How to Apply Make-Up with Tips and Tricks of the Trade

Applying Make-upMake-up is used for various purposes, but beauty enhancement tends to come to mind first and foremost. The application and use of day and evening make-up is commonplace for almost all modern, well-groomed women, so that will be our focus. If you are new to make-up and want to learn how to apply make-up, follow the tips below.

Basic Tips and Tricks

We are happy to provide you with a few handy tips and tricks on how to apply make-up to have the best effect.

  • Assess your face shape, as well as your best and least favourite features to enhance or minimise.
  • Apply primers to dark spots and under the eyes.
  • Day make-up should be natural, and evening make-up can be more dramatic.
  • Select a foundation according to skin type and tone. Apply lightly and blend with fingertips, make-up sponge, or brush. Blend well at hairline and below jawline. Face should be the same colour as neck and décolletage.
  • Apply and blend a concealer where needed, such as on blemishes and dark under-eye circles. Concealer should match, or be slightly lighter than your natural skin tone. A too pale concealer may give a grey, tired appearance.
  • Light application of powder in a translucent or matching shade helps to set make-up, ensuring a longer lasting, flawless finish.
  • Apply and blend blusher in a warm or cool tone, depending on your natural skin colour.
  • Emphasise either your eye or lip make-up.
  • Using a pale eyeshadow on the upper lid and inner eye corner, highlighter on the brow bone, and darker shade in eye crease, with or without the addition of eyeliner on the upper lash line, creates a wider and more open eye. Mascara is a must.
  • Applying a thin line of ivory or white with an eye pencil or highlighter immediately above and below the lip outline, combined with a lip liner and matching lipstick, creates lips that appear fashionably full.
  • Remember to blend, blend, and blend for a seamless finish.

If you really want to learn how to apply make-up professionally, there is always a short modular course that is ideal for you at Face to Face Beauty and Make-Up Design School in Johannesburg.

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