Makeup Tips: How to Define Your Face

Are you looking for makeup tips to define and improve your overall appearance? Is this your first time to wear makeup? My makeup skills can be defined as self-taught but nonetheless efficient when it comes to wearing makeup in a rush. I once had to scour the web to look for answers and asked friends to help me out. But as began to learn, I realized that makeup is something more personal. It's about getting to know the real me.

Defining your face using makeup is getting to know your complexion, your skin type and your type of skin. It's about creating a whole new you without actually losing your old self. With makeup, you could be anything and anyone. You could be a shy, naive lady in the morning with subtle makeup on and in the evening you could be the Belle of the ball with daring nighttime makeup. Here are a few of my most interesting makeup tips that will define your appearance and will you look and feel awesome.

Things you need to complete this tutorial


Foundation is cream or paste applied on face to create an even look. There are different kinds of foundation products and brands. You need to choose the ideal foundation base that fits your skin tone to define your appearance. Some of the most popular foundation brands include Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation with Serum SPF 30, NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation and Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H.


Just like foundation, your blush has to look flawless and has to match your skin tone. Blush should look like you saw your first love for the first time: a light tinge on the cheeks. Some of the best of the best blush products of the year include NARS The Orgasm Collection, BECCA BECCA X Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette and Makeup Forever Artist Shadow and Powder Blush.


Eye shadow makeup enhances overall makeup by making the eyes pop. There are a number of good eye shadow brands in the market each with their own myriad of colors. This year the hottest are M.A.C. Eye Shadow S16, Laura Mercier Eye Colour Matte S23 and It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Eyeshadow Trio.


Lipstick enhances makeup even further. You will find a rainbow of colors available to complement your mood and personality. Here are top lipstick brands of the year to check out: Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick Matte, Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Matte and Rouge Dior Lipstick Matte.


Mascara gives your eyelashes a voluminous boost. Long and thick lashes spell sexy and this year the top of the list includes Rimmel Wonder'lash Lift Me Up Mascara, Urban Decay Perversion Mascara and Lancome Grandiose Wide Angle Fan Effect Mascara.

Step by step instructions

Magic gel liner from ordinary eyeliner

The smudged eye look is a classic and is a good way to define your face. Turn your ordinary liner into a gel liner just by putting it under a flame. Light a match or a lighter and just let the flame soften the tip of the pencil for a few seconds. Remove the flame and let the tip cool for a few seconds. Test it on the back of your hand before you apply. You will notice that that your new gel liner is more impressive than your ordinary liner.

How to use a white liner

White eyeliner is not just for Halloween, you can use this color to make any eye shadow color pop. Simply apply the liner all over the entire eyelid and them top with the eye shadow shade of your choice. Compare by putting plain eye shadow color on one eyelid while the other lid gets an initial layer of white eyeliner. Eye makeup will look more interesting and more dramatic when you use this technique.

How to have that winged liner

Use a regular spoon to create a winged liner. A winged liner defines eye makeup and emphasizes eye color as well. Place the stem of a spoon on the outer corner of your eye. Use this to draw with your eyeliner, a straight line to start a cat-eye. Flip the spoon and hug your eyelid. The edge of the spoon will help you draw a perfect winged effect.

Mascara marks be gone!

A good amount of mascara will make your eyes dramatic. Use the same spoon to shield the eye as you apply mascara. Turn the spoon upside down and place this against the upper eyelashes enough to apply mascara and even eyeliner at the upper lid. You can also use this to apply mascara and eyeliner safely and effectively to the lower lid.

Instant eyelash curl

Use a blow dryer to slightly heat the eyelash curler. Now wait for a few seconds to curl your eyelashes. You will be able to curl your lashes better,easier and longer when you use this technique.

Plump up your lashes with powder

To make your lashes look thicker and your face more defined dust it with some translucent powder. In between strokes of your favorite mascara dust your lashes with powder and continue until you get the dramatic volume that you are aiming for.

Try this tip for lasting lipstick

Translucent powder can also help make lipstick color last. Apply your desired shade and then before puckering up, lay a piece of one-ply tissue over your newly-colored lips and place a translucent powder over the tissue. Remove the tissue and you now have a subtle white tint over your favorite shade.

Save on lip gloss by scrapping of loose bits of your favorite eye shadow in mixing these with some salve. With a toothpick mix well until you get a gel-like consistency. You may now wear your new gel color on your lips. You can even add more pigments to the gel to create a new gel.

Remove dark circles loose eye shadow as lip gloss with a triangle

Instead of alligning dots of concealer around your dark circles, draw a triangle with the base under the lashline and start working your concealer from here. This is a better way to conceal dark circles and at the same time make your eyes pop.

Out of blotting paper? Use toilet seat covers

Nothing spoils makeup and a well-define appearance than perspiration. Have a lot of toilet seat covers but no blotting paper to use? Don’t worry; these two are made of the same paper and basically can be used interchangeably. Just take a few pieces of toilet seat covers and fold these to fit your purse. Just use this like you would any blotting paper on perspiration, oil and dirt. Take a few pieces with you everywhere you go to look and feel you r best at all times.


It’s natural to be at loss if you have just started using makeup but don’t fear. Even professional makeup artists were once novices. With these tips, you will be able to wear makeup and use different makeup products in the most efficient manner and define your appearance.

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