The Ultimate Makeup Tutorial: A Step-by-Step Guide

July 01, 2020
By: Angela Melero | by L'Oréal
In reality, there are no rules on how to apply makeup. Whether you like to do your foundation before or after your eyeshadow is totally up to you, but there are some general techniques that can help make your application effortless and long-lasting. Here, makeup artist Alana Dawn is sharing a foolproof step-by-step guide on how to apply your makeup for a flawless finish every time.
  • STEP #3: Apply ConcealEr

    Next, apply concealer below your eyes in the shape of a triangle. This technique ensures natural-looking coverage, brightens up your face and draws attention to your eyes. We recommend the Maybelline New York Super Stay Concealer for its full-coverage finish that’s super comfortable and hydrating. 

  • STEP #4: Apply Blush

    Apply your favorite blush (ours is the Maybelline New York Cheek Heat) to the apples of your cheeks, extending up toward the temples.

  • STEP #5: Highlight and Contour

    Apply highlighter, like the NYX Professional Makeup California Beamin' Face and Body Highlighter, along the top of your cheekbones, on the Cupid’s bow, center of the chin and on the bridge of your nose to brighten up the areas of your face where the sun naturally hits. Then, swipe a contour powder along the sides of your nose, along the forehead (near your hairline) and hollows of your cheekbones to add some shape and dimension to your complexion.

  • STEP #6: Apply Eyeshadow

    Using a fluffy blending brush, add any shadow of your choice to the lids to give them a simple but chic wash of color. 

Art Direction, Makeup and Photography: Melissa San Vicente-Landestoy

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