MAKEUP FOR BEGINNER ESSENTIALS-ULTIMATE GUIDE PART 2
Posted on October 12 2019
Ok, beauty Queens, We are back for part 2 of the Ultimate Makeup Guide for beginners.
If you did not get a chance to read part 1 or need to refresh your memory click here
3. Ok, now it's time to move onto complexion products:
- Primer: is designed to create an even base for makeup application. Primer should be applied after your skincare routine.
- Foundation: is used to smooth and even out your complexion. You will want to consider coverage, whether it is light coverage to create a natural look or cover minor skin imperfections or full coverage to cover acne and or acne scars.
- Concealer: is used to brighten under the eye or to conceal dark circles or blemishes. Concealers usually come in medium to full coverage and can have a dewy or matte finish.
- Contour: creates shadows on the face to sculpt and chisel features. I recommend powder for beginners because it is quick and easier to work with. Liquid contour if not blended out correctly can create a harsh line look.
- Bronzer: will give you a sun-kissed glow and normally has warm undertones. Bronzers are dusted along the high points of your face. Across the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and forehead
- Highlighters: May I add these are my favorite cosmetic products. Highlighters are used to high
- light the high points you applied the bronzer too. Highlighters are available in powder, cream, and liquid form. Check out our go-to highlighters
- Setting Powder: is available in translucent (has no color) or skin-toned powder. Setting powder is applied on top of the foundation to "set" your makeup in place to prevent a patchy look throughout the day.
- Blush: is used to add color to the cheeks. Most WOC opt-out of this step but it is really just personal preference. Blush should be applied after foundation and powder.
5. Finally, it's time to pucker up and do the lips:
I always found women's lips to be one of our best physical assets, so you want to make sure they stand out.
- Lip Liner: This is a personal preference for most women, but outlining your lips prior to applying your lipstick serves a good purpose. The extra few seconds it takes to apply it can help your lipstick stay in place throughout the day. Lining your lips helps to prevent feathering of some lipsticks mostly glossy lipsticks, you rarely have to worry about matte lipsticks migrating. Using a lip liner before lipstick also helps to shape the lips and makes application easier. For this step, you will simply need a lip pencil.
- Lipstick: Lipsticks have come a long way and now come in many different variations from a bullet tube lipstick to liquid lipstick and from glossy to matte and everything in between. It mostly depends on your preference. Matte liquid lipsticks are the trend at the moment because they tend to have an extended wear time. When it comes to lipstick you can get as creative as you want with the color, you can go subtle or if you are like me you would then go vibrant and bold. Check out our go-to bold liquid lip shades here.
- Lip Gloss: a liquid formula with intense shine and some may have plumping effect to give you a fuller lip effect. Check out our infamous BIG ASS LIPS! Collection, it comes with a liquid matte lipstick, lip plumper topper, clear lip gloss, and a makeup purse all for only $19.99 also check out some of our glass glosses that were really popular this summer.
So we now covered all the basics that are needed to get you started with creating some bomb make up looks. If you found this post to be helpful please leave a comment below. And if you would like to be featured on our IG page tag us @queensLyfe_cosmetics we are always looking for new looks to post. And to leave off this post on a motivational high please watch our girl @dashinbkbeauty for some makeup look inspiration, she is super creative with makeup and her tutorials are beginner-friendly.