Hey ladies, don’t we all love when the makeup is so perfect that we want to go to bed with it. (Don’t ever do that though, we are very serious!!) There’s a reason why makeup done by the professionals looks so flawless when compared to the perfect makeup we try to pull off in front of our dressing table. Perfect makeup comes with steps that build up seamlessly on your skin to give that jaw-dropping makeup finish. Consider it a step-by-step ritual but don’t worry, you can ace this easy perfect makeup within no time! So without any further ado let us dive into this stepwise makeup guide, get your palettes and brushes out of that kit, hun!
Let’s start with the skin prep before applying makeup...
- Cleans obviously
- Moisturise, moisturise
- Apply sunscreen, duh
- Use a primer
- Conceal those imperfections
- Time for the foundation
- Define your eyes
- Make your brows sharp
- Blush those cheeks
- Get your lippies ready
- Add that highlighter and glow
Cleansing your face is important and we have said it for so many times that we literally lost the count. Before you grace your face with makeup, use a nice soap-free cleanser to get a clean canvas. It helps to remove dust, oil, dirt, and grime from your face, making it ready to soak in the fresh application.
There’s no way we are missing out on a moisturizer, no matter for what season or reason. Moisturizing your skin adds a great moisture barrier to your skin, it hydrates the skin cells and enhances the elasticity of the skin. Moisturizing also helps to keep your skin healthy and nourished under all those layers of makeup. Besides, it also acts a protective layer for your skin, keeping it away from coming in contact with the chemicals present in the makeup products.
Apply sunscreen, duh
This is the last step of skin prep before you get started with your perfect makeup guide. Using a sunscreen ensures that your skin is in perfect health, it prevents the damage from UVA and UVB rays. This reduces the chances of getting tan, sunburn or redness due to atmospheric conditions. You cannot miss sunscreen, this is the first thing every dermatologist or skin expert will advise you for your skin.
Now, that you are done with the skin prep, let’s get you started with your ace level perfect makeup...
People tend to miss out of using a toner thinking that it’s not really important. Well, it might not be the most important step but toner helps to adjust and maintain the pH level which is necessary to keep that perfect makeup of yours intact. Take a few drops of toner on a cotton pad and gently dab it on your face, let it dry before you proceed to the next step.
Use a primer
Just like how we did skin prep using a moisturiser, using a primer is like a makeup prep to add a layer on your skin that makes the products blend smoothly and stay for a longer duration on your skin. A primer also helps to minimize the fine lines and pores while making your skin smooth. If you’re the one with oily skin or if you sweat a lot a primer can really act as a saviour!
Conceal those imperfections
Perfect makeup is all about hiding all those flaws and imperfections on your skin. Take a concealer that suits your skin tone and gently dab it over the marks, spots, pigmentations and your dark circles to give your skin a uniform shade. Applying concealer instantly makes your skin appear brighter and clear.
Time for the foundation
The next step right after using a concealer is to apply foundation on your face and neck. Depending on what kind of foundation you’re using like liquid foundation, crème based or mousse use a suitable tool to apply it for a smooth finish. Choose the shade that perfectly suits your skin tone, it shouldn’t be a shade darker or lighter and it should suit the undertone of your skin. You can use tools like a beauty blender, brush or makeup sponge to make sure it blends well and doesn’t look cakey.
Define your eyes
Perfect makeup can do wonders to your eyes, start by making it pop and we all know the best way to do it is to use an eyeliner, pencil or kohl. Doing this will instantly define the edges of your eyes and draw all the attention to your face. You can use an eye shadow in a neutral shade if you’re into eye makeup. You can finish off eye makeup by applying mascara, that adds volume and length to your eyelashes.
Make your brows sharp
Not all of us are blessed with thick and defined eyebrows, some of us have to make our thin brows look fuller by using products. So we suggest you take an eyebrow pencil or a brow pomade in a natural colour that suits your skin tone and tries to make your eyebrows look edgy and fuller. You can even go pointy at the ends to make your brows look sharper. You can use an eyebrow gel to make sure it’s set, although this step is totally optional.
Blush those cheeks
Applying blush is one of the most underrated parts of doing that perfect makeup. Blush adds fresh colour to your cheeks making your look cheerful and your skin healthy. Take a natural looking blush and dab it on the apples of your cheeks. The best trick is to smile while applying the blush so that you’re certain about which part of your cheeks you need to add the colour pop on.
Get your lippies ready
Now coming to the part that we all love and can’t compromise on—applying that perfect shade of lipstick shade. Yes, get a lipstick that suits your skin tone and adds a generous swipe on your lips. Lipstick surely acts as a game changer to get that perfect makeup right. You can choose a nude shade for a subtle look or a bold shade if you really want to win compliments.
Set it up for longevity
When you’re done with all these steps and look absolutely dolled up, do this. Give yourself a soft pat on the back for an amazing job getting the perfect makeup done! Now take that setting spray, give it a good shake, hold it a little away from you, close your eyes and spray it on your face. Let it dry and you’re ready to slay the day with that makeup.
Add that highlighter and glow
Perfect makeup is incomplete without a highlighter and we know you all will agree on this. We all love highlighters, don’t we? Suck in your cheeks and apply the highlighter or a luminizer on the protruded part of your cheeks. Remember to blend it seamlessly with your makeup. You can use anything from a powder highlighter to the liquid one.