Makeup can sometimes be a hassle, especially if you do not know what products to use or how to use them. There are certain things that you should keep in mind while applying makeup. Knowing how much to use, and what colours you want to wear is the first step in application. Here are 6 basic makeup tips every woman should know to look her best always.

#1. Apply eye shadow before you put on your foundation

A lot of people wonder about how to apply eye shadow. Putting on eye shadow after foundation will only lead to problems. Flecks from the shadow can fall onto your face, making it impossible to remove without wiping off some of the foundation you just applied. By applying eye shadow first, if any falls onto your face, you can swipe it off very easily with a makeup remover.

Already applied foundation and in a dilemma? Here is a trick: Grab a piece of scotch tape and gently press it onto the area where flecks are visible. The tape will clean up any excess shadow.

#2. Do not skip the primer

Primer is like the glue that holds your makeup together for hours at a time. It smoothes out the skin’s surface and reduces shine caused by sebum. A primer is not a moisturiser. Always moisturise the face first, wait for 10-15 minutes and then follow it up with a primer.

The following is the best way to apply a primer:

Step 1- Take quantity of the size of a 50 paise coin.
Step 2- Rub it with your middle finger and ring finger of both hands so as to warm the product.
Step 3- Massage it all over your face for around a minute.
Step 4- Wait for five minutes and start with your regular foundation routine again.

#3. Apply a foundation colour that is closest to your skin tone

Some people make the mistake of purchasing a foundation with a face full of makeup, which does not help the consultant find your perfect shade. Next time you head to a makeup counter, be sure to go all natural. To attain the perfect shade, test the foundation on your jawline. This will give you the most accurate match for your skin tone. Also, apply it with a brush or a sponge and never with your fingers, as a lot of product gets wasted on your hands, and also it would be very unhygienic.

#4. Never skip applying a loose/pressed powder after applying liquid foundation

No one likes to look like a shiny mess, especially if you are attending a social event or working in an eight-hour shift. Too many women forget to apply a powder to seal their makeup. The result? A melting face that could have been prevented if you did not skip that one little step.

#5. Get rid of mascara that is three months old

Every time you open a tube of mascara, airborne bacteria cling onto the wand. The tube also acts as a breeding ground for bacteria. Toss out mascara that has been open for three months or longer.

#6. Do not go to sleep with your makeup on EVER

Sleeping with makeup on is bad for your skin as pores might get clogged, your skin might not be able to breathe, and you might wake up with a face full of zits the next morning. Next time you plan on spending a long night out, keep makeup remover wipes handy at your bedside.



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