Start with a clean, moisturized face. It’s important to begin your makeup routine with a clean canvas, so be sure to wash your face and apply a moisturizer to help hydrate and nourish your skin.

Apply a primer. Primer is a lightweight product that helps to smooth out your skin and provide a base for your makeup. It can help fill in pores and fine lines, and can also help your makeup stay in place for longer.

Use a foundation or BB cream. Foundation is a thicker, full-coverage product that is used to even out your skin tone and cover up any imperfections. BB cream, on the other hand, is a lighter, more sheer product that provides a bit of coverage and skincare benefits. Choose the one that best suits your needs and preferences. Be sure to blend it well, using a brush, sponge, or your fingers.

Conceal any dark circles, blemishes, or other imperfections. Use a concealer that matches your skin tone to cover up any areas you want to hide. Apply it directly onto the problem areas and blend it out using a brush or your finger.

Set your base makeup with a setting powder. Setting powder helps to lock in your foundation and concealer, and can also help control shine. Apply a light dusting all over your face, or just to the areas that tend to get oily, such as your T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin).

Add a little color to your cheeks with blush or bronzer. A pop of color on your cheeks can help bring a healthy glow to your face. Use a brush to apply a small amount of blush or bronzer to the apples of your cheeks and blend it out towards your temples.

Fill in your eyebrows. Well-defined eyebrows can help frame your face and give your makeup a polished look. Use an eyebrow pencil or a brow powder to fill in any sparse areas and shape your brows. Use light, hair-like strokes to mimic the look of natural brow hairs.

Apply eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara to your eyes. Use eyeshadow to add a wash of color to your lids, and then define your eyes with a thin line of eyeliner along your upper and lower lash lines. Finish off with a coat or two of mascara to add volume and length to your lashes.

Finish with a swipe of lipstick or gloss. Choose a lipstick or gloss that complements your look and enhances your natural lip color. Use a lip brush to apply it evenly, and don’t forget to blot your lips with a tissue to remove any excess product.

Remember to blend your makeup well and to use the right tools for the job, such as brushes, sponges, and makeup applicators.