Applying makeup is not easy, especially for people that are trying it for the first time. Make up is something we have to learn and not something you can just acquire. There are different methods and techniques for application. So, we have to learn them to become good, but it’s always best to create a strong foundation. We will focus on the basics!

Learning the basics of makeup application will help you from looking like a hot mess. You don’t want to look like you’re two years old that just manage to get a hold of their mother’s makeup kit right? We’ve compiled some of the most basic and important tips for any makeup newbie to learn. Read on below to find out.

A common newbie mistake is using the wrong product for their skin type. People tend to end up having faces that are either too dark or too light for them. When it comes to buying your makeup, always consider your complexion. Do you have oily or dry skin? Do you have a red or yellow undertones? Are you fair, dark or tan? Consider your skin problems too, do you suffer from acne, freckles or pigmentation? Look for products that would cater to these needs. Talk to the beauty ambassador too. Ask them about the different products and what the best type is for you. Another tip is to know how acidic you are. People that tend to be acidic should buy makeup that is lighter, since the acidity of the skin will turn it darker over time.

Don’t Forget about Moisturizer

Moisturizing is one of the most important part of your makeup routine. Without this your skin will appear dry and flaky. Moisturizers can also work as a primer for our makeup, helping it adhere to the skin. When picking moisturizers consider your skin type. Use products that are specifically designed to cater to your skin. Using products that are designed for dry skin to oily skin will only worsen your condition and cause breakouts. Spend time and effort when looking for your skin care products. Another important item to pay attention to is sunscreen. This is a product you should never leave your home without.

Applying Primer

One of the best products to have for beginners is primer. Eyelid primer and overall primer can create a light barrier between your skin and makeup. This will keep it healthy and prevent it from being absorbed by the skin. This is a great item for beginners since it can help applying your base makeup so much easier. This will prevent your makeup from creasing and melting.

Choose Right Makeup Colors

You’ll know the difference between makeup experts from newbies by the color they chose. It does take some time to find the right colors for you. A lot of hits and misses, but there are some things you can do to lessen those misses. Before buying your makeup always try the samples, this is the easiest way for you to find out if it’s the right color for you. This is especially important when it comes to foundation and concealers. There can be a huge difference when it comes to the packaging of the makeup and how it actually looks on the skin. When it comes to eyeshadows, it’s always a good thing to experiment. With so many to choose from, it’s hard to pick the best ones.

Groom Your Eyebrows

This is really important for newbies, simply trimming or eliminating some of the stray hair from your brows can change your look dramatically.

Apply Blush

Your blush application can make up or break your entire look. If you’re planning to look like a porcelain doll with bright colored blush, then go for it, but if you want to opt for something more natural. Apply it lightly on the sides of your face or on the apple of your cheeks. Never together, unless you want to look flustered. Remember to never over use blush, a simple, rosy glow is enough.

We hope that these tips were able to help you get a grasps on the basics of makeup application. Think of makeup as a way to express your personal style and learning these tips can help you get the desired look you want. Show off your creativity with makeup! 

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