We all know that makeup is an art, but what most of us don’t know is that we need not to be expert to apply makeup like a pro. If you know what suits you and the right order to apply them then you can be an expert of it.
How to do makeup in right order is one of the biggest confusion that most of the girls have. Before applying anything in your skin you need to find out your skin type (oily, combination, dry or sensitive). And then look for the products which works well on that skin type.
To find out your skin type, wash your face and wait for 2-3 hours without applying any skincare product. Take a tissue paper and wipe it around your forehead, cheeks, nose and chin. If you find traces of oil all over these points then you are having oily skin. If there were no oil spots then you are having normal skin. If some of the points were dry and others were oily eg your T-zone may be bit oily, then you are having combination skin. If your skin gets itchy and you often find red spots in your skin then you are having sensitive skin. If your skin feels strechy then you are having dry skin.
Different skin type requires different makeup base. Oily skin should look for water and gel based products. Dry skin should look for essential oil-based products. Sensitive skin should shy away from chemical laided products and should look for the milder one. Sensitive skin should also make a checklist of things that they are allergic to by seeking the help of dermatologist. It’s better to take preventive measures then to go for a long treatment afterwards.
Once you have determined your skin type you can easily go through this post and ace up your makeup game. The detailed post about how to do makeup step by step will clear all your if’s and why’s. This makeup guide comprises of thirteen makeup steps to look like a flawless beauty. As different skin requires different treatment therefore the steps and the products needs to be differentiated and customized according to once skin’s need. Here, we would also be talking about which step you can avoid and which step is must for you. We have also listed some of the popular products which are tried and tested by many.
Moisturising your skin is an important step to keep your skin healthy and should be followed like a daily ritual. It is also advised that moisturiser should be quickly applied after washing your face for better absorption. In summers we often avoid moisturising our face because of the hot and humid weather. One can refrigerate the cream and use it chilled, it will give a soothing effect to your skin. This tip is also quite essential for ladies having sensitive skin. Different skin type needs different moisturisers. So choose your skin type and pick the one.
Oily skin type- If you have oily skin then look for mild moisturiser containing dimethicone as it is lighter on skin.
Lotus herbal alphamoist moisturiser, 80ml, Rs 191:
Dry skin type- Biotique is one of the leading brand in making natural products for hair and skin care. Its pleasant smell will make you addicted of it.
Biotique bio morning skin lotion, 190ml, Rs 218:
Combination skin type– Its always good to switch to natural products. Their effects may be slower but the results are quite sustainable. Nourish your skin with cold pressed essential oils for maximum benefit.
Soul tree apricot moisturiser, 200ml, Rs 450:
Sensitive skin type- Not every moisturiser is for every skin type. While picking any mosituriser look for the list of ingredients in it and go for the safer one. This lotion from Donum works best for sensitive skin.
Donum naturals moisturizing lotion, 220 ml, Rs 399:
Hydrated and primed skin requires less foundation than dry and primed skin. Primer helps in reducing the visibility of pores and giving you a flawless skin all day long. For oily skin primer becomes a must ritual as it helps in controlling excess oil.
Tinted primer for normal skin: You may find translucent or tinted primer. The tinted primer may have a pinkish tint in it or may have orange or green tints which are used for color correction. For a naturally glowy skin you can just use a bit of primer and you are ready to go.
L’Oreal paris base magique primer, 15ml, Rs 950:
Tinted primer for oily skin: For oily skin the main concern is to look for a primer which can hide the pores. You will need a primer which can absorb sebum without clogging pores.
Maybelline perfect base primer, 25ml, Rs 450:
Color correction primer: Besides smoothening the skin, color correction primer helps in reducing the appearance of spots. Green color is used for correcting redness in the skin.
GlamGals photogenic primer green, 30ml, Rs 693:
One of the most common foundation mistake that even celebrities too make is going for a wrong shade. Foundation helps in achieving an even tone and not a lighter shade therefore one should look for the true match. Sometimes it’s hard to find the right shade and at that time you can buy two shades one on the lighter side and other on the darker side of your skin tone. Then you can mix it accordingly to get your true match. If you found your foundation a bit dried and you have oily skin then mix some water into it. If you have dry skin then use some cream and get the desired consistency. Dry skin people should always remove the dry flakes in their face before applying foundation for a smoother fininsh. It’s also advised to use foundation brush in downstroke, so that the peach fuzz doesn’t becomes prominent. Stick foundation are the best for oily skin people. While blending your foundation with brush look for a puffier one and move it in high speed using light hand so that it comes out to be flawless.
Light coverage: For daily use, one should look for a light coverage foundation. They are perfect to carry for office wear. They even out your skin tone but does not do much to hide out your blemishes and dark circles.
Lakme 9 to 5 weightless mousse foundation, 29g, Rs 575:
Medium coverage: They are good for your day out and can also hide out few blemishes.
Faces go chic foundation, 35ml Rs 380:
Heavy coverage: The heavy coverage foundation stay long and are bit heavy in texture. They are perfect for evening parties when you are looking for silky smooth texture.
Loreal Paris infallible foundation, 30ml, Rs 960:
Concealer are used to hide specific problematic areas like redness, dark circles or blemishes. Its always better to apply concealer after using foundation. But you need to blend it very carefully. While using it to cover dark circles make a triangular patch and then blend it for smooth finish. While applying concealer you have to just dab it into your skin and wait for a while until it gets set. If you are blessed with problem free skin then you can easily skip this step.
Color Corrector: They help in perfectly hiding the blemishes, dark circles and color imperfection. Like you can mix an orange color corrector with your concealer to hide your dark circles as under eye area is a bit purplish.
La girls pro conceal HD concealer, 3 units 8g, Rs 756:
Dark circle concealer: Either use a tiny brush or your ring finger to apply concealer under your eye area. You can also use concealer to lift up your tired eyes.
Maybelline New York dark circle concealer, 6ml, Rs 455:
Liquid concealer: For dry skin people liquid concealers are the best. If you are concealing around an area which is a bit flaky, then first clear it using jojoba oil or damp cloth.
Bio aqua concealer, 30g, Rs 890:
For oily skin foundation becomes must as it mattifies the oily shine. Dry skin people can either use a loose powder or go for a brush with less bristle density as it helps in getting a sheer coverage. Pressed powder offers more coverage. Always go for your right shade otherwise it may washout all your efforts.
Compact with spf 40: Compact often comes with UVA and UVB protection.
Lakme sun expert, 7g, Rs 210: Lakme sun expert is one of the best one for summers. It will not only check your sweat but will also give you maximum sun protection.
Everyday compact: The other very popular compact is from the Maybelline which says to offer 12hrs stay. So you don’t have to worry about touch ups.
Maybelline New York Compact, 8g, Rs 128:
Bronzer is used for getting sun kissed glow or for contouring. But in both the ways it is an important part in doing makeup like a pro. If you are confused about how to use bronzer then follow the simple rule. It is to be used on areas where the sun rays hit the most. That means on the top of your forehead and top of your cheeks.
Rimmel natural bronzer, 14g, Rs 874: The best thing about this bronzer is that it is available in three shades. So you can get the right amount of sun kissed glow.
Sugar Cosmetics bronzer, 4g, Rs 399: If you are looking for a bronzer which could help you in contouring then try this one. Perfect one to get that instant bronzed look.
Cameleon face and body waterproof bronzer, 10g, Rs 215: This bronze is a perfect pick for party and special ocassions and offers you sun kissed glow. It has golden shimmer in it which can be used on face as well as body. Its good for adding shine but not the one for contouring.
A right shade of blush can amp up your whole look. One need to look for a right shade. If you have fair to medium skin look for shades like peach and pink. For medium to dark skin look for shades like apricot and rose. For darker complexion cinnamon, cranberry and tangerine shade may be better choice.
Maybelline color show blush, 7g, Rs 240: The blushers are lightly pigmented and therefore if you want to build up more color you need to reapply it.
NYX cosmetic powder blush, 4.54g, Rs 650: NYX offers wide range of shades in blusher. So you can pick according to your skin tone.
It helps in adding natural glow and shine. It makes you picture perfect by highlighting the essential features. Once you know where you have to use highlighter and what will be its effect. It becomes easy to remember and apply so that you don’t miss any spot.
Incolor baking highlight, Rs 275: This is a baked highlighter and can also easily be applied using finger tips. It is perfect for party and special ocassions.
Iconic London illuminator, 13.5ml, Rs 799: It comes in three shades pink, terracotta and champagne. So you can pick the shade you are looking for.
While applying eyeshadow the color needs to be perfectly blended without creating any crease lines. Applying eye primer before applying eye makeup will make an easy hold on pigments. You can also fix your eyebrow using eyeshadow shades like grey and brown.
Maybelline New York nude eye palette, 9g, Rs 569: These are the most used one because they glam up your everyday makeup look.
Sivanna colors multishades palette, Rs 743: This multishade palette is a must have for makeup lovers as it has various shades which can be used for different purposes. Like for contouring, adding blusher or for your eye make up you can easily rely on one palette.
It helps in defining your eye. You can try different textures in it like liquid, gel or in a pencil form. Liquid liner are a bit tricky as if you have monolid then you need to apply it with utmost care. According to the shape of your eye you can go for different styles. Never tightline your eyes if they are small and use silver or white kohl on the bottom eyelid to make them appear big. If your eyes are round then winged eyeliner will help you in enhancing it.
Colorbar ultimate eyeliner, 1ml, Rs 440: Colorbar is known for its intense pigments and is easy to apply. Its smudge free but not waterproof. So you can use it for everyday use but not for long durations.
Plum natur studio kajal, 1.2g, Rs 376: It’s a super pigmented kohl cum liner and if you are a newbie in makeup then this is the right pick for you. Easy to use and handle.
Loreal Paris super liner gel, 2.8g, Rs 645: Gel liner can be easily used as eyeliner as well as kohl. They are easy to use and can also be used for creating smokey effect. For parties you can also use shimmery eyeliners
Sometimes people just skip the eyeliner part and go for mascara for a natural makeup look. There are different kinds of mascara some are used to add volume to your eye lashes and some are used to increase their length. You can also use eye curler for a dramatic look. Before applying mascara add some primer to your eyelashes to make them more prominent.
Maybelline hypercurl mascara, 9.2ml, Rs 259: Its waterproof and helps in rmaking your eyelashes appear long and curly.
Lakme eyeconic lash curl mascara, 9ml, Rs 300: One of the most loved product of lakme and totally worth every penny.
To get best from your lip colors, prepare a nude canvas by applying a bit of concealer or a tinted primer in your lips. This trick also works in the case of pigmented lips. Use a lip pencil to outline your lips and fill it. Then apply lipstick on it. Try to remove the excess of it by using a tissue paper so that it doesnot stick into your teeth. Before applying lipstick remove any dry flaky skin from your lips. Add some moisturiser to your lips and let it rest for sometime. Then you can easily wipe of any dead layers on your lips.
Me now lip pencil, set of 12, Rs 235: This set of twelve lipstick is surely value for money.
Incolor matte liptint, 6ml, Rs 250: Matte lipsticks are first choice of every girl. It has a smooth creamy consistency which even works wonder for dry lips.
Maybelline color show lip matte, 3.9g, Rs 259: A beautiful range of lipsticks with varied pop-up colors.
Chambor extreme wear liquid lipstick, 99.8g, Rs 905: When you want your lipstick to stick for long hours then try these transerproof lipsticks.
Faces ultimate lip crayon, 2.8g, Rs 663: Crayons are easy to use and are a good pick for everyday use.
Setting spray is the final step which completes your flawless makeup look. It makes your makeup more long lasting and gives your skin a dewy finish. Spray it in T and X shape to get maximum coverage. For even coverage you need to hold it a minimum distance of 5 inches from your face. You can re spray it whenever required. After applying spray you need to wait for 15-20 minutes so that everything sets up.
Loreal paris pro spray and makeup extender, 100ml, Rs 799: You definitely need to try this and see the difference. Great for hot and humid weather.
NYX makeup settting spray, 60ml, Rs 1090: The brand known for its quality is a bit costly then it’s counterpart but great in performance. It’s also great for oily skin people whose face tends to become shinier after few hours.
Hope this article makes a clear picture of how to do makeup step by step. Makeup is an artificial way to enhance your beauty and should only be used ocassionaly. Applying makeup is fun but you also need to take care of your skin. Your makeup tools need to be cleaned regular. You can also read our article on how to keep brushes clean.How to clean makeup brushes at home You should never forget to remove your makeup before going to bed. You can use different makeup cleanser products available in market as well as try some natural methods too. Want to know about some natural methods then you can check our post on it. 6 Natural Ways To Remove Makeup: Tips & Tricks