How to Apply Makeup for BeginnersOkay, you might not be a beginner. You’ve been putting on makeup for years. But, there is always something we can learn which is why how to apply makeup for beginners was created.

You deserve a more beautiful face, don’t you? Enjoy!

Taking beauty to the next level is easy if you are Cindy Crawford or any of the other top list NYC high fashion models.

But, what about everyday girls who just want to look great when they go on a date or out to work? Don’t they deserve to know how to apply makeup too?

How to Apply Makeup for Beginners – Taking Your Beauty Products to the Next Level

If you are a new to cosmetics, your fantasy can come true with these tips for applying cosmetic products.

Applying makeup for beginners doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, once you know a few tips and tricks, it can be not only easy but lots of fun.

There are no rules for putting on your makeup, even if you are a beginner. You want to be creative and express yourself.

At the same time, you don’t want to look silly. After all, this is your face we’re talking about!

You don’t want to look like a clown or a harlot. So it’s important to have some guidelines and ideas for starting out.


The first question is whether to wear foundation or not, and if so, in what shade? Generally speaking, most women don’t really need foundation.

This is especially true for young women. Foundation can often hide your skin and give it a cake-like appearance, rather than making it look better.

If your skin is clear and generally even, you might want to skip foundation altogether. If your skin is quite uneven in color, then a light liquid foundation can do a lot to solve that problem.

Just make sure you pick a shade which matches your skin tone. In photographs, my models match the facial foundation to their neck. This avoids having to put it on their bodies.

If you’re not certain about color, move toward a lighter shade.


Almost all women and teen girls have a few dark spots or blemishes that they will need to cover up.

So, when you add makeup, begin with a liquid concealer. It is applied under the eyes to cover dark circles. Then set it with a light shade of powder.

Wear Less – Add Beauty

Now that you have your concealer in place, you’re ready for the really fun part. Here’s the number one, most important rule about wearing make up: take it easy!

When it comes to making yourself beautiful, less is almost always more!

Decide whether you want to highlight your eyes or your lips. Generally speaking, you should emphasize one or the other. Dark eyes paired with dark lips are just too much.

Free Eye Makeup Tips

As a photographer, I know the eyes are the windows of a model’s soul. Getting this wrong will spoil the effect I focus on.

No matter how great their posing or facial expressions, girls need to have eyes that go “POP“.

For your eyes, simply brush on one coat of a light, shimmery powder over the entire eyelid, from lash line up to the brow. This will create lovely highlights and open up your eye.

For a simple looking eye, just add mascara. If you want a more dramatic look, apply a darker shade to the outside corner of your eyelids, and blend it toward the lashes and toward the crease.

Then add lots of mascara. When beginners are trying to apply eye makeup they discover it can be a bit tricky. But with practice it gets easier and easier.

Puffy Lips Tips

Big, beautiful lips make every woman happy. With their tempting allure, and rich, sexy colors, the lips and eyes in high fashion magazines seem to get all the attention.

Luckily, even the ordinary female can liven up her style, and add a splash of beauty by choosing the proper lipstick color.

If you’ve chosen a simple, mostly naked eye (above), then feel free to go crazy with the lipstick. A dark, dramatic shade of red looks beautiful on most women.

One great trick is to cover the entire lip with lip liner before applying the lipstick. This makes the color last longer.

Don’t line outside your lips, whatever you do! It doesn’t make them look bigger; it just looks trashy and sloppy.

The eyes are the windows of the soulIf you went for a dramatic eye, use a nude or neutral color lip gloss to add just a bit of shine.

Follow these guidelines and you’ll find that applying make up can be easy, even for a beginner, and not time consuming at all. And don’t forget to have some fun with it as well.

You’ve learned how to apply makeup for beginners and you look beautiful! Now, you’re ready for your first model photo shoot!

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