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Mekeup | The stages of a Makeup

                    The stages of a Makeup


 How to make up?

Part 1

Prepare your face


1 Remove all traces of makeup. When applying makeup, it is necessary to start with a clean canvas. To do this, remove all traces of makeup from the day before that you might have slept with or wash off any makeup applied earlier in the day. Trying to apply more makeup over your old makeup (not counting touch-ups) will result in a thicker, less natural look than when you put on a clean face.

  • Know that you should always remove makeup at the end of the day. Sleeping in your makeup could clog your pores and give you breakouts and wrinkles.

2 Wash your face. For the same reason you are removing your previous makeup, you should wash your face as well. By leaving sweat or sebum on your face, your makeup would be shiny and thick after a few hours. Use a cleanser to gently cleanse your face, spending about 1 minute massaging your skin to remove bacteria and dead skin cells. Finish by applying a moisturizer. Dry skin will look crumbly and produce too much oil throughout the day, trying to compensate for its dryness. Be sure to take good care of your skin by applying moisturizer.


3 Apply concealer. The goal of a corrector is to unify the complexion by camouflaging pimples or dark circles. Use a concealer brush or your (clean) finger to blend the product under your eyes, on red areas, or on pimples and brown spots. Blend the product so you don't end up with discolored marks on your face.


4 Apply a layer of foundation. There are several types of foundations, but they are usually all applied the same. Liquid, cream, or powder foundations all work the same way to even out skin tone and blend your natural skin tone with the concealer already applied. Use a foundation brush to apply the product all over your face, blending well into your neck and under your ears, if necessary. Note that your foundation should be the same color as your skin, neither much lighter nor much darker.

  • You will need to apply your foundation over the concealer so that your complexion is perfectly even.
  • You can use a concealer brush to add a little more foundation to stubborn pimples.
  • Liquid foundation can be applied to the finger, but you can introduce bacteria into your pores and then get pimples.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


5 Use concealer. The concealer is intended to hide the lighter or darker color of the skin located under the eyes. You can use it on your skin to hide certain dark areas by using a light shade. Apply the concealer with your fingers or with a brush under your eyes by imagining an inverted triangle, under the bridge of the nose, in the center of your forehead, and above your upper lip. By using a coloring close to the natural color of your skin, you can hide your blackheads and other imperfections. Combine it well with your foundation so as not to leave marks.


 6 Set your foundation. This step is optional, but if you want your makeup to last for a long time, you can apply powder to make the foundation and concealer stay in place better. Use a large, fluffy brush and cover your entire face with neutral powder or the color of your foundation. This step is especially important if you are using liquid foundation, as it will help set the product and remove any shine [1].


 7 Apply an illuminator. After applying foundation and powder, your face probably looks flat, due to its even color. To bring depth, you will need to create the illusion of shadow and light. Use a powder or cream highlighter to highlight the darkest points of your face: the inner corners of your eyes, under your eyebrows, in the center and above your upper lip, on the sides of your cheekbones. Your face will be brighter and more awake.

  • Draw a “3” from your cheeks to your eyebrows and down to your forehead for a perfect application.
  • You could use your fingers or a small special brush to apply your highlighter.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              makeup  


8 Add depth by contouring your face. Unlike illuminating your face, contouring involves applying a powder slightly darker than your skin tone to the areas you want to blend or minimize. Usually, you will need to contour your face by applying this powder under your cheekbones, in the hollows of your cheeks, and on the sides of your nose. Your face will appear thinner and longer and recreate the shadows that usually appear without the foundation.


 9 Apply a touch of blush. The last step in making up your complexion is to apply blush to your cheeks. Everyone has a little bit of color on their cheeks, but that color varies from person to person. Apply your blush with a large brush on your cheekbones (the rounded part that forms when you smile). Keeping your hand light with the blush, apply just enough to replace the color that would appear naturally. 


10 Fill your eyebrows. This step is optional, depending on the density of your eyebrows, but it is generally advisable to fill in very thin or sparse eyebrows. Choose an eyebrow pencil or powder color that is close to the natural color of your eyebrows. Start by ironing the contours of your eyebrows, then fill in the interior with a little bit of color. Use short pencil strokes to copy the hairs on your eyebrows and trace them in the same direction as your eyebrow growth [2].


Part 2

Make up her eyes

1 Apply an eye shadow primer. This step is also optional, but applying a primer will allow your eye shadow to stay in place for much longer. If you are used to applying your eye shadow without primer, you have probably noticed that the product fades or becomes greasy and runs in the crease of your eyelid after a few hours. Use the tip of your finger to apply your primer, blending it from your lashes to above the crease of the eyelid.


2 Apply your eye shadow. There are several ways to apply eye shadow, but the easiest and most classic way is to apply one color to the entire eyelid. Use a specific brush to apply the product to your eyelid, starting at your lashes and blending outward. Blend eye shadow into the crease of your eyelid and the outer and inner corners of your eyes, to avoid lines. If you want a more dramatic look, apply a second darker color, in a C, from the outside corner of your eye to a few millimeters below your browbone.

  • Your eye shadow should never go all the way to your eyebrow and should never protrude over the side of your eyebrow (unless you are looking to create a very dramatic look).
  • You will be able to apply your eye shadow to your lower eyelid, as long as you do not extend it beyond your lower lashes.
  • ·Use a shade a little lighter under your eyebrows to highlight the area just below the eyebrows. If your skin is fair, choose a natural color (white, sand, cream). You can also use a color a little lighter than your natural skin color without necessarily using a matte product, but any shine should be light and muted.
  • If you are using multiple eye shadows, always be sure to blend them into each other.                                                                                                                                                                                          

3 Apply eyeliner. The eyeliner is used to give the illusion of fuller eyelashes. To do this, choose a color close to the natural color of your eyelashes (or brown if you have blond eyelashes). For a more smeared look, use an eyeliner pencil or create a smooth, crisp effect with creamy or liquid eyeliner. Draw a dotted line along your lashes, then connect the dots by drawing a continuous line. You can choose to bring the line up at its end for a feline look or just follow the line of your lashes.

  • Only apply eyeliner along your lower lashes for special occasions, as the look will be much bolder and darker and less natural than eyeliner only applied along the upper lashes.
  • If you like it, you can try to highlight your eyes by applying eyeliner above your lower lashes.                                                                                                                                                                     

4 Finish with mascara. To finish your eye makeup, you will need to apply mascara. Depending on the look you want to achieve, you can choose from different mascaras. If you have short lashes, use mascara that will add length or if you have thin lashes, use volumizing mascara. Dip the brush into the mascara once and lightly wipe the product on the edges of the bottle or on a tissue. Looking down, apply mascara to your upper lashes from the bottom up. Start at the inner corner of your eye and work outward. Apply two coats for each eye, then let dry [3].

  • Swirl the brush during application to coat the lashes well instead of only applying the product to the lower layer of the lashes.
  • Never pump your mascara brush into the bottle or you will create air pockets.
  • Avoid applying more than two coats of mascara, as the look will be mushy and much less natural.

  • To give your lashes a fuller look, apply a coat of talcum powder between the two coats of mascara. This will add volume and length to your lashes.




Add color to her lips

1 Smooth your lips. Apply lip balm or primer. The product you will then apply will last much longer and the color will be more vivid. Besides, who doesn't prefer soft lips? Applying a good lip balm will prevent them from drying out later in the day, which could be caused by the lipstick or gloss.


2 Apply a lip liner. Outline your mouth with a pencil the color of your lips. Sharpen your pencil and iron the natural outline of your mouth. Once your lips are well defined, use the pencil to color your lips. This will even out the color and texture of your lips and make it easier to apply lip gloss or lipstick.


 Apply lipstick or gloss with a brush. Choose a lipstick or gloss to apply over the pencil. For a natural look, stick with a nude shade or go for a bright shade for a bolder look. Start the application in the center of your lip and blend the color outward. Make sure to apply the color as close to the edge as you can, without going beyond the lip liner line. To avoid getting lipstick on your teeth, place your index finger on your teeth and quickly remove it: the excess product will stick to your finger and you will avoid having your teeth stained with lipstick.


 Finish your look. Once your lips are made up, your look is finished! Check that the makeup has not smeared and that there is no eye shadow on your face that you will need to remove with a large brush. If you see any errors, correct them with a cotton swab dipped in makeup remover [4].

  • Once you are done, you should fix your makeup with a setting spray. Spray 4 to 5 times over your entire face, holding the spray bottle 20 to 30 cm from your face. Thus, your makeup will last much longer!                                                                                                                                                        


  • Quality is always preferable to quantity. If you have 50 euros for your entire face, don't buy five products at 10 euros, buy 4 of better quality (a foundation at 25 euros, a mascara at 10 euros, a blush at 10 euros, and a lip balm at 5 euros).
  •  Makeup is a natural way so that you don't look like you're trying to get too much attention.
  • To even out your complexion, apply a small amount of powder or foundation to your neck and to the contours of your face. This will avoid a demarcation. Apply your blush after you finish eye makeup. This will prevent you from applying too much color to your cheeks.
  • Avoid patting the area under your eyes too much. It would cause puffiness and wrinkles.
  • ·The amount and kind of makeup you wear is up to you. You know your face better than anyone: take the time to experiment. Makeup is the art of painting your face, experiment, and find what looks best on you.
  • For best results, apply makeup in natural light.
  • Always apply a foundation that contains at least 15 sunscreens. If your foundation doesn't contain sunscreen, apply sunscreen before you start to put on makeup. Wearing sunscreen will keep your skin healthy and prevent wrinkles. Choose an oil-free product to avoid getting pimples. This kind of product will also smell less strongly. However, your makeup may turn out to be different (darker) and will fade less well on your face.
  • Know the difference between daytime makeup, evening makeup, and special occasion makeup. Daytime makeup is light and uses neutral colors. Evening makeup is stronger, but not too heavy: just use stronger colors. For a special occasion, you could wear false eyelashes, liquid eyeliner, and a highlighter under your eyes - check out the magazines this Oscar season!
  • Use a clear or slightly yellow concealer to spark your eyes.
  • Focus on no more than one part, or two, of your face. Don't wear bold lipstick with very deep eyeliner and too bright blush. Prefer to make up only your eyes or your mouth. Keep it simple and avoid wearing too much makeup.


  • Wash your brushes with antibacterial soap and replace or wash your sponges regularly (every week or every other week). Bacteria and sebum will build upon these utensils and cause pimples. Try to avoid sponges in general, as they get covered in bacteria very quickly.
  • Make sure your foundation is suitable for your skin color. Nothing is worse than a wrong color or poor-quality foundation.

Items Needed

Good lighting

  • A mirror
  •  Make-up brushes
  • A beveled sponge
  • Mascara
  • Eye-liner
  • A primer
  • A foundation or tinted cream
  • A corrector
  • Powder (loose or compact)
  • Eye shadow
  • Lipstick
  • Lip balm
  • A gloss
  • A moisturizer
  • A fixing spray