A Guide To Basic Makeup Routine

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Mimansha Ranjan
A Poetess of the wild type. Potterhead. Bewildered by the Cosmos and Space. A Biochemist by day and a writer by night.

All of us want to look flawless. All of us should know how to do makeup. Applying a little makeup is alright. It defines your facial structure and justifies your best feature.

There’s a lot that can be done with makeup. There’s a whole lot of things available when you go to buy makeup. You need to know the basic makeup steps.

Most of us admire the Youtubers who are some kind of makeup experts. The art of doing makeup is simple. ‘Makeup Gurus’ upload makeup videos all the time.

If you want a perfect no-makeup look you have to put a lot of efforts into it. The HD makeup for brides and airbrush makeup are other techniques. We will teach you the step by step makeup techniques.

How to do makeup?

The Art Of Doing Makeup

You need to know the basics of how to do makeup. Simple makeup looks are easy to achieve. The angle of the brush, the contour and linear is a little challenging. The arched eyebrow and a perfect face tune. You might wonder how celebrities look so flawless.

Well, they have professional and trained makeup artists. You should be able to manage some of these techniques if you don’t want to be called an amateur. Well, here’s a guide to basic makeup routine.

1. Wash Your Face

Makeup is simple when you understand it. The first important thing before applying makeup is to wash your face. Use a face wash or a soap to clean your face of any dust or oil. Dry it. Never rub your face. Gently tap a towel on your face. You are ready to proceed.

2. Primer

The very basic makeup steps include base and foundation. For your makeup to last longer and stick to your skin you need a coat of primer. Apply a primer and mix it well. You can also use a moisturizer.

3. Base

Now that we are done with the preparatory phase. It’s time to move forward. Get a foundation which should be a little lighter than your original complexion. The Foundation is important because our skin is not of a uniform tone.

Even for simple makeup looks you need a uniform skin tone. Your skin might be darker in some areas like under your eyes, around your eyes or near the lip lines. We need to achieve that uniform tone with the foundation.

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You can use a liquid or a powder foundation depending on your skin type. If you have dry skin go for a liquid foundation. Apply it over your forehead, temple, around the lips, on lips, cheekbones and blend.

Always blend in one direction. You can blend in an outward direction from the inner cheek to outer.

4. Concealer

It is one of the most important basic makeup steps. Even after applying foundation, some blemishes and scar marks are visible. Apply a little concealer on these acne marks and blend it properly.

You can buy a two in one foundation that will work as a concealer as well. Concealer is applied under your eyes, around your lip lines, the edge of the forehead. It should be blended properly.

5. Eyebrows

When it comes to eyes; we cannot say that makeup is simple. Eyebrows are a tricky part. It is true that most of us are not blessed with those perfectly arched brows. We will try to work with whatever we have.

Shape your eyebrows. Using an angled brush and brown eyebrow powder; lightly mark the outline of your eyebrows. Make sure that this outline follows the original shape of your brows. 

You can give your eyebrows a little lift by making a slight arch using the same pencil. Now use a black eyebrow filler to fill the eyebrows. Take a liquid concealer and apply it along the outline of your eyebrows, blend it well. Your eyebrows are ready.

6. Contour

Use a contour stick to mark your cheekbones and jawline. Use a brush to blend it well. The direction of blending should be the same as before.

Contour is important because it gives some definition to your cheekbones. It will make your face look more symmetrical. Use a contour stick that is a shade darker than your skin.

7. Eyes

Well, there’s a lot to be done with your eyes.  For eyes, we need to follow a step by step makeup technique. Eye makeup is a whole branch of makeup. But we will keep it very simple here.

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You can apply some liner. Most of us are afraid of the liquid liner; you can use a pencil liner. Even a sharply pointed Kajal or kohl can be used as a liner. You can use different colours of liners, depending on your mood.

Make a thin line using the liner or if you are up for some drama then go for a winged liner. It is not easy to balance, but we hope you reach there soon. There are different types of liner makeup like fox eyes, winged eyes, double liner etc.

Apply some Kajal or kohl on your waterline. You can use white Kajal as well. Kajal has always been a best friend of every woman. 

Now for your lashes, you need a lash curler. Press it between your lashes and apply a coat of mascara. It should be applied in a rolling motion.

8. Lipstick

You need to cover your lips with foundation if your lips are pigmented. Then apply a lipstick of your choice. Use a liner to give an outline to your lips.

The colour of liner and lipstick should be near about the same shade. Always fill your lips completely. The lipsticks are important for bold or simple makeup looks.

9. Compact And Blush

Once you are done, apply some face powder on your face. Take a dab of blush and gently apply it on your cheeks. This will give your cheeks the rosy pink appearance.

10. Makeup Spray

Once everything is done spray a makeup setter on your face, let it dry and you are ready to go. These are the fundamental makeup routines that are not hard to follow. It will give you the required glow and appearance. But there are other things that you should ponder upon as well.

Important Things To Remember

Applying step by step makeup is important, but so is removing it. Here are some points that you should keep in mind.

  • Always use good brands of cosmetics.
  • Throw away the expired once.
  • Use a tester to check if the product like foundation or contour is matching your skin colour.
  • Check if you don’t have any allergies to the product.
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  • Do not go to bed while still wearing your makeup.

You don’t always need a guide to basic makeup routine. You don’t always have to be covered in tonnes of makeup. We appreciate your original beauty. But you can sometimes doll up to look a little different.

You are ‘you’ and you are always beautiful; with or without makeup. It is not very important to know how to do makeup. Your personality has to be beautiful too.