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If you choose to wear makeup, here are some basic tips.

  1. Step 1: Moisturizer/Concealer

    Stress, weather, and lack of care can adversely affect your skin. Washing your face and applying moisturizer can help keep your skin healthy.

    Moisturizer creates a smooth look and is the perfect base for your makeup. Tinted moisturizer with SPF is another quick way to get color and base.

    To minimize the appearance of dark circles under your eyes, use a yellow- or pink-toned concealer lighter than your skin tone to blend. Use your fingers to gently apply and blend the color under your eyes, along the lash line.

  2. Step 2: Powder/Blush

    Powder helps to set foundation, even out blemishes, and give a nice, clean look. Choose a shade very close to your natural skin color. Use a large powder brush to apply the powder, and move it in a circular motion to cover the whole face, blending it under your chin and jaw line.

    Blush adds color to your cheeks and helps define your cheekbones. To apply, smile naturally and dust the blush brush on the apples of your cheeks. Then blend a little more color up near your hairline and back down again.

  3. Step 3: Lipstick/Gloss

    Make sure your lips are clean and smooth before applying lipstick or gloss. Choose conservative colors that enhance your makeup and appearance. Keep a tinted lip balm or gloss in your bag and reapply as necessary.

  4. Step 4: Eye Shadow

    With a shadow brush, sweep a shimmery, neutral shadow across your eyelid and brow bone. If you haven’t used eye shadow before, use a light color that you are comfortable with, like bright, shiny cream or pale pink. Apply a medium color to your crease and lower lid for more definition.

  5. Step 5: Eyeliner

    Eyeliner creates a more defined eye and a sharper look. Create a line along your eyelid using a medium- or dark-colored eye shadow, pencil liner, or liquid liner. 

  6. Step 6: Mascara

    Mascara lengthens and gives more volume to your lashes. Choose mascara based on your coloring. For example, if you have lighter hair and skin, choose brown mascara for a natural look.

    To apply, hold the mascara wand at the base, and apply from the base of the lashes to the tip. For longer wear, you may want to use waterproof mascara.