Putting on a fresh, pretty face of makeup is actually quite an art. If you want it to, makeup can do magical things, completely transforming your face, or simply enhancing your features. Whether you want a basic, natural look or something a little more sultry, makeup tutorials are a great way to learn tricks of the beauty trade. With a few tools, some practice, and the ability to blend in makeup with your fingertips, you’ll be a makeup pro in no time. Even if you’re just a beginner, you’ll find these tutorials to be simple and thorough.
If you’re like me, you’re not one for wearing a lot of makeup on the daily, but there are some basic makeup tricks that are helpful to have in your arsenal. You don’t always want to be wearing the same makeup look out at night that you wore to work during the day. A simple cat eye, smokey eye or contour and highlighting session can totally amp up your look with just a little bit of skill. These techniques aren’t difficult, but it’s important to know the step-by-step from the very start. This way there’s no guessing and you’ll be able to master these looks in a snap!
From a no-makeup makeup look to wear from day to night, to applying eyeliner and eyeshadow like a pro, these are the best step-by-step makeup tutorials for beginners.
1. Flawless Face Makeup Tutorial for Beginners by Lenee Marie
Let’s start with the basics. If you’re looking for a no-makeup makeup look, this tutorial will show you everything from how to properly conceal your under eye bags to shaping your eyebrows and blending in your foundation with a beautyblender Original Makeup Sponge. She explains why each step is important and tells you why she uses the techniques she does. It’s perfect if you want a fresh, flawless look on the daily that you can do in under ten minutes.
2. Beginner Eye Makeup Tips & Tricks by TheMakeupChair
If you’re a beginner, you likely need advice on everything from picking the right brushes, to choosing eye shadow colours, and applying makeup correctly. This is a beginner’s guide that has it all! She describes basic eye makeup application, explaining why you should use a primer and the three to four shades you need to create a basic look. I always love how much a highlighter can enhance the eyes, and she recommends Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Pan – Shimma Shimma.
3. Darkskin Makeup Tutorial for Beginners + Highlight and Contour by KimAllure
Another no-makeup, makeup look, this tutorial is specifically for those of you with darker skin. She shows you how to highlight and contour in a natural way so you can wear this look to work or out to brunch with friends. If you’re just getting into makeup and want something minimal, these techniques are for you. The Revlon PhotoReady Makeup, Mocha sets a gorgeous base, while the Milani Baked Bronzer, Golden finishes off the look with a natural highlight.
4. How to Apply Eyeliner Like a Pro! Simple and Quick by Adriana Braje
Although eyeliner is a classic makeup staple, applying it properly doesn’t come easily for everyone, especially when it comes to liquid eyeliner. It can take a few tries to get it right, but this tutorial will introduce you to great tips and tricks to get the perfect, flattering eyeliner shape for your eyes. Not only will it enhance your eyes, it will also make your lashes appear fuller. Use a quality liquid eyeliner such as L’Oréal Paris Super Liner Perfect Slim for best results!