Make Up

Basics of Makeup

It’s said the eyes are the window of the sole and in health and beauty circles it’s said that the eyes are the window to health and attraction. Eye Makeup is one of the most important and best ways to enhance your natural beauty.

There are several steps for applying make up around the eyes.

Always start with your eye brows. Create a brow-line using an eye brow pencil. You can also use the pencil to fill in gaps where you may have plucked away your natural brow. Applying carefully and sparingly as an eye brow pencil can really show and look unnatural. Use a slanted eye makeup brush to apply eye powder to finish the job. Eyeshadow come next and it needs to match and compliment your eye color as well as your skin tone so chose your colour after some study of both. Use darker shades of eyeshadow to line your upper eye lid. Then use medium shades above and up to the crease of your eye. Light eyeshadow now goes from that point to just under your eye brow. Basic Makeup Tip: An eyeshadow palette is handy for have colours to mix and match.
Use an eyeliner in a darker matching colour to make your eyes stand out more. Apply in a thin line on the bottom edge of the upper eye lid using your eye makeup brush. To make your eyes to look larger, apply the eyeliner only on the upper eyelid, extending the line 1/2 inch beyond the corner of your eye. If you already have large eyes and prefer a more dramatic look apply eyeliner on the edge of the lower lid below the eye lash.
Mascara is your final step in the eye makeup part of this basic makeup application. Once again pick a colour based on your skin tone. Use dark brown if you are fair and black if you have darker skin. Navy or plum is good for evening wear but not appropriate for work. Dip your Mascara applicator into the tube and gently apply to your upper and lower lashes. Wait a few moments to dry then apply a second coat. This helps avoid clumping.

Basic Blush Makeup You will find Blush in powder and gel form. It doesn’t matter which form you choose just be sure to apply it sparingly. Smile to find the ‘apples of your cheeks’. Apply blush on your ‘apples’ or just below them. Experiment to determine which place is more flattering for your face. Basic Makeup Tip: Invest in good Makeup Brushes to apply your blush and other cosmetics.

Basic Lip Makeup By now you know that matching and coordinating is everything in makeup. Choose a lip stick or lip stain that goes with your skin and your outfit. You can apply it from the tube with lip stick or use a lip stick brush for lip stains. Professional make up artists always use a lip brush when applying either. Next apply lip-liner around the edges of your lips. Basic Makeup Tip: Use a lipliner of similar shade to your lip stick or stain.