Chances are that when you think of makeup, your mind instantly jumps to flawless faces and models in photoshoots. However, there is much more to applying makeup than you might think.

While it may seem difficult at first because of all the different products, once you have the basics down, you will be all set. This post outlines five simple makeup tips for beginners that are sure to help when you’re just getting started.

When it comes to looking your best, you don’t have to spend a fortune to look like a natural beauty. In fact, with these simple makeup tips for beginners, you can get the look of a professional makeup artist at any day and time!

If you’re new to makeup and doing your own, then this guide is for you.

Here are the 5 makeup tips that can make it easier for you:

1) Makeup should be applied in layers from lightest to darkest so you don’t overdo it at one go. Think of the different areas of your face – forehead, cheeks and chin – as individual canvases and place your products accordingly.

2) Start with clean skin as foundation, then dab on the moisturiser on your face and neck. To finish, add blush, eye shadow and lip colour if you want.

3) Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks and don’t go overboard! Also make sure that you have enough of a buffer between your blush and the rest of your face – so don’t put it too close to the eye area or anywhere near your lips.

4) Contour your face with a light hand. Pro-tip: be generous with the bronzing powder!

5) Finish off with a setting spray if you want an extra-shiny effect. Otherwise, skip it! This will avoid the shine developing on top of your makeup.


  • If you’re wearing false lashes, only place them half way along your lash line – and not full on to your lashes. This will stop them from looking too fake.
  • When drawing on your eyebrows, keep a light hand! If you want your brows to look full and fluffy, draw two diagonal lines from the inner corner of your eyes to the edge of your brow bone. Then fill in the spaces with colour.
  • When you’re done, blotting paper is your friend! Using a tissue and squeezing it gently will blow out any excess oil in the form of little dots on the tissue.