If you’re not all so experienced when it comes to makeup, stick around- today we’ll show you how to realize a simple day makeup, step by step.
Doing your makeup isn’t a complicated business, even if it might look so if you really are a beginner. Makeup is all about accentuating your main features or simply bringing a spot of color to your outfit.
While makeup isn’t necessarily supposed to change your features, if you are really deranged by the way you look, you can use a bunch of tips and tricks in order to redefine your face. Otherwise, we highly suggest that you only use makeup as a mean of styling.
Before we start, here are some general indications for using Makeup Kits:
1. Follow color gammas
2. Think of a look before applying makeup. For example, what do you want to obtain today? A glowing, tanned, summer look? An oriental look? A simple look? Visualize the final result before starting the work.
3. Don’t ever use expired products on your face- this can cause major breakage.
4. As well, don’t ever use cheap products on your face- usually these contain alcohol and they can be damaging. Read the label before purchasing anything.
5. Always remove your makeup at the end of the day- sleeping on your makeup can cause premature aging.
6. And finally, have fun with it. You don’t have to listen to all the rules magazines list about makeup- if you want accentuated eyes and lips at the same time, then go for it. As long as something feels good on you and as long as you are happy with it, where is the problem? Experiment and enjoy.
As it’s wonderfully summer, today’s How-to tutorial will show you how to obtain a simple, golden makeup for your newly tanned skin.
HOW TO: simple glowing summer makeup
Before you start applying makeup on your face, make sure you clean your skin properly, in order to get rid of any impurities and sebum excess. Once you’ve properly washed and exfoliated your face, you are ready to hydrate. As it’s summer and the face skin is utterly sensitive, it is advisable that you use a SPF hydrating cream. If your skin is really sensitive, use a SPF of 30 or higher. It is really important that you take good care of your skin, especially if you are going to apply makeup.
After you’ve finished with this, you are ready to apply the foundation. As it’s summer and you are likely to be exposed to high temperatures, and therefore you will sweat a lot, your pores need to be as free as possible. If you don’t have major skin problems, then it’s best to only use concealer and/or illuminator and powder for your face base. But if you do have skin issues, then apply your favorite foundation on the T-zone, chin and only spread it with a teardrop sponge towards the edges of your face, without covering it completely.
Now, if you don’t have skin issues, take your concealer palette ($5.87 on
newfrog.com) and cover up your dark circles and any other imperfections that might disturb you. Then, choose a lighter concealer color and use it on your eyelids, as a primer. After you’ve done that, use a fluffy brush to apply a layer of mineral powder on your face.
The next step is applying the bronzer. As it’s summer, we won’t go into the complete contouring process, as it will only stuff your pores and it won’t let your skin breath. For your bronzer, choose a mineral powder, in whatever shade you think suits your skin best. Apply it with a bronzer brush (oblique cut, that you can find in newfrog.com’s makeup brushes sets) right under your cheekbones and rise up to the upper line of your forehead.
Additionally, if you think you need more color, you can apply some blush, in a warmer, yellower tone, right above the bronzer.
Now that your face base is ready, you can work on your brows. Take a brow pencil and only slightly fill them in, following the natural line of your brows- make sure you are not overdoing this. Apply a white shimmery eye shadow right under the arch of your brow and then blend it in with a small, round brush.
Then, apply the same white shimmery eye shadow in the inner corners of your eyes, either with the tip of your pinky finger, either with your brush.
Next, for the eye makeup, apply a medium brown base right over your eye fold, and blend it in. Apply a slightly darker shade in the exterior crease of your eye lids and then blend it in. Then, apply some golden eye shadow in the middle of your eyelid and blend it in as well. In the end, take a liquid eyeliner ($2.29 on newfrog.com) and trace really thin lines starting with the half of your eyelids and then extend it to the corner of your eyes and a little beyond.
To finish up, curl your lashes with the lash curler and apply mascara.
For your lips, use either a shimmery lip gloss, in a thin layer, either your favorite matte lipstick, in earthly tones.