How to Apply Makeup Professionally: Step by Step Instructions

Everyone by now has developed their own beauty regime and goes through their techniques with precision, but are you doing it right? If you want to make sure that you apply your make-up like a pro, check out this article where I will share step by step instructions you need to follow.

Of course, there’s even more to that and a completely professional look results if you take care of other things as well. For example, are you using the correct type of makeup for your skin tone? Do you know how to emphasize your most attractive features and minimize the less attractive ones?

If you want to look amazing as a whole, you will have to choose your hair style based on your facial shape, invest in a waterproof eyebrow pencil and, of course, practice to be able to apply make-up professionally at home.

In my opinion, all women should have their makeup done professionally at least once. This would give them the opportunity to learn the proper techniques and pick up tips and a few tricks about contouring and using optical illusions in shadowing, highlighting, and color to enhance their best features.

Simply knowing these techniques will make it easier for you to make your lips look plumper, for example, or even hide out acne completely if you have problems with it.

putting makeup like a professional at home

When applying your makeup, you need a well lit area and if possible always try and check it in sunlight. And, of course, you need to know your skin tone in order to be able to apply make-up at home like a pro!

Lots of people enjoy having the glamor shots done. I know we did in cosmetology school and it was lots of fun and you really feel unique and special. Of course, we did each other’s makeup and hair for the shots because we were learning, but the professional touched up anything she felt wasn’t right for the shots.

But let’s get to the reason why you are here, and that is the proper procedure for applying makeup the professional way, with all the steps you need to follow.

How to Apply Makeup Professionally Step By Step

As you can see, there are a lot of steps that you need to follow and it will seem a bit difficult to remember them all at first, but with practice comes perfection. Not only that you will get to remember the correct order the more you practice, but you will also get better results the more you practice.

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Now here are the steps that you need to follow:

1. Apply cleansing cream
2. Use toner
3. Apply moisturizer
4. Apply eye creams and concealer
5. Apply foundation

6. Use a Translucent powder (A face powder) lightly.
7. Apply cheek color
8. Eye Shadow
9. Eyeliner
10. Eyebrow pencil

11. Use mascara
12. Apply lipliner
13. Add Lip Color
14. Finish it up with translucent powder again to set your makeup

I was saying that another important factor when it comes to applying makeup like a professional is knowing your skin tone and using the adequate products for it.

The list of skin tones are usually classified as light, white, ivory, cream, pink, florid, sallow, olive, tan, brown, and ebony. You really need to know your skin tone so you can choose the appropriate makeup shades!

Usually, the women in department stores behind the makeup counters are experts, you could ask them to analyze your skin for you and suggest the best colors for your skin tone. The foundation is very important in creating that perfect professional look – so make sure you get that right on all times and experiment with other colors if you feel like doing it yourself.

When choosing foundation, if you have a light skin tone you will need a shade darker than your natural skin tone in order to provide a little color.

Dark skin, you would match the skin tone. Sallow or pale, you need a rosy color in order to give your skin a glow.

Florid – you will use a beige in order to soften the reddish undertones.

For all others, fair, medium, and dark – you would match the natural skin tone. If the foundation and powder is too light you will look pasty and unnatural.

In order to check your foundation, place a dot on your jawline and blend it upward and on your neck and blend downward to make sure it blends with your natural skin tone. You should see no line of demarcation or contrast between the foundation and natural skin tone.

This is the type of thing that you only have to do once, normally, unless you really like experimenting. Once you know the skin tone that you have and find the best products to use, doing it the next time will be easier and it gets easier and easier.

So don’t be afraid you could go wrong: just make sure you invest some time and learn the basics and you’re all set! Sooner rather than later, you will be able to easily apply makeup professionally at home.

And now that we’ve got this covered, why not check out our previous article where we shared the best organic lip balms for you?

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