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How to Apply Your Makeup Like a Professional

Updated on October 13, 2019
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I am an artist, I'm good with a brush. In college, I took special effects, makeup classes. I learned how to apply prosthetics and makeup.

How to Apply Your Makeup like a Professional

Apply makeup like a professional in 20 minutes or less. The first thing you'll need to do is choose a concealer. For this example choose one that is a shade lighter than your foundation. Apply the concealer to your face with a wedged makeup sponge. After you have applied an even coat of concealer to your entire face, you'll need to choose a foundation.

Choose the Correct Foundation

Choosing a foundation can sometimes be a big headache. Colors never seem to match your skin tone just right, and when they do they become discontinued. We feel your frustration and offer these few tips:

-If you find a foundation that works for you, buy a lot of it. A girl can never have too much product after all.

-Test your foundation on your jaw-line and not on the back of your hand. This will give you more
accurate results when matching a foundation to your natural skin color.

-If you are having difficulty matching your skin tone because the foundation is either too light or too dark, you'll need to pick the color that is as close to your skin tone as possible. Apply the chosen color evenly over your entire face and blend into the neck. By doing this you'll create a more natural-looking skin tone.

Hello Beautiful You!

Metallic blue lips
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Applying Foundation

Now that you have chosen a foundation that works for your skin tone you'll need to apply it. If you're using a liquid-based foundation apply it to the central region of your face in dots. If you are using a powdered based foundation apply it by using a circular patting motion. After you have applied some foundation to your face you'll need to blend it out with a wedged makeup sponge or a kabuki brush. Once you achieve even coverage with the foundation you'll need to apply some powder.

Choosing the right foundation can be a headache!

What Eye Shadow Do I Wear?
What Eye Shadow Do I Wear? | Source

Powdering Your Face

Once you are happy with your foundation you will want to make sure it will last. Using a kabuki brush apply a light coat of loose powder to your entire face. This will extend the life of your makeup, and that means fewer trips to the lady's room for you.

Applying Makeup to the Eyebrows

Now that you have applied your foundation and set it with a loose powder, you are ready to do your eyebrows. We recommend that you use a powdered eyebrow shadow on brows rather than a pencil. A pencil requires a more experienced hand, and often time an inexperienced user may end up with an unnatural look. To apply your powdered eyebrow shadow correctly you'll need a hard, slanted brush. Work your brush form the eyebrow break, outward. Following the grain and contour of your brow, pull the slanted side of your brush smoothly across. Do your other eyebrow the same way.

Eyebrows can look full and amazing

Full and amazing eyebrows
Full and amazing eyebrows | Source

Adding Allure with Eye Shadow

After completing your brows, move on to applying your eyes shadow. Get yourself a couple of good eye shadow brushes, we recommend Bare Escentuals or Max Factor. Also, you'll need to have at least three colors of eye shadow to choose from, a light, a medium, and a dark.

Light colors first

Once you have your eye shadows chosen, select the lightest one for application. Using an eye shadow brush, sweep it across your entire lid, from brow to lash line. With the same light color repeat this step on your other eye. Check both eyes for consistency before applying the next color. With your eye shadow brush apply the next darker color to both your lower eyelids.

Applying the darker colors

You are now ready to apply the darkest color, but first, you'll need a smaller brush, we recommend using ¼ or smaller. Use the smaller brush to create a thin line, which contours the crease of your eyelid. Do the same for the other eye.

Blending and refining

Next, use your eye shadow brush to blend both of your eyes. It is important to use a gentle sweeping motion when blending eye shadow. Be careful not over blend and wipe makeup away, you simply want to create a softer look. Finish each eye with a quick and gentle (pressed) powder.

Creating Pop with Eye Liner

You're almost finished with your complete makeup lesson on "How to Apply Makeup Like a Professional", but now its time to go over eyeliner application techniques.

To apply eyeliner you'll need to purchase a good eyeliner pencil. We recommend that you get yourself a "Chanel", Chanel Le Crayon Yeux eyeliner pencil. The Chanel Le Crayon Yeux is wonderfully easy to use a pencil that performs beautifully. With your eyeliner pencil, line all the way across the upper lids, below where your eyelashes begin. Now line the lower lids, below where your eyelashes begin about 2/3 of the way in. For a darker look, line the lower lids all the way across. At this point of the makeup lesson, your eyes should really be starting to pop. But something else is needed to create the wow factor; Mascara!

A wide range of colors in your pallet can create amazing things

Create amazing things with color
Create amazing things with color | Source

Dazzling Mascara

Mascara is an important part of creating eyes that really grab your attention. So we'll go over a few quick tips in applying it.

-Applying mascara can get messy if you have too much on your wand. Never overload your mascara brush with too much product, this will cause clumping and looks terrible.

-Gently apply two or three light coats of mascara to each eye. Use an upward sweeping motion on the upper lashes and a low sweeping motion on the lower lashes. Doing this will create a full, feathery look that will make your eyes stand out.

Always Wear Waterproof Mascara

Tears and Mascara
Tears and Mascara | Source

Blush, Not Blemish

Applying blush can be tricky if you don't know where to apply it. Putting blush in the wrong spot could make you end up looking less like glamorous, and more like glamour bust!

Applying blush can also be very simple if you know where and how to apply it. First, you'll need to find the apples of your cheeks. You can do this very easily just by smiling. Once you have established where your apples are, apply blush on or below the apples. Use a fluent sweeping motion when applying your blush. Be careful not to apply too much blush.

Kiss me Baby

Now its time to apply color to your lips. Pick a color that works well with your skin tone and your outfit, don't be afraid to mix and match colors. After a color is chosen apply it to your lips. To line, your lips use a lipstick liner. Always line your lips with a similar color tone as your chosen lipstick. Avoid combining very dark lip liner and pale lipstick. Be sure to apply lipstick to your lips before applying any liner.

Congratulations, you've finished!!!

Amazing, Dazzling, Looking Lips

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Natural Beauty Care and Treatments

Natural products sometimes are the best way to get naturally beautiful results. Natural Beauty Care and Treatments can help you get that naturally beautiful skin with products you can make your self. Try these home remedies made with products straight from your kitchen or medicine cabinet.

Recipes For Beauty

Gentle Facial Cleanser

1) 1/2 cup oatmeal

2) Plain yogurt (enough yogurt to form a paste)

3) Mix 1/2 cup oatmeal with plain yogurt until it is a paste-like form.

4) Smooth over entire face avoiding eye area

5) Let sit 15 to 20 minutes and rinse with warm water. Oatmeal is highly absorbent and will help soften skin.

Yogurt Walnut Scrub

1) 1/4 cup plain yogurt

2) 1/4 cup walnuts (finely ground)

3) Mix 1/4 cup plain yogurt with 1/4 cup walnuts

4) Wet face and gently work scrub onto the skin. Rinse with warm water. This will help renew the surface of the skin and rid of dead skin cells.

Witch Hazel Cleaning Tonic

1) 1 cup witch hazel

2) 1/4 cup of white vinegar

3) Mix 1 cup witch hazel with 1/4 cup of white vinegar

4) Apply to skin with a cotton ball or cotton pad. Witch hazel is known to have astringent qualities and will soothe and heal the skin.

Citrus Blackhead Treatment

1) 1 lemon

2) 2 TBSP rosewater

3) Extract the lemon juice with a citrus reamer and remove the seeds.

4) Add the rosewater and mix.

5) Apply with a cotton ball or cotton pad. Another thing you can try is to cut a lemon in half and apply directly to the skin. This treatment may also help cure acne.

Honey and Nutmeg Scar Remover

1) 1 tsp nutmeg

2) 1 tsp honey

3) Mix 1 tsp nutmeg with 1 tbs honey

4) Apply to skin and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with cool water. Use this twice a week. This treatment will help heal scars caused by acne, skin eruptions, and skin accidents.

Clear Complexion

Having a clear complexion is very important to one's self-esteem. Feeling beautiful starts from within, but if you suffer from acne it can make you feel not so pretty. Many people suffer from acne. Acne is described as having pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads. It can show up on the face, neck, back, and shoulders. Acne occurs when the pores get clogged with excessive oil and bacteria. It can also occur from natural hormones usually seen in teens.

Girls Day Out
Girls Day Out | Source

Acne can be hereditary

If your parents had acne you are more likely to have it too. Starting off with a clear complexion is the beginning of feeling beautiful. Feeling beautiful is being beautiful.

Treat Acne Scaring Now!!!

Technology has made it possible to treat acne scarring with lotions and creams that contain Collagen proteins. These kinds of proteins provide essential elements needed for the growth, repair, and maintenance of skin. To soften and possibly eliminate acne scaring give products that contain Collagen a try.

Products containing pure Collagen protein also work great for strengthening nail and hair.

How to Have a Clear Complexion

-Starting with a healthy diet and exercise will contribute to healthier looking skin and a clear complexion. Drink plenty of water. Water helps flush away any impurities and will keep your skin smooth and soft.

-Keep your hair clean and away from the face as much as possible. The natural oils in hair can transfer to the skin and clog the pores causing pimples.

-Try not to touch the face when unnecessary. You may be transferring bacteria by doing this. When applying makeup use a sponge applicator or make sure you wash your hands thoroughly. Bacteria on the face will keep
you from having that clear complexion.

-Avoid squeezing or picking your skin. This will only worsen the problem and later lead to scarring. Having a clear complexion also means having smooth, even skin.

-Wash your face twice a day with a gentle, mild soap like Dove. Anything too harsh like facial scrubs can worsen acne by aggravating the skin. Make sure you rinse well with plenty of water.

-Use a lightweight moisturizer with a non-oily base. Using a moisturizer will help achieve a clear complexion. Most people would think just the opposite but in fact, it's true. Without moisture, our skin will overproduce oil
causing pores to be blocked. It is the skin's way to replenish itself of being thirsty for moisture.

-Makeup may help you look like you have a clear complexion, but never, ever wear your make up to bed. It will only clog the pores causing more problems in the long run. Make sure you remove all traces of makeup before
you go to sleep. This is the time when the skin should breathe and begin its healing process.

-Antibacterial creams like Benzoyl Peroxide may be used to help kill bacteria which cause inflammation. Benzoyl Peroxide is available over the counter in various strengths. Do not overuse the cream so that it does not over-dry your skin. Always follow the directions carefully on the label. If any irritation occurs, discontinue use.

A clear complexion will keep you feeling and being beautiful. Don't hide that pretty face behind acne. Try these tips for a clearer complexion and show who you really are.

Concealer + Foundation + Powder can hide many types of acne scaring

Get Your Brush On
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What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin condition that affects mainly adults. It is an inflammatory and chronic skin condition that causes redness in the facial area. This skin condition causes small, red puss-filled bumps or pustules on the face. There is no known cause for this skin condition. Many people who have it are unaware that they have rosacea and mistake it for other skin problems such as acne.

Although anyone may develop rosacea, you may be more likely to develop the condition if you are light-skinned, experience frequent flushing or blushing, are between the ages of 30-60, and have a family history.

Rosacea a progressive skin condition

Rosacea is a progressive skin condition that will need to be treated by a professional as soon as possible. If left untreated it will worsen over time. You will find that with this skin condition you may have flare-ups for periods of weeks, even months. It then will calm down before flaring up once again. This is an ongoing process with this condition if left untreated. With professional help and treatment, you can keep rosacea under control. Although there is no known cure for rosacea, it can be controlled with proper treatment by reducing the signs and symptoms.

Rosacea is usually triggered by activities and the environment such as exercise, sun exposure, cold or hot weather, and wind. Certain foods, drinks, and medication can also trigger this skin condition. Avoiding spicy foods and alcohol may help minimize the appearance of this skin condition. Limiting exposure to the harsh environments of mother nature and wearing sunscreen will help reduce outbreaks. Use a mild soap or cleanser and avoid any harsh chemicals that can irritate the skin such as an astringent.

For many people, rosacea is a life disruptive disorder due to the change in one's appearance. It can change the way one may feel about themselves. It lowers one's self-confidence and self-esteem and may even change one's social behavior. Rosacea can make a person feel unattractive and may inhibit one's social life. It may cause one to avoid public contact and may even affect their professional relations. Some have even found that this skin condition has caused them to become depressed due to the way they look. Seeking professional help can help minimize the appearance of rosacea and give you your life back.

Rosacea usually appears in three phases:

The first phase is called pre-rosacea. In this phase, you will have the tendency to flush or blush quit easily. It will then progress and begin to cause redness in the face. The redness usually will begin in the nose area and will then work its way out to other areas of the face. Extreme blushing will occur and last longer than a regular blush.

The second phase is called vascular rosacea. As the skin condition worsens small blood vessels on the nose and cheeks begin to swell and become more noticeable. The skin may also become overly sensitive.

The third and last phase is called inflammatory rosacea. In this phase, small red bumps or pustules will appear and persist on the skin. They will spread across the nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin areas.

Symptoms of Rosacea

- redness on the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead

- bumps or pustules

- small visible blood vessels on the face

- watery, irritated eyes

- a red, bulbous nose

- the tendency to flush or blush easily

If you find that any of these symptoms may be affecting you, seek a skincare professional as soon as possible. You will need to be properly diagnosed and treated for the best results. Remember, there is no cure for rosacea but you can keep it under control. The earlier the diagnosis and treatment the more effective the outcome will be.

Great Day To Be Me
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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Jason Nicolosi


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