what is makeup

What is Make-Up?

“Makeup is the finishing touch, the final accessory”

-Marc Jacobs

Makeup can be used to conceal imperfections, enhance natural features (such as eyebrows and eyelashes), and add color to a person’s face. 

A lot of women use it to enhance their beauty or make a statement. The way you do your makeup says a lot about you! So, try to come up with your ideal method.

What are the components of Makeup?

Makeup is usually a mixture of chemical components, some of which are obtained from natural sources and others which are synthetic.

Water, emulsifiers, preservatives, thickeners, moisturisers, colors, and scents are all common elements in cosmetics.

Government rules put strict labeling requirements on cosmetics. The ingredients of a product must be indicated on the package, on the product itself, or in some other way that informs the consumer. Ingredients are stated in descending order by mass or volume, just like on food labels. The goal of required labeling is to assist consumers to identify compounds to which they may be allergic.

The different types of Makeup and the correct order to apply them:

1. Primer

Primer comes in a variety of compositions to suit different skin types. Most are applied before foundation to reduce the appearance of pore size and allow for a smoother application of makeup.

2. Color Correcting

The opposite colors on the color wheel cancel each other out. 

  • Green concealer covers red pimples
  • Purple concealer covers yellow blemishes
  • Orange concealer covers blue dark circles

You can make your concealer work better for you if you use this theory.

different color correctors

3. Concealer

Concealer is a type of makeup that is used to hide skin flaws. It is frequently used to provide additional covering for blemishes or other markings. Also, concealer is often thicker and more solid than foundation, and it gives more precise, long-lasting coverage. Some formulas are designed specifically for the eyes.

4. Foundation

Foundation is applied to the face to balance out skin tone and smooth out imperfections. It comes in a variety of forms, including liquid, cream, powder, and, more recently, a light and fluffy mousse.

5. Blush

Blush, also known as rouge, enhances the color of the cheeks and defines the cheekbones. Rouge is available as a powder, a cream, or a liquid. 

Tip: If you apply it before foundation, you get a more natural finish.

6. Contour

Contour powders and creams define the features of the face. They can be used to create the illusion of a thinner face or to change the contour of a person’s face in various ways. 

Contour cosmetics are usually a few shades darker than one’s actual skin tone and have a matte texture. This gives the appearance of depth. 

For a more natural look, use a darker toned foundation or concealer instead of contour products.

You can contour your face before foundation using cream contour or a contour stick.

woman with contour makeup

7. Bronzer

Bronzer imitates a sun-kissed glow and enhances a tan; it’s also an excellent method to make your skin look radiant and healthy.

You can use either a matte or a sparkly bronzer. If you want a natural look, a matte bronzer is excellent, while shimmer is best for a sun-kissed, radiant look.

Because bronzers have a warmer tones, they should not be used as a contour. Although a matte bronzer appears to be an excellent contour shade, it is more likely to warm your skin rather than generate the cool-toned shadows you desire.

8. Highlighter

Highlighter comes in liquid, cream, and powder form, and draws attention to the high points of the face. It has shimmer most of the time, but not always

To achieve a more natural look, a lighter toned foundation/concealer can be used instead of highlighter.

9. Eyebrows

Eyebrow makeup fills in the gaps between your brows, highlighting your eyes and framing your face. 

A strong brow can be worn alone for a more natural look, but it can also be used to balance off more dramatic eye makeup—a smoky eye or winged liner will pop more when supported by a strong brow.

Eye shadow is a great way to bring attention to your eyes. It can contour and balance the face and make your eye color pop. All, depending on color choice, intensity, and placement.

Eyeliner makes the eyes appear bigger and longer.

eyeshadow and eyeliner

11. Mascara

Mascara is a product that thickens, lengthens, and usually darkens the lashes to enhance the appearance of the eyes.

It enhances the look of your makeup while also adding a unique touch. Perfectly coated lashes create a framing around the eyes, making them appear larger and more appealing.


12. Lips

Applying your lip color is always a nice last step in your makeup routine, whether you’re just dabbing on some tinted gloss or doing a full look with liner and lipstick.

woman with red lipstick and black mascara

13. Setting Spray or Powder

Setting Spray is a product that keeps your makeup in place for long periods of time. Setting powder, which can be pigmented or translucent, is an alternative to setting spray. You can use both or neither.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.