Home is where your makeup stash is!
While we all have distinct style and preferences when it comes to makeup, the basics of nailing your makeup game are pretty much the same. Including small steps in your at-home makeup routine can make a large difference in how your look turns out. If you’re looking for tips on how to do makeup at home, then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got you covered with a breakdown of the steps involved in flawless makeup application.
Here’s a step-by-step tutorial to ace your makeup at home...
- Step 1: Prep your skin
- Step 2: Ace your base
- Step 3: Conceal problem areas
- Step 4: Set your base
- Step 5: Add colour to your cheeks
- Step 6: Enhance your eyes
- Step 7: Define your brows
- Step 8: Perfect your pout
Step 1: Prep your skin
If you’re looking for tips on how to do makeup at home flawlessly, the first step is to prime! The basic rule of achieving an even finish is to prep your face for the makeup products. Whether you want a full-face makeup look or a simple BB-cream-and-tinted-lip-balm look, primer is a godsend that’ll help you create a smooth base for foundation. While moisturiser helps soften skin, primer works to fill in pores, absorbs excess oil and evens out your skin texture so your foundation glides on smoothly, appears more natural and lasts much longer. And that’s not all! If you have oily skin, then primer is sure to save you from embarrassing makeup meltdowns. We are currently crushing over the Lakmé Absolute Under Cover Gel Face Primer which is enriched with Vitamin E. This makeup primer nourishes skin and locks makeup for a long period of time.
Step 2: Ace your base
After prepping your face, it’s now time to create a flawless base. Firstly, it’s important to select a foundation matching your skin tone. The right shade can make all the difference in helping you ace your base. Test your foundation along your jawline in various lighting and when you find a foundation that magically blends into your skin, that’s your match! Secondly, using a foundation brush or beauty blender can make your application seamless. With foundation, always remember that less is more. However, you can always build more coverage if you have stubborn blemishes or spots. We suggest you get your hands on the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation with SPF 45 that blends easily into the skin with its silky fluid texture and keeps skin moisturised and supple.
Step 3: Conceal problem areas
While it’s important to match your foundation with your skin tone, it’s not the same with concealer. It’s best to pick a concealer that’s one shade lighter than your skin tone in order to brighten or even out any problem areas. Take a concealer brush or use your fingertips to apply the formula under your eyes. The best way to apply concealer is by creating an upside-down triangle on your under eye area. Draw a triangle from one end of your eye to the other and bring the point down your cheek to your nose crease. Blend the concealer really, really well. Also, remember to dab some concealer onto dark spots or any other imperfections. Make sure to blend out the edges well so that your concealer seamlessly blends into your foundation. Try the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer to conceal problem areas and brighten your face.
Step 4: Set your base
Use a buffing brush to apply setting powder evenly onto your face and neck. This step is extremely important especially if you want to keep that foundation from wearing off faster. You can use translucent powder to control shine and achieve a matte finish. Remember to first dust areas of your face that get very oily such as t-zone and forehead and then move onto dusting powder on the rest of your face. An alternative to translucent powder is compact powder. Get your hands on the Lakmé Perfect Radiance Compact which is enriched with skin replenishing qualities of Vitamin E and C and adds a healthy sheen to your makeup.
Step 5: Add colour to your cheeks
Blush is the most underrated product of your vanity kit which has the power to take your makeup game a few notches higher. From enhancing your face shape to defining your cheekbones, blush lifts your look like no other product. If you want your blush to make a statement, then it’s important to pick a shade that best suits your complexion. Those with fair skin tone should ideally opt for peach and pink shades. Those with medium skin tones should pick brighter shades with warm undertones such as apricot pink for a natural, glowy finish. And, women with deep skin tones should go for bright apricot or cranberry for an ethereal glow.
Step 6: Enhance your eyes
Eyeliner, eye shadow and mascara can do wonders in completely transforming your look. Whether you want to make your eyes look bigger or brighter, a black or colourful liner and mascara can do a lot in enhancing your makeup look. Begin by lining your lash line and the outer corners of your lower lash line using the Lakmé Absolute Shine Liquid Eye Liner - Black. Next, use an eyelash curler to curl your lashes and follow it up with mascara. Doing so will instantly open up your eyes and make you look more awake. You can try the Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara - Night Drama to add volume to your lashes. Lastly, to finish off your look, you can add a hint of a neutral eye shadow on your lids. Use the muted pink or nude shadow from the Lakmé 9 To 5 Eye Quartet Eyeshadow - Desert Rose palette.
Step 7: Define your brows
Even if you’re doing makeup at home, filling your brows is an essential step that can make a lot of difference. Eyebrows frame your eyes and add definition to your look. However, it’s important that you make them look natural yet defined. How, you ask? Begin by selecting an eyebrow powder or pencil that matches your brow hair colour. Next, use short strokes to fill in the gaps. Follow it up by brushing and blending the product evenly into your brows with the help of a spoolie for a natural look. Finish off by using an eyebrow gel to set your brows in place. You can add some highlighter onto your brow bone to make your brows stand out. We suggest you get your hands on the Lakmé Absolute Precision Eye Artist Eyebrow Pencil - Dark Brown for defined, naturally styled and evenly filled brows.
Step 8: Perfect your pout
A perfect pout is one that not only completes your look but also, has the power to transform thin lips into a plump and kissable pout. Start by applying moisturiser or lip balm to prep your lips before going over with your lipstick. Matte lipsticks have the tendency to dry out your lips, therefore, ensure you apply a nourishing lip balm such as the Elle 18 Juicy Lip Balm. It is enriched with vitamin E, olive oil and jojoba oil and in infused with SPF 15. Next, line your lips as it works wonders in helping you achieve a perfect pout. Start from the middle and move towards the corners of the mouth. Make sure that the colour of your lip liner matches your natural lip tone as well as your lip shade. And lastly, fill your lips in. Always pick lipstick shades that complement your skin tone. If you’re looking to wear a nude lipstick, then find the right shade of nude that complements your skin tone.
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Written by Fatema Habib on Jul 05, 2019