How to Apply Makeup Step by Step Like a Professional for Beginners

How to Apply Makeup Step by Step Like a Professional for Beginners 2021

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We all know that cosmetics can help to accentuate your personality, but it also depends on your personal style and taste. For this, you need to know how to do makeup at home step by step properly like a professional.

Of course, following makeup routine steps every day plays a great role in boosting a woman’s confidence and making her capable of facing challenges courageously.

There are numerous ways to apply makeup to look pretty, and the order in which you apply it varies from person to person. I wanted to show you clearly how to apply makeup step by step like a professional for beginners.

Whether you’re completely new to makeup and want to learn the basic steps or know exactly what you’re doing and looking for the list of makeup products for beginners to try out, I hope this will be helpful to you! I will show you how to apply makeup step by step with pictures so that you can understand all the processes easily.

The majority of the makeup products I use in my makeup routine are available on Amazon. As I have used in my entire makeup tutorial, I will share with you step by step all the products that you can easily find on Amazon’s online shopping store.

How to Apply Makeup Step by Step Like a Professional for Beginners

#Step 1: *Eyebrow makeup*

  1. Apply Spooly or Spoolie Brush
  2. Apply Eyebrow Makeup
  3. Apply Concealer (Eyebrow)

#Step 2: *Eye makeup*

  1. Apply Eye Pads
  2. Apply Concealer
  3. Apply Eyeshadow-Palette
  4. Apply Eyeliner & Eyelash curler
  5. Apply Eyeliner & Mascara

#Step 3: *Full coverage base makeup*

  1. Apply Primer
  2.  Apply Color Corrector
  3. Apply Foundation
  4. Apply Concealer
  5. Apply Powder
  6. Apply Contouring
  7. Apply Blush 
  8. Apply Highlighter
  9. Apply Lipstick
  10. Apply Setting Spray

How to Apply Makeup Like Professional With Pictures

These techniques aren’t difficult, but it’s important to know step-by-step from the very start. I know some people like to do their eyebrow makeup & eye makeup before they put on makeup on their face. Actually, I like it too

#Step 1: *Eyebrow makeup*

1. Apply Spooly or Spoolie Brush

I will seriously show you step by step in a very beautiful way how to bring my eyebrows into a beautiful shape with the help of a Spooly or Spoolie brush. And you can make yours too. You can use the best Mac makeup brushes, sometimes I also do.

Apply Spooly or Spoolie Brush
Apply Spooly or Spoolie Brush

Applied Product: Spooly or spoolie brush

spooly Docolor Duo Eyebrow Brush
Spooly Docolor Duo Eyebrow Brush

Brand: Docolor, Weight: 0.18 Ounces, Item Dimensions: 6.65 x 0.75 x 0.75 inches

2. Apply Eyebrow Makeup

I will show you step by step guide on how to get the eyebrows into a beautiful shape with the help of the best eye makeup. I always try to use eyebrow pomade because it gives me a professional look. As you know, eyebrow pomade is very popular for eye makeup.

Apply Eyebrow Makeup step by step
Apply Eyebrow Makeup step by step

Applied Product: Freedom a Brow Pomade & Eyebrow brush

Freedom a Brow Pomade
Freedom a Brow Pomade

Brand: Maybelline New York, Weight: 1.59 Ounces, Product Dimensions: 1.85 x 0.98 x 4.8 inches

Eyebrow Brush
Eyebrow Brush

Brand: ENERGY, Weight: 0.81 Ounces, Product Dimensions:7 x 2 x 0.05 inches

3. Apply Concealer (Eyebrow)

I will show you step by step how to get eyebrows in a beautiful shape with the help of the best concealers. Finally, you can see in the image how beautiful and professional my eyebrow looks.

Apply Concealer Step by Step
Apply Concealer

Applied Product: L.A. Girl PC Pro High Definition Concealer set & Lise Watier Camouflage Brush

L.A. Girl PC Pro High Definition Concealer set
L.A. Girl PC Pro Concealer set

Brand: L.A. Girl, Weight: 9.6 Ounces, Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inch

Lise Watier Camouflage Brush
Lise Watier Camouflage Brush

Brand: LISE WATER, Weight: 0.62 Ounces, Product Dimensions‏: ‎0.82 x 5.08 x 22.23 inches

#Step 2: *Eye makeup*

4. Apply Eye Pads

I will show you step by step in a very beautiful way how to make my eyes look beautiful with the help of eye pads.

Apply Eye Pads
Apply Eye Pads

Applied Product: Eyeshadow Pads (100 Pcs)

Eyeshadow Pads
Eyeshadow Pads

Brand: VEEYOL, Product Dimensions‏: ‎7.64 x 4.57 x 0.55 inches, Weight: 0.64 Ounces,

5. Apply Concealer

I will show you step by step how to get your eye in a beautiful shape with the help of concealer. 

Apply Concealer
Apply Concealer

Applied Product: L.A. Girl PC Pro Concealer set & Gloriest Contour Brush

L.A. Girl PC Pro High Definition Concealer set
L.A. Girl PC Pro Concealer set

Brand: L.A. Girl, Weight: 9.6 Ounces, Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inch

Gloriest Contour Brush
Gloriest Contour Brush

Brand: Gloriest, Product Dimensions: 10 x 1.9 x 1.9 inches, Weight: 4.8 Ounces

6. Apply Eyeshadow-Palette

There are numerous ways to rock eyeshadow, but there are a few things to remember when it comes to the basics. So now I will show a very simple way for the beginners.

Actually, I will show you step by step how to get your eye in a beautiful shape with the help of Eyeshadow Palette.

Apply Eyeshadow-Palette-Step-by-Step
Apply Eyeshadow-Palette-Step-by-Step

Applied Product: Morphe Pro 35 Color Eyeshadow Palette & Real Techniques Shadow Brushes

Morphe Pro 35 Color Eyeshadow Palette
Morphe Pro Eyeshadow Palette

Brand: MORPHE, Product Dimensions: 0.94 x 9.92 x 7.24 inches, Weight: 12 Ounces

Real Techniques Shadow Brushes
Real Techniques Shadow Brushes

Brand: Real Techniques, Product Dimensions‏: ‎8 x 4 x 1.25 inches, Weight: 0.21 Ounces

7. Apply Eyeliner & Eyelash curler

Some can’t live without eyeliner so I will show you a step-by-step guide on how to get your eye in a beautiful shape with the help of eyeliner &  Eyelash curler.

Apply Eyeliner & Eyelash Curler-Step-By-Step
Apply Eyeliner & Eyelash Curler-Step-By-Step

Applied Product: NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Eye Liner Pencil & Kaasage Eyelash Curler with Pads

NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Mechanical Eye Liner Pencil
NYX PROFESSIONAL Eye Liner Pencil

Brand: NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP, Product Dimensions‏: ‎0.25 x 0.25 x 5.62 inches, Weight: 0.35 Ou,

Kaasage Eyelash Curler with Pads
Kaasage Eyelash Curler with Pads

Product Dimensions‏: ‎3.9 x 1.5 x 0.7 inches, Weight: 2.47 Ounces, Brand: Kaasage

8. Apply Eyeliner & Mascara

In this step, I will show you step by step how to get your eye in a beautiful shape with the help of Eyeliner & Mascara.  Finally, you can see in the image how amazing and professional my eye looks.

Apply Eyeliner & Mascara-Step-By-Step
Apply Eyeliner & Mascara-Step-By-Step

Applied Product: 400X Pure Silk Fiber Lash Mascara

400X Pure Silk Fiber Lash Mascara
400X Pure Silk Fiber Lash Mascara

Product Dimensions‏: ‎6.5 x 2.7 x 1.2 inches; Weight: 4.8 Ounces, Brand: Mia Adora

#Step 3: *Full coverage base makeup*

9. Apply Primer

Then, I will show you how to achieve a perfectly flawless foundation every time and avoid your foundation looking thick or cakey. Also, I am going to show you how to cover those acne or imperfections and how to make your foundation flawless like this all day.

So let’s see how to do full coverage makeup for oily or combination skin.

Apply Primer
Apply Primer

Makeup is prime for your face. For this, you will need to have the best makeup primers for your skin. 

These are our top 3 primers. If you want an all-purpose primer you can use Rimmel fix and perfect. If you want primer water, you can use the Flawless Hydro Fix Primer Water or if you just want to hide the pores, you can use the Benefit Porefessional primer.

Today we are using Rimmel fix and perfect primer. This primer will smooth your skin, brighten up your skin and give you a matte finish. So those who have oily or combination skin. This primer will be perfect for you. 

I’m applying a little bit of primer especially concentrating on my nose area because my nose area tends to get oily during the day and on my cheeks and my forehead. After all, I have large pores in these areas.

Applied Product: Primer

Rimmel Fix And Perfect Pro Primer
Rimmel Fix And Perfect Pro Primer

Brand: Rimmel, Product Dimensions: 1.18 x 1.81 x 4.29 inches, Weight: 1.6 Ounces

The Porefessional pore Primer
The Porefessional pore Primer

Brand: Benefit, Product Dimensions‏: ‎4.45 x 2.64 x 1.06 inches, Weight: 4.66 Ounces

Mom's Secret Natural Flawless Face Makeup Primer
Mom’s Secret Flawless Face Makeup Primer

Brand: Mom’s Secret, Product Dimensions‏: ‎1.2 x 1.2 x 4.6 inches, Weight: 3.99 Ounces,

10  Apply Color Corrector

Apply-Color-Corrector-Step-By-Step
Apply Color Corrector Step By Step

The second step is color correction. If you have a dark circle and pigmentation around your mouth or nose area, you can use this orange corrector. This one is from the PS brand and I bought this from the primer. This is a cheap color corrector and it’s really easy to use and easy to blend and it is not like very oranges but it will hide your dark circle or any ducts or pigmentation on your mouth.

I’m blending this color corrector with my fingers. Some people have very dark pigmentation, some people have really light pigmentation. So if you use this orange character it will cover up any dark. 

Applied Product: E.L.F. Cosmetics Color Correcting Stick

E.L.F. Cosmetics Color Correcting Stick
E.L.F. Cosmetics Color Correcting Stick

Brand: E.L.F. Cosmetics, Product Dimensions‏: ‎  0.7 x 1.15 x 6.75 inches, Weight: 0.63 Ounces,

11  Apply Foundation

Apply-Foundation
Apply Foundation

So my next step is the foundation. Today I’m using Milani conceal plus perfect tween one foundation plus concealer, that’s a long name. My shade number is zero for medium beige. This foundation is a full coverage foundation, a lightweight and oil-free formula. So if you are oily to combination skin, you can use this foundation and this foundation is sweat-proof, water-resistant, and long-wearing.

I am taking a tiny little bit of foundation because you don’t need a lot of foundation if you are using this product. I am applying this foundation all over my face and now I am going to show you a simple trick. If you follow these tricks you can make your foundation full coverage, long-wearing, and flawless finish. 

For this, you will need this type of kabuki brush and this type of beauty sponge. You can use Real Techniques sponge or original Beauty Blender and please don’t use this little kind of safety eBay type of funds. This bunch is not good for your base makeup. 

Select Brush or Sponge For Apply Foundation
Select Brush or Sponge For Apply Foundation

So first I am blending my foundation with this flat top kabuki brush. Lots of brands have this kind of brush-like Morphe, Wave, Sigma or even you can buy the eBay or Amazon non-branded brush as well it works the same.

I am doing stippling motion and circular motion to blend my foundation with this brush, and I am applying a little foundation and blending into my skin very well. This is another tip you don’t need to use lots of foundation together. Otherwise, your foundation will use a cakey at the end of the day and you can see the cracks on your under-eye area or your smile line and that’s not gonna look very good right?

Besides, don’t forget your ears when you’re doing full coverage base makeup otherwise it’s going to look like you’re wearing a mask. So always apply foundation on your ears as well.

And then dab your Damp beauty sponge all over your face. Trust me this will give you a flawless finish and remember Damp beauty sponge is not dry or not wet.

Apply Foundation
Apply Foundation

Applied Product: Foundation & (Brush + Sponge)

Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation
Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation

Brand: Milani, Product Dimensions‏: ‎1.19 x 1.19 x 4.44 inches, Weight: 0.8 Ounces,

Beauty Junkees Flat Top Kabuki Foundation Brush
Beauty Junkees Flat Top Kabuki Foundation Brush

Brand: Beauty Junkees, Product Dimensions‏: ‎ 1.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches, Weight: 0.81 Ounces,

Aesthetica Cosmetics Beauty Sponge Blender
Aesthetica Cosmetics Beauty Sponge Blender

Brand: Aesthetica, Product Dimensions‏: ‎ 1.5 x 1.5 x 2.25 inches, Weight: 0.25 Ounces,

Essencell Cosmetic Pro Makeup Blender Sponges 2pc Pack
Makeup Blender Sponges 2pc Pack

Brand: EssencellHB, Product Dimension: 4.8 x 2.91 x 1.02, Weight: 0.71 Ounces

12  Apply Concealer

Apply Concealer Step By Step Like a Professional
Apply Concealer Step By Step Like a Professional

For highlighting my face, I am using my Rimmel wake me up concealer. You can use any concealer which is 2 or 3 shades lighter than your skin tone. I’m applying this concealer under my eye areas, around my nose areas, on my chin, on my upper leaves, the bridge of my nose, and my forehead. Then I’m blending my counselor with the same Damp beauty sponge.

I really like this concealer. It has a similar consistency to Mac Pro Longwear concealer. This one is very cheap if you are comparing it with Mac concealers and this concealer will give you full coverage. By the way, my shade is classic beige. 

Here is another tip always dab your beauty sponge on your face. Never drag your beauty sponge on your face. Otherwise, this will give you a patchy look.

Applied Product: Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer

Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer

Brand: Rimmel, Product Dimensions‏: ‎0.63 x 0.63 x 4.45 inches, Weight: 0.64 Ounces,

13  Apply Setting Powder

Apply Powder
Apply Powder

Now it’s time to set your concealer and foundation. RCMA has no color powder and Beauty Bakery yellow powder. These are my favorite loose powders, but today I’m using makeup Academy transparent spread setting powder. This is a colorless powder, though it looks very white. It will not give you a whitish look on your skin, but it will brighten up your skin.

I am applying this setting powder under my eye area first, and then I’m going to apply this around my nose area and to my mouth area because I have combination skin and my t-zone is oily. Then I’m taking a big fluffy brush and applying the same powder a little all over my face.

Applied Product: Setting Powder & (Contour Brush)

Beauty Bakerie Flour Setting Powder
Beauty Bakerie Flour Setting Powder

Brand: Beauty Bakerie, Product Dimensions‏: ‎1.97 x 1.97 x 1.18 inches, Weight: 0.74 Ounces,

RCMA No Color Powder
RCMA No Color Powder

Brand: RCMA, Product Dimensions: 4.09 x 1.73 x 1.73 inches, Weight: 3.52 Ounces

Bye Bye Pores Pressed Finishing Powder
Bye Bye Pores Finishing Powder

Brand: IT Cosmetics, Product Dimensions‏: ‎  3.15 x 3.15 x 1.18 inches, Weight: 0.31 Ounces, 

Gloriest Contour Brush
Gloriest Contour Brush

Brand: Gloriest, Product Dimensions: 10 x 1.9 x 1.9 inches, Weight: 4.8 Ounces

14  Apply Contouring

Apply Contouring Step By Step Like a Professional
Apply Contouring Step By Step Like a Professional

Now for contouring, I’m going to use my Zoeva contour palette and I’m taking the brown shade to contour my face. For this, I’m gonna use my real techniques contour brush. Now where to contour as you can see I am making a very funny squishy face. Then I’m filling my cheekbone and just under my cheekbones, this is where we have to contour and we start from our ear and try to drag our contour shade like this where I’m pointing now. Don’t drag your contour shade too low; otherwise, your face we use is very droopy and will not look very good.

Now I’m blending my contour shade and try to blend your contour little by little. I don’t apply too much contour powder otherwise it will look patchy and always blend your contour shade upwards and never blend your contour shade downwards. If you have a wide forehead like me you have to control your forehead as well and always blend your contour shade and close to your hairline. If you have a double chin like me, counter your jawline as well.

Now I’m going to pinch my contour brush a little. With this brush, I am contouring my nose. See, you don’t need hundreds of different brushes to do your makeup. Now I am blending my contour shade a little, so there is no harsh line.

Applied Product: Contour Shade & (Fluffy Blending Brush)

Vodisa Contour Face Powder Kit
Vodisa Contour Face Powder Kit

Brand: Vodisa, Product Dimensions‏: ‎ 9.06 x 5.91 x 0.47 inches, Weight: 5.29 Ounces,

NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Pro Blending Brush
NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Pro Blending Brush

Brand: NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP, Product Dimensions‏: ‎ 0.43 x 6.35 x 0.43 inches, Weight: 0.28 Ounces,

15  Apply Blush 

Apply Contouring Step By Step Like a Professional
Apply Contouring Step By Step Like a Professional

Now it’s time to add some color to my face. I’m using this coral blush and this is from the BH Cosmetics blush palette. I’m taking an angled brush, and again I am blending my blush upwards with my contour shade.

Applied Product: Contour Shade & Brush

Vodisa Contour Face Powder Kit
Vodisa Contour Face Powder Kit

Brand: Vodisa, Product Dimensions‏: ‎ 9.06 x 5.91 x 0.47 inches, Weight: 5.29 Ounces,

Real Techniques Shadow Brushes
Real Techniques Shadow Brushes

Brand: Real Techniques, Product Dimensions‏: ‎8 x 4 x 1.25 inches, Weight: 0.21 Ounces

16 Apply Highlighter

 Apply Contouring Step By Step Like a Professional
Apply Contouring Step By Step Like a Professional

Now I’m taking a highlighter shade from the Zoeva contour kit and applying my highlighter with the help of an eyeshadow blending brush. Then apply this to the cheekbone bridge of my nose and my upper lip.

Applied Product: Makeup Highlighter Contour Palette & Real Techniques Shadow Brushes

Makeup Highlighter Contour Palette
Makeup Highlighter Contour Palette

Brand: PhantomSky, Product Dimensions‏: ‎9.45 x 6.02 x 0.79 inches, Weight: 5.6 Ounces

Real Techniques Shadow Brushes
Real Techniques Shadow Brushes

Brand: Real Techniques, Product Dimensions‏: ‎8 x 4 x 1.25 inches, Weight: 0.21 Ounces

17  Apply Lipstick

I will show you step by step guide on how to get your lip in a beautiful shape with the help of lipstick.

Apply Lipstick
Apply Lipstick

Applied Product: NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Matte Lipstick

NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Matte Lipstick
NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Matte Lipstick

Product Dimensions: 1 x 1.69 x 3.19 inches, Weight: 0.03 Ounces, Brand: NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP

18 Apply Setting Spray

 Apply Setting Spray
Apply Setting Spray

Now the last and the most important part is setting my makeup. You have to set your makeup with the best setting spray for makeup. You can use any setting spray, any oil control setting spray, or dewy finish setting spray. Today I am using Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray.

If you don’t use any setting spray, your makeup will melt after a couple of hours or your makeup will look very cakey or it will not look very smooth and look very powdery. so, you have to use a setting spray. This is important, okay. 

So yeah this was my full coverage foundation routine. I hope you have enjoyed this step-by-step tutorial post.

Applied Product: NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Makeup Setting Spray

NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Makeup Setting Spray
NYX Makeup Setting Spray

Brand: NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP, Product Dimensions‏: ‎1.4 x 1.4 x 4.8 inches, Weight: 0.28 Ounces

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What are the basic makeup items?

 While some people don’t think that face primer is necessary. I personally view it as a vital step in my makeup routine.

  1. Primer.
  2. Color corrector.
  3. Foundation.
  4. Concealer.
  5. Contour shade
  6. Setting powder
  7. Lipstick
  8. Setting Spray.

How do you do a simple makeup look?

Step #1: Prime your skin.

Step #2: Color corrects any imperfections. 

Step #3: Use a matte foundation. 

Step #4: Prime your lids.

Step #5: Apply a nude eyeshadow to your lids.

Step #6: Apply brown eyeliner.

Step #7: Lightly define your brows.

Step #8: Must use the setting spray.

What is the richest makeup brand? 

This statistic shows the brand value of the leading 10 cosmetic brands worldwide in 2021. In that year, L’Oréal Paris was at the top of the list. With a brand value worth of about 11.75 billion U.S. dollars.

What makeup should a beginner buy? 

  • Primer.
  • Color corrector.
  • Foundation & Concealer. 
  • Mascara & Eyeliner. 
  • Eyebrow Pencil. 
  • Red & Nude Lipstick.
  •  Brushes & Sponge. 
  • Blush & Highlighter. 
  • Eyeshadow Palette.
  • Setting spray.

Can I wear concealer without foundation? 

Yes, you can use concealer without a foundation – This is great If you want to simplify even your skin tone without applying too much makeup. The only thing you must remember to do is choose an apt concealer – If your concealer is way too light, it may not cover up your acne scars.

Should a concealer be lighter or darker?

Women should choose a concealer that’s one to two shades lighter than the color of their foundation.

Can I apply foundation with my fingers?

Cream and liquid foundation can be applied with fingers. I also believe that using your fingers rather than a cheap foundation brush is preferable. I like to use a damp beauty sponge or my fingers for creams and a brush for thinner foundations.

Is applying foundation with fingers bad?

Using your own fingers to apply foundation gives you the most natural skin-like finish because you really need to massage into your pores. So it can’t be called bad at all.

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