Ready to feel fresh and confident as you go about your day? Everyday makeup should cover blemishes, define your bone structure and highlight your pretty eyes without making you look overdone or vamped up. Applying some foundation and powder, light eye makeup and a neutral lipstick will create a natural, polished appearance.
- Avoid washing your face with hot water. This will dry it out and leave it prone to irritation. Lukewarm water is best when you’re washing your face.
- Don’t scrub your face dry. This causes fragile facial skin to loosen over time.
- Using a face mask from time to time is another good way to keep your facial skin in good shape. Choose a clay mask, which will cleanse your pores and help pull off dry skin when you wash it away.
3. Apply a moisturizer : The last step before applying makeup is putting on some moisturizing lotion. This will help your makeup go on more easily and create a better final look. Choose a good face moisturizer that works with your skin type. Massage it gently all over your face. Don’t forget your eyelids, lips, and nose.
- Let the moisturizer absorb into your skin for a few minutes before you move on to applying makeup. Putting makeup on while your face is still wet or sticky will result in a mess!
- Apply the foundation evenly over your face using a foundation brush, pad or your finger. Make sure it doesn’t cake or clump anywhere.
- Avoid putting extra layers of foundation over blemishes. It’ll only make them stand out more.
- Blend the foundation around the edges of your face and where it meets the bottom of your chin.
- If you’re trying to pare down your makeup routine, you can skip the concealer. It all depends on which features you want to play down and which you want to highlight.
- Use a little extra concealer on blemishes if necessary (making sure to use a color that matches your skin tone).
- On days when you have more time to spend applying makeup, you can also apply bronzer and highlighter to contour your face. Bronzer helps create flattering shadows, while highlighter brightens areas you want to have pop.
- Start by applying a base shadow in a color close to your skin tone. Use your finger or an eyeshadow brush to apply it on your lid and all the way up to your eyebrow.
- Apply a medium-dark color to your lid, working your way from your eyelashes up to the crease.
- Use a fluffy brush to blend the colors at the crease.
- You can use a pencil liner or a liquid liner. Either one is great for daytime use.
- If the line gets smudged, use a cotton swab to gently remove it, then reapply.
- For an everyday look, don’t use liner on your lower lids.
- If you don’t want to apply mascara, you can use an eyelash curler to curl your lashes for a natural, pretty look.
- If you want to use a bright color, you can mute it for daytime wear by applying it to your bottom lip, rubbing your lips together to coat both of them in color, then applying a clear gloss.