Makeup was designed to hide blemishes and accentuate your looks. A makeup routine is essential to avoid wasting a lot of time while getting ready for your day and as you perfect your routine, you will end up getting the best results within a shorter time. Application of makeup needs a routine because there is a certain order in which some products need to be applied in order to achieve good results.
Before applying anything on your face, you need to make sure your face is entirely cleaned by gently washing your face, which can be achieved simply with soap, warm water and a washcloth. Make sure you remove makeup at the end of the day to prevent clogging of pores which may result in acne. Next item would have to be moisturizer and sunscreen if you intend to be in the sun for the most part of the day. It should be noted that the sunscreen should be applied before the moisturizer.
Invest in a good primer as well, which aids in ease of application of makeup and makes it last longer. Foundation should come after the primer and you have to get the right foundation that complements your skin tone, one that suits your skin type and find out your preference in terms of solid or liquid foundation. Application of foundation requires that you blend it in order to achieve a natural look. The concealer comes after foundation and is applied to problem areas. You need to choose one that is two tones lighter than your skin tone.
Translucent powder is lightly dusted on top of the makeup to aid in setting the makeup, make it long-lasting and prevent rubbing off. For some color put on some bronzer or blush for a sun-kissed look and a flushed, healthy look respectively. Apply primer to your eyelids prior to application of eye shadow to ensure it stays on longer. When opting for eye shadow you need to take the colors, and the look you want to achieve into consideration be it natural, smoky or colorful. The lightest colour goes on first and functions as the base colour. You will then apply the darker eye shadow color to the eyelids from the lash line to the eye crease making sure to blend so that the transition between both colours looks seamless.
Eyeliner is an essential product for the ultimate lover of makeup because it makes the eyes pop and can be applied in various styles. The eyeliner comes in liquid or pencil and you can use either black or brown shades. You can apply the liner to both the upper and lower lid or just the upper lid depending on the look. Mascara which is applied to the eyelashes is meant to enhance them and give the illusion of length.
You will want to finish up the look with a gloss or a lip color going with a more natural color for an everyday look or a bolder color like red for a dramatic effect.