8 Step-by-Step Makeup Tutorials for Beginners

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Putting on a fresh, pretty face of makeup is actually quite an art. If you want it to, makeup can do magical things, completely transforming your face, or simply enhancing your features. Whether you want a basic, natural look or something a little more sultry, makeup tutorials are a great way to learn tricks of the beauty trade. With a few tools, some practice, and the ability to blend in makeup with your fingertips, you’ll be a makeup pro in no time. Even if you’re just a beginner, you’ll find these tutorials to be simple and thorough.

If you’re like me, you’re not one for wearing a lot of makeup on the daily, but there are some basic makeup tricks that are helpful to have in your arsenal. You don’t always want to be wearing the same makeup look out at night that you wore to work during the day. A simple cat eye, smokey eye or contour and highlighting session can totally amp up your look with just a little bit of skill. These techniques aren’t difficult, but it’s important to know the step-by-step from the very start. This way there’s no guessing and you’ll be able to master these looks in a snap!

From a no-makeup makeup look to wear from day to night, to applying eyeliner and eyeshadow like a pro, these are the best step-by-step makeup tutorials for beginners.

Flawless Face Makeup Tutorial for Beginners by Lenee Marie

Let’s start with the basics. If you’re looking for a no-makeup makeup look, this tutorial will show you everything from how to properly conceal your under eye bags to shaping your eyebrows and blending in your foundation with a beautyblender Original Makeup Sponge. She explains why each step is important and tells you why she uses the techniques she does. It’s perfect if you want a fresh, flawless look on the daily that you can do in under ten minutes.

Beginner Eye Makeup Tips & Tricks by TheMakeupChair

If you’re a beginner, you likely need advice on everything from picking the right brushes, to choosing eye shadow colours, and applying makeup correctly. This is a beginner’s guide that has it all! She describes basic eye makeup application, explaining why you should use a primer and the three to four shades you need to create a basic look. I always love how much a highlighter can enhance the eyes, and she recommends Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Pan – Shimma Shimma.

Darkskin Makeup Tutorial for Beginners + Highlight and Contour by KimAllure

Another no-makeup, makeup look, this tutorial is specifically for those of you with darker skin. She shows you how to highlight and contour in a natural way so you can wear this look to work or out to brunch with friends. If you’re just getting into makeup and want something minimal, these techniques are for you. The Revlon PhotoReady Makeup, Cappucino sets a gorgeous base, while the Milani Baked Bronzer, Golden finishes off the look with a natural highlight.

How to Apply Eyeliner Like a Pro! Simple and Quick! Adriana Braje

Although eyeliner is a classic makeup staple, applying it properly doesn’t come easily for everyone, especially when it comes to liquid eyeliner. It can take a few tries to get it right, but this tutorial will introduce you to great tips and tricks to get the perfect, flattering eyeliner shape for your eyes. Not only will it enhance your eyes, it will also make your lashes appear fuller. Use a quality liquid eyeliner such as L’Oréal Paris Super Liner Perfect Slim for best results!

How To: Contour and Highlight for Beginners Jennifer Chiu

If you’re wondering how to highlight and contour properly, you’re in the right place. With photos and tutorials of women with different coloured streaks all over their faces, contouring can seem tricky, but it’s actually quite simple if you follow these steps. It’s artistic and fun, and allows you to sculpt you face in any way you desire. The Coastal Scents Professional Camouflage Concealer Palette has everything you really need to contour and highlight! And she takes you through the exact steps to perfect the look.

In Depth Makeup Tutorial for Beginners! (Drugstore) Canela Trigueros

I love this tutorial because she uses only drugstore makeup from Maybelline New York Dream Pure BB Cream Skin Clearing Perfector to CoverGirl 840 Clump Crusher Extensions Lashblast Mascara. Everything is so affordable and she really nails the techniques for people who are just starting out with makeup application. She covers everything from properly powdering your face to shaping and filling your eyebrows to perfecting winged liner, so you can take and leave what you want. She makes it easy to follow along and leaves you with a really pretty look.

Easy Eyebrow Tutorial mayratouchofglam

Having full, luscious eyebrows has never been so glam. Many women fill in their eyebrows on the daily to make them look more enhanced, and this tutorial makes it simple. It’s easy to go overboard when you’re filling in your eyebrows so make sure to follow these steps to get the perfect fullness. Using proper tools like an eyebrow brush and angled brush is key to perfecting this look, and this brush and comb duo (the Makeup Bamboo Handle Double Eyebrow Brush + Eyebrow Comb) that will work wonders for your brows!

How to Apply Eyeshadow Perfectly (Beginner Friendly Hacks) AlexandrasGirlyTalk

Whether you’re a beginner or are looking for a new method for how to apply eyeshadow, this tutorial is the bread and butter. She takes you through a technique that is simple and goes on smoothly every time. She gives you tips on holding your brush, maintaining your brows, and setting your primer with a powder such as Buttercup flash-friendly, camera-ready face powder. This ensures you’ll have a really smooth base before you put the eye shadow on. She then explains how to create a gorgeous, natural look with eye shadow that you can leave simple or dress up with false eyelashes.

If you’re a beginner these makeup tutorials will show you the way. Take some time to practice and you’ll be a makeup guru in no time!

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