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Beauty Tips and Tricks : An Introduction to Applying Makeup

teacher avatar Chelsie Baker, Makeup Artist

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11 Lessons (40m)
    • 1. Introduction to Makeup

    • 2. Class Project: Create your Own Celebrity Makeup Look

    • 3. Makeup Brushes Their Uses and Maintenance

    • 4. How to Apply Foundation: Part 1

    • 5. How to Apply Foundation: Part 2

    • 6. How to Apply Eye Liner

    • 7. How to Apply Eye Shadow

    • 8. How to Apply Mascara

    • 9. How to do Makeup on Lips

    • 10. Daytime Makeup Look : Part 1

    • 11. Daytime Makeup Look : Part 2

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About This Class

An Introductory tutorial on how to apply makeup using professional techniques. We will focus on each part of the face individually then use what we learned to put together an everyday makeup look.

This class is ideal for those who have a desire to step into the world of cosmetics and might not be too sure on how to get started. You will learn about various brushes and their uses, helpful tips to applying eye makeup, foundation and completing your look with lip color. Finally, we will finish with an everyday makeup look. This class for anyone with the desire to learn and the patience to practice. No need to worry if you've never held a makeup brush.

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Chelsie Baker

Makeup Artist


Hello! I am a professional makeup artist of 8 years with experience in everything from special occasions, events,music videos, commercials and films. The art of makeup has always been a passion of mine and I'm so honored to get to share that passion with you!

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1. Introduction to Makeup: Hi, guys. My name's Chelsea Baker. I'm a cosmetologist and makeup artists of eight years. Welcome to my class. Today's classes, beginners, beauty tips and tricks. This is an introduction to make up. So this class is great for those who are just learning how to apply makeup. And you just want to learn, like the basic foundation and how to get started and how Teoh apply foundation lipstick, eyeshadow, mascara and eyeliner. All right, let's get started. 2. Class Project: Create your Own Celebrity Makeup Look: So for today's class project, I want you to create your own celebrity inspired makeup. Look, I want you to find a picture of a celebrity who's makeup. Look, you really like, upload the photo of that look and tell us what you like about it. And then I want you to using the steps that you've learned today. Recreate that makeup. Look on yourself now. It doesn't have to be perfect, so just have fun with it. And then along the way, I want you to upload photos of your progress. So after you finish your foundation, upload a photo of that. Once you've completed your lips, upload a photo that etcetera and finally upload a photo of your finish. Look and remember, have patients and have fun. 3. Makeup Brushes Their Uses and Maintenance: So first we're gonna talk about some makeup brushes. These air your basic makeup brushes, tease the ones you find yourself using. Most often that's gonna be your foundation applicator, your eye shadow brush, your blush brush and your foundation power brush. So for your liquid foundations in your cream foundations, I really recommend using just a disposable cosmetic wedge. Thies, I find, are more hygienic. They're more sanitary, so I really recommend just your average disposable cosmetic wedge and you can pick these up at any pharmacy or local drugstore beauty store. Next, I want to talk about your powder foundation brush. Now this brush is going to be you're bigger. Brush your like probably the biggest brush, and this is used for using your setting powder any loose powder foundations that you're going to use. Um, this works really well just for giving you and all over cover and not too concentrated if areas. So if you apply this to your forehead using a loose powder, the powder is going to cover a larger area, and it's gonna be more sparse versus if you have a smaller brush. You're gonna get a lot more concentrated color in one area. So that's why this is really good. Just for all over, you know, finishing touch powder. Let more lighter coverage. So for cleansing your brushes, you can just buy a makeup brush cleanser. They sell the solutions already in source. Some require that you add water to them. Some are. You could just put right on the brush and wiped clean. I'd like to soak mine for a little bit. I just feel like it really penetrates them. It really helps get all of the makeup buildup off better, and it's less effort to clean versus you know, If you're just applying the product straight to the brush, you have to do a lot of wiping and scrubbing. To really make sure the brush is clean versus being able to just let it soak. Let that product so cough and then just go in with your fingers and scrub the rest of that off. And then once you have washed the brushes, you're going to want to rinse them with clean water to get off all that excess product and cleaner and let those air dry. Next, we're going to talk about the blush brush the blush brush looks a lot like the powder brush exception that you'll see that it is noticeably smaller. This is because you want more concentrated color and a specific area like your cheeks or if you're doing a highlighter around your eyes. Um, now, these do come in different sizes. You can get them smaller, you can get bigger, you can get them angled if you need a really, really intense line. Um, but this is just your typical average. Every day I find the easiest to use the most common just for your basic blush application. And lastly, we're going to discuss the lip brush. This brush is for all types of lip use. Uh, this is for blending your lip liner into the lip, funding it out above the lip if you're going for a more pouty look. This is for applying the lipstick to the lip, and this is also washable. Once again. Definitely want all washable brushes. Obviously, I can't stress that enough. Um, it's just terrible, you know, re spreading. If you have acne cold sores, he just I want to make sure you have clean brushes, so this is a nice, fine thin brush, and this is really great to. If you have any mess ups on your lip liner, you can go in and just use this to create a new line. Help even that out. Um, this is a really necessary tool for applying lip color because you get a lot more precision . You get a lot more control of the amount of product that you're using, Um, so you can basically layer with this. You can start with a thin amount of lips sick. If you want a little darker, you can go from there, versus if you're just applying lipstick straight from the tube, you're just going to get full concentrated color. And then that's when you see people blotting. So this really eliminates the use of having to block, um, there just a really fun nice producto have. And next we're going to talk about our eye shadow brush. Now, this is just a sponge applicator brush. There are so many different kinds of eyeshadow brushes. We really came and get into it today. There are so many, but this is the most basic, the easiest use and most common, you'll see these coming in most of the eye shadow palettes. You buy at the pharmacy or your local beauty store. This is just a little sponge, kind of like the cosmetic wedge. But it is made for precision for application directly to the island. And this is also washable, which is great. And I feel like these are all of the most common brushes you're going to see and you're gonna be using with just start later on. You can kind of get in more with some other brushes. There's so many different kinds out there, um, you know, and just explore and have fun with them. 4. How to Apply Foundation: Part 1: So before you apply your foundation, you always want to put on a primer or a moisturizer. This helps the foundation go on a lot more smooth and even, and it helps. It lasts longer as well. So you just take any old moisturizer and just apply that all over the face and rub it in all over and you can use is little or as much as you want. Just make sure the skin is nice and hydrated. It makes a big difference on the finished look of the foundation, all right, And once you have finished applying your moisturizer, you can start applying your foundation. So for foundation, I'm using this. Ah, Rebel Stay, Matt. Now this is about five or six books at your local pharmacy. I really like this foundation. It has a lot of coverage, and they have a lot of great colors as well. And to apply this, we're going to use our cosmetic wedge, and we're just going to apply a little pea sized amount onto the cosmetic wedge, and we're going to start by applying it on the forehead in the center, right in between the eyes and using little tapping motions we're just going to spread that all over the forehead, stopping just before the hairline, and you're just gonna want to keep spreading it and applying the foundation. So you're not seeing any streaks until it looks nice and blended and even you're looking for an even coverage. And once we have finished applying it to the forehead, then you're going to go in on the hairline and just blend up cause we don't really want to get a lot of makeup in the hair. It makes its makes for a more natural effect. If you just lightly blend it up afterwards and right along the eyebrow, just making sure it's nice and blended were just going over with light, sweeping strokes. And once we finish the forehead, I'm gonna apply another piece size amount to the cosmetic wedge, and we're just going to start applying to the cheeks and once again, or just doing little tapping motions all over the phase, and you can apply a little more and really tap it in on more red areas. Or if you're trying to cover any acne or any discoloration, more disappointing that all over down to the jawbone, you're basically just spreading the foundation is then, as it'll go that way, it's a nice even blend will get up into the corners of the eyes on the sides of the nose, making sure we get in the crease. And a lot of people skip this part, but you definitely want to get the tip of the nose around the nostrils. This tends to get looked over a lot and make up. And for a more natural look, you just want to make sure you get all those little areas on the face, the upper lip, and we just keep applying and spreading, using light tapping motions up the bridge of the nose, and you can see the more you tap and spread it around more. Even it looks more evens out, and we'll just lightly tap on the eyes, blending up onto the forehead nice and blended around the cheeks and the eyes. I like to put a little bit of the foundation just on the lips themselves, because once we do our lip look, that actually helps set the lipstick as well. It provides a nice base for the lip liner, and we're gonna do underneath the eyes and we're just gonna get right up underneath there now, when you're picking your foundation, I recommend choosing a color that's one or two shades lighter. Then, like your arms. You really? When you're matching it, you want to match it to the neck. That way you have a more natural and even look. So we're gonna blend down now around the jawline onto the neck. This is a really important part. Do not skip this part or you're gonna end up with a line, and that will not look very natural. And if you need to apply more to the neck, you can feel free to do so to supply a little tiny dot in case you need any extra coverage on your neck and you can apply further down the neck. You know if if you have things that you'd like to cover, but really about Midway is fine, and once that's nice and blended, we will start on our other side 5. How to Apply Foundation: Part 2: so we're gonna do the same thing for the other side. Just apply a piece size amount. We're just gonna go in on the cheeks and a light tapping motion. We're just gonna blend that out, and you just want to make sure the entire faces covered right up into the cracks of the nose to the chin. The reason it's best to tap when you're applying the foundation is because it really it makes the foundation more concentrated. So you get better coverage rather than sweeping and in a sweeping motion. As you can see, it really takes off a lot of the makeup and leaves ST Marks, So padding is really best for when you're applying heavy coverage. Foundation. If you're using something like a CC cream, you can just rub that on because that really doesn't have a lot of coverage. So we're just tapping all around lightly on the eyes. The reason. It's good to do the eyes as well, because that kind of works like a primer for the eye shadow and overall just makes the makeup look more even. So we're doing underneath the eyes helps cover bags, dark circles, readiness up into the corners, making sure we're getting the tip of the nose and the creases of the nose. And then once we finished doing the cheeks and the nose, we're just going to blend into the neck again on this side, making sure it's blended into the hairline down onto the neck, just covering any spots, brushing out any streaks we see. Just so we get a nice, smooth, even coverage. And we're just going over the face now and just tapping out any imperfections we see now is a good time. If you have, maybe like a pimple coming through, you can go back and just apply a little dab more to help conceal that. And now we have finished our application of foundation. And now that we have finished our foundation, we want to set that foundation using a setting powder. I prefer to use loose powders. For this. They go on a lot lighter. You're not looking for any more coverage. You're really just looking to Matt the skin, even it out and give it lasting power. I just chose a fine loose powder and a light pigment. You can also use a translucent powder which has no pigment at all, and we're just gonna take our big powder brush and just tap it off and just lightly dust that over the phase and you can use circular motions, sweeping motions. We're just lightly putting it everywhere. This it's going to give a porcelain finished look to the skin. I really recommend setting your makeup. It'll last a lot longer. The makeup won't break down is easy, and when it does, it'll look more even. It won't look oily replying to the chin down onto the neck, underneath the nose, on live the tip of the nose. We're just getting that all over so she looks nice and finished. Makes quite a difference in the appearance. Makes it look a lot more natural. A swell, which is what you always want to go for when you're applying your foundation. This for it to look as natural as possible. All right. And once you finish setting your foundation, you're ready to move on to your eyes. 6. How to Apply Eye Liner: So for the eyeliner, I like to use liquid eyeliner. Liquid eyeliner could be a little trickier toe work with. But for beginners, I recommend using and liquid eyeliner with a felt tip. This is gonna have a more sturdy tip than just the brush, which is a little harder to control. Um, but really, I prefer liquid eyeliner to pencil eyeliner because it's a lot darker. It doesn't really smudge, and it lasts a lot longer. I also feel like you can get a finer point and a thinner line with liquid eyeliner than you can with a pencil. So using the liquid eyeliner, we just take it out and and wipe off any access any excess eyeliner on the side and then starting in the corner of the eye, we're just gonna apply a small little line, and we're just gonna work our way in along the last line, and I and if you notice I'm using tapping like motions, I find that this is the best way because the eye does wrinkle when you press it. This is the best way to get the smoothest line. We're going in around the eye, and when we get more towards the inner eye. You can't want to kind of make that line a little thinner. So the line kind of goes thinner, too thick as we reached the outer corner of the eye. And the reason we do that is because if the line is too thick on the inner corner of the eye, it won't blend. It won't look natural. We really just want to put a line to help define the eyelashes and thicken the eyelashes and open the eye more. You can do it. We're going to start on the other. I doing the same thing in the corner to the our corner of the eye, and following that line, we're going to move in along the lash line, using our little light, sweeping motions towards the inner corner of the eye. Now I urge you to try different things with your hands. Find a way that's comfortable. Make sure you're resting your hand on your face while you're applying it. It's going to give your hand a lot more control. That's all there is to it. And now the eyeliner is finished, and it's time to move on to mascara 7. How to Apply Eye Shadow: Okay, so for starting the eyes, I'm just gonna use my basic eye shadow brush. And I have this palette here of a bunch of different natural neutral colors. I'm gonna take a light, natural, neutral, almost skin tone. I'm just gonna apply that on her I right underneath her brow bone. This is gonna add highlight and definition to the browse. And I'm gonna do that on both eyes, making sure way. Just get it right up into the brow. Make sure we kind of blend it down a little bit. It doesn't have to look to blended because we do want to see it. And we do want to see that definition by a little more on this side, just for a little more pigment. Once we've defined the browse, we're going to apply our base color onto the I, which is gonna be our color that covers the entire lid. So I'm just gonna choose, like, a nice natural brown, and I'm just gonna using a tapping motion lightly tap press that powder on. The reason I like to tap rather than wipe it on, is because it helps the powder stay on the island and not fall off onto the cheeks. It also gives you a more concentrated color. So we're just doing that on both eyes, just lightly topping the eye shadow onto the island all over the base of the island. Once we've done our base, we're gonna put in our definition our definition. We're going to choose a little darker of a color like a little darker brown. And we're just gonna apply that along the crease of the I just a little bit in the corner. It's just gonna add a little more definition to the eye and a little more of a blending transition. Um, this is really a simple look to do. It might sound a little more complicated, but I'll show you I'm just gonna take a little more of like a chocolate brown color. I'm just going to apply that right in the corner of the eye just tapping it on. Yeah, that's right in the corner and just going up into the crease. We're going for just simple and basic right up into the crease. And you see, that just gives a little more definition to the I a little more depth into the corners in the outer crease, making sure it's nice and blended. Now, don't be afraid to even use your fingers to blend. The fingers are actually really great blending tool. You can just get in there you could make. This is dark or as light as you'd like. You can use any color you like. And another little fun thing I like to do to my eye. Makeup is I like to take that same white. I shudder that I used to highlight the brow, and I like to put just a little bit in the corners of the eyes, making sure it's nice and blended. Get in there with your finger and this really helps open the I. And right in the eye. We're just getting right into the corner, lending it out, and now we've completed the I show. 8. How to Apply Mascara: so for using mascara. You can really It depends on your lashes. What kind of mess scare you wanna buy? If you have thin eyelashes, you can buy a volumizing mascara, which is what I have right here. Um, if you have really long lashes and you want to define those, they sell the Oscars for long lashes. I just recommend staying away from fiber lash mascaras because those could be irritating for eyes, and they're a bit harder to apply. So for just starting out, I have this Revlon power volume mascara and it's just a nice thick wand. We're just gonna pull it out. We're not wiping it off or anything. Just may be the tip. Okay, So going into the eye, we're going to start at the base, going in a back and forth motion while pulling outward from the lash. You can also twist and rotate the brush while you're doing that. We really want to break apart the mascara and you want to make sure you get down to the base and you can't apply this just on the ends. If you don't really want a heavy mascara, look, you can apply just on the ends, and that'll just help give a little bit of definition and a nice polished finish. Look to the I. I recommend only using one coat for a nighttime Look, though you could go with two coats. So once we finish that, I we're just gonna move on to the next I and starting at the base using our light sweeping motion back and four up through the lashes. I'll just be really careful applying this. Use a light hand. You don't want to get any maschera on the corners of your nose or on the eyelid. If that does happen, though, I mean, you can easily remove that with makeup remover, so don't get discouraged, but just start small light strokes. Get your I used to having mascara on it and applying. And then once we've finished our upper lashes, we can start on our bottom lashes. If you choose to do so, so too do the bottom lashes. You're just very, very lightly just towards the ends, in light strokes, go down the eyelashes. You don't have to worry about any street, any sweeping motions, and you can use the tip of the mascara wand for more precision. be very careful not to poke your eye. We're just gonna do on both sides just lightly along the I is in the tip of the wand to break up those lashes. It was into the corners of the eye. Now we finished our mascara and we can move on to our finishing touch the lips. 9. How to do Makeup on Lips: So we're going to start the lips by applying lip liner so you always want to use a very close in color lip liner to your lipstick. It'll give you a more natural look. We're really just using it to define the lips. You don't really want to see the lip liner. You just want to see the effect of the lip liner. So, using a nice sharp lip liner pencil, you're just gonna go in along the lip line where the skin and the lip meat at the Cupid's bow and just draw along that line right there. Make sure you can put your hand on your face so you have some balance there and just lightly. You could do light, sweeping motions, which I find is easier when you're learning, because that way, you're not going too far along and then you mess up. So you just go light little lines on the outside quarters, just lining the lips. It works best if you do that. Cupid's Bow first, because it just kind of gives you a starting point of where to go and the Cupid's bow is this Little Bo, right in the middle of the left and we're just gonna finish lining the upper lip, going around the corners. If it's not 100% perfect with Linus crooked, that's fine. We're going to be blending it out. I always like to blend my lip liner after I apply it for a more natural look. You can even apply your lip liner after you put on your lipstick, which is also a nice technique. It really doesn't matter if you put it on before or after. So once we've applied that lip liner, we take our little lipstick brush and we're just going Teoh pull downward along lips on the lip liner, just blending it down into the lips. Then we're gonna do that on the entire line, just downward motions blending in that lip liner and the brush is a great tool to also even out that lip liner. So if you dio smudge any up, you can just take the brush and line along the lip of correct that it's on the bottom lip. We're gonna do the same thing except pulling up into the lift, going along, correcting any mistakes, and we're just making sure that's nice and blended. And once we blended our lip liner. We can apply our lipstick now. The lipstick I chose is just a nice natural nude pink. This goes great with the lip liner that I chose. I'm going to use my lipstick brush and just wipe that along the top of the lipstick just to get some on the brush. It's always best to apply lipstick with a brush, especially when you're first learning. It's a lot more control, lot more sanitary, and then we're just going to starting. And at the Cupid's bow, just lightly apply that in our light little sweeping motions across the entire upper lip. I always like to start in the center and work my way out with lips. It helps keep their natural shape. It helps with cemetery. You always want your looks to try and be symmetrical, and we're just supplying that all over the lip, and you can put more lipstick on your brush as needed. It really eliminates excessive product, and the need for blotting on blotting is when you you know you've seen in movies. You know, the girls just put the tissue between their lives. This really saves product and gives you just a nice, then natural coat of lipstick. And once you've applied that all over your lift, you're finished 10. Daytime Makeup Look : Part 1: So for your light every day. Makeup. Look, I like to use a cc cream, and these are basically just moisturizers with a little bit off tinted pigment in him, so they're really easy to apply. They just at a nice light, natural coverage. They're not too heavy on the skin. And so you're just supplying that like you would a moisturizer essentially just kind of rubbing that all over the skin. We're gonna get her face nice and covered. Sisi creams are great for sensitive skin. They have SPF protection. They just add, like a nice touch to the skin. And so we're just supplying that everywhere, like you would a moisturizer. You can see it has a little bit of color, but it's really light. Makes the skin nice and hydrated, and you'll notice that I'm using my fingers to apply this and not a cosmetic wedge. And that's because this is more of a moisturizer than it is in a a foundation. So if I use a cosmetic wedge or any other makeup brush to apply this, it's gonna take off a lot of the pigment, and it's mostly going to just absorb into the sponge or the brush instead of onto the face . So for a cc cream, I like to always use my fingers robbing that all over. Then you can apply this to the eyes as well. Right along the island. You always wanna be careful not to get any products in your eyes. You never know what could staying or irritate. Hm. So that's really great about cc cream. So once we've finished applying the cc cream, we can move on to our eyes and we're just gonna dio a natural daytime. Look for those We're not gonna dio Ah, lot of eyeliner. Really heavy eye shadow. We want something that's just quick and easy to do that you can wear anywhere for the eye shadow. I'm choosing a light soft pink and we're just going to lightly apply that all over the entire lower lid. We're just padding that on. So we're getting a nice natural shade, which is the touch of color. The reason I recommend pink is because pink helps with dark circles or any darkness or any tired look around the eyes. It helps neutralize out that color moving on to the next guy. We're just supplying that all over the base of the I up in the corners, up to the crease and our light padding motions. You can choose to add a little contour into the crease if you want a little more definition and you can also choose to highlight the brow. But we're just going for a simple quick look, so we're not gonna do that today. 11. Daytime Makeup Look : Part 2: after we finished the eye shadow, we're gonna move on to our eye liner and for this look, we're just gonna be putting a tiny a little bit of eyeliner just on the outside corner of the eye. So we're just doing a nice thin little line on the outside corner just over extending it a little bit out of the I And we're gonna bring that in just along the lash line to about midway to the I a little less than midway. We're just gonna add a little bit of definition to the corner of the eye just to make the I look more open, and we're gonna do that to the other IAS. Well, just a little thin line over extending a little bit to the outside corner of the eye, and it's that simple for our look. And now we're gonna finish the I look with some mascara. So next we're moving on to the mascara for the simple daytime. Look, I don't recommend putting mascara on the bottom lash. We're just gonna do the upper lash, and we're just gonna do about midway through the lashes to the ends. We're going for simple natural, something that's easy to apply and adds just that extra little definition. Now, mind you. If you want, you can apply it to the full lash. That's completely up to you just for the look I've chosen. We're gonna keep it simple. We're gonna do that to both eyes, just a touch of color, and that completes our I. Lastly, we're gonna move on to our lip look, which I'm just doing a nice light, natural new dish pink to match the eye shadow and just to kind of dark in her already natural pick up pink lips. So we're just going in, using our makeup brush, taking our color and just lightly applying it all over the lid. You can see it's adding just a touch of color, but it's not too dark. It's just subtle. This whole look, it's just really fresh faced. We're just looking for fresh glowy, effortless makeup application. We're applying that to the bottom Lipa's well to the entire lift. We're not gonna do any lip liner because that's definitely takes more time, and it creates a bit of a bolder look applying that all over the lips. And once we've finished that will complete our daytime makeup. Look