The basics about makeup for women

There are many specifics when it comes to makeup for women. Many of it depends on your own personal style and what you are using the makeup for on that occasion. However, we are going to run through some of the basics that you need to consider.

Eye shadow

There are a number of different approaches when it comes to eye shadow. These two options really depend on what you are looking to achieve:

  • Powder shadow – Do you want countless options and versatility? Then this is the way to go. The color stays and you can easily layer powder on an earlier powder base. You can decide between glittery (great for women who want to look festive) shimmery, and soft matte (an all-around flattering option). Many of the powder shadows on the market can be used damp or dry, which allows you to adjust the color intensity
  • Cream shadow – If you like a hand-on approach, cream shadow is great. You can use your fingers to blend and apply and you can take it anywhere. However, it does not have a lot of staying power and does tend to crease. If you have oily eyelids, it is a good idea to ignore this option.


There are a few different options when applying eyeliner. These depend on how good you are at applying it and what the desired effect is. The three options are:

  • Liquid or gel liner – If you want to create a dramatic effect and have a steady hand, you can use liquid or gel liner. This long-lasting, waterproof formula is a great choice if you need to make your eyeliner last all day and through the night.
  • Powder shadow – This is a favorite for many women because it is easy to master and lasts a long time. If you want to make sure you apply it right, make sure to buy a thin eyeliner brush with slightly angled or straight bristles. Lightly tap or blow on the brush to get rid of excess eyeliner to avoid the dark specks of shadow that fall under the eyes.
  • Eye pencils – These are still the standard for most women because it is hard to make a mistake with eye pencils. If you do not want to carry around a separate makeup brush, these are a great solution. However, because the formula is wax-based, they are prone to smearing.


If you want to accentuate your cheekbones, you need blush. However, there are a number of different options to choose from when looking at blush:

  • Powder blush – This is undoubtedly the easiest options to apply. It works on the majority of skin types and blends well. Even if you use too strong of a color, you can use a little face powder to fix the mistake.
  • Cream blush – Do you have really dry skin? If so, this is the best option because the emollients in this formula help color glide on effortlessly and moisturize the skin. While you do get a healthy glow, it is not going to last throughout the day.
  • Shimmer blush – if you are looking for something to dress up with, this is the right option. The shimmery, sheer formula is fun and gives your skin soft highlights.


The right foundation can make all the difference in the rest of your makeup. That is why these two options are important to consider:

  • Tinted moisturizer – This is the perfect entry product for someone who rarely uses makeup. It combines the skin-evening properties of a foundation with the benefits of a face cream. It is good for skin that needs minimal coverage, both normal and dry skin.
  • Liquid and cream foundations – If you want different options, these are the best possible choices. They are easy to blend and are able to provide medium to full-coverage, depending on how much you are going to use. If you are going to use this, make sure to shake the bottle before you apply it. That way the heavier parts are not just sitting at the bottom.
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