Makeup application guide: The right way to layer your makeup
With this quick and effortless makeup guide, take your look from ordinary to ultra-glam in no time
It's true when people say; there are no rules on how to apply makeup. Whether you like to do your foundation before or after your eyeshadow is totally up to you, but there are some general techniques that can help make your application effortless and long-lasting. With the innumerable varieties of products available in the market, you're sure to get confused with what products work for you and how to layer it the right way. Wouldn't we all want our makeup to look flawless and stay in place all day? Vineeta Singh, Co-founder & CEO of Sugar Cosmetics shares the ultimate 12 step guide to ace your makeup and become the makeup aficionado you've always dreamt of being.
l The real secret to get your makeup to go on smoothly and look seamless is to properly moisturize your skin prior. It will hydrate and smooth out your skin, giving you the ideal complexion and keep your skin healthy underneath the makeup.
l Once your moisturizer is absorbed into your skin put on some primer. It helps your makeup to go on smoothly by making your skin an ideal canvas to hold onto whatever makeup comes afterward and ensures that it stays in place. It also smooths over fine lines and wrinkles, camouflages pores, and corrects skin issues.
l Wait a few minutes before moving on to let the primer nicely sink into your skin. Now go on and apply the foundation starting from the centre of your face and blend it out in a circular motion, gently pressing it into the skin to give you a flawless finish.
l How you apply your concealer is very important! Whether you're covering up your spots or trying to hide away those nasty dark circles, there's a specific way to make it look seamless. A concealer is best to cover up- dark circles, redness around the nose and zits or pimples. However, it is essential that you use a flat tip applicator for a smooth application. Using the wrong kind of applicator might prevent the concealer from blending into your skin and make your makeup look cakey.
l After you're done with concealing your spots and under-eye, apply some powder to set your foundation and concealer. Use a brush to apply a translucent or pressed powder over your face, in areas that tend to get oily like the t-zone, under-eye and chin to get rid of excess oil from your face.
l For an ultra-natural look like you just returned from your morning walk, apply a small amount of blush onto the apples of your cheeks. To create a more defined look, apply your blush onto the cheekbones and just above to give your face that chiselled effect.