The choice of eyeshadow color also depends of tastes and preferences. Some women crave for natural effortless looks while others prefer flirtatious and glittering looks. When applying the eyeshadow, use a professional eyeshadow brush or the applicator that comes with the product. If you are a beginner, I would recommend that you start by experimenting with natural tones. Start playing with bold colors after you have gained substantial experience. Normally, you will notice that different eyeshadow palettes come with different hues of the same color. Use three to four shades to create a single look.
Begin by applying the lighter shade to the entire eyelid because it is used to highlight. Start blending the rest of the shades on the outer to the inner lid. The darker shades should be applied to the outer side of the lid. The sparkle shadow should be applied at the center of the eyelid. Depending on what you want to achieve, you can highlight the area above your eyelid. However, try to make the area appear as natural as possible.
Mascara and eyeliner: Finally, it is time for mascara and the eyeliner. The eyeliner comes first. Begin by lining the lower lid. Start from the inner eye and make the line thicker as you reach to the outer eye. Repeat the procedure on the upper lid to ensure that the entire eye is completely made up. In most cases, using a pencil liner leads to smudging. However, it is the easiest liner to apply especially when you are a beginner. Try to experiment with liquid and gel liner for more precise results.
Applying the mascara is easy. Just ensure that you plunge the applicator into the tube to remove excess mascara. Start at the inner eye of your upper lid and stroke from the eyelashes roots upwards. Repeat the procedure on your lower lashes. You can apply several coats depending on the weight of your mascara.
Concealer: Concealers are primarily used to conceal blemishes, scars and spots. Apply your concealer carefully on the necessary areas to avoid excessive accumulation.
Foundation: There are several approaches that you can use to apply foundation. However, in this article, I will highlight the simplest ones to ensure that you do not get confused. Learning how to apply foundation can be confusing if you do not know the different kinds of foundations available in the market. Foundations come in a different forms ranging from powdered to creamy ones and liquids.
Powder foundation works well for individuals with an oily face. If your face is dry, learn to stick to creamy and liquid foundations for better results. Sometimes finding a foundation that works for you might cost an arm and a leg. However after all the hustle of trial and error you will definitely end up with the product that provides jaw dropping results for you.
First approach: You can begin by using one foundation only. Choose the one you consider to be the best of best. Use a foundation brush to spread it all over your face gently. In case you decide to use sponge, make it wet first.
Second approach: In this approach, you are going to use foundation like a contour master. The procedure requires you to use several shades of foundation. Begin by applying the foundation with a shade that matches your regular skin tone. Use a foundation brush to spread it all over your face. It will make your entire face appear lighter and brighter. Ensure that it is well blended around your chin and neck area to prevent the appearance of a separating line.
Move on to the light foundation and use a brush to apply ½ to 1 inch strokes in the areas around your face where the sun naturally hits. Normally, these areas include; the center of your forehead and chin, along your nose bridge and top of your brow lines and on the Cupid’s bow and apples of your cheeks.
Lastly, apply the darker foundation. Use a foundation brush to apply strokes in areas of the face that naturally appear to be shadowed by the sun. The areas include; the top of your forehead and below your hairline, along both sides of your nose, along both sides of your jaw line and along the hollows of your cheeks.
To create a natural finish, use a blending brush to blend the colors throughout your entire face. Do not spread the shades all over your face. Just concentrate on the general area for each shade. Blend the edges well to avoid sharp separating lines between different shades. Actually, the finish you get here does not require you to use extra make up. However, depending on the finish you desire, you can gently apply translucent powder.