Makeup application is the quickest way to polish up your look and can even give you a quick boost of confidence. Finding the right products and proper techniques to apply makeup can be challenging when you have limited knowledge about makeup artistry. Fortunately, there are beautiful, beginner-friendly makeup looks that you can try out right away so you too, can look nice and polished without looking too "made up."
You won't need a ton of expensive makeup products to recreate these looks either. Just a few basic eyeshadow colors (a neutral color palette is best for beginners and is great for everyday) and a basic black eyeliner. Flawless foundation (can be radiant or matte depending on your preference) is key for the minimal makeup look.
BROWS & LASHES:
Defined eyebrows and voluminous eyelashes are often underrated, but these two features completely transform your makeup look, giving your eyes extra depth.
You can skip eyeshadow, eyeliner and even your foundation routine, if you have just some makeup on your eyebrows and lashes. Fuller brows frame and lift the eyes and long, curled lashes open and enlarge the eyes.
Quick Tip: Use a clear eyebrow gel or hairspray to keep those stubborn hairs in place. Say goodbye to those annoying mascara clumps: after you are done applying mascara on your lashes, comb through the lashes once again with a clear mascara wand.
Simple black eyeliner is one of the oldest and the most classic makeup tricks, that will enhance the natural beauty of your eyes. Eyeliner can drastically change your eye shape, make your lashline appear voluminous and even prolongate your eyes.
There are two classic ways to wear eyeliner: smudged grungy all-over the lid and sharp, defined liner.
Don't worry if your winged liner is imperfect, you can still try out a smoky effect with pencil eyeliner. Don't think black eyeliner fits your everyday look? You can always go for a brown liner for a more soft and wearable look.
Quick Tip: Tightline the upper waterline (the inner rim of the eyes) to give the illusion of darker and fuller lashes. You can even do this step without any liner on the top or bottom and you'll see a natural yet very noticeable difference.
Correctly applied eyeshadow helps to even out your eyelids, add beautiful dimension and emphasize the natural shade of your eyes.
For a beautiful and simple makeup look, you will need only three basic eyeshadow colors: white or nude shade, that will capture the light, basic matte eyeshadow color that is close to your skin shade and a basic dark eyeshadow that will intensify the eye look.
Apply in a gradient style from light at the inner corners, medium shade across the lid and darkest shade on the outer 'v' and crease. This is the most basic style of applying eyeshadow. You can even get away with just using two shades and using different brushes to apply the shades - different brushes will give you a different effect, hence you'll get a multi-dimensional lid regardless of how many colors you choose!
Quick Tip: Do you have hooded or small eyelids? Then substitute your favorite shimmer eyeshadows with matte colors. Shimmer particles tends to accentuate fine lines and skin imperfections. Matte will give you the lift and contour without exaggerating flaws. See a side by side comparison (shimmer and matte) both used a similar color palette, below.
BOLD POPPIN' LIP:
A bold lip is one of the most simple and effortless ways of wearing makeup. A bright lipcolor takes years off your age and it instantly brightens your complexion. All you need to do to get this simple look is to draw a desirable lip shape with lip pencil and fill your lips with a bold lipstick color - bright pink, eccentric teal or purple, dark burgundy, classic red - there's so many to choose from!
Quick Tip: For perfectly defined lips, clean up the edges of your lipstick with concealer or foundation and set with powder.
We hope this gave you some insightful ways to try classic makeup looks whether your a novice or are just short on time and are looking to speed up your everyday morning routine!
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