How to Apply Makeup for Beginners: 10 Easy Step

How to Apply Makeup for Beginners: 10 Easy Step

Today we are going to do basic make up. This blog is for those who doesn’t know anything about makeup. Here we are going to show you a set-by-step guide on how to apply makeup from beginning to end to create a full face.

let’s get started.

Step 1: Base

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First thing, make sure that you have already moisturized and applied sunscreen on your face before you start doing your make up.

Step 2: Primer

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The first step of the makeup process is primer. So, apply it to all over your face.

What is primer?

Primers usually have white texture. The purpose of a primer is create a base on your face and this is going to help your makeup last longer and smoother.

The type of primer that you use depends on your skin needs because there are so many different types of primers. It is basically a barrier between your skin and the makeup and it prevents the makeup sinking into your pores because when you don’t wear primer you put the makeup directly onto your face and then within a couple of hours it just sinks into your pores and the makeup is all gone. So primer prevents that from happening.

Types of primer:

  • For oily skin
  • For dry skin
  • For pores

Step 3: Foundations

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Foundation will help you yo make your skin looks perfect. Choose foundation according to your skin type, if you have oily skin then you can go for matte foundation.

Types of foundation:

  • Matte
  • Dewy
  • Hydrating
  • Long wear
  • Water resistant

Color match foundation:

  • Pink Undertone
  • Yellow Undertone

The first thing you should do is color match. If your skin is fair then you can go for pink foundation and if you are Mediterranean olive then go for yellow undertone.


  • Full Coverage – Gonna cover everything, thicker texture
  • Light Coverage – More sheer, light coverage, Even out your skin tone.
  • Medium coverage

To apply foundation you can use buffing brushes or beauty blender

Not everyone likes to wear foundation so this is your personal preference. So if you don’t like to use foundation then second option is to use tinted moisturizer. It is super easy to use. It will give you the most sheerest lightest coverage.

The third option is use powder foundation, so if powder foundation is like a powder it’s in a compact, and bit thicker than a regular powder.

Step 4: Concealer

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Apply concealer in your under eye area. To blend out you can use your finger or you can use a beauty blender, whatever works for you.

What is concealer?

Concealer is thicker than foundation. It will help you to cover your dark circles and age spots. Concealer makes a huge difference to your after makeup look. So basically anywhere where you have shadows apply concealer. It is also going to give you a coverage and brightness.

When you pick the shade of concealer, choose about two shades lighter than your foundation or your natural skin tone.

Step 5: Powder

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Next step is to set foundation and concealer because you want to make sure that this stays put all throughout the day, doesn’t budge doesn’t move.

Apply right amount of powder that you actually need to set your makeup. You should apply this powder where you want a lot of shine. Apply powder to your chin area, cheek area, forehead, bridge of the nose, around the nose, under eye if you get really oily.

Powders come in two forms:

  • loose powder
  • compact powder

They are the same, so you people have to use it and see which you prefer.

Where your makeup is going to break down because of oils from your skin the powder is going to prevent that. So apply it in all the areas where you usually get a lot of oil. If you have really really dry skin you don’t need to apply powder.

Step 6: Blush and Bronzer

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Bronzer: Bronzer gives a beautiful glow to the skin and it looks good on everyone. To apply it use big fluffy brush. The way to apply it is start from your forehead and you go along your cheekbone and then along your jawline and you’re creating the shape of the number “three”.

Blush: For blush concentrate on the apples of your cheeks and then blend back towards the top of your ears.

And then when it comes to colors you can go for a pink, peach, rose. It depends on your skin tone and it depends on your mood.

If you ever feel like you’ve applied way too much blush, one of the easiest ways to solve that is to take a clean brush or even your powder brush and gently blend out the edges.

Step 7: Eyebrows

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Everyone’s eyebrows are different. So, simple guide to do your brows is to start from the side of your nose and end on the outer corner of your eye.

Everyone’s eyebrows are different.

Apply With:

  • Brow Pencil
  • Brow Powder
  • Brow Gel
  • Brow Liner

You want to have an eyebrow brush which have a spool on one end and an angled tapered brush on the other end. Brush for your eyebrows is going to help you brush up the hairs, and then the other side helps you fill in with brow powder for any areas that need filling in.

If you have full brows then little bit of brow gel is all you need. If your brows is thin you can use a brow powder, a brow pencil.

Step 8: Eyelashes

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Start with curling your lashes, because it makes such a difference. Here is image with a side by side when your lashes are curled and when your lashes are not curled. Use a tight grip curler because it is going to make your lashes hold that curl.

Next use mascara. you should use a mascara. You can use black and lengthening but again there’s a million of them out there so find one that you like.

Step 9: Highlighter

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Highlighter is going to give you final touch to your skin. Apply highlighter on key areas like in the inner corner of the eyes, on the bridge of your nose, top of your cheekbone, around the eyebrows.

You can use powder highlighter because it is much easier for every day. Prefer to use something that matches the skin tone, if you are fair you can use a lighter highlighter if you are darker use a darker highlighter.

Step 10: Lips

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This is again personal preference. You can use lip gloss, lip balm, a lipstick. Putting something on your lips it’s gonna complete the whole look.


This is the 10 basic step to apply make up easily. You should choose products according to your skin type and color. Because it will give you the perfect look that you want.