Pamper your peepers
Eyes are an extension of your personality. And it’s quite blasphemous to have tired, weary or worse, droopy eyes before a party. Even good makeup can’t salvage that. Pamper them with relaxing cucumber slices. They brighten up your peepers, giving you an absolutely enticing fresh look. And if cucumbers or cold tea bags don’t do the trick, it’s time to call in your bff – the concealer. Try out different shades to see which blends best with your complexion.
Cleanse, tone, exfoliate and moisturise
There is a reason this is the beauty mantra adopted by women all over the world – because it works and how! Use a cleanser that’s suitable for your skin type. And though most people debate the use of toners, they’re formulated with soothing and hydrating benefits for a radiant skin. Once you’re done with your cleansing ritual, exfoliate your skin with a gentle exfoliator that’s mild for daily use. Getting rid of dead skin cells creates an even surface for makeup to glide onto and stay. And finally, pick a moisturiser that complements your skin type and doesn’t leave you with a cakey residual. We personally love the Lakmé Clean Up range with green tea properties that gives you a fabulous salonesque glow in the comfort of your home.
Slip on a sunscreen
When in doubt, go with sunscreen. Not all moisturisers come armed with SPF and no matter what the time of the day it is, you NEED sun protection. Apply your sunscreen right before your makeup. Go for something light. Brownie points if it smells incredible. The Lakmé Sun Expert SPF 50 scores on both levels.
Because I’m happy
Most importantly, remember this – you are what you think. Happy, relaxing and soothing thoughts will make their way from your mind to your face. And no amount of makeup can compare to a happy, relaxed and fresh face. So it might be a good idea to make Pharrell William’s Happy your anthem.