How To Apply Your Make-Up
1 Start your makeover by washing your face in the way you would normally and
then try to get as close a shave as possible to remove any stubble and facial
Apply your foundation very thickly over the beard and moustache area, making sure
to cover every space where facial hair would grow. Start blending the foundation
with a make-up sponge, (foam make-up triangles can be bought very cheaply from
most chemists or make-up stockists), but do not wipe the foundation around the
face. Simply dab and press the foundation on to the face until the surface and
appearance is evened out. What is left on the sponge will be adequate to then
blend the rest of the face ie the forehead, cheeks, nose etc. Make sure that you
cover every millimetre of your face, including the crevices either side of the
nose and under the eye. Next you can apply concealer or cover-up stick to the
under eye area to cover any dark shadows or blemishes. Gently blend this with
your finger, but again do not wipe the make-up away, just pat and blend into the
Use your powder GENEROUSLY This is what will set the foundation which you have
just applied. Heavily load your powder sponge with powder and then apply to your
whole face using a strong patting motion. Make sure that your whole face is covered
in powder, then gently brush away the excess powder with a large make-up brush
This is your base completed, your face should be like a blank canvas ready to
apply definition to.
Pull the skin taut on your face to determine the line of the cheekbone. Then apply
a dark bronze blusher in a line along the cheekbone and slightly under. With your
blusher brush you can then begin to blend this line with long light strokes, being
careful not to blend the blusher up towards the eye area too much. Instead concentrate
on blending just either side of the line you have created. Now apply your bronze
blusher to the temple areas as this slims the forehead. Also lightly apply the
blusher using your brush to the area either side of the nose. Again this makes
the nose look thinner and more feminine. You can also apply the blusher lightly
along the jaw line to give your profile more definition and slim the lower face.
Next apply, (with an eyeshadow applicator or your finger), white highlighter or
white eyeshadow to the area just beneath the brow bone and down to the crevice
of the eye socket. Also apply the highlighter to the length of the nose blending
with your finger. Again making your nose look thinner and feminine. Next apply
the highlighter to the area above the line of blusher that was done on your cheekbone.
Blend gently with your blusher to give the area a pearly glow and raise your cheekbone
thus accentuating the previous work you have already done on your cheeks. Then
take an eyebrow pencil that matches your colouring (usually black or brown) and
gently sweep along the length of your eyebrow until they begin to take the colour
of the pencil. You can gently train them into a more flattering shape by lightly
building areas that may be thinner than others. A good tip is to slightly elongate
the brows by adding to the outer edge with your pencil. The key here is to gently
enhance what you already have instead of thickly drawing on a new pair of eyebrows
which are difficult to get even and can quite often look messy.
6 Take a liquid eyeliner or kohl pencil and draw a fine line very close to
the lashes from the inner part of the eyelid to the outer, (thickening the line
slightly towards the outside edge). Next deepen your brow bone, (the natural crease
between your eyelid and eyebrows), using a brown eyeshadow, being careful not
to over do It (sometimes less is more!) Make sure the outer edge of the brow bone
line meets the outside edge of the top line eyeliner Blend gently with a cotton-bud
Using Kohl pencil or liquid eyeliner draw a fine line from the outer edge very
close to your lashes, about two thirds of the way along the bottom part of your
eyelid Soften line with a cotton-bud stick.
8 Apply false eyelashes by putting a thin layer of the glue on the rim, (which
normally comes with the eyelashes). Hold the eyelashes in the centre by the tips
using your finger and thumb. Then place the lash middle point over the middle
of the eye and gently place on the eyelid. Keep as close to your own eyelashes
as possible. Firmly hold the eyelash in place with your fingertip for a couple
of seconds and keep the eye closed. After about thirty seconds open your eye.
Next blend your own eyelashes together with the false eyelashes by using a light
application of mascara. Take the mascara wand and gently push your own eyelashes
up towards the false eyelashes. Then gently touch your lower lashes with the mascara
wand as you did with your upper eyelashes.
9 Outline your lips with a lip pencil, usually
a shade darker than the lipstick that you wish to wear. Try not to draw outside
of your own natural lip line as this can look very un-natural and obvious try
to use one long stroke of the pencil, from the corner of the mouth to the middle
and then repeat on the other side
10 Fill the lips with your chosen lipstick direct onto the lips (or a lip
brush). Blend the lip line that you have already drawn with the lip brush but
do not go over the outer edge of the line It is best to blend the line inward
on the lips rather than outward and over the lip line. Blot over the lipstick
with more of your loose powder until the lips are matt and dry Gently brush away
the excess powder with your large powder brush.
11 Reapply lipstick and As a finishing touch
add a dab of your white highlighter in the middle of your lower lip.
Then The Stunning End Result !!
grateful thanks to Jodie
Model : Rob to Allison Photography by Academy Studios
Make-up by Pandora De Pledge.