5 basic things to keep in mind while you apply makeup

Hi guys

This is a post that I was supposed to post months ago but I don’t know why I didn’t. Since then I have even changed a lot of products that I used here but I will tell you about all of them. The first time I tried make up was for a blog post and since then I AM HOOKED! It’s not been more then 6 or 7 months and I am still learning a lot of new and different things.

For this post I will tell you about five most basic ‘makeup things’ to keep in mind. If you already use a lot of makeup, you might know everything written below but if you don’t then you need to keep reading! Also if there is anything you would want to add to any of these five points, feel free to comment below 🙂


1. Moisturizing

Before applying any sort of makeup on your face, there are several things you need to do in order to prepare your skin and moisturizing is the most important of them all. You need to assess whether or not your skin is oily or dry and find a face cream suitable for your specific skin type. Using foundation or concealer as base might leave creases in your skin.

I change my face cream with seasons. The time I shot this was November and it was really cold so I used this cream from Dove. It has a really nice smell and is heavy. For summers I prefer a light weight cream because my skin is really oily.


2. Foundation before Concealer

People have always been confused between applying their ‘foundation before concealer’ or ‘concealer before foundation’. Honestly they are pretty much the same. But applying concealer over foundation is preferred by many.
It is absolutely pointless to put on your concealer just to wipe it all around and cover it up with your foundation! Blend your concealer with your foundation brush by gently patting it into place.

Earlier I had a foundation from Maybelline (which was my mom’s) and a concealer from Coloressence. And I still use them sometimes. But mostly now I use the Fit me! foundation and concealer from Maybelline.

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3. Eye Lash Curler & Mascara

Doesn’t matter if your have mastered the art of lash-curling or have been doing it for over 20 years, there is always a chance of something going wrong. And here is a tip on how you can avoid that. Never curl your eye lashes after applying your mascara. Because if you do, you might accidentally catching your eyelid between the clamps or even rip out a big patch of your lashes.

This is something I keep telling everyone ALL THE TIME. I don’t know if it’s just me but I am a little scared to eyelash curler and try not to use it ever.
But mostly people don’t find it a big deal. I have friends who curl their lashes every day. Also if you want the curls to stay all day then just use your hair drier on your eye lash curler before using it.


4. Downward Strokes

Always use downward and outward strokes while applying any liquid/ powder-based makeup on your face. And the reason for this is the facial hair present on almost every woman’s face (even though they are not prominent). It even erases any telltale lines or creases on your face.

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5. Cleaning the Brushes

Cleaning the brushes is what people don’t usually do every time they use them but it is very important to do so. You use your makeup brushes while applying most of your makeup and in order to maintain them they need to be cleaned properly. Just use some liquid soap and lukewarm (not hot) water and your brushes will be clean in no time.
If you are too lazy to clean your brushes every time then just clean them every alternate time.

I hope this was helpful to some of you. As I have mentioned above these are the very basic tips and you might already know about this but ICY didn’t, now you do!

Thank you for reading

Poorvi xo

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