Makeup for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know to Enhance Your Beauty

When you’re just starting out in applying makeup, chances are, you’re going to make a lot of mistakes. You probably think it’s not all that complicated and you’re doing everything right. Most of us do. Sadly, though, over application or using the wrong technique in the application of any cosmetic product can leave you looking less than fabulous.

Lionesse is here to help make the transition into using cosmetic products something that helps to enhance your natural beauty, not hurt it. Read on to learn some helpful tips in application from the pros.

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Learn Your Skin Type
Learning the type of skin you have will undoubtedly help you to make better product choices – both in skin care and in cosmetic options – when the time comes to make the purchase. Whether you have normal, oily, dry, or combination skin, there are products available for every skin type, so be sure to pay close attention!

Choose Cosmetic and Skin Products Based on Your Skin Type
Always make sure you choose products based on your particular skin type when it comes to cosmetics and skin care products. From cleansers, to toners, moisturizers and foundations, and more, products you are applying to your skin can have an adverse effect and cause more harm than good if you are using the wrong products for your skin.

Woman cleansing her face in the morning.

Cleanse and Moisturize Daily
Something most girls just starting out in using makeup forget is to be sure to cleanse your face twice per day. Once in the morning, and once at night should be enough to ensure you remove all of the product buildup from the day, and refresh your look in the morning. It’s also essential to keeping your skin young and healthy. When it comes to moisturizing, be sure to do this twice a day as well following a cleanse. Before cleansing, if you have makeup products on, be sure to use makeup removing wipes to remove all traces of cosmetic products to give you a better cleanse.

Woman applying a primer on her face.

Use Primer
Using a good makeup primer will help to ensure your makeup lasts and lasts all day long, and it will also give you a smoother application. Be sure to choose a good primer from a reputable company to ensure your skin won’t have any unwanted breakouts or pimples. Primer goes on after cleansing and moisturizing, but before foundation and other products.

Beautiful woman choosing the right shade of foundation for her skin.

Match Your Skin to Your Foundation
Be sure, when choosing foundation, to match your skin on your inner wrist to the color of the foundation you will be applying. As a general rule of thumb, you can go one or two shades darker with liquid or powder foundation, but you should never go lighter.

Woman applying a concealer in a white background.

Learn to Use a Concealer
Concealer can be your best friend when you are having a bad breakout or pimple problem. Learning to use concealer properly can be extremely beneficial. Be sure to choose concealers that provide even coverage and practice with using it on problem areas of your face. You can use it after foundation, before foundation, or both.

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Watch Makeup Tutorial Videos
Watching popular beauty bloggers on YouTube can help you to drastically improve your makeup game. You can learn a lot and gain a lot of knowledge, tips, and tricks from these masters of makeup, and it only takes a few minutes per video. If you really want to learn the tricks of the pros, this is a great way to make it happen.

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Understand the Differences between Products
Understanding the difference between products can make all the difference when it comes to buying products. Understanding, for example, that a liquid foundation differs from a powder foundation in that it provides more even coverage and a thicker coverage than would a mineral foundation can be key when it comes to choosing products. Learn the differences to you can make the best decision for each product.

Woman applying a blush on her cheeks.

Use Bronzer and Blush
Bronzer and blush can add just the right amount of color to your cheeks to perk them up, make them look warm and glowing, and can give you that sun kissed look as if you just hit the beach for the day. Dusting on some bronzer across your forehead near your hairline, playing up your cheek bones, and your chin area can give some great facial contour. On the other hand, a warm peachy pink blush is perfect for spring and can add the pop of color you need. Experiment with different colors and options until you find one that works well for you.

Woman applying some mascara on her eyes.

Mascara – Explore the Possibilities
Mascara is one of the greatest aspects of beauty products, as it can dramatically increase length and volume of your lashes, providing you with fuller, longer lashes in an instant. It can give you just what you need to set your look off. Experiment with different brands – mascara is all based around personal preference on the look you want to achieve.

Woman applying an eyeliner.

Eyeliner – Develop Your Own Style
There are so many ways to wear eyeliner, and so many types of eyeliner, that the possibilities are literally endless. You can create a subtle look, or something more fierce and dramatic. Starting out, it may be easier for you to begin with a pencil liner until you get comfortable, and then you can switch to other methods like gel or liquid liner, which require a bit more precision and confidence. In time, you can master the art of eyeliner with lots of practice.

Hopefully, our helpful tips from the pros will help you to get into the swing of applying makeup in a more professional manner. We hope you are well on your way to looking fabulous and feeling fabulous in no time at all.

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