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.
Concealer 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.
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.
Translucent 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 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.