Analisa Hastings Hair + Makeup

A Beginner's Guide To Makeup
by Analisa Hastings

What You Need to
Know Before You Start

Saturday, July 15, 2023

The demands of the beauty industry have rapidly increased throughout the years, and this change has not only brought opportunities for businesses to display their artistry but has also become a medium for people, mostly women, to invest in themselves.

Among the many facets of the beauty industry, the most consumed by the market are makeup-related products or services. Hence, there are many people who want to learn to do their makeup, whether because they want to be on trend or just to feel more confident in themselves through makeup. This a beginner’s guide to makeup is for those who want to learn how to apply makeup but don’t know where to start.

We will link some of our tutorial posts at the end of the article for you to check out!

Learn about your skin type, skin tone, and work from there.

Knowing your skin type is crucial for having beautiful skin. Misusing the wrong skincare or makeup products can lead to irritation, breakouts, and premature aging. Similarly, understanding skin tone is important for selecting the right foundation and concealer, as well as choosing flattering shades for clothing, lipstick, and hair color. Today’s diverse range of face products and foundation lines requires a better understanding of our unique hue.

different skin types
Different Kinds of Skin Types

Always, I mean ALWAYS prep your skin BEFORE makeup.

Preparing the skin for makeup ensures that makeup adheres evenly and stays put. It is essential to cleanse and moisturize your skin before applying makeup to achieve an even finish. Without proper preparation, the foundation may appear heavy and the concealer may become cakey.

Get to know the different makeup tools!

Many makeup beginners and amateurs are unaware of the importance of quality tools and brushes. To enhance confidence, it is essential to buy high-quality tools, such as liquid foundation, powder, eyeshadow, lip, eyeshadow, and buffing brushes. There are also various shapes of sponges suited for different faces. Learn and practice handling these tools until they are effective and comfortable for you to use, boosting your confidence.

Different make-up brushes
Different Kinds of Make-up Brushes

Be familiar with makeup products and their functions.

Base Products:

  • Primer – helps create an even canvas for the makeup to glide on and last longer.
  • Foundation – available in liquid, cream, or powder form, evens out skin tone and smooths over imperfections. It can range from sheer to full coverage.
  • Concealer – provides under-eye brightness or additional coverage over select areas, such as dark circles, breakouts, and acne scars.
  • Highlighter and contour – used to create depth and a natural, sun-kissed glow.
  • Blush – used to add a hint of color to cheeks and comes in liquid, powder, and cream formulas.
  • Setting products – are essential for setting makeup, including setting powder for locking a look in place, finishing powder for smoothing fine lines and blurring pores, and setting spray for securing the look while adding dewiness.

Eye and Eyebrow Products:

  • Eyeshadow primers – are essential for maintaining eye makeup all day, as they offer more grip and allow for a lasting effect.
  • Eyeshadow – is a pigmented powder or cream applied to the eyelids to accentuate the eyes. It comes in a variety of finishes and shades.
  • Eyeliner – defines the eyes, enhances their shape, and creates different looks.
  • Mascara – enhances eyelashes.
  • Eyebrow gel – keeps brow hairs in place.
  • Eyebrow pencils – draw in hairs for a natural-looking finish.

Lip Products:

  • Lip pencils –  enhance the shape of the lips and set parameters before applying lipstick.
  • Lip liner – contours the mouth and lightly over-lines.
  • Lipstick – adds color to the lips and enhances mouth fullness.

INVEST in a setting spray.

Having a high-quality setting spray could either make or break your makeup. Setting spray keeps makeup in place for the longest time, preventing smudging or creased makeup from forming. Overall, using a makeup setting spray can help maintain a flawless makeup look for a long time. Furthermore, a makeup setting spray can provide a matte finish for oily skin, ensuring that makeup lasts longer without melting or becoming shiny.

It also helps with all-day hydration without cracking due to a lack of moisturization. For dry skin, a setting spray can help prevent cracking or dryness after contouring or applying foundation. A dewy glow makeup look can be achieved by spritzing setting spray after applying makeup, removing lines, and leaving your face looking smooth.

The 16 Best Setting Sprays of 2023
The 16 Best Setting Sprays of 2023

For beginners in makeup, it is important to start with the basics and gradually build up their skills and knowledge. By understanding their skin type, choosing the right products and tools, and practicing different techniques, beginners can enhance their natural beauty and achieve the desired makeup look.

Also, seeking guidance from professionals or reading our posts and blogs (wink!) can provide valuable tips and tricks for mastering different makeup styles. Remember that practice makes perfect, so don’t be discouraged if it takes time to perfect your technique. With patience and dedication, anyone can become skilled in the art of makeup application!

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