Looking for a way to pass all that extra time you have on hand due to the nationwide lockdown? How about you work on your makeup skills; perfect the techniques that have always eluded you. These tricky makeup techniques look effortless on your face, but if done incorrectly, can come in your way of executing a perfect makeup look.

We counted down 5 makeup techniques that can do with a bit of polishing up from your side. Once perfected, these techniques will take your makeup game to new levels of fabulous and cool.

 

Soft brows

Soft brows

If you can’t ever seem to brush your eyebrows to submission for that natural and soft finish, your hand action might be the one to blame. Makeup application is a lot like painting and the brush strokes on your brows matter a lot while drawing them.

A genius trick is to bring them downwards with A spoolie BEFORE you apply any product. This way, the product is getting under the brows before you brush them up for the final look. All you’ve got to perfect is the effortless flick of your wrists to get this look right. Use a long-lasting and smudge-free product like the Lakme Absolute Precision Eye Artist Eyebrow Pencil to maintain your enviable brows all day long!

 

Perfectly contoured cheekbones

Perfectly contoured cheekbones

A badly contoured cheekbone can make you look ashy and muddy. Perfectly contoured cheekbones, on the other hand, add definition to your face and slim it down. Start by finding the right contour line from your ear to under your cheekbones and work inwards towards your mouth. Use cream-based products to make the blending job easier. Don’t forget to layer it with a contour or translucent powder to seal the product in place.

 

Winged eyeliner

Winged eyeliner

Let’s be real: the winged eyeliner is one of the toughest trends to master. If you’re wondering why beauty gurus can get it right in one take and you can’t, the answer lies in the application and technique used (also practise). Now, that you have all this free time on hand, utilise it to master the winged eyeliner. Techniques like using scotch tape to get a straight line or getting it as close as possible to your waterline will help. You should also practice with a fine tip tool like the Lakme Eyeconic Liner Pen Fine Tip - Deep Black for more precision and control.

 

Natural flush

Natural flush

Naturally flushed makeup looks are a part of the ‘no-makeup’ makeup trend and are perfect for your day-to-day look. A natural flush is faked with a combination of blushes (both shimmer and matte). So work on mapping out your face to see where the blush looks most natural. Pick a colour that will flatter your skin tone for best results. The Lakme 9 to 5 Pure Rouge Blusher comes in 4 exciting shades that suit Indian skin tones.

 

Hooded eye makeup

Hooded eye makeup

Stop believing the misconception that you cannot do much with hooded eyes. There are a couple of eye looks, take cut crease, for instance, that can give you space to work with. Scour tutorials from your favourite beauty gurus to see how to accentuate your hooded eyes.