Are you a makeup lover but have yet to invest in any products? You may find yourself in a beauty shop wondering what products to buy. With any makeup routine, everyone should follow five basic steps.
1. The Preparation
Before starting the makeup, you must ensure that you have prepared your skin. Start by washing your face with a gentle cleanser, then apply moisturizer. Always apply moisturizer, no matter your skin type. And finally, the most important step, apply SPF to your skin. You must apply sunscreen daily to protect your skin and keep your skin looking young and healthy.
2. Concealer and Foundation
Now that you’ve prepped your face, you can start with makeup. You will always start with foundation and concealer. When buying a foundation, you will need to ensure that it is the correct shade, and you can always ask a sales assistant if you’re unsure. Your skin color may change throughout the year based on the season, so sometimes you might need to buy two foundations, or you may need to mix them to get the right shade for your skin. You will also need a beauty blender to apply your foundation to your face. You can apply your concealer after you’ve already applied your foundation. Concealer is used to hide any blemishes, such as acne, pimples, or under-eye bags, and you can find great brands that give you buildable coverage that looks natural.
3. Brows and Eyes
You can use many different tools to shape and color your brows to your liking. Firstly, you can use a simple pair of tweezers to pluck and shape them if they need tidying up. Then, you can fill and shape them further with an eyebrow pencil. You can also use eyebrow powder to tint them and fill in any gaps. Finally, to hold your brows in place, you can use eyebrow mascara or an eyebrow gel brush to achieve the finished look. Next, your eyes. You can choose many different options for your eye makeup, whether you want it to be simple or a little bit more complex. First, apply eyeliner and mascara for a more natural look. Or, if you’re going to play around a bit, you can prime your eyelids and then apply eyeshadow. You will need a set of eyeshadow brushes for this step. If you’re a beginner, it’s better to start with neutral colors and maybe add color once you know what you’re doing.
4. Blush, Bronzer, and Highlighter
If you want to add a healthy glow and a bit of color to your face, you can use blush, bronzer, and highlighter. You will need a good set of brushes for this step of your makeup routine. First, you can choose a powder blush or a cream blush, whichever you prefer, and apply it to your face to add a little color. Next, you can apply a highlighter on your cheekbones and nose to give your skin a healthy glow. And finally, if you also want to use bronzer, apply it to your temples, cheeks, nose, and chin – just to give your skin a hint of color.
5. The Remover
The last step is removing all the hard work. It is vital to take your makeup off and cleanse your skin. You can use makeup wipes, but it’s also a good idea to have a gentle makeup remover that can remove every last bit of makeup from your face. Finish off the routine by washing your face and applying moisturizer.