Not able to ace the makeup game no matter what you do? We think your approach needs a do-over and instead of chasing trendy and ‘cool’ techniques, you need to revert to a simplified makeup routine. Simplifying your makeup routine will also satisfy your busy-girl-on-the-go lifestyle and isn’t that just the ultimate perk? We have a few tips that will help you simplify your makeup routine for a fuss-free experience.

 

01. Start by decluttering your vanity

01. Start by decluttering your vanity

Decluttering doesn’t mean that you shine a light on some items and push the others to eat dust in a corner of a drawer. Separate your makeup collection into ‘essential’ and ‘special occasions’ piles. Your essential pile can also be thrown into a travel bag for a short trip. Watch your makeup habits for a couple of days and jot details like the products you always reach for, the items that you are confident about using or even the ones that need a bump in priority because they might expire soon. These details will help you declutter your makeup for faster and smoother application on the daily.

 

02. Invest in multipurpose products

02. Invest in multipurpose products

We all have once used lipsticks as blushes and kohls and brow fillers, so when we talk about multipurpose products, we mean formulations that fulfil more than one purpose. For instance, a high-coverage base compact that also works as a setting powder, mattifying powder to eliminate shine and provide sun protection will combine many products into one.

BB picks: Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 40 PA+++ Compact

 

03. Keep your skin’s undertone in mind

03. Keep your skin’s undertone in mind

You ever wonder why a certain lipstick shade looks lovely on your BFF, but on you is a hard miss? This is because makeup should always be matched with your skin’s undertone. Keep in mind your skin’s undertone while purchasing foundations, blushes and lippies to avoid buying products that are in any way less than flattering for your skin.

 

04. Stock up on statement-making products

04. Stock up on statement-making products

If you want to add some drama to your ‘essential’ pile, stock up on statement-making products. Volumizing mascaras, intense highlighters and coloured liners all add instant drama to basic makeup looks. Bold lippies and brow pencils can even be added to your full-time ‘essential’ pile for emergencies.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara