Tried And Tested Game-Changing Makeup Tricks!

Written by Kinnari AsharJan 31, 2024
Tried and Tested Game-Changing Makeup Tricks!

If you want to take your makeup skills to the next level and achieve a flawless, professional look, there are a few game-changing makeup steps you should include in your routine. While there isn't one set way to apply makeup, following a general order of application can make it easier and more cohesive. To help you develop a solid makeup routine and level up your application, we've created a guide on how to do makeup step by step that includes game-changing makeup steps. With these tips and tricks, you'll be able to achieve a flawless finish and feel confident in your makeup skills. Let’s dive right in! 

Kicking Off Your Makeup Journey   


Choosing the right primer and foundation should be your first and one of the most basic makeup steps in creating a flawless look. A primer acts as a base for your makeup, creating a smooth canvas for your foundation and helping it last longer. To select the right primer for your skin, consider your skin type and specific concerns, such as oily or dry skin. Once you have chosen the right primer, it's time to move on to the foundation application.  

Try out the Lakmé Absolute Skin Dew Primer if you’re looking for a primer infused with moisturising benefits. This primer not only blurs out the imperfections but also makes your base feel seamless. Infused with the goodness of hyaluronic acid, your skin feels hydrated and plump while making your makeup last all day long. 


Dewy, glowy skin is trending, and how! Seeing the current trends in makeup, people are shifting more towards lightweight foundations and tinted moisturisers that feel skin-like and give a natural coverage.  

If you are looking for a foundation that makes your skin luminous and gives you that lit-from-within glow, look for none other than the Lakmé Absolute Luminous Skin Tint Foundation. It is a sheer, light-reflecting skin tint with a weightless, ultra-blendable formula that effortlessly melts into your skin.  Its magic touch covers imperfections and blurs pores, ensuring your skin is a canvas of soft-focus and high gloss flawlessness for up to 24 hours 

Contour, Blush and Highlight Like a Pro  


When it comes to applying makeup, contour, blush, and highlighter are essential parts of the face makeup steps. Contouring helps to define and shape the face, while blush adds a pop of colour and highlighter gives a gorgeous glow. We'll share 3 viral tips to bring back the dimension on your face and up your makeup game. 

  • To use contour, apply it in the hollows of your cheeks, along the jawline, and on the sides of your nose. Blend well for a natural look. Confused about the right contour shade? Pick a shade that is a few shades darker than your skin tone. 

  • For blush, to make it look natural and flushed, smile to find the apples of your cheeks and apply a small amount in a circular motion. 

  • Finally, a highlighter can be applied to the high points of your face to make your skin glowing when light hits at the right points, such as the tops of your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and your cupid's bow.  

Remember to blend everything for a flawless finish

If you are looking for one product that houses all these three products, try out the Lakmé Absolute Facelift Palette - Sunkissed Glow which consists of a buildable blush, a cushion soft highlighter and a nourishing bronzer. Its lightweight formula gives your makeup a subtle skin-like finish and long-lasting stay with a naturally sculpted look.  

Setting Your Look  


If you want to achieve a flawless makeup look that lasts all day, it's important to set your makeup with a powder and makeup fixing spray.  

Pro tip: Applying a light dusting of translucent powder over your foundation and concealer helps to mattify any shine and lock your makeup in place. Once your powder is applied, spritzing your face with a makeup fixing spray will further help to set your makeup and keep it looking fresh for hours. 

Try out the Lakmé Face It Loose Finishing Powder to set your makeup in place.  This weightless finishing powder enhances your glow, making it the ideal finishing touch for your makeup routine. Its blendable formula ensures seamless application and high coverage, keeping your makeup in place throughout the day. 

However, even with these simple makeup steps, it's natural for makeup to wear off or smudge throughout the day. That's why having a few touch-up tricks up your sleeve can come in handy. One easy trick is using blotting paper to absorb any excess oil or sweat on your face. This will help to prevent your makeup from looking cakey or sliding off. Another tip is to carry a small concealer or lipstick with you for quick touch-ups throughout the day. 

Influencer-Inspired Techniques  


With the rise of social media influencers, people are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to enhance their makeup skills. These influencers share their best tips and tricks with their followers, from bold graphic eyeliner to perfectly contoured cheeks. 

One of the most popular makeup techniques inspired by influencers is the "baking" technique. This involves applying a heavy layer of powder to the under-eye area, leaving it on for a few minutes to "bake" and then dusting it off to reveal a flawless, crease-free finish. Another popular technique is "strobing", which involves using a highlighter to create a glowing, radiant complexion by strategically applying it to the high points of the face. 

The beauty industry has also seen a significant rise in the popularity of multi-functional makeup products. These products serve multiple purposes and can be used in multiple ways. This trend has gained popularity due to its time-saving and cost-effective benefits. 

One of the most popular multi-functional makeup products is the BB cream, which provides coverage, hydration, and sun protection in one product. Another popular product is the CC cream, which offers more coverage and colour correction while still providing hydration and sun protection. 


In addition to BB and CC creams, there are also multi-purpose lip and cheek tints, such as the Lakmé Lip Love Lip & Cheek Tint, which can be used as both a blush and a lip colour. This tint contains moisturising goodness like shea and almond butter, keeping your lips and cheeks feeling soft and hydrated. 

Other examples of multi-functional makeup products include tinted moisturisers, which provide hydration and light coverage, and brow gels, which can be used to shape and fill in your eyebrows. 

FAQs about Makeup Steps  

Q1 What is the best way to apply foundation? 

A: The best way to apply foundation is by using a foundation brush or a beauty blender. Start by applying small dots of foundation on your face, then blend them outwards towards your hairline and jawline. 

Q2 When should I apply setting powder? 

A: Setting powder should be applied after you have applied your foundation and concealer. This will help to set your makeup and prevent any creasing or smudging. 

Q3 How can I make my makeup last longer? 

A: To make your makeup last longer, use a primer before applying your makeup, and then set your makeup with a setting spray or powder. Additionally, avoid touching your face throughout the day to prevent smudging or transfer. 

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