Some simple and practical techniques can help you to maximize your looks without having to spend thousands of dollars. Too much makeup can create a harsh appearance but using just the right amount can give you a soft, healthy glow. A little tinted moisturizer, lipstick, and mascara can make you look years younger if that’s your goal. The key is finding products that will emphasize your best features the most. A full-face beauty makeover can give you a boost of confidence, so let’s look at how to do so.
Makeover time: What beauty products do you need?
There is a range of beauty products out there. Here are the top ones for this full-face makeover:
- Liquid highlighter
- Contour powder
- Setting powder
- Brow pencil or brow gel
- Eye shadow
- Lip liner
If you want to amp up your look, you can do easy lash extensions at home. Lilac St has DIY lash extensions made with individually hand-arranged fibers that create a stunningly natural look.
There is no visible strip, they are ultralight, and they move flexibly with your eyelid. The other brands you can try are Sweed, Lankiz, Eneda, and EyeLure.
Create a good base
After cleaning and moisturizing your face, the first step is to apply a primer. Be sure to use a formula that works for your skin type.
A hydrating primer works well for dry skin, while a mattifying one is best for oily or combination skin. A primer creates an even canvas by filling in fine lines and large pores.
After applying primer, use a makeup sponge and dab foundation all over your skin. Blend it outwards, and make sure you extend it down onto your neck. Foundation evens out your skin tone and conceals imperfections.
Apply concealer below your eyes to brighten up your face and mask any dark circles or blemishes. Concealers come in either matte or dewy finishes and offer varying levels of coverage. Always dab it in place and never drag.
Add dimension to your face
Add liquid highlighter to parts of the face where the sun hits naturally, such as the top of the cheekbones, the center of the chin, and the bridge of the nose. Apply contour powder along the forehead, sides of your nose, and the hollows of your cheekbones. Contour colors recede so they add depth while highlighter brings areas forward.
Swipe a brush into your setting powder and tap it to remove any excess. Press it into your face to give you a good base to work on and that makeup doesn’t move around when you apply it.
Bring back some natural color
Cream blush is very popular because it is natural-looking. Dab it onto the apples of your cheeks and extend it towards your temples using a rounded brush.
Blush creates a natural, sun-kissed glow. Most cosmeticians will say to select a shade of blush that brings out your skin’s natural undertone.
Accentuate the eyes
If you’re a beginner, a stick eye shadow is easy to apply and gives a creamy, saturated color. Eye shadow colors come in a variety of formulas and shades, from matte ones to those that shimmer.
Here are some more tips to accent the eyes:
- Eyeliner defines your eyes, enhances their shape, and creates different looks. You can opt for a liquid, gel, or pencil eyeliner
- Fill in your brows using an eye pencil or a gel. A pencil is best for thin brows and a gel for thicker brows
- Mascara creates an eye-opening effect and depending on the formula, you can make your eyes look thicker, fuller, darker, or longer
- You can mix and match eyelash extensions to create completely original looks that are perfect for you
Final beauty makeover step: Draw attention to the lips
A lip liner enhances the shape of your lips and sets boundaries when applying lipstick afterward. It also prevents your lipstick from bleeding (running onto the skin). Also, if you want to create more of a pout, you can use lip liner to achieve this trendy look.
Lipsticks enhance your mouth and come in many forms, from matte to liquid. They also come in a huge range of colors.
Your skin tone will play a role in what lipsticks you choose to wear daily or on special occasions. A lipstick in the right tone for your skin can do a great deal to complement your facial features and help you feel more confident.