Have you ever wondered how to do makeup so that it looks flawless? To tell you the truth, there is nothing complex about that. All you need is the right products at hand. Finding them may take a while but the result will be totally worth it. I have collected all the most important information for you to achieve a perfect look!


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How Do You Apply Basic Makeup?

Very often, the question of how to do your makeup so that you look fantastic arises. I say that the basic makeup routine is the one to embrace at first, and then you can enhance and upgrade it according to your needs. I'm going to list all the basic steps to take to succeed with simple yet flawless makeup. When applying makeup what goes on first? First and foremost, always clean your face before putting on makeup. Washing your face is your key to success!



How Do You Apply Basic Makeup?
by @duo_beauty_

According to known makeup artists, moisturizing is the key. The better moisturized your skin is, the better it absorbs all the makeup products and makes your look flawless. You can use either your fav moisturizer or Hyaluron Activ B3 by Eau Thermale Avène, or C E Ferulic Serum with 15% l-ascorbic acid by Skin Ceuticals.


How Do You Apply Basic Makeup?
by @duo_beauty_

A properly done eyebrow makeup can transform your appearance in just 10 minutes! However, you will need some time to learn how to do it. It is important to understand the intricacies of eyebrow architecture, the properties of various cosmetics, as well as to hone your drawing skills depending on the type of eyebrows.

Ask an Expert: What makeup techniques complement rose gold, like soft pink blush or dewy skin?
Bianca Calvi
Expertise: Hair and Makeup Stylist
Absolutely! Rose gold is a versatile and flattering color that pairs beautifully with several complementary colors and makeup techniques. Here are a few suggestions:
  1. Soft Pink Blush: This pairs perfectly with rose gold, enhancing the warmth and giving a cohesive, romantic look. Choose a blush with a subtle shimmer to reflect light and enhance the dewy effect.
  2. Dewy Skin: Achieving a dewy, radiant complexion complements rose gold beautifully. Use a hydrating primer, luminous foundation, and a highlighter with a rose gold or champagne hue to accentuate your features.
  3. Champagne and Warm Neutral Eyeshadows: These shades enhance the rose gold tones on the eyes without overpowering them. They also create a harmonious and elegant look.
  4. Bronze and Copper Accents: Adding bronze or copper elements, whether in eyeshadow, eyeliner, or highlighter, can complement rose gold and add depth and dimension to the makeup look.
  5. Nude and Peach Lip Colors: Opt for nude or peach lipsticks to keep the focus on the rose gold elements. Glossy finishes can add to the overall dewy and fresh appearance.
  6. Soft Brown or Taupe Eyeliner: These shades provide definition without being too harsh, complementing the soft, romantic vibe of rose gold.

Using these complementary colors and techniques can create a cohesive and stunning makeup look that highlights the beauty of rose gold.



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Perfect makeup starts with perfect skin! Enlarged pores, small pimples, blackheads, redness...If that sounds familiar to you, then you can't do without a good foundation! The NU BARE LOOK TINT Hydrating Skin Tint Foundation with Hyaluronic Acid by Yves Saint Laurent, or Luminous Silk Perfect Glow Flawless Oil-Free Foundation by Armani Beauty, are foundation creams with creamy texture, designed to even out the complexion and mask skin imperfections. You should only choose the type that fits your skin color best.


  • Problem skin requires a foundation cream with high masking abilities.
  • The perfect makeup base will give your skin mattness and protect it from UV radiation.
  • Do not choose foundation with a pink undertone - it will make skin redness and unevenness even more visible.
  • The ideal solution is a cream with olive pigments.


How Do You Apply Basic Makeup?
by @raphaeloliverofficial

If there are any dark spots to cover, then you should use some concealer too. It is best to use concealer after the foundation is applied so that the products mix well. The world-known makeup artist and educator from Brazil, Raphael Oliver, advises to use the concealer under your eyes, which is a tone lighter than the foundation itself. Read about the best MAC foundations I've prepared for you!



by @lupita_lemus

The eyeshadow step is a tricky one since it usually depends upon the look you want to achieve. It can be natural makeup or a smokey eye look that you intend to achieve. The choice is yours. If you want to replicate this look by the famous makeup lover and blogger, Lupita Lemus, remember the following:

Tips: When choosing shadows depending on your eye color, the main rule is to choose the shade that contrasts with it on the color wheel.

  • For blue eyes, this is orange, as well as brown.
  • For green eyes, these are shades of plum and lilac.
  • Almost any color is suitable for brown eyes.


by @samerkhouzami

It is always a good idea to emphasize your eyes with an eyeliner. You can experiment here too. If you want a more complex look, then a winged eye it is, if you wish for something simpler, then a mere lining of the upper lid would be enough.

Tips: A regular pencil with medium-hard core is the most versatile tool. You can use it to draw arrows or slightly outline the eyes with light shading to soften the lines.

A liquid eyeliner is best to apply after the pencil: in this case it will be applied smoother and softer, and you will get a brighter color. But if you want a softer and delicate look, then it's better to abandon liquid eyeliner in favor of the pencil.


How Do You Apply Basic Makeup?
by @duo_beauty_

Remember the importance of blush that adds color to your face. However, you need to determine your face shape first so that you are 100% sure as to where to place it. Choose the color that fits your skin tone best.

Tips: Hair color is often the main criterion for choosing the right blush.

  • Light pink, coral and peach shades are great options for blondes with fair skin.
  • Terracotta and apricot shades with a little mother-of-pearl are more suitable for dark-skinned girls.



Face Contour Tutorial #contourmakeup
by @samerkhouzami

This step is a little bit more complicated since there are a few areas to apply it to. Manufacturers produce liquid, cream and powder highlighters in various shades. The right choice of texture and color is a prerequisite for perfect makeup! Samer Khouzami  advises to choose a highlighter that matches your skin tone, to make the difference in shades not noticeable. It should stay invisible on the face until the light falls on it.


  • First of all, you need to highlight your cheekbones, then move to your brows and nose.
  • Those with fair skin are advised to use ivory-colored products.
  • Golden, bronze and copper shimmers will look best on naturally tanned or dark-skinned ladies.
  • Highlighters with pink and purple undertones are designed for girls and women with reddish skin tones.


How Do You Apply Basic Makeup?
by @duo_beauty_

Using a matte, powder, liquid, cream, or stick product a few shades darker than your natural skin tone to define or sculpt particular areas of your face, such as your forehead, nose, chin and cheekbones, is known as contouring. There is usually no need to contour your face on a daily basis. However, if you feel like it, it is best to do it when all the rest of the makeup is done. In such a way, it is a lot easier to blend everything and get a perfect result.


How Do You Apply Basic Makeup?
by @sabellamkup

Choosing the perfect lipstick is a real quest. It may turn out to be too bright or pale, dry out the lips, roll down or blur beyond the contour. The main rule is that the lipstick shade should not conflict with the skin undertone, which does not change throughout life. Also, do not forget that different occasions require different dress codes!


  • A simple way to know your skin undertone is to look at the shade of the veins that show through the skin of your wrist. If they are blue, your undertone is cold, if they are greenish, your undertone is warm.
  • Those with cool-toned skin can safely use lipstick with a bluish tone: plum, fuchsia, blackberry. Avoid warm reds and shades with hints of orange, including coral and subtle or rich peach.
  • A lipstick with golden shimmer particles goes beautifully with warm skin tones.
  • To make your lipstick last longer, it is essential that you use a lip liner as well. You can opt for any shade that you see fit.


Setting Spray

How Do You Apply Basic Makeup?
by @samerkhouzami

You surely wouldn't like your makeup to melt, that is why a setting spray is a must! It is produced in the form of a liquid spray, which is sprayed onto the skin after the makeup is done. The spray creates an invisible coating that is not felt on the face. Thus, cosmetics will not run or streak, and you will not need to touch up your makeup during the day.

Tips: You can apply setting spray as a fixative after your makeup is finished, as well as in the process, to secure each layer. After all, to create a complete makeup, we usually use primer, foundation, concealer, sculptor, blush, highlighter, powder, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, lipstick - and these are just the basic products...

Necessary Items for Your Makeup Kit

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Just after you've learnt how to do makeup for beginners, you need to think about what your makeup kit may be missing. Here are the necessary items that every lady’s kit should contain:

  • Primer – it prepares your skin for all that is going to follow.
  • Foundation – this is that one product that makes your skin tone look even and flawless.
  • BB cream – if you are a makeup newbie, then a BB cream is even better than foundation.
  • Concealer – in case there are any dark spots that you would like to hide away, concealer is the right product to help you with the mission.
    • Blush – is that one makeup product that adds definition to your face.
    • Highlighter – it may be tricky to find the best-fitting highlighter for your skin tone, but once you do, you wouldn’t take it out of your kit ever.
  • Bronzer – for a sun-kissed look, bronzer is irreplaceable.
  • Setting spray – if you do not want your makeup to meltdown eventually, then this item is irreplaceable.
  • Eye primer – just like in the case with the face, you need to prime your lids too.
  • Eyeshadow – it goes without saying that a set of your fav shades is supposed to be found in your makeup kit.
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  • Mascara – those who are not fond of false lashes need a good mascara as well.
  • Eyeliner – that is one of those items that adds the best definition to your gorgeous eyes.
  • Eyebrow product – it depends upon which type of products you prefer, but they should have a place reserved in your kit.
  • Lip gloss – the truth is that lip gloss is making its way back in fashion these days so that you can add one to the list too.
  • Lipstick – if not modern trends will make you go back to the lip gloss, make sure that all your favorite lipsticks are in the kit.
  • Brushes – it may not matter how many essentials you have in the kit if there is nothing to apply them with. That is why a set of brushes should be included too.

Lips Makeup Ideas Step by Step

Here I have gathered a few makeup tips to make your life easier.

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Step By Step Lips Makeup #lipstutorial #lipscontouring
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Sarah Chambers has countless suggestions on how to apply makeup, but whichever you choose you need to bear in mind that moisturizing matters. The better care you take of your skin, the less makeup you will require. For example, the shade range in the RMS Legendary Serum Lipstick line-up is truly phantastic, from bold orange-reds to punchy, raspberry pinks.



Eye Makeup Tutorials

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by @glamorous_reflections

If you want to add more expression to your face, just put on eyeshadow. Of course, in order to choose the right tones, you will need to do a little research. But don’t be lazy! Pay attention to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette.

How to Contour Your Nose Like a Pro

How to Contour Your Nose Like a Pro
by @samerkhouzami
How to Contour Your Nose Like a Pro
by @samerkhouzami

Contouring matters greatly. The thing is that there is no one-for-all contouring technique since all of us have different face shapes, and it is vital that you know yours before trying to succeed with contouring. What is more, it is essential that you take your skin tone into consideration too.

Eyebrow Makeup Tips

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by @makeupbychristiaa

Fill in your eyebrows with light feathery strokes using the Refy Brow Sculpt Shape and Hold Gel, and make sure to accentuate and elongate your eyebrows as much as possible.


How Do I Remove Makeup?

How Do I Remove Makeup?
by @makeupbychristiaa

It is never enough to know how to do good makeup. You need to know how to remove it as well. Just as great you look with your fabulous makeup on, so great your skin will look if you take proper care of it afterward.

Start off with a cleanser

If you have a daily cleanser at hand, it suits perfectly for foundation and blush removal. It is best to apply it and leave it on for a few seconds before you wipe it off with a cotton pad. A little scrubbing is allowed. However, you need to be as gentle with your skin as possible.

Steam heat your face

The best and the least harmful way to remove the remains of your makeup is with the help of steam heat. All you need to achieve is to fill your sink with hot water and hover your face over it for a minute or two.

Wash your face

After you are done with the steaming, you can proceed to the washing procedure.

Pay attention to your eyes

Just like you soaked the foundation off, so should be soaked the mascara and all the rest of your eye makeup.

Remove the excess oil

Just press a cotton pad to your skin to remove all the excess oil that may be still remaining on your face.

Makeup remover for the lips

It may be pretty hard to take off that long-lasting lipstick of yours, I feel you. The best way to deal with the issue is to use your makeup remover on the lips.

Lastly, when you are removing your makeup, make sure that you are not using baby wipes. They are not as good for your skin as you may think.

Master the Art of How to Do Make Up in No Time

FAQ: How To Do Makeup

How do you apply blush for beginners?

  • Use cream blush because it blends in easily, or take a fluffy blush brush to apply a regular one.
  • Lifting your face: place your blush higher up on the cheekbone towards your temple between the highlight and
    the bronzer to create a gradient effect. This technique accentuates your cheekbones and is great for round faces.
  • For a heart-shaped face or for a sun kissed look: apply at the apple of the cheekbone (do not drag it down) and also to the temples to balance it out.
  • For a narrow face or to create a sunburned, youthful look: place it right across the center of the nose and across your face.

How do you apply bronzer for beginners?

  • Do you have warm or cool undertones to your face? Choose bronzer with the same undertones.
  • Take a fluffy brush. Coat it in product evenly and tap off the excess. Apply softly following a circular motion close to your hairline and slightly go down.
  • Following a three shape: temples, down the slope of the cheek and the jawline. Add product to an area you want to hide. If you have a smaller forehead, don’t go all the way to your brows. For a longer face focus on your central area more. For a rounder face go towards your mouth.
  • If you’ve never applied makeup before, all the different products and tools can be intimidating. Once you get the hang of it, applying makeup to your face will be a breeze. Source
  • For a more angular face with minimal makeup, try this quick and easy guide to contouring. Source
  • Cosmetics that are applied to the face to enhance one's appearance are also known as makeup which include lipstick, mascara, eye shadow, foundation, blush, highlighter, bronzer and several other products. Source
  • Highlighter is a type of cosmetic product that reflects light. Often used for contouring, it can applied to the face or other parts of the body to brighten the skin on a given area, create the perception of depth and angles. Source