There are no rules when it comes to makeup. However, there are a few techniques that can make the application a breeze and ensure your makeup look lasts longer. And with so many products in the market, you’re bound to get confused as to what to apply when and after what. As such, learning how to layer your makeup products the right way not only minimises the chances of creating a makeup faux pas but also helps ensure your makeup looks flawless.
To help you ace that perfect makeup look, we’ve put together an easy-to-follow 10 step guide on how to layer your makeup products. So go ahead, nail your makeup application with this guide and don’t forget to thank us later!
Step 01: Begin by moisturising your skin. If you have oily skin, opt for a gel moisturiser like the Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser With Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E. It will make your makeup go on smoothly as well as ensure your skin stays moisturised underneath the layers of makeup. Give your skin a few minutes to absorb it.
Step 02: Next, apply a quarter size dollop of primer all over the face, including the eye area. The Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer is a tinted formula that can be worn alone as well as under makeup for a flawless base. It minimises the appearance of pores and blurs wrinkles and fine lines.
Step 03: Allow the product to sit for a few minutes and then go in with a foundation. Dot it all over your face. Then using a damp makeup sponge or foundation brush, start from the centre of the face and blend outwards. The Lakme 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation blends effortlessly while giving a smooth and even finish.
Step 04: Pick a concealer to hide problem areas like blemishes and dark circles. The Lakme Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer SPF 25 comes with a doe foot applicator that allows easy application. After applying, blend it using a flat concealer brush.
Step 05: Apply some finishing powder or translucent powder on the areas that tend to get oily. The Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Finishing Powder gives a matte, oil free look while setting your base.
Step 06: To give your skin a naturally flushed look, dust some blush on the apple of your cheeks. The Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duos - Coral Blush is an easy-to-use formula that gives cheeks a natural flush of colour.
Step 07: Moving on to the eye area, begin by applying a base eyeshadow. For this, pick a neutral or light shade. Then, apply a darker shade on the outer corner of your eyes.
Step 08: Whether you’re going for a simple or a bold makeup look, filling your brows is important. It’ll help define your face. The Lakme Absolute Micro Brow Perfecter comes with a micro-blading tip that allows precise application and gives hair-like strokes.
Step 09: It’s time to draw your eyeliner. If you have an unstable hand, pick a felt tip liner like the Lakme Eyeconic Liner Pen Fine Tip for the perfect, intense black look.
Step 10: To get long, voluminous lashes, apply two coats of mascara. The Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara is a lightweight product that adds natural looking volume to your lashes.
And voila! Your stunning makeup look is done.