General Makeup Application

How To Do Basic Makeup at Home

I wonder how many of us can make this statement.


“She never left the house without applying her makeup and arranging her jewelry.”


This statement is describing a woman with perfectly applied makeup, attractively styled hair and dressed in the latest fashions and accessories. Unfortunately, most of us can’t fall into this privileged category. Starting with the makeup, I must admit I did not leave my house with perfectly applied makeup every morning. Can you say you left your house with same as the lady in subject?


Walking from the parking lot or in the cafeteria I watch how women are dressed and being in the beauty business I keep checking makeup applications. Women carefully arranging their cosmetics in the morning may describe the procedure as preparations intended to beautify the face. However, when I see the faces of most women, including mine, I would describe it as ‘wakeup makeup’. I hope and I know we can all do much better. Let’s start with the skin on your face.


The perfect makeup application starts with the perfect complexion. To have a perfect makeup we must moisturize and hydrate the skin to allow effortless make up application and all – day staying power. We do this by choosing the perfect primer (base foundation) to even the skin, covering minor or not so minor lines, uneven pigmentation and blemishes. With this primer, you can feel confident that you are taking the best care of your skin. This product is a must-have in your everyday beauty routine!


For a perfect all-day makeup, I have selected 3 products for you. I believe any of these products will do an excellent job for you. These products are suitable for normal to sensitive skin and for required nourishment. I have chosen for mature skin type. My reason is that collagen production slows at the age of 21, and production lessens as the years go by. Nourishing your skin at any age is beneficial.

Product # 1


Dual-Action Face Primer (Vitamin C+ Hyaluronic Acid) Dual-acting

Monica Ann Beauty: Foundation Primer that will hydrate, mattify, brighten and minimize pores for a healthy natural glow!

The Dual-Action Face Primer is accompanied by the ‘Thank Me Later’ Eye Primer Makeup Eyeshadow Base to prevent oily lids. 

See them both on Amazon.

Product # 2

Radiant Complex Face Primer – Flawless Base for Foundation and Makeup -1.2 Fl Oz.

Best value on a cost per ounce for a professional makeup primer

No Annoying Pumps That Break, Sleek Tube Use

Fits in Your Makeup BagHigh quality made in the USA and free of chemical parabens

Makeup glides on and stays on all day, special formulation blurs lines and pores

Available on Amazon

Product #3

Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless 3-in-1 Liquid Foundation

Anti aging foundation instantly reduces the look of wrinkles for a smoother, more youthful appearance

Evens skin tone and blurs the appearance of dark circles and other less than perfect areas

Contains hyaluronic complex and vitamin C for firmer and healthier looking skin

Available in multiple shades for you to find the right match for your skin tone

Covergirl products are Leaping Bunny Certified by Cruelty Free International, meaning they are never tested on animals

Available on Amazon

I hope you’ll have fun choosing the right product. In my next article we’ll finish the perfect makeup application.


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Until the next time,