A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO MAKEUP
By Steven Potter, 21 June 2020
Step 1: Prime your skin
A makeup primer is a great first step in any skincare/makeup routine. Not only does this help prep your skin for makeup, it also helps minimise the appearance of pores, fine lines and helps your makeup last longer. I’d recommend using the Urban Decay Optical Illusion Complex Primer, as it's enriched with antioxidants, rosehip oil and vitamin E extract, which is super-conditioning. Apply a few pumps to your finger and massage onto your face.
Step 2: FoundationFoundation is your friend, and nothing to be scared of! We are all prone to blemishes, redness, spots and more, and a soft layer of foundation is a perfect way to blur imperfections, achieve a smoother complexion and more importantly, build that confidence! Urban Decay’s Stay Naked Foundation is a medium-coverage liquid foundation that's both blendable and lightweight – perfect for first-timers and experts alike. Use two-to-three pumps and apply to your face using your fingers – or, for a more airbrushed finish, use a beauty blender or foundation brush. This foundation boasts an amazing 50 shades, and leaves a matte finish – perfect for those with combination/oily skin.
Step 3: Conceal
Step 4: Eyebrows
Step 5: Set!So, you’ve put in all the hard work – now’s time to make the finished product last. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray is a weightless spray that’s suitable for all skin types. It features a long-lasting formula that tackles fading and melting and won’t settle into fine lines throughout the day. Just add a few refreshing sprays across the face. If you’re new to all of this and want to give it a test run, opt for the 30ml travel-size version. Oh, and if you’ve got combination/oily skin like I have, there’s also an Ultra Matte version for a no-shine finish that lasts all day.