1. Moisturize – Take a clean canvas and apply your favorite moisturizer. No face is created equal so try to find a hydration balance for your skin.
2. Attack Eye Bags – Use a yellow toned concealer under your eyes. Less is more here! (I personally like to use a concealer after applying foundation as I tend to use less that way and blend better, but everyone is different. Some artist say foundation then concealer and others are the opposite.)
3. Build a Foundation – Start from the center of your face and work outward. This will help prevent a makeup line around your face.
4. Set – Use a loose matte powder to set your work. This will help combat oil and creasing.
5. Bronze and Blush – Use a matte bronzer on your cheeks, forehead, nose, chin, and neck. Darker hues will contour while light hues highlight – so use a lighter shade above your darker application.
6. Lips – There are many ways to apply lipwear. Depending on the style you are trying to achieve, adjust your routine. For an easy everyday look, apply a neutral or pink hue, blot and dust a light luminescent powder on your cupids bow. It’s understated, but will make your lips look plump.
7. Brows – Use an eyeshadow or brow pencil 1 or 2 shades lighter than your natural hair color to fill in your brows.
8. Shadow – Try to use at least 2 shadows to blend out a look. The lighter color should be your allover lid shade and the darker should cover your crease to lashline. Also make sure your brown bones are the lightest shade otherwise you will look like you applied the shadow with a shovel.
9. Liner – A thin line of gel shadow is all you need. Just make sure you flip the end upward. You don’t have to do a full cat eye or wing, but don’t be tempted to just stop without an end flourish. It looks unpolished. Also avoid the temptation to line under your eyes. It pulls them down and makes them look heavy.
10. Mascara – Curl then layer two coats of mascara. I suggest a definer then a thickening/volumizing formula.
Thanks to Style List for the breakdown!