Summer is officially here. This is the season when you should enhance your natural beauty accentuating everything that is awesome about you. Follow the steps given below for an effortless everyday makeup look.
STEPS TO FLAWLESS SKIN
• PREP PRIME UP YOUR SKIN
Before you start with your makeup, it is important to prepare your skin well. Start the skin prep by properly cleansing your skin followed by a toner, moisturiser and then sunscreen followed by the primer to get the base right. It instantly brightens skin tone and softens the blemishes and pores.
Product recommended: Smash box cosmetics pore minimizing primer
• COLOR CORRECTION/ CONCEALER
Use a color corrector to cover any pigmentation, dark circle or blemishes followed with a concealer. Different rules applies for under-eye circles when it comes to light/medium and dark skin tones. For a light skin, a yellow, peach or purple-based concealer will cancel out the gray tones created when concealer is layered over the shadowy areas. On deeper skin, use bright orange corrector, followed by a yellow-toned concealer.
Product recommended: Fenty Beauty pro filtr Instant retouch concealer/ Tarte Shape Tape concealer
Even out your skin tone with the foundation closer to your complexion. Once you have done the color correction, the aim is to have a flawless base, therefore use a natural looking light coverage foundation. While applying your foundation, I recommend you use a buffing foundation brush or beauty blender for seamless blending.
Product recommended: Fenty Beauty pro Filtr foundation
Use a sponge or brush to apply a thin layer of loose or pressed powder on your face, especially areas that are prone to oiliness.
Product recommended: Fenty Beauty pro Filtr Retouch Setting powder
• LIGHT CONTOURING:
Apply the dark sculpt under your jaw line and cheekbones and sides of your nose. The more natural the contouring is, the better it is. You can use a damp beauty blender or a contour brush to blend out the product.
Product recommended: Anastasia Beverly hills Contour Palette or Fenty Beauty Match Stix.
With a brush, apply a blusher to the apple of the cheeks and blend towards the hairline.
Product recommended: Zoeva cosmetics Coral Sectrum Blush palette
• DEFINE YOUR BROWS
Lightly shape, define, and fill the brows using a pencil. Gently blend for a natural look.
Product recommended : Sephora Eyebrow pencil
Highlight the areas that the light would naturally hit like your cheekbones, brow bones, the bridge of your nose, the top of your cupid’s bow and the center of your chin.
Product recommended: Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector pressed
• PEACH EYE MAKEUP
When you think of spring makeup, you probably think of glowing and dewy skin, bronzed cheeks, and shades of pretty pastels. Pastel peach makeup is one of the most flattering makeup trend and is perfect for the summer.
Before you start with your eye makeup, prepare your eyelid with a primer, concealer and then powder. To get the look, you’ll want one light peach shade and one that’s slightly darker.
Take a fluffy eye shadow brush and apply a darker peach eye shadow into your crease and up towards your brow bone. Then use a smaller eye shadow brush to apply a peach eye shadow across your upper lid. To finish the makeup look, use a shimmering eye shadow to highlight just under the tail of your brow bone and the inner corner of your eye. Use a brown eye-liner pencil and go ahead and apply your eyeliner as you normally would. Now use a brush to smudge the edges of the eyeliner to give the soft smudged effect. Use white pencil and line your lower water line. Finish your eye makeup look with mascara! Voila- You are done perfectly peachy summer look.
Makeup artiste Reshu Malhotra is the founder of The Artist Beauty Lounge