Makeup Basics For Beginners

Hey, newbie!!

Welcome to the world of exploring makeup. Don’t be confused if you are a beginner to this art of makeup. It’s easy to learn if you’re not interested in being a pro but someone who can do makeup on their own.

Here we begin with very basics of adding to your natural beauty using cosmetics.

Makeup

 

Brushes

While applying makeup brushes, think them of as your weapons to win this war. These are very basic tools to make your work simpler and tidy.

Before moving to makeup basics you must be well introduced to the brushes, their names and the purpose they ideally fulfill.

Makeup Brushes

 

Eyes

Go for the simpler eye liner looks. You can start learning slowly by starting by tight lining your upper lips and further outlining or simply filling your water line. It is suggested that you use pencil Kohl or those which comes as stick as they’re easy to handle and work with. Apply mascara and curl your lashes for a complete eye look.

Do not jump right into those glamorous eye looks, with oh-so-shiny sparkly glitters and shades. Learn the liner looks first and then step up to the smokey eye or winged eye look once you’re fine working with Kohl.

For learning the right procedure consult someone who’s a professional, or at least who is regular in makeup. Apart from that YouTube video tutorials are always there to instruct you and turn you into a pro if you’re dedicated to searching deeply into its depth.

Here is a reference for your basic liner looks.

Face

The face is the largest of all the areas that you have to cover so patient while working on it. The most important part of your makeup is your base. You need to prepare it first by applying your moisturizer, sunscreen, and primer etc before moving onto applying foundations and concealers. Color correction is also very useful if you have uneven skin here and there, but do not rush into trying it. Learn it slowly, it’s not a part of the basics so you can always postpone it to your future makeup goals.

Here is a graphic guide to tell you about the order of applying the cosmetics on your face.

Lips

For the lips without going into ombre or dual tones, simply learn to line your lips and further merge it with the lipstick you apply. Try not working with experimental bold shades.

Well, there isn’t much to be done with lips other mixing and using different colors so you can soon jump into learning the lip contour and highlight to give it a fuller effect.

Here is a reference to do it.

Lipstick

Contouring and highlight

They are the newest trend among the makeup artists to give a shape by creating shadows and light to the required places. The are not so easy to learn or to do. They require skills which you’ll be able to acquire by practice. It needs to be precise and blended evenly. It highly depends on the shape of your face for the areas of its application.

Along with face, the technique is used to enhance the effect of your lips, nose, neck bones and cleavage.

You can always learn it after or along the process of getting into the basics of makeup.

The basic method to apply the product to contour and highlight with the blush area are depicted in this photo.

Spots

 

Hope these simple tips will help you get out of your makeup tragedies. Happy brushing!

Shalini Aryan is contributing to entropy since 1997, currently persuing English honours from Delhi university (as she realised earlier, that purpose of her life isn’t engineering or marriage).

She is a fashion editor at the lucid blogs along with her full time feminist avtaar, seen living a pizza-dependent life while struggling to wake up before 10. She is an ambivert, atheist and a fashion geek. (And a exaggerator)

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Shalini Aryan

Shalini Aryan is contributing to entropy since 1997, currently persuing English honours from Delhi university (as she realised earlier, that purpose of her life isn't engineering or marriage). She is a fashion editor at the lucid blogs along with her full time feminist avtaar, seen living a pizza-dependent life while struggling to wake up before 10. She is an ambivert, atheist and a fashion geek. (And a exaggerator)