25 Makeup Tips for Beginners

This guide will walk you through the basics, from foundation methods to crease-free concealer application. Are you ready to learn something new?

By Meera
July 31, 2021
25 Makeup Tips for Beginners

When it comes to creating makeup looks and deciding which products are ideal to apply each day, there's a lot to take in. Whether you're new to makeup or have tried a few times before, the most important thing to know is that it doesn't have to be difficult, and there is no right or wrong way to approach beauty. This guide will walk you through the basics, from foundation methods to crease-free concealer application. Are you ready to learn something new?


1. Your Primer must Complement Your Foundation.

Your primer and foundation should have the same basis, whether it's oil or water; otherwise, they'll reject each other or slide off your face, making it impossible to blend.

2. For the best coverage, choose the right application.

Use your fingers to apply your foundation if you want sheer coverage. Use a foundation brush if you want complete coverage.

3. Say no to Peach Fuzz.

Always use downward strokes while applying foundation. Because most of us have a small covering of hair on our faces, applying foundation in an upward sweep will highlight the strands. Your objective may be to look fresh and pink like a peach, but enhancing your peach fuzz should not be.


4. With concealer, make a conical shape.

The majority of us are accustomed to applying concealer in a semi-circular pattern beneath our eyes to hide bags or puffiness. Apply the concealer in a conical pattern beneath the eyes and extend it close to the end of your nose for the greatest effects. It not only conceals better due to its ease of application, but it also aids in the contouring of the sides of your nose.

5. DIY Color Correcting Palette.

You've undoubtedly heard about the miracle that is the color correction palette by now. These concealers come in a variety of colors and are used to cover up irregularities on your face. Green concealer, for example, is used to cover redness, lavender for yellow-toned discoloration, peach for bruising or blue-toned under-eye circles, and so on. If you don't have your color correction palette on hand, or just want to save money, simply mix an eyeshadow in the color you want your concealer to be with your regular concealer - and voilà! You've got your color corrector concealer palette, which is both clever and inexpensive.

6. The Important Focal Points Should Be Recognized.

This tip is for those days when you're in a rush or simply too lazy to properly apply your concealer. Simply dab a little concealer under your eyes, on the corners of your lips, and your nose, ideally with a brush, and you're set to go.


7. Recognize the right function of powder.

Face powder is divided into two categories: loose powder and pressed powder, both of which come in dewy and matte finishes. It's critical to understand which one to utilize for whatever reason. The purpose of loose powder is to keep makeup in place and make it stay longer. Though it comes in tinted and translucent versions, the colorless translucent one is ideal for setting makeup since it won't change the color of your foundation or concealer. Pressed powder, on the other hand, is ideal for touch-ups on the go. A dewy finish gives the skin a healthy shine, while a matte finish gives it a porcelain look with fine textures.


8. Blush Under Foundation.

This is also a smart approach to obtain great results by reversing the sequence in which you apply the product. All you have to do is apply the blush first, then the foundation on top of that. The ultimate effect gives the impression that you are gleaming from within.

9. Blotting should be done with tissue paper.

Instead of using a powder to blot your blush, use tissue paper. After applying the blush, softly press it over the top and blend it in with your makeup sponge or beauty blender for the ideal flush of color on your cheeks.


10. Apply In A Triangular Fashion For Better Blending.

Though it's usual to use a fluffy brush to apply bronzer to the hollow of your cheekbones, it's a better idea to use a bronzer to draw two inverted triangles on your cheeks. Blend it out, and you'll have a flawless bronzer that will accentuate your chiseled features.


11. Feathery Strokes.

Filling in your brows with a pencil should always be done with soft feathery strokes. They'll appear more natural as a result of this.

12. Eye Lift in a Snap.

Use a highlighter just above the arch of your brows and mix it out to give your eyes an immediate lift. It will not only define your brows precisely, but it will also have a significant effect on the overall aspect of your face.


13. Jack of all trades.

This is one of your makeup army's most adaptable warriors. Eyeshadow can be used as a blush, bronzer, highlighter, or even to change the color of your foundation makeup.

14. Eyeliner as a proxy.

Take an angular brush and use eyeshadow instead of eyeliner on your top lash line on days when another struggle with your eyeliner seems insurmountable or you just want a gentle appearance. It has a natural, airy appearance that is ideal for summer.


15. Dots And Dashes.

To others, it may appear silly, but there are those (like myself) who find drawing a straight line on paper tough enough, let alone mastering eyeliner application. Don't be concerned; simply create little dots or dashes on the lash line with your eyeliner and connect them. In a flash, you can have perfect eyeliner.

16. Scotch Tape to the rescue.

Use scotch tape to create a flawless wing. Simply place an angular piece of scotch tape on the corners of your eyelids and let the ends guide you to get that perfect winged eyeliner every time. As a guide, you may use a spoon, business card, debit card, or pretty much anything with a straight edge.


17. Smudge prevention.

Kajal isn't the simplest makeup to deal with when it comes to preventing smudges. Simply dab some eyeshadow over your kajal after you're done to guarantee it stays set for hours. Eyeliner can also be used. Simply use the liner to draw a line over your kajal. It will keep the kajal in place while also looking quite tidy.

18. Kajal removal.

It might be difficult to get kajal out of your eyes. Simply soak a Q-tip in cleaning lotion and use it to gently remove the kajal. Make sure you don't poke yourself in the eyes.


19. To avoid clumping, use tissue paper.

Wipe off any extra mascara with tissue paper before each application to avoid clumping.

20. For thicker lashes, use baby powder.

Follow this method if you want your eyelashes to thicken. Apply a layer of mascara first, then a little dusting of baby powder. Apply a second layer after that. It quickly adds dramatic volume to your lashes.


21. Begin in the middle.

Draw an ‘X' where your cupid's brow should be and then apply the lipstick normally for a defined cupid's bow. Start applying the lipstick from the center of your lips and work outwards for a perfect finish, even if you don't want to accentuate your cupid's bow.

22. Make it last a little longer.

After applying your lipstick, dab a little translucent powder over your lips to keep your pout looking flawless for as long as possible. You may also use a colorless eyeshadow to achieve the same effect. If you use a sparkly eyeshadow, it will double as a highlighter and add definition to your lips.

23. The Thumb Rules.

It's unlikely that getting lipstick on your teeth was your intention, yet it occurs more often than we'd like to admit. Put your thumb into your lips, pucker up, and take the thumb out to prevent it.


24. Make sure your brushes are clean.

Unless you want to seem like you have a major skin outbreak, there is no excuse for not cleaning your brushes. Brushes that aren't clean are breeding grounds for germs, and cosmetics residues influence their performance. At least once a week, wash them with a gentle shampoo.

25. Before using the tip, make sure it's wet.

Spray your brush with a little makeup setting spray to get the most out of your strong or sparkly shadows. If you don't have a setting spray on hand, simply dunk the brush tip in water to achieve the required intense effect.

Wrapping up

The world of makeup is vast and filled with wonders. Explore the world and continue to come up with new ways to express yourself with makeup. We hope these 25 makeup techniques inspire you to explore the endless possibilities and keep your inner makeup, adventure addict, alive.