There is no better feeling than knowing you have a party to attend at the end of a dull day at work. But then your boss calls you in for a last-minute meeting, or you simply don’t reach home in time to try out the elaborate Deepika Padukone-esque makeup you had bookmarked for this party *sad sigh*!
But as we always say, why fear when you have us? While we might not be able to help you create an elaborate look when you are running late, but we can definitely help you achieve a stunning makeup look in a jiffy. Here’s a quick and easy, 5-minute makeup guide that you can try when you’re running late for a party.
- 01. Dab on some foundation
- 02. Make your eye makeup your focus
- 03. Add a touch of blush
- 04. Don’t forget to highlight
- 05. Put on some lipstick
01. Dab on some foundation
You’re running late and obviously don’t have time to do the whole shebang. Your best bet? Use a foundation with a built-in primer like the Lakmé 9to5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation. It offers buildable coverage and will give you a smooth and even skin tone. Dot it all over your face and blend it with a damp beauty sponge. If you need extra coverage, dab a little concealer on the problem areas and blend away!
02. Make your eye makeup your focus
Since you’re running late, trying out something experimental like graphic eyeliners or ombre eyeshadow is not an option, but that doesn’t mean you leave your eyes bare. Just sweep on some shimmery eyeshadow in bronze or gold hue on your eyelids. Follow this up by curling your lashes and adding a stroke of eyeliner. Lastly, use a defining mascara like the Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara to add volume to your eyelashes.
03. Add a touch of blush
Once your eye makeup is done, it’s time to add a flush of colour to your face because you don’t want to end up looking pale! Sweep on some of Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duos on the apples of your cheeks, the tip of your nose and chin for a rosy glow.
04. Don’t forget to highlight
You can’t be party-ready unless you shine bright and add lots of highlighter on your face! So, once your blush blends in, take the Lakmé Absolute Highlighter - Moon-Lit and apply it on the high points of your face, i.e. your cheekbones, temples, bridge of the nose, and Cupid’s bow.
05. Put on some lipstick
Lipsticks have the superpower to ruin or level up your look, so don’t forget to glide some on once you’re done with the rest of your makeup. Go for a bright red colour like the Lakmé Absolute 3D Lipstick - Red Carnival for a statement pout. Start off with a lip liner to define the edges of your lips, and then fill in the centre with your lipstick, and that’s it — you’re ready to slay!
Written by Tashika Tyagi on Sep 01, 2021
A writer who loves to read, travel, eat and explore new places and things. With a bachelor's degree in journalism, she has over two years of experience in writing about food, lifestyle, and travel. She also doubles up as a rom-com expert and home baker when she isn’t writing!