Top 10 Essential Makeup Tips And Tricks For Beginners

A quick yet effective guide on makeup for beginners to glam up your looks.

Published On Nov 30, 2023 | Updated On Feb 28, 2024

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Starting the makeup journey can be both thrilling and an overwhelming experience, especially overwhelming, with 100 different products and a thousand different kinds of brushes, each for a different product. And let’s be honest, a few makeup tips and tricks go along the way no matter where you are in your makeup journey, why spend an hour perfecting your winged eyeliner on not one, but both your eyes, when you can trick your way in and make the process 10 times easier. So, here we bring today some easy makeup tips for you to at least smoothen one process when you’re going out.

Essential makeup tips and tricks for beginners to ace the perfect makeup look

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No matter what products you use, it will never give you an airbrushed look, guess what natural skins have a lot of texture. So, as a basic face makeup step, stick to a skincare routine. You don’t have to burn a hole in your pocket to buy the most expensive one out there, but just some basic ones, like a hydrating cleanser, toner, moisturizer and sunscreen. Do not skip the sunscreen. This will also help to prep your skin as the more hydrated the skin, the healthier it is. Cherry on the top, you’ll need less foundation and save yourself from a cakey look and this is the ultimate beauty tip for the face.

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While selecting a primer, you’ll have to keep a couple of things in mind. One, your foundation and primer should share the same base, be it water or oil, else you’ll just spend your day just blending the two. Next, you’ll need different primers for a dewy or matt finish depending on your preference.
Also as a makeup tip, do not skip applying primer, as it can help a lot in minimizing your pores as well the crow’s feet around your eyes, and make the concealer application smoother.

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Selecting a foundation can be a tricky process, from its formulation type to the correct shade to finding the perfect undertone. Breaking it down for you, foundations are formulated for different skin types, if you have dry flaky skin, go for a foundation with a more dewy hydrating finish.
Another thing to consider while choosing a foundation is if you’re concerned about your fine lines and wrinkles, choose a foundation with a natural finish and the matte one tends to sit in the creases and enhance them more. Now, to get your shade right, we suggest you visit a physical store rather than trying to figure it out by yourself. 

Pro tip: Don’t swatch your foundation on your wrist, rather test it on the side of the cheek.

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Now, for those stubborn zits and to give your skin an extra shield from those marks, keep concealer as an essential in your makeup bag. But how do we apply one, right? First things first, a lot of people choose to apply concealer in a circular motion around the eyes to hide the puffiness from all those sleepless caffeinated nights but we recommend you draw a triangle with its base under the lash line, this will hide the redness under your eyes and brighten the eyes as well. Also, since the product used is less in this case, it will not give you any crease lines. 
Pro tip: Use two concealers, one at least 1 or 2 shades lighter, for under your eyes, than your foundation and skin tone and the other of an exact skin tone for different shades and effects.
Give an upward stroke of concealer from the corner of your eyes towards your temple to give a lifted look to your eyes and face.

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Need an easy way to elevate your makeup game? Switch up your makeup routine and apply your foundation before the concealer. This will give you a flawless base, minimize any redness or discolouration and give you a more accurate idea of how much product is required. Then you can go all in with your concealer to hide away those zits and any discoloration or redness. This technique is a game-changer, ensuring your makeup stays fresh, and avoiding any cakey or creased mishaps.

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This may seem like an obvious step, but you’d be surprised to know how many people sleep on this step and underestimate its value in the makeup routine. Just a few gentle sweeps of cream or powder blush applied along the high points of your cheeks will give your entire look a radiant and warmer finish. 
Pro tip: A clever way to get a natural finish with your blush is to apply it under your foundation and the result will give you a look of glowing from within.

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Draw the cat eye sharp enough to kill a man? But the process make you want to move to the other end of the world? So, since this is the ultimate guide to makeup for beginners let's make the process easier for you with these simple makeup tips.
1. Use a bobby pin, apply liquid on the edge of the pin, and press it onto your eyelid. Go ahead and find the inside of the shape and connect it with your eyelid.
2. Use the end of your spoon and keep it at the corner of your eye, drawing an upward line with its help. Fill it up and connect it with the eyelid. 
3. Stick a scotch tape in an angular fashion on the sides of your eyes and draw your cat eye with this tape guiding the direction.

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Want the big, fluttery lashes but the annoying mascara keeps getting smudged on the top of your eyelids? We know the feeling. The answer? Take a spoon, hold the convex part of your spoon towards the eyelashes and hold it in a way that it’s hugging your eyelids. Now, stroke that mascara all you want, your eyelashes are completely mascara-proof. 
Additionally, this would also give your eyelashes a lift. Genius right?

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The smokey eye is not the easiest to master as a beginner and let’s be honest nobody wants to end up looking like a raccoon and this trick is sure to make it easy. 
Just draw a slanted hashtag with kohl at the corner of your eyes and blend, blend, blend. There you have it, your smokey eyes!

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End up with bare lips in no time cause half your lipstick is worn by your cups and glasses? Just dab a tissue over your lips and then dust translucent powder over the top to set the lip colour from bleeding and stay on for hours. This is 100 per cent effective makeup advice.


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