Top Handy Makeup Tips For Beginners To Remember 

Makeup trends are forever changing, but it has come to a point where less is more and a natural glowy look is a way forward. Like many of us, we love makeup but can have trouble applying it perfectly. If you have a love for makeup or perhaps you are thinking about making a career out of it, then ensuring you are across the latest trends and makeup hacks is a start.

If you are applying makeup on yourself or learning to apply it on clients in the future, continue reading for our top 13 pro tips on how to apply makeup.

Beginners step by step and our pro tips:

1. Firstly, you must have a clean sterilised set of makeup brushes and applicators.(Pro tip: Cleaning off old makeup ensures you do not put anything that was previously on the brushes onto your skin and cause breakouts or accidentally pop an old eyeshadow colour onto your eyes).

2. Your skin or the client’s skin, should be prepped and cleaned before application begins. (Pro tip: Micellar water is very handy and easy to use).

3. Apply a prep and primer and or just moisturiser, this is to act as a base on the skin and for application to be smooth. (Pro tip: If you are looking for a more dewy look, then dab your primer on and do not completely wipe it into your skin, leave it sitting on top of the skin for a fresh glowy look).

4. Begin with a colour-matched foundation that is not too thick and glides onto the skin nicely. Less is more. (Pro tip: Use a damp beauty blender sponge instead of a brush to build on your coverage and evenly spread the colour).

5. Eyes: When applying eyeshadow, google what colours match your eyes best, this will make them stand out more. Only pop dark colours in your corner crease and a little highlight in the middle of the lid. (Pro tip: Always remember to blend with a fluffy brush so that everything sits well). Apply a non-clunky mascara and brown eyeliner during the daytime, black liner should only ever be for a night look.

6. Conceal under your eyes, sides of your nose, T- zone, bottom of the chin and any places with blemishes. (Pro tip: Again less is more and do not go overboard. Remember to buy a concealer that is not too heavy and around 2 shades lighter than your foundation. Do not powder/ bake under your eyes right away, let the concealer sit). Use a beauty blender or the tip of your finger to blend this in.

7. When it comes to eyebrows,  it’s all about keeping them fluffy and natural looking. With either a powder and brush or eyebrow pencil, glide with upwards strokes in the areas that need a little extra love. (Pro tip: Do not fill in the entire brow as this can give off a harsh and dramatic look. To finish off, apply a gel through them to lift them up or grab a spoolie and spray hairspray directly to it if you do not have any gel handy.

8. Powder only the sections of the face that you concealed with a light colour. (Pro tip: Do not over powder your whole face as this then begins to look too ‘cakey’ and dry).

9. Use bronzer under your cheekbones, on the bottom of your chin, jawline, temples, sides of your nose and the top edges of your head. (Pro tip: Start with a little and build and remember to blend this well into the skin so it does not look like lines have been drawn on).

10. Go crazy with a rosie blush along the cheeks and cheekbones, you can never have too much. (Pro tip: Use extra especially in winter, to give off that extra pop of colour).

11. Apply highlight to the highest points of your face, tips of your cheekbones, eyebrow arch, sides of your forehead, cupid’s bow, the bottom of the chin, middle of the nose and to the inner corners of your eyelids. This will allow for the light to catch your face and give off a glowing natural look. (Pro tip: Use a creme highlight to make it stand out more and pop).

12. Clean off lips with a baby wipe or micellar water, as excess foundation/ powder would have accumulated onto them. This will allow for your lip liner and lipstick to be applied perfectly without anything underneath them. Always apply a gloss to the middle of the lips at the end to make them shine. (Pro tip: Lip balm your lips first before beginning with them).

13. Spray your face with a setting spray from arm’s length away. This is to ensure everything is set, along with giving you an extra glow for the finished product. (Pro tip: Dab any leftover spray with your beauty blender).

If you are serious about turning your love for makeup into a career t, then studying a short course and gaining hands-on experience is the perfect starting point. AACM offers a makeup course in Brisbane, where you can build on your skills and leave being a fully qualified makeup artist. Jump onto their website now to check out the course.

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