General Steps for Applying Makeup

Hey, guys!

I know that when I first discovered the beauty world I honestly didn’t know what the purpose of most makeup products were, let alone what order to apply these mysterious liquids and powders. It can be a tad bit overwhelming.. Luckily I had the time and patience to watch countless YouTube videos (seriously, I still spend hours watching makeup tutorials lol who am I kidding!) I watched & continue to watch all the renowned beauty gurus, including Jaclyn Hill, Lauren Curtis, Kandee Johnson, Kathleenlights, and so on. I can now say that I have a pretty good grasp on makeup and which order to apply it. Anyways, I decided to put together a general list of steps that can be used as a guide for beginners. Keep in mind, these steps are for a FULL FACE of makeup. Basically, if you were going to go all out, these would be the steps you would need. Of course, you don’t have to follow these steps verbatim; do as you please and definitely do what works for you!

1.       Wash your face and moisturize beforehand. Give your skin enough time to absorb the moisturizer. 10-15 minutes is fine. < p>

2.       Prime eyes with a concealer or an eyeshadow primer. Blend it in with your ring finger or a makeup brush.

3.       Apply sticky tape to your eyes if your makeup look calls for it.

4.       Apply your base color to set your primer/concealer and help with blending.

5.       Continue to apply your eye makeup to your top lid only.

6.       Apply liner to top lash line.

7.       Clean up any fallout/eye shadow that may be on your cheeks and under-eye area.

8.       Apply face primer with clean hands. (I find that primers are not always necessary for my skin, but it’s all about personal preference!)

9.       Apply foundation with a sponge or dense makeup brush. Always start with thin layer of foundation and slowly build it up if you need more coverage. If you start out with too much product, you have a good chance of winding up with cake-face. Don’t forget to blend to your neck!!

10.   Apply concealer to your under-eye area, bridge of the nose, center of forehead, cupid’s bow, and chin. For a natural look, your concealer should be one shade lighter than your foundation.

11.   Set your foundation and concealer with powder. I suggest using a translucent powder so you don’t accidentally alter the color of your foundation or concealer.

12.   Fill in brows.

13.   Contour where you want your face to have more definition (cheeks, nose, etc.)

14.   Bronze where your face would naturally tan (the sides of the forehead, cheeks, tip of chin.)

15.   Highlight where the light naturally hits your face (tops of the cheekbones).

16.   Finish applying eyeshadow to bottom lash line.

17.   Apply mascara to top and bottom lashes (my favorite part!)

18.   Apply fake lashes (DON’T apply mascara to fake lashes)

19.   Apply lip liner

20.   Apply lipstick

21.   Apply lip gloss

22.   Set your makeup with setting spray.

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All the love, VB.



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This look is suitable for all eye shapes, and the shimmer finishes really make this an eye-catching look. 
All the products used are linked in the description bar of the video.

had a bus driver the other day that looked maybe in her late 50s and was still rocking a full 80s frosted blue eyeshadow, heavy black eyeliner with a kind of.. hollow cat eye, like when u just outline the outer ‘v’ instead of shading, big permed hair w the underneath part dyed magenta

i wanted to tell her she was amazing to me but i didnt want to sound sarcastic but i just went “oh my god” as i walked by which probably is like 100000x worse in terms of unintentionally sounding mocking when really i am admiring ;dlfkajsd;



Mr.J asking you to be his one and only.

getting all dolled up was your favorite part of every Saturday night. You absolutely loved layering on the makeup to look nice on date night with your very own murderous clown, but for some reason you decided to keep it natural.

a little bit of mascara here, a little hint of eyeliner and some clear gloss did the trick for Mr.J, it always did. He didn’t understand why you caked your face full of dark eyeshadows and lipsticks. He knew you weren’t okay with your flaws, so most of the time he just brushed it off.

- beep beep beep -

You jumped at the sound of a brand new text message. Having a deep feeling you knew it Mr.J, you quickly grabbed it and read the message.

New message received at 10:43 - im coming baby girl. be ready.

“aha! Right again!” You softly giggled to yourself as you picked up your handbag, and rushed out of the door.

this night seemed very off. Your so called Puddin’ was on edge the whole time, stuttering, shaking slightly, and making small talk. You have never seen him like this before, so you decided to ask what was going on.

“Pumpkin? your acting very strange. May I ask whats up?” You whispered, taking a small sip of your red wine, not because you were thirsty but because you were nervous. You always seem to be drinking something when your anxiety acted up.

“huh?” He jumped after starring into space for awhile. Raising his hand, he slid his fingers through his slicked back hair as he attempted to fake a smile. Then, suddenly, he growled. His smile vanished, and he glared at you in a very sinister way. Now this was the Joker you were use to.

“Listen, (Y/N)..” He dragged your name as he let a smirk tug at his red lips. “My queen, my angel,” He began to raise his voice. “Walk the streets of Gotham with me.. forever. Be my princess of crime? We can make this city our playground.” He made a circle with his finger.

“Of course hun! I thought I already was thou-”

“No!” He interrupted, making you jump, which made him laugh. He took out a box and opened it up to reveal a big purple diamond.

“Be… My…,” he looked up at you, on his knee, and began to drag out his words, again. “Wiiiiiifffeeeee….?”