Make-up Tutorial for Beginners

For a while I have been wanting to concentrate on the Make-Up section but got delayed for various reasons.For the most of my life,I did not apply make up nor did I know how to apply to make up. I watched for some tutorials and started experimenting and finally got a hold of it. It is quite simple once you get your techniques right. Everybody has insecurities when it comes skin,like me I have my acne issues.Make-up makes you look smart and confident and not to forget beautiful. It is more of “feel good” factor.So today let us see on how to apply make up and products required.

For Light/Medium Coverage:

Light/Medium coverage will be suitable for day wear or college/office goers.
Products Required:
  • BB Cream like Loreal BB Cream or Light Coverage foundation like Revlon New Complexion.
  • Compact like Maybelline/Loreal/Chambor.
  • Oil-free Moisturiser like Sebamed,Clean and Clear etc
  • Concealer like Colorbar Pot concealer if required.
1)Apply Moisturiser on cleansed face.
2)Apply BB cream/Foundation/Mix moisturiser with foundation using finger tips or brush or sponge all over face.
3)Apply Concealer using a finger tips or brush on blemishes,under-eye area,mouth corners.You can skip this step if not required.
4)Take a powder brush and apply powder.

5)Follow up with your regular eye and lip make up by adding kajal/lipstick.

Video Tutorial:


For Full Coverage:

Full coverage is for occasions like weddings,functions,parties.

Products Required:
  • Primer like Colorbar or Loreal.
  • Medium/High Coverage foundation like Loreal,Maybelline,Rimmel London.
  • Compact like Maybelline/Loreal/Chambor.
  • Concealer like Colorbar Pot concealer if required.
  • Oil-free Moisturiser like Sebamed,Clean and Clear etc
  • Eye make up-Kajal/Eye-liner,Eye Shadow,Mascara.
  • Lip make-up-Lipstick,Lip-liner,Lip Gloss.
  • Bronzer/Blush.
1)Apply  a little primer on cleansed face.Primer is not essential step,you can skip if you want.Make up stays longer and oil free with the use of primer.
2)Follow it with a oil free moisturiser.
3)Apply your foundation using finger tips or brush or sponge.
4)Follow it with a concealer.
5)Do your eye make up.
6)Dust a compact powder all over face using a brush.
7)Use a blush brush to apply blush/bronzer on apple of cheeks,nose,temple of head.
8)Follow up with lip make up.

Video tutorial:


Points to Remember:

  • Always use Non-Comedogenic Make up which does not break you out.
  • To help you choose correct shades you can visit beauty counters or Health& Glow outlets.
  • Test the shade on your face rather than on hand and under white(fluorescent) lights not yellow(incandescent) lights. Wear it few hours to see if suits your skin and how long it lasts.
  • Choose foundations according to low/medium/high coverage.
  • Wear your clothes and cover yourself with a towel before you apply make up.
  • Do not rub the concealer,just dab them on the spot.
  • Concealer can be used before/after foundation as per your choice.
  • For High coverage to cover up acne scars,concealer can be used twice i.e before+after foundation.
  • Use a primer or setting spray to help make up last longer.
  • I prefer brushes to sponges/puff.
  • If you use fingers to blend foundation/concealer,make it point to wash your hands beforehand.
  • Opt for water proof or smudge proof eye/lip make up.
  • Never sleep with your make up on.
  • Always remove your make up using non-comedogenic make up remover like Bioderma Sensibio H20/Colorbar Make up remover for oily skin.
  • Wash all make up brushes,accesories atleast once a week.

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