Cassie’s Make-Up Page
A very good friend of mine gave me lessons on the application of make-up. Together,
she and I have compiled this short, easy guide to doing one’s face up.
Cassie’s Notes From Make-Up Lessons
- Wash face.
- Apply a little moisturiser, up and out to help it into the pores.
- Apply concealer where needed (e.g., under the eyes, in the jowls). For liquid
concealer, use a Q-Tip and for powdered concealer, use a make-up sponge. Apply as
light as possible around the eyes.
- The next step is to apply foundation. Use a sponge to apply. Dab on forehead,
nose, chin and cheeks, then blend downwards. The foundation’s colour should
blend well with the skin’s natural colour. Though you don’t need to
use a wet sponge, if you do use water, use it sparingly. Also, apply foundation to
the lips to act as a canvas for lip make-up.
- Contour comes next, if it is used. Use a medium brush to apply the contour just
under the cheek bone (Suck in your cheeks while applying contour so that the line
of application is clearly outlined) brush from the back of the cheek to
approximately the middle of your eye. Blend the contour in well using a sponge.
- Next, apply either blush or rouge from the base of the temple, along the top
of the cheek to around the middle of the eyes (the apple of your cheek). Use a
sponge to blend the blush down and into the contour. Always use a sponge!
- Now, we start on the eyes. On the upper lids, start with the light eyeshadow
and apply to the inner, upper triangle (under the arch and to the crease. The
guidelines are the inner corner of the eye, the eyebrows, and the natural line
from the corner of the eye to about midline of the eyebrows. Next apply the medium
tone eyeshadow to the outer, lower triangle bordered by the light eyeshadow and
the crease. Finally, apply the dark tone eyeshadow in the crease and slightly up
at the outside end of the crease. Blend well with sponge or brush.
- Eyeliner is applied next. On the lower lids, feather from about mid-eye out
to the outer corner. On the upper lids, feather along the base of the lashes and
from the outer corner to about 2/3rd to 3/4th of the distance to the inner corner.
Use either an eyeliner pencil or the dark eyeshadow. Stay away from the black
eyeliner. Blend with either Q-tip or flat end of eyeliner, to ensure smooth line.
- Now we move up to the eyebrows. Use a brow definer, with a suggested colour
of pecan or sable. Feather across the eyebrows and blend in using the end of the
definer or Q-Tip.
- If you are going to curl your eyelashes, now is the time to do so, prior
- Apply mascara to the top eyelashes. First apply to the top of the top
eyelashes then to the bottom of the eyelashes. Do not use black, unless you are a
true black-haired raven!; use brown black, soft black or blue black. Apply mascara
to the lower eyelashes, only if you desire. If you blink enough times while it is
still wet on top, you will get some mascara on the bottom lashes.
- Then apply lipliner. For fuller lips, outline just outside your natural lip
line. To make your lips smaller, outline just inside your natural line. Then using
the liner, colour in your lips and blend with a finger so no colour lines are
showing. It doesn’t have to be solidly coloured in, but the lipliner will
also help your lipstick stay on longer.
- Next apply lipstick. You can use a brush (which helps to get into all the lip
crevices) or straight from the tube. Apply lipstick and smack your lips together
gently just enough to spread colour to lips. Press a kleenex between lips to take
excess lipstick away. Then peel apart a kleenex, so you have one layer, hold the
layer over your lips and brush loose translucent powder overtop, this will also
take off excess lipstick, and set the lipstick that’s on your lips.
- Finally, apply a fine layer of translucent powder all over. Dip your biggest
brush into the powder then shake off the excess.
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