8 Must-Know Makeup Tips For Beginners

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Whether you’re a teenager trying out your very first eyeliner or an adult finally deciding to give foundation a try, figuring out how to use any makeup product if you’re a makeup newbie can be tricky. With newly invented makeup contraptions and confusing makeup terms, it's normal for anyone to feel overwhelmed by it all. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Figuring out how to use your makeup product is as easy as learning the ABC’s and to make your makeup journey a little less tedious, we’ve created a list of makeup products and easy tutorial videos to help you out.

Makeup Tip For Beginners #1

How To Apply Foundation

Trying to figure out the right way to use foundation is almost every makeup newbie's major issue. Picking the right shade, priming, using the right formulation for your skin type—all these factors play an important role in helping you perfect your foundation. The first foundation rule you need to follow is that if you want your foundation to match your skin tone, you need to test it on your jawline and not on your hand to find a shade to match your skin tone.

Step 1 – Apply & Blend
Before applying foundation, it is important to prep and prime your face first. Once you have a clean canvas, use a beauty blender or foundation brush and begin applying your foundation from the centre of your face, and blend it out really well.
Step 2 – Set Your Foundation
Once you’ve applied the foundation all over your face, use translucent powder or setting powder to set your foundation. Setting powder locks your foundation in place and even helps it last longer.

Makeup Tip For Beginners #2

How to Apply Kajal

Kajal is the most basic makeup product in any girl’s makeup bag. The purpose of kajal is to define and/or change the eye shape. Applying it the right way can draw attention to your eyes and really enhance them. Kajal also helps you avoid questions like ‘are you sick?’ or ‘were you crying?’.

Step 1 - Line Your Lower Lash Line
To add depth to your eyes, apply kajal on your lower lash line and wing it out. You can add it to your upper lash line as well and use a makeup brush to smudge it. This will create a light smokey effect.
Step 2 - Go Over It Twice
If you want a more intense look, go over it twice. You can also create a reverse cat eye by applying a generous amount of kajal on your lower lash line and smudge it out.

Makeup Tip For Beginners #3

How to Apply Highlighter

Highlighters help add a radiant glow to your face. They give that perfect sheen while accentuating your natural features but it’s important to apply it in the right spots in order to avoid looking like a disco ball.

Step 1 - Cheekbones & Temples
Get chiselled cheeks by applying highlighter diagonally along the cheekbone and on your temples. This will give the illusion of sharper cheekbones while adding a radiant glow to your face.
Step 2 - Brow bones
Give your eyebrows an instant lift by applying highlighter on your brow bone.
Step 3 - Nose
Apply highlighter down the bridge of your nose. Lightly apply the highlighter in a thin line from the top of your nose down to the ball of your nose. Be sure not to apply too much as it might make it look wider rather than thinner.

Makeup Tip For Beginners #4

How To Apply Concealer

Concealer, as the name suggests, helps conceal any unwanted spots, dark circles, and blemishes. Concealers work with your foundation to give you additional coverage and create an even skin tone.
Step 1: Under The Eyes
Hide dark circles and puffiness by applying concealer under your eyes with a makeup brush. If you have uneven skin tone, be sure to use a colour corrector. Color correcting concealers are designed to cover any skin imperfections like redness and general discoloration to give you the perfect coverage.
Step 2: Redness & Blemishes
Apply a bit on the corners of your nose and on other spots on your face to hide them.
Step 3: Eyebrows
Concealers also, help you get on-fleek brows. Apply a bit of concealer above and below to create perfectly shaped brows as well as make your eyes pop.

Makeup Tip For Beginners #5

How To Create A Smokey Eye

Eyeshadow helps add a bit of oomph and drama to your eye makeup and it can take your overall look from a 5 to a 10 instantly. Eyeshadows help enhance your features as well as add depth and dimension to your eyes when applied properly.
Step 1: Fill In
First, apply black kajal on your eyelids and blend it well. Using a kajal as a base will intensify your smokey eye.
Step 2: Add the eyeshadow
Apply eyeshadow with your fingers only if its a formula . An eyeshadow brush is a good investment as it’ll make the application process easier and help you avoid any mistakes.
Step 3: Eyeliner
Complete your smokey eye look by lining your lower lash line and smudge it out with your makeup brush.

Makeup Tip For Beginners #6

How To Apply Mascara

For those who want long, thick lashes without using falsies, then mascara is your best option. Mascara helps thicken, lengthen and even darken your eyelashes while giving them a natural look.
Step 1: Coat your lashes
While applying mascara, make sure to glide the brush upwards starting from your roots in a zigzag motion. This will help you get even coverage.
Step 2: Second coat
To get voluminous lashes, apply a second coat but make sure not to pump the mascara wand. Instead, swirl the wand around in the bottle to coat the bristles properly.

Makeup Tip For Beginners #7

How To Apply Lipstick

Lipsticks are an upgrade from lipgloss. Available in matte and creamy textures, lipsticks are the best way to instantly brighten up your face. Just a swipe of lipstick on your lips can elevate your look instantly.
Step 1: Define
Before applying the lipstick, make sure to outline your lips with a lipliner but make sure that your lipliner matches your lipstick shade.
Step 2: Fill It In
You can use the lipliner to fill your lips before applying lipstick. This helps your lipstick last longer.
Step 3: Swipe on the lipstick
Create an X in the centre of your top lip. This will help define your Cupid’s bow.

Makeup Tip For Beginners #8

How To Apply Eyeliner

Just like kajal, eyeliners help define your eyes and/or change its shape. The main difference between kajal and eyeliner is that the former can be used on your upper and lower lash line while the latter is only suitable for your upper lash line.
Step 1: Outline 
If you're just starting out with liquid liner, begin with dots and slowly connect them.                       
Step 2:  Fill In 
Once you've created the outline, it's now time to fill it in. A good point to remember about eyeliners is that brown eyeliners create a subtle effect while black eyeliners create a bold & striking look.

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