The upcoming festive season is approaching, and you're eager to know how to apply makeup step by step for a flawless look. However, with numerous products and techniques available, it can be overwhelming to determine where to start. Fortunately, we have a comprehensive guide for you.  

This guide will provide step-by-step instructions on applying makeup, from basic techniques to enhancing your natural features. Regardless of your skill level, these tips can help you achieve a flawless look that suits your personality and style. From a natural, everyday look to a glamorous evening look, we have got you covered. Get prepared to elevate your makeup game during the festive season and become the centre of attention. 

Level Up Your Makeup Game This Festive Season  

Let us take a look at how to apply perfect makeup step by step. 

The Basics of Makeup  


Before you learn how to apply makeup like a pro step by step, it is important to understand the fundamental principles of makeup application to achieve a flawless and long-lasting look. Firstly, it is crucial to start with a clean canvas. Therefore, a proper skincare routine consisting of three essential steps: cleansing, toning, and moisturizing, should never be skipped. In addition, it is equally important to prime your skin before applying makeup to create a smooth surface and make it last longer. 

Choosing makeup products and tools can be overwhelming, especially for beginners. However, an expert tip is to start with the basics and gradually add products to your collection. The three essential products that you need are foundation, concealer, and mascara. Moreover, you will also require a set of makeup brushes, a beauty blender, and a lash curler as tools. 

When selecting makeup products, it is important to consider your skin type, skin tone, and personal preferences. For instance, if you have oily skin, you will need a matte foundation that controls shine. Conversely, if you have dry skin, you will need a hydrating foundation that adds moisture to your skin. 

Step-by-Step Makeup Tutorial  


To begin, start with a clean and moisturised face. Apply primer to create a smooth base for your makeup. Then, apply foundation using a brush or a beauty blender. Cover any blemishes or dark circles under your eyes with concealer. Set your foundation with a translucent powder. 

Use the Lakmé Absolute Glow Primer to start with. This primer, with its brightening pearls, adds an instant radiant glow to your skin. It's not just a primer; it's also a hydrating moisturizer, thanks to the glycerine in it. Apply it before your makeup to smooth out your skin, making your makeup last longer. This primer is perfect for all skin types, especially if your skin tends to be dull. Whether you're wearing it alone or under makeup, it gives you that lit-from-within look. 

For a natural everyday look, apply neutral eyeshadow and a coat of mascara. Fill in your brows with a brow pencil or powder. Add blush to the apples of your cheeks and finish with lipstick or lip gloss. 


To create a glamorous evening look, add more drama to your eyes. Use a darker eyeshadow and apply it to your crease. Use an eyeliner to create a winged look. Enhance your eyes by adding false lashes. Use a highlighter on your cheekbones, nose, and cupid's bow to create a glowing look. Finish off with bold lipstick or lip stain. 

Get that pro-level winged eyeliner effortlessly with the Lakme Eyeconic Pro Brush Liner. The precise brush tip allows for easy application, making winged looks a breeze. The liner offers a steady grip and intense color payoff for a dramatic effect that lasts up to 36 hours without flaking. It's waterproof and mistake-proof, ensuring a matte finish. Whether you prefer classic cat eyes or bold styles, this eyeliner is designed to bring out your inner pro with precision and long-lasting impact. 

When applying makeup, it's important to avoid common mistakes that can ruin your look. For example, using too much product, not blending properly, and using the wrong shade of foundation. Remember, less is more. Start with a light hand and build your way up to avoid these mistakes. 

Enhancing Your Features  

Makeup is more than just a tool to hide blemishes; it is also a means to highlight your best features. By using the appropriate techniques and products, you can draw attention to your eyes, lips, cheeks, and other facial features. 

When it comes to accentuating your eyes, we suggest several techniques. For instance, using nude or white eyeliner on your waterline can make your eyes appear larger. Applying shimmery eyeshadow to your inner corners can make your eyes stand out. Additionally, applying mascara to your bottom lashes can create a balanced look. 


For your lips, using lip liner to define them can prevent your lipstick from smudging. Applying lip gloss to the centre of your lips can create the illusion of fuller lips. 

Revamp your lips with Lakmé 9 to 5 Matte to Glass Liquid Lip. This innovative lip product marries a vibrant matte color with a glossy finish, offering you a dynamic lip look. Featuring a spectrum of 15 shades, it caters to various occasions and styles. The formula is designed for long-lasting wear, ensuring your lip game stays strong throughout the day. Convenient to apply and easy to carry, it's a practical addition to your makeup routine. Simply apply the matte colour, let it dry, and enhance it with the glossy finish for a transformative effect. 

Contouring and highlighting are techniques that can create a more defined and sculpted look. Using contour powder or cream under your cheekbones or jawline can create shadows on your face. Highlighting the high points of your face, such as your cheekbones, nose, and cupid's bow, can create a glowing effect. 

Moreover, makeup techniques that suit different face shapes can also help accentuate your features. For instance, contouring can create a more defined jawline for individuals with round faces. Using blush on the apples of your cheeks can balance out the face shape of those with heart-shaped faces. 

Makeup for Special Occasions  

Creating a special makeup look for an occasion requires attention to detail. To complement your outfit and the theme of the event, you need to consider your makeup style carefully. 

Begin by considering your outfit's colour, style, and theme to determine the makeup look that will work best for you. If your attire is bold and colourful, a simple and neutral makeup look would be appropriate. However, if you're wearing a classic black dress, you can opt for a bold lip or smokey eye. 

For weddings, it's best to keep your makeup soft and natural to exude elegance and sophistication. Soft pinks and peaches for eyes and lips are recommended. Using a highlighter on the cheekbones will add a glowing effect.


Parties are an excellent opportunity to experiment with bold and glamorous makeup looks. You can use glitter and metallic shades for your eyes and lips and add drama with false lashes and winged eyeliner. 

Get ready to shine with Lakmé Glitterati Collection Shine Eyeliner. This eyeliner is a game-changer, adding a touch of radiant drama to your eyes. With five stunning glittering shades, it brings enchantment to your gaze. Achieve intense color and the metallic look that's so in vogue with just one confident stroke. The formula is smooth and easy to apply, and the applicator ensures precise application. Sweep it from the inner to the outer corner for a defined, luminous look. 

Festive events call for makeup trends that are perfect for the occasion. Red and gold shades for your eyes and lips, sparkle with glitter and shimmer, and bold and festive nail polish will complete your look. 

FAQs About Step-by-Step Makeup Application  

How do I choose the right foundation shade? 

Test foundation shades on your jawline or wrist to find the one closest to your skin tone. It's crucial to blend seamlessly with your natural colour. 

What tools are essential for makeup application? 

Essential tools include a beauty blender or foundation brush, eyeshadow brushes, a blending brush, and a brow pencil.