applying any makeup, you should clean your face with water,
which has a pinch of soda bicarbonate in it. Then apply ice
cubes on the face. This enables the makeup to last longer.
is used to hide dark circles around the eyes, and is also
used to cover blemishes and scars. A beige concealer is ideal
for dark skins and one with natural tones for fairer skins.
This should be spread evenly using a dry sponge or your fingers.
Now, apply the foundation.
is used to enhance the colour of the complexion. Three basic
types may be used, depending upon your skin type. For dry
skin, liquid foundation works best whereas semi-liquid is
best for combination skins. Foundation can be applied with
a sponge and blended into the hairline and along the jaw for
a natural finish.
powder is used to dust the face. This helps that the foundation
to stay on longer. Excess powder should be brushed off. Blusher
should be blended evenly along the cheekbones.
The lips should be outlined with a lip liner so that the lipstick
does not bleed. Lipstick is then applied and blended with
the lip liner. Then dust your lips with powder so that the
lipstick lasts for a longer period of time, and then apply
the last coat.
Eye shadow colours should be selected carefully, light shadow
is applied on to the lids to create a base. Darker eye shadow
is then used at the outer corners of the eyes, to enhance
the eyes. A kajal or kohl stick can be used in the inner eyelid
to make the eyes appear even more dramatic. Mascara applied
to the lashes increases this effect. Eyebrows should be sharp
and tidy and should be free of all traces of makeup.