Simple Makeup Looks and Easy Makeup Tips

by | April 22, 2020, 22:09 IST

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Have you always envied your colleagues or friends for their flawless eyeliner or the seamless contouring? If you’ve been too shy to ask them to teach you makeup basics or if the countless tutorials you’ve watched have been no help, you’ve come to the right place! This post not only has some stunning yet simple makeup looks but also has valuable makeup tips for beginners. Read on!

What Are Some Simple Makeup Looks

What Are Some Simple Makeup Looks?
What Are Some Simple Makeup Looks For Parties
What Makeup Application Tips Should I Keep In Mind
FAQs: Simple Makeup Looks

What Are Some Simple Makeup Looks?

Here are some makeup looks that you can easily create for everyday wear.

Simple Makeup Looks: Nude Makeup

A nude makeup look is like a freshly scrubbed face, but better. Start with a clean face, cover spots and uneven tone with something light like a tinted moisturiser or sheer foundation. Remember that a heavy base will not give you the effect you’re aiming for! Use a shimmery or matte eyeshadow across the eyelids. Apply a brown eyeliner or skit it entirely. Finish with mascara and use a nude lipstick or plain old lip gloss.

Nude Makeup Looks

The point is to let your lips take centre stage, so wear your boldest lip colour–red hot, maroon, wine, or whichever shade you prefer! If you’re not feeling too confident, use lip stains instead of lipsticks. Alternatively, dab on lipstick in the middle of your lips and diffuse the colour by blending outwards using a fingertip or lip brush. Keep the rest of the face nude; you might want to wear eyeliner and/or mascara.

Simple Makeup Looks: Smoky Eye Makeup

Here, all the attention will be on your eyes, so keep the lips nude or wear a lighter shade of lipstick. To create the smoky eye look, use an eye pencil in black or brown and draw along the upper lid, close to the eyelashes. Create a cat-eye as you reach the outer corner. Now, from the end of the cat-eye, draw a line over the crease of the eye. Blend the lines with your index finger. Go over these steps to blend until you get the desired shade.

Smoky Eye Makeup Looks

Use a nude, brown, or dark eye shadow to fill in–start at the outer end and blend towards the middle of the eyelid. Layer on shades from dark to light, blending lighter shades from the inner corner of the eyelids to the middle and keeping darker ones towards the outside corner.

Tip: Try different looks each day, and you’ll get better at makeup application!

What Are Some Simple Makeup Looks For Parties

Stand out from the crowd with these easy makeup ideas.

Glitter Makeup

To create glitter eyeshadow makeup look, follow the steps above for a smoky eye. Layer on glitter as the last step but limit the glitter to either the inner or outer corner of the eye. Use a shimmer blush or use highlighter on the cheekbones, Cupid’s bow, and brow bone. Swipe on creamy lipstick or tinted lip gloss.

Glitter Makeup Looks

Bright Colour Look

With bright makeup, pick a single colour and wear it in different shades–bright on the lips and lighter hues on the eyelids and cheeks. You could also focus on one part of the face, like the eyes or lips, and keep the rest of the face nude.

Bright Colour Makeup Looks

Graphic Makeup

It’s all about letting your inner artist out with graphic eyeliner. Remember starting the smoky eye look with an eye pencil and going over the eyelid and crease with it? For a simple graphic eye, use this same style, but with a liquid or gel eyeliner. Trail off the eyeliner as you reach the middle of the eyelid crease.

Graphic Makeup Looks

Tip: The key to creating and wearing bold looks is confidence!

What Makeup Application Tips Should I Keep In Mind

If you’re a beginner when it comes to creating simple makeup looks, these tips and hacks will come in handy.

  • Always start with a clean, moisturised face.
  • Wear primer to keep makeup in place, especially on the eyelids and lips. Primer can also create a smooth, even base for makeup application.
  • You don’t have to use foundation or concealer if you have clear, even-toned skin. Hide imperfections with concealer and foundation that matches your skin tone–always choose just a shade lighter than your actual skin tone. Colour correcting palettes help hide flaws, for example, lavender covers up yellow undertones, green cancels out redness, and peach hides undereye blue shades.
  • Use light strokes to fill out eyebrows.
  • Use the correct applicator tools and brushes for all makeup products.
  • Keep makeup brushes clean; wash them once a week or two, depending on use.

Tip: Start small and build your way up with products, tools, and ideas.

What Makeup Application Tips Should I Keep In Mind

FAQs: Simple Makeup Looks

Q. What’s the best way to prep skin before applying makeup?

A. Follow these steps:

  • Cleanse your face using a gentle cleanser. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
  • Using a cotton ball, apply alcohol-free toner to your face. Avoid this step if you have dry skin.
  • Rub in some light moisturiser. Don’t skip this step if you have oily skin, pick a hydrating product that works for your skin type. Choose a moisturiser with SPF for daytime wear.
  • Prep lips by exfoliating with a damp cloth or soft toothbrush. Rub in lip balm to hydrate them.

That’s it! Start with primer and go about applying your makeup, starting practice with simple makeup looks!

FAQs Simple Makeup Looks

Q. What are some makeup dos and don’ts?

A. Remember these basics:

  • Always buy products that work for your skin type. Usually, matte formulas work for oily skin while shimmery products hold well on dry skin.
  • Make sure makeup products like concealer and foundation match your skin tone. It’s always a good idea to buy these products in-store instead of online so that you can get an idea about the exact shade. But be sure to test the product under different types of light, not just the store’s yellow lights!
  • Never apply concealer or foundation on eyelids as it can cause eye shadow to crease; always use a quality primer.
  • Finish your makeup with a setting spray to hold it all through the day.
  • Throw away expired makeup and skincare products.
  • Don’t buy too many products–start with the basics like concealer, foundation, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, blush, and lipstick.
  • Never pump your mascara wand in and out of the bottle. If your mascara goes dry, throw it out or add saline or lens solution in it and shake the bottle to mix. Don’t add water!
  • Avoid sharing makeup and skincare products with others. Products that are to be pumped out of the container can be shared though!
  • Keep blotting paper on hand to dab onto your face if the skin gets oily during the day. Layering on pressed powder will only make your skin look cakey!
  • Wear simple makeup looks and light or bright colours during the day; heavy and dark makeup is best suited for evenings.
  • Never go to bed without taking off your makeup–it can clog your skin pores and lead to a breakout. Use baby oil or a gentle makeup remover to get all the makeup off. Cleanse face and tone the skin to get rid of any makeup residue. Finish with moisturiser and let your skin repair.
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