Wednesday 4 March 2015

How to Apply Real Makeup From YouCam Makeup Looks

With YouCam Makeup, you can create virtual looks on your own selfies using so many colors and techniques. But what's the fun in playing with virtual makeup if you can't recreate the look in real life? Well you CAN and it's EASY! I've put together a step-by-step guide showing you how to get started creating your real life makeup looks using YouCam Makeup as a guide. Not only will you get to try out limitless new makeup ideas, but you'll also save time and money by creating the virtual look first before you apply products in real life.

Step 1: Select a Preset Look or Create a Personalized Look

After playing around in YouCam Makeup, I decided to try on one of the pretty preset looks called "Pure" that works for an afternoon out with the girls or even in the workplace. After selecting the preset look, I clicked on the check in the top right corner to save the changes on my face. Then, for more personalization, I adjusted the colors in the preset look by selecting specific areas including Mouth and Eye. I changed my lipstick to a brighter color pink lip and the eye shadow to a more purple iridescent shade.

Next, to see all the products and application techniques used in the virtual makeup look, click on the heart-plus icon. Here you can see all the products, colors, and how they were applied. You can also go a step further and save this look to use again in the future.


Step 2: Review the Products Used in your Look

After you've clicked on the heart-plus icon, you can see what products and colors were used to create your look in this "Save My Look" list. This is the blueprint you can use to apply the makeup look in real life! Don't forget to scroll down to view the full list of the products. 

If this is a look you created yourself or modified from a preset look as I did, you can also choose "Save" at the bottom to name the look and use it again in the future. Or you can choose "Compare" to see a close up before and after image (as the tiny preview image in the bottom right corner shows).

Step 3: Gather Your Makeup to Begin Applying

Now you don't need spend a fortune at Sephora or go running to the drugstore to buy a ton of makeup to create the looks in real life. A makeup kit with the essentials is enough to create most of the traditional makeup looks in YouCam Makeup (of course recreating our costume looks require many more products!)

If you are just getting started and aren't sure what products you would need to create your YouCam Makeup looks on your own face, you can get some ideas for a budget makeup kit such as this drugstore starter kit of makeup essentials from blogger Hairspray and Highheels or the ultimate makeup kit for $100 from blogger Cara from

My makeup kit includes an eye shadow palette with a variety of colors to play with, powder blush, liquid black eyeliner, a simple black mascara, a few different shades of lipstick and a few makeup brushes including essentials like an eye shadow brush and blush brush (without mentioning my everyday skin basics like foundation, powder and concealer).

Step 4: Use Your "Save My Look" Blueprint and Start Applying

Now the fun starts as you begin following the makeup blueprint step by step to create your look. I started with the easiest, lips and cheeks. I dug through my makeup bag and found the lipstick that was most similar to the color I chose in YouCam Makeup. I applied a two-toned blush for the apples of my cheeks and sakura pink lipstick color that is subtle yet refined. One trick I use to get the color of lipstick I want when I don't have hundreds of colors to choose from is to layer two different colors together OR use darker shades as stains by blotting off excess color to reveal a lighter lip color.

Before (left) and After Applying Lipstick and Blush (Right)

For the eyes, I always start with eyeliner first, then lashes, and finally apply the eye shadow. The eyeliner I used was a basic liquid black liner that is a good product for creating almost any of the liner styles in YouCam Makeup. Liquid liner gives you a more defined and dramatic look and is typically longer lasting than a pencil. Start with a fine line at the inner corner of the eye, and as you work your way to the outer corner, make the line slightly thicker. You can also line the eye and go back over with a liner brush and black or dark brown eye shadow to fill in the area closest to your lashes. Then, I applied mascara to the top lashes only. Clean up any mess or stray lines with a cotton swab and a little water/makeup remover.

After Applying Eyeliner and a Coat of Mascara on My Lashes 

Eye shadow can be intimidating, because there are so many colors and you might not know where to put each of the colors to achieve the look you want. We try to make it easy for you by providing a color map to help you place each color exactly on your eyelid according to the number we indicate. For this look, I went to my most colorful eye shadow palette and took the lightest white color #1 that actually goes under the inner corner of the eye, then I took the periwinkle color #2 to cover half of my eyelid and then used the darker purple color #3 at the outer corner. The percentage of each color shows you how much product to apply.

After Applying Eye Shadow on my Eyelids According to the Chart 

The Final Result...

After applying the whole look according to the YouCam Makeup blueprint, the result is pretty close to my virtual creation! I'm very pleased with how it turned out and can't wait to create my next YouCam Makeup inspired look. If you've created you own looks in real life using YouCam Makeup as the inspiration, share them with us in the comments below or on our YouCam Perfect and YouCam Makeup Facebook page.

YouCam Makeup (left) versus Real Makeup (right) 

To try on your own virtual makeup looks, get YouCam Makeup for free on your iOS and Android devices.


  1. Wow! It does look similar!! Makes me wanna try!!

    1. We'd love for you to try out this look for yourself and show us the results!

  2. How to delete an edit from youcam makeup?

  3. Like your post and so much thanks for shared your makeup applying .