We all strive for that Insta-worthy perfect, creamy, smooth skin that's basically textureless. From buying 20 products a week, hoping one of them makes a difference, to getting unnecessary face fillers at a very young age — we'll go to any extent to attain that kind of skin. Sadly, there's no such thing as texture-less skin. Even celebs — with the most flawless-looking skin — have texture, and have an army of MUAs who work overtime to make their skin appear flawless. So, it's about time you burst the bubble and embrace your skin’s natural texture, too — large pores and all!
And instead of driving yourself broke in hopes of getting flawless skin, focus on techniques that can help with your goal of getting visibly creamy, smooth skin. Getting smooth skin at home is easier than you think, especially when you use the right products and techniques. Ahead, we're letting you in on the easiest step-by-step makeup technique to get creamy, smooth skin without having to feel weird about your natural texture.
For your skin...
Step 1: One of the best ways to ensure that there's no texture on your face in the form of dirt or grime is to exfoliate. The St. Ives Radiant Skin Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub will help you get a natural-looking glow without being harsh on your skin.
Step 2: Next up, let's focus on those pores! The Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Facial Toner is our toner of choice since it unclogs and tightens your pores to reveal a smoother skin texture — meaning a better canvas to play with! Plus, it contains no baddies like parabens and alcohol; instead, it is formulated with skin-loving ingredients like chamomile, pro-vitamin B5, witch hazel and allantoin, all of which are great for the skin.
Step 3: No skin-smoothening routine is complete without the internet (and personal!) favourite vitamin C serum! The Lakmé 9 to 5 Vit C+ facial serum is the perfect choice for this routine since it contains one of the richest sources of vitamin C out there — Kakadu Plum. Also, vitamin C serums are famous for giving your skin a glowing, smooth texture, so you're welcome.
Step 4: You're at the skincare finish line! The only thing left to do now? Opt for a tinted sunscreen. Since our goal isn't to achieve a full-blown cake-face, we need to make sure we go super light on the face to retain the creamy, smooth texture we're trying so hard to achieve — and using a tinted sunscreen instead of a foundation is the best possible choice. Opt for the Lakmé Sun Expert Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++, since it'll give you an even-toned, natural finish while mattifying your skin and shielding it from the sun.
For your face...
Step 1: Don't worry, just because we're staying light on the foundation doesn't mean you won't get a chance to cover up any annoying blemishes — because the next thing we're doing is using some heavy-duty concealer. The Lakmé Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer is second to none when it comes to a full coverage concealer that's brightening, and it'll give you a crease-free finish too! Apply a little bit on the high points of your face and under your eyes and any spots that need to be covered.
Step 2: On your journey to attaining smooth, creamy skin, we suggest that you throw in a bit of glow too. Use a smidgen of the Lakmé Absolute Highlighter - Moon-Lit, in the lighter shade, of course, on the high points of your face, for a subtle glow that's straight out of K-beauty routines.
Step 3: Finally, you need to mist up your face to make sure all that makeup settles in for a smooth texture. Opt for the Dermalogica Antioxidant Hydramist Toner to hydrate and firm your skin with its mist-on formula, and you're done! Getting creamy, smooth skin has never been easier.
Written by Nishtha Bhalla on Aug 26, 2021
Nishtha is a freelance writer who loves all things beauty, fashion, culture, and lifestyle. With content covering a variety of topics, she brings a holistic, nuanced perspective to her writing. In her free time, she can be found watching reruns of The Office, reading anything she can get her hands on, and experimenting with astrology.