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#LurellaFam 411: Steps on How to Apply Makeup

For some, putting on makeup can be one of the best moments of the day. It’s your chance to experiment with your look, embrace your individuality, and show yourself a little love. Others might not even know where to start! At #LurellaFam, we’re here to support you.

So, whether you're new to the world of makeup or looking to refine your skills, these steps on how to apply makeup will help you achieve a flawless finish every time.

Order of How to Apply Makeup

Applying makeup is a step-by-step process. Here is the order of how to apply amazing makeup, everytime. 

Prepare That Beautiful Canvas

Prepping your skin is the critical first step to a great makeup day. Think of it as setting the stage for your artwork—it's all about creating a smooth, even base on which to build. Here’s how to get your skin ready to shine:

  • Cleanse Gently: Begin with a mild cleanser suited to your skin type. This will remove any impurities or excess oil, giving you a fresh slate.
  • Hydrate: Apply a moisturizer that’s right for your skin. Hydration is the key to a smooth application and keeping your skin healthy.
  • Prime Time: Don't skimp on a good primer! This step is crucial for minimizing pores and ensuring your makeup stays put longer.

The Foundation of Beauty

Once your skin is prepped, it's time to bring out your makeup products. From foundation to setting spray, choosing the right products and applying them in the correct order can make all the difference. Here's your game plan:

  • Color Match: Select a foundation that matches your skin tone perfectly. Lurella's range has options for all skin types and tones.
  • Foundation First: Apply your foundation, starting from the center of your face and blending outward.
  • Conceal: Use concealer to cover any blemishes or discoloration.
  • Set with Powder: A light dusting of setting powder will lock in your foundation and concealer.
  • Blush and Bronze: Once foundation, concealer, and powder are applied, continue with blush and bronzer to add warmth and shape, followed by highlighter to accentuate high points for a radiant look.
  • Eye Makeup and Lips: Do your eye makeup and lips next – we'll dive deeper into this later.
  • Final Spritz: A setting spray will ensure everything stays exactly where it should be.

Conceal Imperfections

The first step in mastering the art of concealing is selecting the right shade that harmonizes with your skin tone. Once you've chosen the perfect shade, it's time to wield your brush or applicator with precision. 

  • Carefully and deliberately apply the concealer only to the areas that require coverage, making sure to target those specific spots that may be causing concern.
  • Gently and patiently work your concealer into your skin, transforming those concealed areas into a seamless, flawless canvas. The key here is to let your concealer melt into your skin, leaving behind no trace of its presence. 

How to Apply Makeup to the Eyes

Transforming your eyes isn't just about putting on some eyeshadow – it's an art form of its own. Follow these steps to apply makeup to the eyes, and you'll be able to create looks that can range from subtle refined to boldly dramatic using Lurella's exquisite eye cosmetics.

  • Prime Your Lids: Just like a great painting starts with a primed canvas, so does your eyeshadow. Use an eye primer to create a smooth surface that helps makeup stick better and last longer. This step is key if you want to prevent creasing and ensure your eye makeup stays put.
  • Shape and Define Brows: Your brows frame your eyes, so give them a little attention. Use a brow pencil or powder to fill in any sparse areas, and set them with a brow gel for a polished look.
  • Apply Eyeshadow: Choose a base color for your entire eyelid. Then, use darker shades for the crease to add definition and lighter shades to highlight the brow bone and inner corner of your eyes.
    • Blend: The secret to a professional look is blending. Use a fluffy brush to blend the colors seamlessly, eliminating any harsh lines.
    • Build Intensity: For a more dramatic look, layer the colors, starting with a light application and gradually adding more product.
  • Add Eyeliner: Whether you're going for a sharp cat-eye or a subtle definition, Lurella's liquid eyeliners glide on smoothly. Start from the inner corner of your eye and work your way outwards. For a smudge-proof line, take your time and use small strokes.
  • Finish with Mascara: A few coats of Lurella Mascara will give your lashes volume and length. Wiggle the wand at the base of your lashes and sweep up to coat every lash evenly.

Lip Service: Crafting the Perfect Smile

Lips are the finishing touch that ties your makeup look together. Proper application can ensure your lips look stunning and your lipstick stays in place without smudging or fading. Here are the steps to create the perfect lip look.

  • Exfoliate Your Lips: Before you start, make sure your lips are smooth by exfoliating them. This will help prevent flaky lipstick application. You can use a gentle lip scrub or a soft toothbrush for this.
  • Hydrate: Apply a moisturizing lip balm and let it sink in. Hydrated lips not only look fuller but they also help lipstick apply more smoothly and last longer.
  • Line Your Lips: Choose a Lurella lip liner that matches your lipstick or is a shade darker for added definition. Outline your natural lip line beginning at the cupid's bow and working your way outwards. Filling in your lips with liner can help your lipstick last even longer.
  • Apply Lipstick: Now, go in with your chosen liquid lipstick or stick. For precision, use a lip brush, particularly for bold or dark colors which require more accuracy. Start from the center of your lips and work your way out to the edges.
  • Add Gloss: If you want a more luscious look, finish with a layer of lip gloss. This can give your lips a fuller appearance and add an extra dimension to your makeup.
  • Check and Correct: Finally, check for any smudges or uneven areas. Use a concealer with a small brush to clean up the edges and perfect your lip look.

How to Apply Makeup Highlighter

Highlighter is your secret to achieving a radiant makeup finish. Here's a quick guide for those high points on your face: cheekbones, nose, and brow bone.

  • Base for Radiance: Applying foundation first creates a smooth and even canvas, providing a stable base for the highlighter. This helps ensure that the highlighter's luminosity is evenly distributed.
  • Product Choice: Pick a powder, cream, or liquid highlighter based on your skin type and preference.
  • Application: Use a brush or sponge to apply a small amount of highlighter on the high points of your face in a gentle, upward motion.
  • Blend: Blend well for a natural, seamless glow.
  • Build Gradually: Add more if you want an intense look, but remember, less is often more.
  • Set: Finish with a makeup setting spray to keep your glow intact.

Confidence Every Day with Lurella

At Lurella Cosmetics, we understand that makeup routines look different for everyone. No matter what your style, we want you to shine with confidence. Lurella has everything you need to master your routine. Save on our extensive collection today.