How to Do Facial Makeup Step-by-Step Guide

By on January 7, 2012

 How to Do Facial Makeup Step by Step Guide

Learning the proper step-by-step method to apply facial makeup is key in creating a natural makeup look. Even if you are going heavy on the eyes or lips, your facial makeup should always read as natural, flawless skin. With the right tools, achieving perfect facial makeup is an easy task.


  • Apply moisturizer. Dot moisturizer on the forehead, nose and cheeks. Blend to cover the entire face, focusing on the center of the forehead, sides of the nose and chin. These are the areas that are most likely to dry out and cause facial makeup to cake and flake off. Allow your skin to soak up the moisturizer for a few minutes.


  • Apply primer. Primer has become one of the major components of applying facial makeup. It allows facial makeup to last from morning to night without caking or melting off, regardless of the temperature outside. Dot primer on your forehead, cheeks and chin. Blend out to cover the entire face.


  • Apply foundation. Foundation can be applied with only your fingers, but for blending, it works best to have a foundation brush or makeup sponge. Pour or pump a bit of foundation onto the back of your hand. Less is more, since you can always go back and add product.
  • Pick up the foundation with your brush or sponge and dot it onto the face in a stippling motion. Once an area is covered, go back and blend using a gentle buffing motion to reduce any lines left behind.


  • Apply concealer. If you still need coverage under the eyes or to reduce redness, apply concealer after the foundation. This will put less makeup on your face versus trying to cover all flaws with heavy concealer from the beginning. Gently pat concealer under the eyes with your fingers and blend. Do the same to any redness around the nose or cheeks.


  • Apply translucent powder. To set makeup, use a translucent powder which gives a more natural finish than loose powders in designated skin tones. Use a large fluffy powder brush and pick up product. Tap off excess and brush across the face. A large brush should cover the face with 2-3 swipes of powder. Refrain from going overboard on powder, as you want a skin-like finish.