Your 3-step guide to achieving a flawless makeup base

Written by Urvi ShahDec 21, 2021

The base of your makeup sets the tone for the rest of your look. If you’ve brushed your face with the wrong tool, layered excessive product or skipped prepping your face, you’re in for a disaster that your matte lipstick, daubs of contour, and strokes of coloured eyeliner cannot salvage. But fret not; we’ve got you covered. Here’s a three-step guide to achieving a flawless base.

01. Step #1: Moisturise

Before you start brushing, buffing, and priming your skin, wash your face with a cleanser to eliminate grease, dirt, and other impurities from your skin. Rejuvenate your skin by delivering a boost of moisture to your face with the Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser With Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E. Enriched with hydrating heroes like hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, this non-oily, gel-based formula keeps the skin hydrated for up to 24 hours to give you a water fresh glow.

02. Step #2: Prime and conceal

Looking for a product that primes as well as conceals? Available in eight shades, the Lakmé 9to5 Primer and Matte Liquid Concealer primes your skin for a smooth, long-lasting base that holds onto your makeup, and conceals spots, dark circles, and blemishes at the same time. A tip? Apply the concealer in the shape of a triangle under the eyes, and blend it in with your ring finger for a lifted look.

03. Step #3: Apply foundation

We’re such fans of liquid-based foundations, they glide onto your skin seamlessly, and lend a luminous glow to your face. The Lakmé Perfecting Liquid Foundation is infused with silicones and vitamin E that rejuvenate your skin, conceal imperfections for a smudge-free finish and reward you with a radiant sixteen-hour glow. Dot your face with a few drops of the formula, and blend it in. Don’t forget your neck. If you’re looking for lighter coverage, stipple your face with your fingers. For heavier coverage, use a damp sponge or blender. And you’re done! It really can’t get easier than this.