How to Apply Makeup like a Professional Step by Step

how to apply makeup like a professional step by step part 1 preparing your face one remove any old makeup when you're applying makeup it is necessary to start with a clean palette remove any makeup that you might have slept in and wash off make up some earlier on in the day if you try to apply more makeup over the top of old makeup not including touch-ups your end look will appear caked on and more unnatural than makeup put on a fresh face you also need to cleanse any makeup residue to keep your skin from getting clubbed and irritated you can use a good makeup remover or a mild baby oil to get rid of all makeup residues to wash your face for the same reason you remove your old makeup you should also wash your face use a mild facial cleanser to gently wash your face spending about one minute of massaging to remove all bacteria and dead skin cells in your pores before rinsing with cool water finish up by applying a facial moisturizer regardless of your skin type 3 prime your face before you add any makeup you need to prime your face the purpose of a face primer is to enhance the appearance of makeup and increase the longevity you can apply the primer with your fingers covering your whole face with a small amount the primer will also help your makeup stay on all day if you are going to sweat run or do anything that will cause your makeup to wear or smear primer is a necessity for you form put on a coat of foundation there are several types of foundation but they are generally applied the same way liquid cream and powder foundations I lacked to create a more even complexion working to create an even base for your other makeup use a foundation brush or damp beauty sponge to apply foundation to your face blending into your neck and earlobes if necessary keep in mind that your foundation should be the same color as your natural skin tone not much darker or lighter it helps to match your foundation to your chest and neck so your faces into different color than the rest of your body you never want a harsh line from your jawline to your neck this is very unnatural and gives the harsh and unblended finish which is not what you want choosing a color that matches your skin always helps you can use a concealer brush to add a little extra foundation to cover up stubborn blemishes liquid foundation can be applied with your fingertips although this is more likely to introduce bacteria to your skin and cause future breakouts 5 apply your concealer the purpose of concealers to even out uneven skin tone as a result of blemishes or dark under eye circles you can also use the concealer in the shade slightly lighter in your skin tone too bright and dark areas or high points of your face use a concealer brush or your clean fingertips to blend concealer on your under-eye area in an upside down triangle shape down the bridge of your nose chin center is for it and above agrilus you can use a shade matching your skin tone to cover any red areas or over any athlete or dark Scott blend the edges of your concealer so it seamlessly blends into your foundation sticks set your foundation and concealer this step is optional but if you are looking for long-lasting crease free makeup you should use a setting powder to hold your foundation and concealer in place use a damp beauty sponge to pick up loose powder and press into the under-eye area then gently sweep off any excess with a brush use a large fluffy brush to cover your whole face in a translucent or matching setting powder this step is particularly useful if you are using liquid foundation as it will help to set the foundation and remove any shine or tackiness 7 apply a highlighter with your foundation completed it is likely that your face now looks contour less and flat because of the uniform color in order to provide some depth you'll need to create the illusion of highlights and shadows you can use a cream apply before you set your face or powder highlighter to brighten up the deepest areas of your face the inside corners of your eyes underneath your eyebrows in the center of your Cupid's bell and on the top / sides of your cheekbones this will make your face look more bright and awake than it would otherwise create a three shade on your cheek bones into your eyebrows and up to your forehead for the perfect highlight you can use your fingers or a small highlighter brush to apply to highlighter eight add depth with contouring the opposite of bringing out the highlights on your face contouring involves adding a powder that is a few shades darker than your actual skin tone different than a bronzer to the area's you want to look minimized or further away typically you should contour under your cheekbones in the hollows of your cheeks on the sides of your nose and under your jawline you can also make a large for it appear smaller by applying contour near your hairline this will make your face look thinner and longer in appearance and provide the shadows that naturally occur without foundation after you contour your face you can go in with bronzer to add color to your face use a big bronzing brush and buff out your bronzer right over where you contoured 9 apply a little blush the final step in prepping your face is to add blush to your cheeks everyone's cheeks have a bit of color with this color varies for every person apply your blush with large brush on the apples of your cheeks the round part that forms when you smile don't go too heavy with your blush just add enough to replenish the color that would form naturally can fill in your eyebrows this step is optional depending on the fullness of your eyebrows but it's generally recommended for those who have been or sparse eyebrows select the color of brow pencil powder or pro made that is close to your natural hair color start by outlining the edges of your eyebrows with small bashing motions to mimic hair and then fill in the center using the same small strokes go in the same direction of your hair growth and fit with a clear or tempted brow gel to make them stay all day you