Every lady wants to look good and it’s important to know the makeup basics. Although there are rules in applying makeup, these rules don’t apply all the time. You can decide to play with colors this time and other times, you just want to try a subtle look. Either way, it’s good to know the basics. Let’s get started with some makeup do’s and don’ts.
Do prep your face
It’s important to clean your face before applying makeup, besides you don’t want to apply makeup on an oily face. Firstly, you should wash your face. Secondly, apply some moisturizer to prepare your face for the makeup application.
Do apply primer
Whether you have oily skin or not you should use a face primer. It controls oil and also helps your makeup last longer.
Do invest in good products
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Do apply foundation before concealer
Foundation as the name says should come first. It hides a lot of flaws. Although concealer helps to hide blemishes, it’s best to apply it after foundation. Moreover, it is possible the concealer gets moved by the foundation if applied first.
Do wash your makeup brushes and sponges regularly
You don’t have to wait until your foundation brush or sponge has gathered so much foundation before you wash it. Sponge harbors bacteria and it won’t be good to pass that onto your face. It’s hygienic to wash sponges and brushes regularly.
Do learn the right way to apply foundation
I’m sure you’ll be like “how else should foundation be applied other than just putting it on the face with a brush or sponge”. Well, you do not want to apply foundation on the neck or leave the foundation mark between your face and neck. You should blend outwards such that the harsh line will not be visible. Also, make sure you don’t apply so much foundation that would make your face look cakey.
Don’t go to bed with makeup on
Your face needs to breathe! Going to bed with makeup on could cause breakout because your pores have been blocked by foundation, concealer, powder or other makeup products.
Don’t wash your makeup off with soap
It’s best to clean the makeup with makeup remover first before hitting the shower. Washing makeup with soap could strip the skin of its essential oils thereby causing it to overproduce oil which can cause more spots.
Don’t apply lipgloss to the lips directly from the tube
For a better application, you should use a lip brush to apply gloss. Using product directly on the lips could cause the transfer of bacteria from the lip to tube or vice versa.
Don’t wear heavy makeup
The essence of makeup is to enhance your beauty. I’m sure you don’t want to apply makeup and eventually look like a clown. You should know the look that fits you best, no much foundation, concealer, eyeshadow, and highlight. Everything should sync and be well blended, you’ll be amazed by how beautiful you’ll look.