Classic makeup looks are timeless and stunning. Even though, you like to experiment with new beauty techniques and unusual colours, never waste the opportunity to improve the basic makeup skills. You’ll thank us later because this simple 3-step makeup tutorial matches almost every occasion and saves your time to create the gorgeous look.
Classic Makeup Look: The Basics
How far is your usual makeup routine from the classic? Learn all the basic methods to achieve a classy look, so you’ll never feel unprepared or too much with your makeup choices. Classic makeup look is totally fine for daily use or going out in the evening — there is no one exact schema, you can always vary the techniques, stick to bold or natural shades, and put different accents. This tutorial can be useful for beginners, and for everyone who wants to improve their makeup routine, create simple yet elegant looks, suitable for every occasion.
3 Steps on How to Achieve a Classic Makeup Look
Classic makeup look tutorial is simple and easy to remember. There are 3 basic steps you should follow to achieve it — prepare your skin base, pay attention to your eyes, then finish with lips. Discover all the classic makeup techniques and tips to look great at all occasions.
1. Start with the Base
Classic natural makeup look is recommended to start with creating the base aka applying the foundation, concealer, and slightly contouring your face. Only makeup with dramatic eyes can be started with applying eye shadow, liner, pencil, mascara, etc., so you can clear up and conceal the under eye zone after that. If you prefer classic red lip makeup look with nude eyes, also work first with your face coverage because bold lips are demanding even skin tone without visible blemishes. So, how to prepare the base for classic makeup?
Moisturise your skin and apply a face primer matching your skin type.
Apply the foundation with your fingers, face brush, or a wet sponge. Blend it thoroughly on the whole face and neck; don’t try to mask skin blemishes with foundation — you need it just for even complexion. Choose the right foundation shade and texture for your skin tone and type: liquid and glowing ones are better for dry skin, firm and mattifying — for oily skin. For example, pay attention to the Lakmé brand bestseller — Lakmé 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation in 16 shades that suit all Indian skin tones for perfect, natural look.
Add small dots of concealer to your blemishes and dark spots, wait for about 15 seconds, then blend with your fingers. You can also use a lighter shade of concealer to mask wrinkles. Try Lakmé 9to5 Primer + Matte Liquid Concealer for a seamless, natural, and smooth finish.
One of our favoirite part is applying a highlighter — you can use it in natural classic makeup, too, just stick to more natural-looking shiny products, not too sparkling, and without holographic effect. You can try applying Lakmé Absolute Liquid Highlighter on your cheekbones, in the inner corner of your eye, under eyebrows, on the back or at the tip of your nose. Just avoid too much application and blend it thoroughly.
Use a natural blush shade and your favourite contouring products, bronzer, or just a foundation in a darker shade. Remember the classic makeup rule, that you always need to apply dry and powder products over liquid textures, and not the other way around.
2. Eyes & Eyebrows Next
The next step of simple classic makeup look is eye make up, so let’s start without too much discussion.
First, you will need a classic eye shadow palette with brown shades, and a few more lighter and shiny shades — we bet that you will never regret buying something like Lakmé 9to5 Eye Color Quartet Eye Shadow - Desert Rose. Blend the brown shade on your upper eyelid crease and along your lower eyelid. Add a lighter shimmery shade in the center of your upper eyelid.
Create a wing to uplift the outer corners of your eyes — this can be an eye liner sharp wing, or just a soft blended wing made with dark eye shadows.
You can also fill in your eyebrows with brown eye shadow — see, how multitasking this product is! Otherwise, use your favourite eyebrow products.
You can always contour your eyes with a black kajal to achieve a more dramatic look, but that’s not a necessary step in a classic makeup.
Do not forget to use mascara on your upper and lower lashes. We recommend trying Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara with a smart brush and included D-Panthenol to make your lashes strong and smooth.
3. Lips to Seal the Deal
Almost ready! Lips are the last step of a classic natural makeup look. If you put an accent on your eyes, go with the nude lipstick, otherwise, try bright red shades — they are elegant and classy, too.
First, apply a lip balm and slightly wipe with a paper tissue.
Contour your lips with a lip pencil, it can be a little bit darker than your lipstick shade.
Apply your lipstick. BB editor’s choice is Lakmé 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color in dozens of beautiful shades, with built-in primer for smooth application, and intense pigmentation.
You can apply a lip gloss or highlighter to the center of your lips and to the arch, but it’s optional.
On this stage you can fix your whole classic makeup with finishing powder, or a fixation spray because you are ready!
FAQs about How to Achieve a Classic Makeup Look
What is the classical dance makeup look?
Classical dance makeup looks are different to daily, or even evening classic makeup. Though, you may follow the same steps, but should make your foundation full-coverage, and long-lasting. Here you don’t need to choose between accentuating your eyes, or lips. Dramatic eyes with bold lips will be all fine, same as the heavy contouring. Do not forget to add sparkling textures to shine bright from the stage.
How to create classic bridal makeup looks?
Classic wedding makeup looks are timeless and mostly preferred by brides. For a big day, you probably don’t want makeup experiments, would like to use time-proven makeup techniques and stay classy. One thing to note, that bridal makeup should include as much as possible beauty tips to be long-lasting. Whether you go to makeup artist, or create it by yourself, search for references of your dreamy bridal look, for example, get inspired by best wedding Bollywood makeup looks.
What is the classic French makeup look?
What is usually meant, when people are talking about classic French makeup? There is no any one exact look, that considered “French”, but definitely a few techniques that describe this concept. So, what should you do to achieve that French beauty vibe?
Moisturise your skin very well and stick to minimal coverage. French makeup isn’t supposed to be with full coverage, or heavy contouring.
Fresh looking skin is the goal, so do not forget to use natural blush shade on your face.
Another unspoken rule of French makeup is to accentuate the only one feature — create smokey eyes, or choose bold lips.
In French makeup, don’t try to make too smooth and defined contours — blend your liner, eye shadows, and lip pencil thoroughly to create this elegant and effortless look.
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