They say that people’s first impression happens within 5 seconds of meeting someone. Everything from their facial features to their shoes is up for scrutiny. Women feel the need to look flawless more than men and sometimes, their self-confidence rides on that extra coat of mascara. Achieving that dewy, youthful look that most celebrities seem to have can seem quite difficult when not all of us are blessed with perfect skin. That’s when proper makeup and well-practiced make up techniques come in handy. Therefore, here are a couple of tricks using day to day make up that can take your everyday look to the next level.
You have a couple of spots and wrinkles on your face, but so does everyone. If you are not comfortable showing your imperfections to the world, here are some tips to mask them. Your foundation is your best friend to getting a perfectly blank canvas for the rest of your makeup to sit on. It should be light, match as close to the skin on your face as possible and non-cakey. Use a stippling motion to apply foundation in a thin layer, and thicken it with some loose transparent powder if needed. Bloat any excess foundation with a tissue. You can also consider using a tinted moisturizer as a foundation if you have clearer skin and always remember to buy products specific to your skin type.
To hide the bags under your eyes, redness or more prominent marks, consider investing in a concealer that is a couple of shades lighter than your skin tone. There are some available with hydrating ingredients which ultimately reduce dark circles, keeping in mind that less is more. If you are not going for an ultra-dewy look, or if your skin is slightly oily, this is the stage you set everything with translucent powder. Ideally, you should have a blank canvas now and the first step is to highlight and contour your face.
The simplest method is to use bronzer under the natural ridge of your cheekbone, on either side of the bridge of your nose and along the edges of your face and jaw to give it a streamlined look. Dab a small amount of lighter concealer or a dedicated highlighter along the forehead, bridge of the nose and chin. Blush is then applied to the tops or apples of the cheeks. Make sure to blend everything in properly as real faces do not have any sharp lines. Checkout Best Parlour for Facial in Chennai.
When doing your eyes, keep things unless you are going for a costume party or a special event. Apply primer over your lids before using complementary colours, starting with the most neutral colour over the lid and the darkest along the creaseline. Depending on the look, you can apply a lighter shade to the inner corner or dab it into the middle of the eye. To get a more wide-awake look, consider applying a beige or white-eye pencil along the waterline. Tightline your upper lashes before applying mascara and a thin eyeliner to your eyelid. Don’t forget to wiggle the wand at the roots to fully coat them and get fuller but more natural looking lashes. If you have larger eyes, you can use an eye pencil or kohl to line your lower lash line. People with smaller eyes can either use kohl to line just half of their lower lashes or skip this step completely.
The lips are the eyes of the lower face. Keep the situation you are getting ready for in mind when you are using lip colours. Prep your lips with lip balm before using lipstick, especially the matte type as it tends to dry out the skin faster, leaving you with chapped lips. To give them an extra dimensional depth, consider lining your lips with a deeper colour. You can even go over the lines of your lips to give them a fuller look. Flood your lips with a good quality, long-lasting lip colour using an applicator provided with the lipstick if it is liquid or using a brush. You can also coat your lipstick with lip-gloss for extra shine. Blotting the lipstick with a tissue and some powder will keep it on for longer and prevent your teeth from staining. Check for any minor changes before you leave, spritzing some body mist in the air and walking through it to eliminate any odors from makeup and to give yourself a great smelling confidence boost.