Quick and Easy Everyday Makeup Tutorial
What I miss the most about life before COVID-19 is putting on makeup and preparing to go out everyday. Now, there’s just no reason to do my brows and paint my lips, and it’s no fun.
But what else can we do now but wait for the day everything finally goes back to normal and we can reassume our previous routines and move on with life? I’m pretty sure that when the time comes, we’ll start to appreciate the little things more — like walking in the park, choosing an outfit to wear to work, and putting on our everyday makeup.
The least we can do now is prepare for our “freedom.” So here’s a quick and easy everyday makeup tutorial, you know, for when we need it again.
One thing you should never forget to do before painting your face with all those products is to put on moisturizer. This will serve as a protective barrier for your skin, so it absorbs less of those nasty chemicals and harmful ingredients. And also so that your matte foundation won’t end up looking caky and dry.
Apply a good moisturizer and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes. This will give your skin the opportunity to lock and seal in the moisture.
For many ladies, applying foundation is the first step of their makeup routine. That’s completely fine. But if you want to make sure that your foundation provides better coverage and stays on longer, you want to apply a primer.
Everyday makeup is all about looking fresh — as if you’re not tired from a whole week’s worth of work. And the best way to brighten up those tired eyes is by applying concealer.
You don’t want to go too overboard with your concealer so that you can still pull off that no-makeup makeup look. So just apply a dab of concealer under each eye and blend it properly with a makeup sponge. You can also apply a teeny bit on blemishes or discolorations to effectively conceal them.
Now you can put on your foundation. There are several different types with their own unique benefits. Some have SPF to help protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Others have a matte finish — perfect for those with oily skin. So the key, really, is to choose the right foundation for you. And always get the shade that perfectly matches your skin tone.
For everyday makeup, you don’t want to apply too much foundation. As much as possible, keep it natural and apply only a thin layer.
You might be thinking: “I thought this was an everyday makeup tutorial. Why would I put on eyeshadow?” That’s a valid point, to be honest. But the goal of everyday makeup is to look fresh and vibrant. To do that, you need to add some color to your face so that you don’t look dull and sleepy.
Eye makeup will do the trick. But of course, avoid going overboard with it and stick to neutral shades. That means no glitter and party colors!
Some girls are just naturally blessed with lush, thick eyebrows. If that’s the case for you, then FINE, you can skip this step. (Jealous much) But if you’re like me and you weren’t exactly fortunate enough to get beautiful brows, then doing your brows everyday is mandatory!
Now, I know that filling in your brows isn’t exactly easy. I’ve seen enough ‘brow makeup gone wrong’ instances to know that. But with enough practice, you’ll be well on your way towards natural-looking brows everyday.
Start by outlining your brows to your desired shape. Remember, though, to keep it as natural as possible. Then fill in the spaces lightly and use a brow brush to blend.
By now you probably get that everyday makeup is all about looking fresh natural. So when it comes to lipstick, you want to go with a nude shade that doesn’t attract too much attention, but also gives your lips enough color for it to look flattering.
But I definitely understand if nude lipstick is not your cup of tea. I, for one, don’t particularly look good in neutral shades. So if you want to go for a brighter color, you can also use cheek and lip tints for that sweet touch.
And there you have it! A complete everyday makeup routine that will make you look fresh and flattering all day, every day.
Check out how teen celeb Gabbi Garcia does her everyday makeup:
Chrizelle is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication from De La Salle University. She recently dropped out of law school to pursue her passion for writing. Now, she is a full-time writer hoping to inspire and change lives through her thoughts and her words.