How to apply liquid makeup

Liquid makeup, particularly liquid foundation, can last up to 24 hours can covers blemishes with a smooth finish. However, it's important to apply liquid foundation correctly to achieve this. Below we'll tell you how to apply different liquid makeup products to create and apply a natural look in minutes using liquid makeup.

How to apply liquid foundation makeup

When appling liquid foundation your main result should be a smooth finish that covers blemishes but still looks natural and matches your skin tone.

  1. Firstly, use a facial cleanser to clean your face and remove excess dirt or oils. Avoid cleansers that contain alcohol.
  2. Apply a moisturizer to your face. This will help keep the foundation on longer and makes it look natural. Leave your skin to dry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Apply a small amount of concealer to blemishes or problem areas of your face, such as under the eyes for dark circles.
  4. Place a small amount of foundation onto a smooth surface, such as some tissue or a small dish. Using a makeup sponge, dab the foundation and cover the sponge in a small amount.
  5. Apply the liquid foundation to the areas you applied the concealer first. Then, move on to applying the foundation to the rest of your face, adding more foundation to the sponge when it runs out each time. When you have covered your entire face, blend the foundation until it creates a smooth, natural look.

How to apply liquid eye makeup

If you fail to apply lqiuid eyeliner correctly your makeup is likely to look smudged, flakely or messy. Liquid eyeliner does take some practice to master, but these steps should help you:

  1. Prime your eyelids with professional primer or cream eyeshdow to provide a base for the lqiuid eyeliner to stick to.
  2. Apply any eyeshadow will you be wearing.
  3. Make sure your dominant hand is steadied on a table and tilt your head back. Draw your eyelid taut with your non-dominant hand.
  4. Draw small dashes or dots on your upper eyelid, as close to your eyelashes and possible. These don't have to be neat as you can go over them later.
  5. Go over the dashes in one continuous line, as close to your eyelashes as possible, applying it lightly to the inner eye and thicker as your line moves towards your temple.
  6. Use a cotton swab to fix any mistakes, which can be quite frequent if you are not used to applying liquid eyeliner.

Choosing your product

It's easy to tell anyone how to apply liquid makeup, but the results will depend on the type of product you use and what is suited for your features. A cheap makeup product is never recommended, but what you choose will vary in price depending on what you feel is right. For example, if you want a liquid eyeliner that lasts for a long time, a waterproof eyeliner is better to use, but it is usually harder to correct mistakes.

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