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How to: Everyday makeup look

An everyday makeup look should make you look your best, whilst looking like you’re hardly wearing any makeup. Here’s how you can achieve that:

Face:

When starting, make sure to wash your face to remove any oil or dirt that has collected on it, using your everyday cleanser. Moisturize your face, and after the moisturizer dries, apply primer all over the face, to create a smooth surface and make create a smooth application of foundation, which will last all day. Using a brush of your choice, or a damp beauty blender, which ever you prefer, apply the foundation of your choice, making sure to blend it and spread it out evenly around your face and blend it down onto your neck, so the colour of your face matches the rest of your body. When that is done apply your favourite concealer to your nose, chin, between your eyebrows going on to your forehead in a triangular shape, and under your eyes. Blend this out using a brush of your preference or beauty blender, this will highlight the centre of your face. After, apply slight contour between the hollow of your cheekbones, down the sides of your nose, around your jawline, and along your hairline. Blend this out, until it looks natural, using a contour brush of your preference. After, apply a setting powder, or translucent powder – if you tend to get oily – under your eyes, on your nose, and under the contour on your cheeks. Wait a couple of seconds and then wipe this off gently with a brush. Using a highlighter, apply this lightly to the bridge of the nose, cheekbones, and cupids bow on top of your lips. and go on to eyes.

Brows:

Using a spoolie brush, brush all the eyebrow hair upwards, in order to see the natural shape of the brows, and see where they are uneven. Using an eyebrow pencil matching your natural eyebrow shade, use short, light strokes, mimicking the natural eyebrow hairs, to fill in any areas where the eyebrows are looking thin when compared to the rest of the eyebrow. Using an angled brush, and pressed powder in the same shade of the pencil, outline and define your eyebrows. Brush through the brows with a spoolie to blend out the colour, and then comb through the brows with coloured gel to hold everything in place. Trace the outside of the brows with concealer to give it a nice, clean, and finished look.

Eyes:

When it comes to the eye makeup keep it simple, as it is a natural look. In this look wearing eyeshadow is optional. If you choose to wear eyeshadow, first put on a primer on top of your eyelids, to make the eyeshadow last longer and crease less. Then apply one or two, shades of natural eyeshadow on your eyelids i.e. brown or beige, without overdoing it. You could also apply slight eyeliner on the top lid and a small wing keeping it minimal, if you prefer. Then apply a thin layer of mascara to the top and bottom lashes. In this look the eye makeup is very simple and natural.

Lips:

Using the lipstick of your choice, preferably a nude colour, use the respective lip liner to line the outside of your lips, filling in your lips slightly, and continuing on to fill in the rest of your lips using the lipstick. When this is ready, use some concealer and a very thin concealer brush to outline your lips, cleaning them up and removing any lipstick that might have gotten smudged, or out of place.