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Basic Make-up Tips

First of all wash your face, pat dry and apply toner and moisturizer. After a few minutes when everything`s absorbed, put on a makeup base if you like it (I don`t do that myself as moisturizer is good enough and doesn`t burden your skin too much!), then foundation.

You should choose a foundation color which is similar to your skin tone. Don`t try and get something too white as it would look scary! For Asian skin tone it`s always good to use foundation and powder with a yellow undertone. Don`t ever try something with a rosy tone! You can use a sponge, or just your fingers to spread your foundation, from top to bottom, outward strokes. Don`t put on too much.

Then apply concealer to flaws that you want to hide. Choose a color that is a bit darker than your foundation, except when you need to hide under eye circles use a slightly lighter or the same color as the foundation.Then use a brush (or a sponge if you like) to put on powder on your face. For foundation and powder don`t forget the eye area. Then brush away excess powder.

Use a light eyeshadow to spread all over your upper eye lid. Then a darker one on the crease and a shimmer one just below your brows, where it archs down. To enhance the effect you can even put on a darker color about one-third to the end of your crease.

Then apply eye liner if you wish. Usually only to the one-third end just above your lashes is enough. Or you can draw a full line just above your upper lashes. Use black or brown. Then curl your lashes and apply mascara, in a zig-zag motion. Then use a brow pencil or brush with brow color to fill in your brows and define them.

For your lips: Apply lip balm first. Then use a lip pencil matching your lipstick color to define your lip line. You can always correct the shape of your lips with the help of foundation and lip pencil but don`t over-do it. Then fill the entire lips using the lip pencil if you need a long lasting effect. Then apply lipstick. You can put on lipgloss afterwards if you like.

The last thing is to put on blush. Use a brush to sweep the blush from your cheek bone diagonally upwards to the side of your cheek. Blush should start inline with the iris of your eye and out and up.

So there you are, it`s done!

Our Make-up and Skin Care consultant, Katrina VanDoran, answers makeup and skincare questions sent in by readers just like you.

Articles and Newsletters are Available For Syndication: CREDIT BYLINE: Article written by Katrina VanDoran, Editor of Make-up USA Newsletter: Ms. VanDoran is a top makeup artist at her Spa in Brussels, Belgium. She uses Colos Cosmetics and Skin Care products exclusively in her Spa. Make-up USA All Rights Reserved.