Makeup can seem intimidating, especially when you are a novice entering the beauty world. With so many aficionados creating effortless looks, joining the bandwagon seems more daunting than ever. Sure, it’s not rocket science, but following a few tips always come in handy.
Here’s an ultimate cheat sheet that’ll make your journey a whole lot easier!
A perfect base is a pot of gold
The most common mistake that newbies make is to overlook the divine task of using a face primer to prep the skin before diving into the world of foundations and concealers. Adequately prep your skin as it paves the way for a near-perfect canvas. Don’t forget to choose a long-lasting foundation shade that matches your skin. If you’re looking for a more natural glow, grab on to a bb cream that is lightweight and SPF protected.
Make friends with the right makeup tools
The most underrated of all, makeup applicators sure as hell are the holy grail to achieve a polished look. No matter how expensive or incredible your makeup is, if you’re using the wrong brush, it will not give you the desired impact. Get familiar with different types of makeup sponges, brushes and beauty blenders to perfect your skills like a pro.
A little blush goes a long way
Worried that you are running short of time for a full-fledged makeup? Not a problem! Believe it or not, a simple sweep of your favourite blush will instantly light up your face and give it a dewy finish. All you need to do is pair it with a lipstick of the same shade and a matte liner to finish, and voilà! If you’re feeling too adventurous, grab a highlighter to accentuate your features and add a dash of shimmer and bling.
Eyeshadows rule the makeup world
Whether it’s a smokey effect or a pop of colour that illuminates your eyes like the summer sun; eye shadows have a knack for bringing out the hidden artist in you. That combined with powerful slides of kajal or eyeliner, and you’re ready to win the battle. Top it up with fine strokes of mascara and defined brows to up your glam quotient and live your red carpet dreams.
Aim for that perfect pout
Unless you live under a rock, lipsticks probably were your first obsession when you discovered makeup. Perhaps the most significant step of any makeup routine, a perfect pout completes your look by adding the right amount of boldness, charm and exoticism to your lips. Golden rule: There are few shades that are a must-have in your beauty vanity such as the classic red lipstick, a nude lip shade that complements your skin tone and a feisty pink lipstick to brighten up your complexion!
Cleanse and care for your skin to slay again
Never sleep with your makeup on! There’s nothing more dreadful than letting go of the perfect makeup that you spent hours doing. However, your skin needs to find freedom from layers of products for it to work wonders the next day. A makeup remover acts like a detox routine for your skin; rejuvenating, replenishing and reviving it to embrace a new look the next day.