ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Basic Make Up Tips

Updated on July 21, 2018
Crystal Concepts profile image

Crystal Concepts is a hub written and managed by a certified yoga and Pilates teacher with a Diploma in Exercises and Sports Science.

Back to Basics: The 5-Minute Makeup

Makeup is really more about skin than anything else. And beautiful skin can go a long way when it comes to wearing or not wearing makeup -- The better the base, the less there is to hide. Keeping your skin beautiful is actually quite simple. You just need to get enough sleep, drink lots of water and have a healthy diet. Having a good cleanser can also do wonders for your complexion.

Got 5 minutes?

Here are 6 essential steps that you can use for a basic look for day or as a base to ready your face for a more dramatic application.


Moisturizers not only make your skin soft and smooth, it also sets the base for easy make up application. The first thing that you need to do is find a moisturizer that is right for your skin type lightly apply it in gentle circular, upward motions. Remember to let it dry first before putting anything else on your face.


Concealers are usually used to cover under-eye circles, blemishes, ruddiness or the appearance of broken blood vessels on the skin. By choosing a product and shade that becomes your skin color and type, a smooth and flawless face can be yours. You can opt to mix two different shades to find the perfect color for your skin tone. Stay clear of very light tones, which can attract attention to areas you are trying to keep out of sight. When applying the concealer on your face, you should dab it lightly with clean fingertips on areas that need coverage and delicately blend it well.


By patting or dusting matte powder evenly over your face after you've applied your concealer, you will be able to make your concealer last longer. Because it also blots out any unwanted oils, your face will have a fresh, polished look. Pick a translucent shade that matches your skin tone. The type that literally disappears on your skin is the best choice, but should you want a little color for extra coverage. Try going for the neutral colors. They're dark enough to cover but are light enough to look natural.

Curl and Color

Here's the eye opener. Before applying black mascara, use an eye curler to make your lashes appear longer and your eyes larger. Make sure that you find a good one because getting a poor quality curler can ruin your lashes. Begin at the base of the lash line and work towards the end of the lashes with a few squeezes. Next, delicately apply thin coats of mascara to the top lashes until you get the desired effect. Make sure that you wait for the first coat to dry before applying a new one.


Whether you prefer that rosy flush you get when you blush naturally or that radiance after a sunny day at the beach, cheek color can instantly make you glow and look healthy. Although contouring can be good, applying blush on the apples of our cheeks will give us a natural glow that is more becoming. So, start this routine with a smile and start applying your blush with light circular motions. Just keep on blending until there are not more visible streaks left. Lastly, when picking a blush, make sure you spend some time trying on different shades just so you'd find that perfect color that would look natural on your skin.


Whether you go for tinted or translucent, this can add a little bit of sexy glamour to your face. Gloss calls attention to your lips which is one of the most sensuous parts of the face. In order to get that perfect, sexy pout, apply a moderate amount on your lips.

Make up can be pretty simple: less can be more. Opt for barely there makeup that can bring out your best features yet keep your face looking natural and fresh in less than 5 minutes.

© 2007 Shanti Rose


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile image


      8 years ago

      I think dis is just a great 1 for me,I'm an upcoming makeup artist nd I find ur site very intresting,thanx a lot for d tips it just helped enhance ma knowledge nd idea more abt's really a great one,keep it up

    • profile image


      8 years ago


    • profile image


      8 years ago

      Thanks for sharing. It's really good tips.

    • profile image


      9 years ago

      This is a great, EASY guide to applying makeup. I only wear concealer, and if I need my makeup done for a special occasion, I usually go to this great hair salon in Austin called Jose Luis Salon -

    • profile image


      9 years ago

      That really helps - I'm a novice on a budget and it helps to know what matters to try first, and what I can do quickly for a look more like my usual natural, but enhanced.

    • LisaPark profile image


      11 years ago from Philippines

      For me, natural look is way better than having all those tons of make up on your face..simplicity is still beauty..^^


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)