Every woman that knows how to do makeup today, even the pros, started as a beginner at some point in their lives. For a beginner, it’s normal to not know the correct order to put on each different makeup. For example, when applying makeup, many first-time users wonder which comes first, the eyeshadow or the foundation? Should you put on the foundation before primer or the other way? Another question is ‘how to apply each makeup type, with what tool’? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there before, and you’re the only one asking those questions. This post has all the answers and tutorials to help you. Swipe/ scroll down.
This post will show you exactly how to apply makeup as a beginner (from scratch). As you watch, you’ll get to see and know the right tools/ makeup brushes to use and for what and when to use them, plus also learn the basic technique for applying makeup to get a flawless finish/ look. Get out your makeup and practice along with the video tutorial – you’ll learn by doing. Maybe you’re totally new to applying every type of makeup or you’re not quite happy with how your makeup always looks. There’s hope – it’s easy to learn. Watch the videos below and follow the instructions in this post to learn how to apply makeup step by step like a professional.
- Video 1: Easy Makeup Look for Beginners Tutorial
- Video 2: Occasion Makeup Look for Beginners
- Video 3: Wedding Makeup Look for Beginners
- Makeup kit for beginners (LIST) – the only essentials you should buy
#1. How To Do Easy Makeup Look for Beginners (Video)
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#2: How to Apply Makeup for an Occasion (Easy Makeup Look for Beginners)
Even the Royal Bride Did Her Makeup Herself…
If you’re going to be a bride soon and don’t have an extra budget for a makeup artist, or can’t find one around, you can learn how to do your own wedding makeup from the step by step video tutorial down below. You’ll need to practice doing it a couple of times before your big day – in order to get perfect at it.
Did you know that Duchess Kate Middleton, the royal bride, did her own wedding day makeup – even though she could afford the price of even the most expensive UK wedding makeup artists? Well, while planning her wedding, Kate learned from expert makeup artists how to do her own bridal makeup by herself, and it was perfect as seen in her wedding pictures. Now, you too can do your bridal makeup – be sure to watch the above video tutorials over and over again, practice along until you become perfect.
#3: How to Do Makeup for Wedding (Step by Step)
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Makeup for Beginners Kit: Essential Products for Beginners
As a beginner, you do not need to buy every product in the market – not yet, until you become perfect at doing flawless makeup on your face. Here is a list of the essential items that should be in a beginner’s makeup kit:
- Eyebrow Pencil (preferably dark brown, not black eye pencil)
- A foundation that matches your skin shade (not lighter, not darker)
- Foundation Primer
- Loose Powder/ Pressed Powder/ Setting powder: This is to be used after applying the foundation. It will make your makeup stay fresh and last longer – so that it will be long before you need to retouch/ reapply your powder.
- Concealer (an under-eye brightening concealer; a spot-concealing concealer or an orange or peach colour corrector; and a concealer that is the same shade as your foundation/ skin – for doing a ‘no-makeup’ makeup look)
- Eyeliner (black liquid or pencil eyeliner)
- Mascara (black colour)
- Eyeshadow Palette in neutral colours
- Lipstick or Lip Gloss (one nude lip colour and one bold colour)
- Makeup setting spray
- Makeup bag (to pack your makeup in, any time you need to travel)
Q & A and EXTRA HINTS when buying items for your makeup kit:
a. The Right Under-eye Brightening concealer: Buy a concealer shade that is just one or two shades lighter than your natural skin colour. Selecting a lighter concealer shade will make you have a white circle around the eye area whenever you put on makeup. Also, a much darker concealer will not look good.
b. What is the use of colour corrector and do I need it? Not everyone needs a colour corrector concealer. If you have an all-round same-colour face, you don’t need it. But if your face has spots and patches of dark colour, a colour corrector will help you correct those colour differences (discolouration) so that your entire face appears in the same colour. After using a colour corrector, the discolourations on your face will not be as visible as before.
c. When applying makeup, what goes on first: Pro makeup artists recommend that you apply all the eye makeup first before applying your face makeup. That is: first apply you eye-brow pencil, followed by eyeshadow; then apply the foundation (face); next do your under-eye concealer (face); lastly apply the lip colour. In summary, the correct order of makeup application is this: apply primer before foundation; apply foundation first before the concealer.
d. Which comes first, primer or concealer? The correct order is this: apply primer first. After that, apply your colour corrector concealer (orange or peach) to reduce the colour differences on your face. After that, apply the foundation and then apply the loose powder which will help the makeup last longer. Without the loose powder, you would need to retouch/ put on makeup again after a few hours.
e. How to use the concealer that is same as your skin colour: It’s not every day that a woman feels like putting full makeup all over her face. For ‘light makeup’ days or a ‘no makeup’ makeup look, simply use a concealer that is the same shade as your skin or foundation to lightly touch on areas that your skin looks imperfect.
f. Which comes first, foundation or loose/ cake powder? Cream and liquid makeup/ powder should be applied first before powder makeup. That means you should apply the foundation first before applying loose powder or pressed powder.
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Why Every Woman Should Learn How to Do Her Own Makeup
Not every woman can afford to pay a makeup artist every time she wants to have her face done. You too can learn how to do your makeup yourself, from foundation to eyeshadow, to concealers and everything in between. It’s all about learning the same makeup application techniques that professional makeup artists use.
Whether you’re a bride or wedding guest, you can learn to do your own wedding makeup yourself, like many other women who are not makeup artists do. It’s a necessary skill, especially because most professional makeup artists wither would not follow you to the village for your traditional wedding OR they are too expensive. In this post, you can learn how to apply makeup on yourself.
With many traditional weddings taking place in the bride’s hometown/ village, it can sometimes be hard to convince your favorite makeup artiste to follow you to the villa’. Besides, can you afford to pay for taking them out for their base? Besides that, there shouldn’t be an excuse for a bride’s face to look really dolled up on her traditional or white wedding day. After all, after the wedding nko? Your groom expects you to keep looking pretty when escorting him to occasions – unless you want him to be looking at other pretty made-up faces when both of you go out together.
Last year, one of my girlfriends took a crash course on wedding makeup a few weeks before her traditional wedding which held at her home-town – and her makeup looked so gorgeous in her pictures. So, girl, you gotta have a backup plan – for just in case. And that is, by learning how to DIY (Do It Yourself). Even the rich girls (like Hate Middleton) DIY, why not you – if the need arises?
There you have it on how to apply makeup for beginners. You’ll need to watch the video tutorials a few more times, and most importantly practice on your face while watching. Pause the video in-between to do it yourself.
So, tell me what do you have in your makeup kit? Also, I’d like to know – what’s your favourite makeup and which part do you have a hard time doing properly? Comment down below to tell me.