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Step-by-Step Guide on how to apply makeup - Best makeup tricks to make you look at your best

This is the basics of make-up application. There are many colors and tools to experiment. Find your look and remember, applying make-up is an art which makes you look your best.

Start with a clean face.

Apply the foundation with your fingers or a Q-tip in dots in areas of your face. With a cosmetic sponge, spread the foundation until it is well-blended into the skin. Be sure to check and make sure that you do not have any lines showing underneath the chin area.

Next, you will need to apply concealer to any blemishes or under-eye circles that you may have. You can use a shade lighter than you skin-tone. When applying concealer to the undereye area, pat gently into the skin and do not rub. Using your finger, pat the concealer into the skin on the blemish areas also until you can no longer see the concealer.

Now it is time to set the previous applications by applying translucent face powder. Get out a big, fluffy powder brush and dip it into some loose facial powder. You can then apply the powder over your entire face.

Use a lip pencil to outline the lips and make them stand out. The next step will be to apply lipstick with a lip brush. A lip brush makes the lipstick look professionally applied. If you put the lipstick on first, it will set the scene for applying your other make up.

Apply a neutral color eye shadow over the lid and up to the eyebrow. Next put a lighter shade on the brow bone and blend it in. Use a blending brush to sweep softly over the lid to blend the shadow in well. Next, apply the eye liner. The best way to line the eye be to use an eye pencil and draw a line underneath the lashes. Take a Q-tip or a liner pencil and blend the liner to get a smoky affect. Last of all, pay special attention to your eyelashes. Use an eyelash curler and curl the lashes for a few seconds. This will open up your eyes and make them look more beautiful than ever. At this point, apply a coat of mascara to the upper lashes and then the lower lashes. A second coat may be used but let the first coat dry first.

Blush colour should match the colour of your cheeks after exercise. When selecting colours (particularly foundation) this should be done in daylight to give you the truest picture.

Always blend your make up in well to avoid streaks. Make sure you cleanse your face well before applying any makeup, this ensures an even look all over. Keep brushes clean by washing them in warm water and soap. It is worth investing in a selection of good quality brushes as this will save you time and effort in the long run. Do not use any make up that you have had for over 2 years - it is a false economy and will be hard if not impossible to achieve a natural look.

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