Have you ever tried putting on make-up for a special occasion and it end up coming out a disaster? if so, these simple instructions will help you understand the basics of applying make-up whether it is for a fancy date or just a night out on the town. For some women, it is difficult to understand the basics of make-up, which results in applying too much or too little. These instructions will help women with this problem and allow them to look their best. These instructions are made for any woman who wants to learn how to apply make-up, but it is suggested to have good eye sight due to the fact that you will be using pointy objects near and around your eyes. As a beginner, applying make-up can take around 20 minutes, but the more you practice the faster the application process will become. Remember, it is okay to mess up and start over! Applying make-up takes patience, but the more you try the better you will look for that special date!

 You will need:

- Primer  (I used MAC Prep+Prime)
- Powder Brush (I used BareMinerals powder brush, but any powder brush will do)
- Bronzer Brush (this is helpful but not necessary, I just used the side of my powder brush)
- Eyeshadow Brush (I used MAC eyeshadow brush)
- Powder (I used MAC Studio Fix in NW25)
- Bronzer (I used MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural bronzer in "Give Me Sun")
- Brown/ Dark Eyeshadow (I used MAC mineralize eyeshadow in "Illusionary Burning Ambition")
- Pale/ Light Eyeshadow (I used MAC mineralize eyeshadow in F21 "This & That")
- Liquid Eyeliner (I used Lorac- Front of the Line Pro in black)
- Eyeliner (I used Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil in 01 Onyx)
- Mascara (I used Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara in black)
- Skin Refresher/ Finishing Mist (I used MAC Fix+)
- Lip Gloss (I used Revlon Colorburst in 022 Sunset Peach)

- As well as good lighting and basic knowledge of make-up terms.

Step 1: Applying the primer

Pump a small amount of primer on to the tips of your fingers and rub them together. Begin to apply the primer under the eyes and around the nose, and then spread it all over the cheeks, chin, nose, eyelids, and forehead. Blend the primer into your skin and cover all areas of the face as best as you can. Let the primer dry for about about a minute before performing the next step.

(Note: The purpose of a primer is to prepare the skin for long lasting make-up wear. It creates a smooth base for applying powder and bronzer, which leads to less make-up wearing off the skin.)

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