For as much as we like a bare face, you’d probably agree that a pinch of makeup definitely lights up the face. However, sometimes you just don’t know where to start… or when to stop. All that you need is a tiny bit of patience, some spare minutes, and, of course, a guide with the makeup basics for beginners. More than just owning the products, you need to know how to use them. Even if you’re no stranger to makeup, when short in time, you need to leave extra steps behind. So, here we are to present you with the basic makeup steps for beginners to guide you through the bare minimums. Be that as it may, we encourage you to go as wild or as subdued in makeup as you like!
Basic Makeup Steps for Beginners
First of all, if you’re a beginner, things may just look difficult – even applying mascara can feel like a challenge. You may need some time the first couple of times – after that while, you’ll feel like an expert. Try first and thank us later!
To begin with your makeup look, you’ll need to apply your trusted skincare routine first. Then, stick to the basic makeup steps for beginners: even out the complexion, highlight the eyes and finish with a touch of color or shimmer onto the lips.
We’d like to present you with a few options here – depending on the coverage you are looking for. In order to achieve a super natural and sheer coverage, a good option would be a tinted sunscreen or a tinted moisturizer. Those are multi-purpose products that coat your skin with a perfecting veil all the while delivering protection and/or hydration. Another useful product would be a foundation. Generally speaking, they offer more coverage than the previous candidates, so it would be the perfect ally to even out the skin tone, to minimize the appearance of discoloration as well as dark-spots. Last but not least, we’d like to add a concealer and blush to your kit. The concealer can be handy to camouflage dark circles and blemishes, creating a revitalized look while erasing all signs of fatigue! As for the blush, it is key to keep your appearance fresh and healthy.
There’s an entire universe of textures available. You can choose from powders to creams, liquids to sticks… If you still have no preferences, we’d recommend liquid or powder formulations as they are super easy to apply as well as to blend.
Highlighting the eyes is way easier than you think. Start by combing your eyebrows – and fill in bald spaces if you need, using an eyebrow pencil such as NYX Pro Makeup Precision Brow Pencil. In order to save your time and energy for the rest, you can use NYX Pro Makeup Tinted Brow Mascara, an eyebrow mascara that combs, tints and keeps your eyebrows locked into the place all day long. Now, moving to the eyes, anything that thickens your upper lash line works – from a liquid eyeliner like Catrice Calligraph Pro Precise 24h Matt Liner Waterproof to an eye pencil or an stick such as Dermacol Long-Lasting Intense Colour Eyeshadow & Eyeliner – the secret is to apply any shade darker than your skin tone. The final step would be to coat your lashes with an intense, long-lasting mascara, like the L’Oréal Paris Air Volume Mega Mascara Black, and you’re good to go!
It’s not mandatory to use colored lipstick, but something has to happen to the lips – whether it be chapstick or a velvet red matte lip, it’s up to your preferences! A dried-out and lifeless lip is not the best look – so a touch of any lip product is a must. Light and glossy products help to create the illusion of volume whereas intense or darker colors tend to make the lips look thinner.
Professional Makeup Artist & Beauty Writer