depth but before eye liner application and make sure to brush away any fallout from under eye area and powder face once again to set the whole look.
  9. Peppy Pout: Girlz with dry lips start should start with a light layer of lip balm while for pigmented lips one can use a lip base to cover up the pigmentation especially if you are planning to a light lip shade and don’t want its colour to be altered Line your lips along the natural lip line and fill them up for a long lasting effect. Next, apply the desired color of the lipstick and top it up with a gloss if you going for a juicy lip look.

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It is not mandatory to follow all the steps every time you do makeup but yes doing them in this order will surely save you from unexpected makeup mishaps.  These are some Basic Makeup Steps that one can follow to achieve perfect application, hope these simple makeup application steps helps you with that 🙂

What all Makeup Steps do you follow or skip usually? Which is your favourite makeup step? 

31 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. MakeupmirrornmeJanuary 19, 2015 at 11:09 PM - Reply

    Oh great tips babe and that Pizza example… 😛 😀

    • poonamJanuary 21, 2015 at 10:48 PM - Reply

      Thanks dearie.. 😉 .. Couldn’t think of anything better than that 😉

  2. krithiJanuary 20, 2015 at 9:48 AM - Reply

    nice step by step tips 🙂
    loved the post
    i always apply foundation and then apply concealer 🙂

    • poonamJanuary 24, 2015 at 7:55 PM - Reply

      Thanks Krithi.. Beginners always gets confused what to starts with .. Even I wondered where to start in my early phase.. so just planned to write it down for reference..:)

      I do it both ways depending on where going for a full eye makeup or just a subtle liner look.. 🙂

  3. BeepsaJanuary 20, 2015 at 10:18 AM - Reply

    Great tips dear. I suffer with dry lips and can’t ever go for matte lipsticks. I always apply lip balm an then the lipstick to hydrate my lips and always end up with glossy lips.

    • poonamJanuary 25, 2015 at 1:40 PM - Reply

      Thanks Beepsa.. Matte lipsticks can be sucha pain on dry lips ..lip balm is the only thing that can rescue the finish 🙂 ..

      Try using a lip balm with balmy texture like TBS Honeymania and pat it with finger or kiss a tissue to get rid of excess that way you wont get that shiny look.. 🙂

  4. anubhutiJanuary 20, 2015 at 10:28 AM - Reply

    pizza example 😀 nice and simple steps 🙂

    • poonamJanuary 24, 2015 at 7:56 PM - Reply

      hhaha.. i was thinking about pizzaa at that time 😉

  5. milyJanuary 20, 2015 at 11:14 AM - Reply

    basic yet so essential 😀

  6. LiaJanuary 20, 2015 at 1:22 PM - Reply

    These are great tips. Thank you Poo 🙂

    • poonamJanuary 24, 2015 at 7:59 PM - Reply

      Glad you liked dear.. 🙂

  7. laksJanuary 20, 2015 at 2:13 PM - Reply

    this is such an essential post. thanks for sharing Poo 🙂

    • poonamJanuary 24, 2015 at 8:00 PM - Reply

      Yup.. basic for makeup beginners. 🙂

  8. Shailja@BeABrideEverydayJanuary 20, 2015 at 3:03 PM - Reply

    Most of times using a primer, but now onwards will make it an essential step.. afterall who eats an improperly cooked pizza 😛

    • poonamJanuary 25, 2015 at 2:11 PM - Reply

      For oily skin.. primer is a life saver because it really smoothens out the skin filling up the pores and preventing foundation oxidation.. 🙂

      yeahh Pizaa has to be perfect! 🙂

  9. jinse@IndianVanityWallJanuary 20, 2015 at 6:25 PM - Reply

    Great post especially for beginners who start out with makeup and have no clue what goes where…btw that pizza example is spot on <3

    • poonamJanuary 25, 2015 at 2:09 PM - Reply

      Thanks Jinse.. Hehehhe.. We all love pizza and makeup!! .. 😉

  10. HeenaJanuary 20, 2015 at 10:11 PM - Reply

    A Basic But Great Post! How You Have Explained Is Very Helpful.
    And, Pizza Topping! Hehe! 😀

    • poonamJanuary 25, 2015 at 1:57 PM - Reply

      Thanks heena.. 🙂

      You are bound to mention it when there is pizza commercial going on and you are hungry 😉

  11. nausheenJanuary 21, 2015 at 1:57 AM - Reply

    This i think is a very helpful post for beginners 🙂

    • poonamJanuary 25, 2015 at 1:32 PM - Reply

      Thanks Nausheen.. it is a must to get the basics right! 🙂

  12. IshaanJanuary 21, 2015 at 8:00 AM - Reply

    Pizza topping! lol but quite agree with you! 🙂 lovely step by step guide!

    • poonamJanuary 25, 2015 at 1:28 PM - Reply

      I need one for my taste buds now.. 😉 Makeup and pizza makes a good combo isnt it 😉

  13. SwathiJanuary 21, 2015 at 11:34 AM - Reply

    Pizza 😛 Hehe… These tips are basic yet great, trust me I keep seeing tons of people getting everything wrong , Essential post 🙂

    • poonamJanuary 25, 2015 at 1:30 PM - Reply

      yeahh.. it happens all the time and even experts at times couldnt save themselves from failing but guess thats the part of makeup learning 😉

  14. Indian Beauty ForeverJanuary 21, 2015 at 6:48 PM - Reply

    Great post hun! 🙂

    • poonamJanuary 25, 2015 at 1:24 PM - Reply

      Thanks Niesha.. 🙂

  15. purvaJanuary 21, 2015 at 8:39 PM - Reply

    Great post 😀

    • poonamJanuary 25, 2015 at 1:27 PM - Reply

      Thanks dear.. 🙂

  16. PraneethaAugust 30, 2016 at 10:22 AM - Reply

    Great tips for beginners. If possible, please upload images for every step or else display a tutorial video on applying makeup. It would be more helpful to understand quickly.

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