How To Apply Makeup That Looks Natural

All women can benefit from some form of makeup. A foundation smoothes out skin tone, covers imperfections and leaves you with glowing skin. Concealer does just what the name implies; it conceals skin problems that you don’t want the world to see. A of blush adds natural color to give you a glow. Eye makeup accentuates the beauty of your eyes. Lipstick or lip gloss adds color and shine to your lips. Cosmetics are every woman’s friend. If applied correctly, makeup will enhance your beauty. The trick is to be sure to apply the correct amount. If you apply too much, you will look heavily-made-up. The natural look enhances the beauty you already have.

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Step 1

Apply concealer to your face. Concealer should be one shade lighter than your foundation. Dab it on the areas you want to cover, such as on acne or under-eye circles. After you dab it on, gently work it into the skin, leaving about 80 percent of it showing and working about 20 percent of it into your skin.

Step 2

Apply foundation to your face. The foundation should be the same color as your face; don’t try to apply a tan with your foundation. Use a water-based foundation for oily skin and a cream foundation for dry skin. If you have acne or other skin imperfections, you may want to use a foundation with more coverage. Use a sponge to apply liquid foundation or a brush to apply mineral powder foundation. Blend it in well with your neck to avoid having a line of demarcation at your jaw where your foundation ends.

Step 3

Apply a small amount of blush. Use a brush for a powder blush and a sponge for a cream blush. Smile and apply the blush to the rounded parts of your cheeks. Blend it in well so it looks natural. Use lighter shades such as pink for light complexions and darker shades such as brick for dark complexions.

Step 4–

Apply a neutral color eye shadow to your eyelids. Use a sponge-tipped applicator to brush a neutral color such as light brown to your eyelids from the crease to the eyelashes. Sweep the applicator across the eyelids starting from inside the eye to the outside, stopping slightly outside the outer edge of the eye. Apply a slightly lighter color from the crease to the eyebrow. Avoid shiny, glittery cosmetics if you are going for a natural look.

Step 5

Apply mascara in a brown-black color. Brush the wand from the base of the lashes to the tips. Apply a second coat. Apply a coat to the bottom lashes by holding the wand vertical and brushing from the outside to the inside.

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