Ladies, make yourself comfortable in front of your computer and learn how to apply makeup correctly because it's very important for you to know what are the correct steps to putting on makeup. Why? A correct and precise application will make it last longer.

The Order of Makeup Application

Prepping Your Skin

You should start by cleansing your skin, removing dirt or old makeup. Then, you should go for a toner. Apply it on cotton pads and then wipe your face gently.

Next, you should apply moisturizer. This way, you will hydrate your skin and your makeup will blend better. Finally, it's time for makeup primer. It will help your makeup last so it's a good investment.

Cleansing Skin

Foundation

There are three main criteria you should take into consideration when picking the right foundation. The first is the shade, followed by the coverage (sheer, medium or full, depending on your desire) and finish (matte, that is indicated for oily skin, satin or dewy, common for dry skin).

When buying a foundation, you should try the shades out of your jawline/ neck or even on the wrist and see afterwards if the color matches. You can also choose a foundation with SPF protection or choose to apply sunscreen prior to makeup application, so opt for the formula that works best for you.

Applying Foundation

After choosing the perfect shade, it's time to apply the foundation. You can either choose to use your finger tips, foundation sponges or foundation brushes. When it comes to your finger tips, this is the cheapest technique and it gives you the best finish because you can get to blend evenly.

Sponges can blend quite well and can provide you with a sheer or full coverage, depending on what you want. You can also choose to use a special brush when applying liquid or mineral powder foundations. They can offer you an amazing flawless look.

Concealer

Concealers come in many forms, liquid, stick or cream. They all aim to diminish imperfections so choose the color that suits your needs, beige is for concealing dark circles, green is for red spots on the skin while purple is used to counteract yellow skin patches.
You can use a moisturizing concealer for the under eye area, because that's a spot that is somewhat dry.

When it comes to hiding imperfections, you should go for a concealer that provides full coverage and a matte finish.

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