Proper makeup application takes some know-how and practice in the appropriate techniques, a fact that is especially true when you need to apply heavy makeup, such as for a photo shoot or dance recital. When you take the time to layer the right makeup products and use the correct tools, you’ll create a long-lasting look that will stay in place and will be easily seen, whether you are in a dark disco club or under the lights of a stage.

Things You'll Need

Apply moisturizer to your face, as this will hold the foundation in place. Apply foundation that matches your skin tone with a makeup sponge. Apply face powder with a makeup brush to set the foundation.

Dab some cream blush onto the apples of your cheeks. Apply powder blush over the cream blush with a makeup brush to set the cream in place.

Spread a cream eye shadow onto your eyelid and cover with a powder eye shadow in the same shade. The powder on top of the cream lasts longer and will stand out more.

Line your eyes with a black liquid eyeliner, which stands out better and lasts longer than a pencil eyeliner.

Curl your eyelashes with an eyelash curler for 15 seconds. Coat black mascara onto curled lashes and repeat up to three times.

Define your eyebrows with an eyebrow pencil.

Coat your lips with foundation then cover them with a red lipstick. Line your lips with a lip liner to keep the lipstick in place. Apply lip gloss.


  • Use a bronzing powder to give a tan glow to your cheeks.