Full Face Makeup for Beginners

This post is for those makeup beginners who want to take their makeup skills from just a bit of foundations and lip gloss to a full face routine. These are all the products that I use to create my face. I made sure to choose mostly but the best drug store products as practising with affordable makeup is a cost effective idea.


A primer is the base to making sure your foundation comes out as you intend it to.There are many different types primers with different purposes. Some will help to keep your foundation in place all day, others will help you stay matte/control oily skin, while some will help dry skin to stay luminous. Overall it depends on your skin type and the look you’re going for. I tend to stick towards matte primers as I have oily skin. A primer should be applied as a thin layer to the whole face, using your fingers.




Making sure those eyebrows are on fleek is the next step. It’s all a matter of preference when to do your brows, I feel that  filling in your brows work better when there aren’t products already on your skin.  We already have a  post on how to fill in our brows so I’ll link it below.

Eyebrow post: https://woc-cosmetics.com/2015/02/13/eyebrows-on-fleek/

Colour correct

L.A. Girl Pro Conceal


This step is optional and not necessary for everyone. A colour correcter is used to cover up dark spots, circles and blemishes which are visible through foundation. There a different colours used depending on what you’re trying to cover up. To keep it simple, there are two main colour correcter that are common among black women; Orange and Green.

Orange- Dark spots and dark circles

Green- Redness and red spots

To applying this, place it on the problem area and blend out with fingers or a beauty blender.



You can get foundation in many forms, liquid, powder, pressed or mousse . It all depends on your preference as to which one to use. Liquid foundation is the one that gives you the most coverage and slayage in my opinion. When applying foundation don’t forget to always blend it out to your hairline, ears and neck. You can use your fingers to apply foundation but it might get a little messy but I like to use a brush to buff in my foundation.

Powder (optional)

Setting all liquids is important, it helps to keep the makeup in place, stops creasing, prevents oiliness,  stops the foundation from setting into our lines. I’m sure we don’t want our smile lines to be showing even when we’re not smiling. To set the foundation you can use a translucent powder of a powder foundation. However this step can be optional because there is more product to come that we have to set with powder.


This is my favourite part of my makeup. Concealer is used to brighten and bring forward features on your face. A concealer should be 2-3 shades lighter than your foundation colour. This will help to brighten your under eye, forehead; bring forward your chin and sculpt your nose.  A beauty blender is the best tool for this job, it will create a seamless blend when dabbing the concealer into your face. Don’t forget to set your concealer with a powder! ( Here is a review of my favorite setting powder for concealer: https://woc-cosmetics.com/2016/07/11/blackup-anti-shine-loose-powder-for-black-women/

Highlight and Contour Map


Sleek Highlight and Contour Palette- Dark


Contour is the next step, this will help sculpt your face and get rid of that double chin lol. The shade should also be  2-3 colours darker than your foundation. Depending on whether your contour is cream/liquid or powder will help you decide what to apply it with. When using cream, a beauty blender is the best choice to help blend it out, and a brush is best used with powder. Like the picture of the highlight and contour map, your contour should be half way between your ear and mouth(remember to blend upwards), thinly on the side of your nose, temples and jawline.

Blush (Optional)




Blush is definitely that extra touch to creating that perfect look, this goes right above the contour on the apples of the cheek. The key is not to overdo the amount but to be light handed. A fluffy brush will help with the application as it will give a fanned out look.





Sleek Contour and Highlight Palette- Dark

This Sleek contour palette comes with a highlighter  inside. A highlight gives you that finishing glow on the high points of your face such as our cheekbones, nose bridge cupids bow, tear ducts and brow bone. You can always use your fingers to apply the highlight or a fan brush.


Highlighter Map

Setting Spray (Optional)



After applying all that makeup, you might be left looking a little bit powdery but setting spray or any makeup spray will help your skin to look real again.

All these products might sound like a lot but it depends on how much you decide to apply. It’s better to start by applying small amounts to avoid mistakes as you can always build up product. Remember that there no “correct” way to apply makeup and practice makes perfect so creating a perfect full face will take a few tries or more. Good luck on trying this out.

Daedria x


Eyebrows on Fleek

In this day and age eyebrows are becoming a big part of the make up routine. It has been discovered just how well eyebrows being filled in defines you’re whole face. This post is to inform you ladies on how to fill in your eyebrows and also the right concealer and eyebrow pencil for you.

Here are some examples of how your eyebrows should never look:

These lined up above are exactly how you DON’T want you eyebrows to end up looking. First I’m going to list the ‘ingredients’ and then give a step by step guide with pictures to pencilling and concealing your eyebrows.

First things first, you DO NOT have to have your eyebrows done to pencil in and conceal them, you just have to learn the technique.

Ingredients – 

  1. Eyebrow pencil/eye brow gel

Now there’s something to tell you ladies that you may not be aware of, black eyebrow pencil is NOT for black skin. Many ladies of colour tend to use black and they’re eyebrows end up looking too harsh/bold. For darker women black brown is the best shade to use and dark brown for those with lighter skin tones. Personally I use rimmel eyebrow pencil which, for very good quality, retails at only £2.99. I’ve heard eyebrow gel is also good but i have no personal experience with using it, it retails at £2.99-6.99 depending on the type that you buy.

2. Concealer

If you’re going for a certain look concealer is very important when it comes eyebrows, it highlights your eyebrows and gives them a flawless look. I usually use MAC NW45 select cover up which retails at £15.50, but if you’re an avid make up wearer this may be a bit pricey. LA pro girl concealer is a more affordable alternative but there is a visible difference in quality.

3. Brushes

Lastly you need a brush to apply and blend your concealer.

This is a concealer brush it helps to blend in the concealer around your eyebrows properly. Brushes are fairly affordable but if you want excellent quality you may have to fork out a bit. I have a brush set that I bought for about £9, the quality is perfect for the way I apply make up.

Step By Step Guide:

Step 1: Define and create the eyebrow shape you want,

Using an eyebrow pencil,

– Draw a line at the bottom of your brow and extend it to your arch, draw an identical line at the top of your brow.

Step 2: Fill in your eyebrows to create the illusion of real eyebrow hairs

Use the pencil to fill in between the lines you drew. The correct way is to fill using short hairlike strokes in the direction in which your brow hairs grow. This makes thin/sparse eyebrows seem fuller, while also adding definition.

Step 3: Brush out your eyebrows. I haven’t shown a picture of this brush above because in most cases it is a given for eyebrow pencils to come with a brush. You brush out your eyebrows to spread the colour and also make eyebrows appear lighter and not too harsh.

Step 4 (optional): Clean up edges with concealer,

Take some concealer on your brush and apply under your brows to clean around the edges where you drew your eyebrows. This will give a clean professional look to your brows and will highlight them too.

Here’s a link to one of my favourite eyebrow tutorial:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmi09DYp2a4

Thanks for reading ladies 🙂

Peace and love

Tosin x