Whether you're a teen just getting into makeup or you're 60yrs old and never really wore it, this post is for you. I'll be walking you through a simple makeup routine, step by step.
Unless you have significant discolorations you want to cover, you can skip foundation and just use concealer to spot conceal. Typical places to conceal are under the eyes where we have dark circles, around the base of the nose where we often have redness, and any blemishes or marks.
You can leave it at that, or dust some translucent powder for a mattifying and blurring effect. If you have oily skin, this is a good way to prevent shininess.
Next is cheeks, this is one of the most 'bang for your buck' areas as it can really liven up the face.
We'll skip any intimidating contouring or bronzing and go with only blush for the cheeks. The easiest option is a pressed blush with a cheek brush.
Start your blush on your cheekbone just under the outer corner of your eye. Then blend it along the cheekbone both forward to the apples of the cheeks and back towards the ear. This will give your face a lifted and youthful appearance.
We'll keep the eyes simple for this look. Use an oval eye brush or even your fingers to dab some creme eyeshadow onto your lid. Choose a more neutral shade like Dahlia or Rose Brown for a subtle effect. Blend it slightly up into your crease and you're done.
You can add a thin line of eyeliner along the top lashes, however it's not necessary. If you're feeling adventurous, use an eyelash curler to curl your lashes. Start at the base of the lashes and pump the curler five times, then slowly move out to the tips of the lashes, giving a series of single pumps along the way. Add mascara and voila!
Brow powder is optional, depending on your natural brows. If you have uneven or very pale brows, you may want to add this face framing step. Make sure to choose a shade that is not too dark (we offer samples). The brows should start at the inner corner of the eye. Use an angled brush to get it just right.
Lip shades are a fun way to add punch to your look without a lot of effort. For a more saturated color, choose one of our Lip Colours. For something more subtle and everyday, choose a Lip Glaze or Lip Expressions (tinted lip balm). You can really have fun with this, either go neutral or pick something bright.
At the end of the day, remember that makeup is for fun and washes off, so experiment and use it to express your most confident self.