5 Practical Tips to Personalize Your Makeup Routine
Written by  Daisie Team
Published on 6 min read


  1. How to identify your skin type
  2. Tips for choosing the right foundation
  3. How to select the best eyeshadow for your eye color
  4. Why the right brush matters
  5. How to keep your makeup hydrated

When it comes to your makeup routine, one size does not fit all. We all have unique features and beauty needs that call for a personalized approach to makeup. That's why we're here to help you personalize your makeup routine with a few practical tips. Ready to add a personal touch to your makeup routine? Let's dive in!

How to identify your skin type

Before we start talking about makeup, let's take a moment to discuss skin types. Knowing your skin type is the first step in creating a makeup routine that works for you. So, how do you identify your skin type?

Dry Skin

If your skin often feels tight, especially after cleansing, and you notice flaky areas, you probably have dry skin. Other signs include red patches and less visible pores. Dry skin needs hydrating and moisturizing products to keep it nourished and smooth.

Oily Skin

Oily skin produces excess sebum, which gives your skin a shiny appearance. You'll often find enlarged pores and more frequent breakouts. For oily skin, look for non-comedogenic (that's a fancy word for products that don't clog pores) makeup products to keep that shine under control.

Combination Skin

Combination skin is a mix of dry and oily skin. You'll notice oiliness on your forehead, nose, and chin (also known as the T-zone), while your cheeks may be dry. Those with combination skin should consider using different products for different areas of the face to balance out the oiliness and dryness.

Normal Skin

If you're noticing no excess shine, no tightness, and no flaky areas, congratulations — you have normal skin! But a word of caution: even though your skin is not too oily or too dry, you still need to care for it with the right skincare products to maintain its health and glow.

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin can show signs of redness, itching, burning, and dryness. It reacts to certain ingredients, so if you have sensitive skin, always do a patch test before trying new makeup or skincare products.

Now that you can identify your skin type, you're one step closer to being able to personalize your makeup routine. Next, we'll discuss how to choose the right foundation for your skin type.

Tips for choosing the right foundation

Choosing the right foundation can make or break your makeup look. But with so many options available, how can you pick the perfect one to personalize your makeup routine? Here are a few tips to help you out.

Match Your Skin Tone

First, you need to match the foundation to your skin tone. An easy way to do this is by testing a few shades on your jawline. The shade that blends seamlessly into your skin is your perfect match. Remember, your skin tone may change with the seasons, so you might need a different shade in the summer than in the winter.

Consider Your Skin Type

Remember the skin types we discussed earlier? They come into play here too! If you have dry skin, a hydrating or dewy finish foundation will add some much-needed moisture. For oily skin, go for a matte or oil-free foundation to keep shine at bay. Combination skin might benefit from a mix of both, while normal skin can usually handle any type of foundation. Sensitive skin? Look for hypoallergenic and fragrance-free options.

Decide on Coverage

The coverage level of your foundation depends on your personal preference and your skin's needs. Light coverage works for minor imperfections and gives a natural look. Medium coverage is a step up, and full-coverage foundation can hide more severe skin issues, like acne scars or hyperpigmentation.

Application Method Matters

The way you apply your foundation can also personalize your makeup routine. A sponge provides a natural, airbrushed finish. A brush is perfect for full coverage and a flawless look. Using your fingers can give a more natural finish and is great for blending cream or liquid foundation.

By following these guidelines, you should be able to find the perfect foundation to enhance your natural beauty and truly personalize your makeup routine. But, our journey doesn't stop here. Next, let's talk about the fun part: eyeshadows!

How to select the best eyeshadow for your eye color

Eyeshadow is like the cherry on top of your makeup sundae. It can add a pop of color, create depth, and highlight your beautiful eyes. But how do you choose the right eyeshadow to personalize your makeup routine and make your eye color truly pop? Let's find out.

Blue Eyes

For blue eyes, try shades of orange, like peach or copper. These colors are opposite on the color wheel, so they make blue eyes stand out more. Neutral shades like taupe or grey can also enhance blue eyes without overpowering them.

Green Eyes

Green eyes are quite rare, and you can make them pop with purples, pinks, or even red-toned browns. These colors contrast with green and make it stand out. Gold can also bring out the yellow tones in your eyes for a mesmerizing effect.

Brown Eyes

Brown eyes are versatile and can pull off almost any color. But if you want to make them pop, try blues, purples, or green-tinted golds. These colors contrast with brown and can bring out any hidden tones in your eyes.

Hazel Eyes

Hazel eyes are a mix of green and brown, so they can benefit from the colors that suit both. Try golds to bring out the green, or purples to contrast with the brown. Pinks and mauves can also add a romantic touch to your look.

Now that you've learned how to choose the right eyeshadow for your eye color, you have one more tool to personalize your makeup routine. But there's more to learn. Up next: the significance of using the right makeup brush.

Why the right brush matters

Ever tried to paint a masterpiece with a toothbrush? Sounds silly, right? That's because every brush has a purpose, and your makeup brushes are no different. To truly personalize your makeup routine, it's essential to understand the role of different brushes in application and blending.

Foundation Brushes

A foundation brush can help you achieve a smooth, even finish. Look for brushes with dense, flat bristles. These brushes can pick up the right amount of product and allow for a more controlled application. Remember, when it comes to foundation, less is more. It's easier to build up coverage than to remove excess.

Eyeshadow Brushes

There are several types of eyeshadow brushes. A flat brush is perfect for applying color to your eyelid. A dome-shaped brush—often called a crease brush—helps apply darker colors into your crease for depth and dimension. And don't forget a fluffy blending brush to smooth out any harsh lines and create a seamless transition between colors.

Blush and Bronzer Brushes

Blush and bronzer brushes are typically larger and fluffier. These brushes are designed to pick up less product and distribute it evenly for a natural look. A good blush brush can help you achieve a fresh, rosy glow, while a bronzer brush can help sculpt and define your face.

With the right brushes, you can achieve a flawless look and take your makeup routine to the next level. Ready to continue personalizing your makeup routine? Up next: the importance of keeping your makeup hydrated.

How to keep your makeup hydrated

Imagine wearing a gorgeous outfit, but it's two sizes too small. Uncomfortable, right? That's exactly how your skin feels when it's not properly hydrated. Keeping your makeup hydrated is a crucial step to personalize your makeup routine and ensure a flawless finish.

The Importance of Hydrating Your Skin

Hydration is key for a healthy, radiant complexion. Dry skin can lead to a dull appearance, flaky patches, and even accentuate wrinkles. Makeup applied on dehydrated skin can look cakey and uneven, no matter how high-quality your products are. So, what can you do about it?

  • Morning routine: Start your day with a hydrating cleanser. It cleans your skin without stripping it of its natural oils. Follow up with a moisturizer that matches your skin type. Don't forget to apply sunscreen—it's a must, rain or shine!
  • Night routine: Remove your makeup thoroughly every night. Consider using a hydrating mask once or twice a week. A night cream or facial oil can help lock in moisture while you sleep.

Choosing Hydrating Makeup Products

Hydrating makeup products are another tool to keep your skin happy. Seek out foundations and concealers with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid or glycerin. Cream blushes and highlighters can also give a dewy, natural glow to your skin.

Remember, makeup is not a mask to hide behind, but a tool to enhance your natural beauty. The healthier and happier your skin, the better your makeup will look. Ready to take the next step in personalizing your makeup routine? Let's move on to selecting the best eyeshadow for your eye color.

If you enjoyed these practical tips and want to learn more about personalizing your makeup routine, check out the workshop 'Intro To The Fashion & Makeup Industry' by Elisabet. This workshop will provide you with valuable insights into the fashion and makeup industry, helping you develop a personalized makeup routine that truly reflects your unique style.