If you are a fan of subtle makeup with just a hint of drama, then the soft glam makeup trend is just right for you. For those of you who don’t know, soft glam simply means radiant-looking or diffused makeup, applied in a way that ensures it’s perfectly blended into your skin. While there are no rules as to what colours you can pick, most soft glam makeup looks are created using a warm, neutral palette to give your skin a soft effect.
Excited to jump onto this simple yet uber glam makeup trend? Then you should definitely scroll down and check out the soft glam makeup tutorial for some much-needed inspo ahead of Valentine’s Day date night, New Year’s Eve, or any other occasion.
Soft Glam Makeup Look: The Basics
What is soft glam makeup look? If you want us to give examples, check out Sara Aki Khan’s, Alia Bhatt’s, Kajal Aggarwal's, or Hina Khan’s soft glam makeup look, and how to create it. Then stick to the editorial step by step guide for soft glam daytime or nighttime look, and the product suggestions. Trust us, you’ll never regret adding one more trendy makeup option into your beauty arsenal. So, go ahead and read on!
Soft Glam Makeup Look: Step-by-Step Guide
Step #1: Primer
Prep your skin to look its best with Lakmé Absolute Undercover Gel Primer containing vitamin E for skin moisturising and long lasting makeup effect. This transparent gel based primer will give you a smooth and even skin finish. It blends easily, hides skin blemishes, hydrates, nourishes your skin, and helps to keep your makeup in place for hours.
Step #2: Foundation
One of the key differences between natural makeup and soft glam makeup is a medium to full coverage foundation. Lakmé 9to5 Flawless Makeup Foundation can give you this perfect diva look for all day long. It beautifully blends and mattifies your skin. This foundation is recommended for easy application with your fingers, so apply it evenly from your hairline to neckline to achieve the perfection.
Step #3: Concealer, highlighter, and contour
Soft glam look includes concealer, highlighter, and light contour. If you choose a concealer a few shades lighter than your skin tone, it helps not only to hide blemishes and fine lines but also slightly contour your face. Blurring Lakmé 9to5 Primer + Matte Liquid Concealer is available in different shades that fit all Indian skin tones, it helps to mask imperfections, wrinkles, dark circles, and reduce pores. For contouring, use a bronzer that helps to warm up your face and give you a natural skin glow.
Step #4: Blush
After highlighting and contouring your face, applying your foundation and concealer, proceed with a blush flattering your skin colour. Bright pink blush is a big trend now, but do not forget to blend it well to achieve that gorgeous soft glam makeup look. Take a note that you can apply it not only on your cheekbones, but to all the high points of your face.
The Lakmé Absolute Facelift Palette consists of a buildable blush, a cushion soft highlighter and a nourishing bronzer. It comes with a unique lightweight formula that gives your makeup a subtle skin-like finish and a long-lasting stay that requires minimal reapplication.
Step #5: Eye shadow
Darken your eye crease with brown eye shadows, or the same bronzer you used before, try to pull a product upwards with a fluffy eye shadow brush to give your eyes a lift, and blend the colour well. For soft glam makeup, you basically need brown colour of eye shadows or bronzer, and a few nude and shimmery shades, that you can apply to the centre of your eyelids, and to the inner eye corners.
Step #6: Liner
Define a wing shape using brown eye shadows or bronze powder product, stay close to your lash line, and draw a soft, small wing. Remember that you don’t need any sharp lines in your soft glam look, all should be blended very well. You don’t really need to line your lower eyelid to keep it simple and clean, only at will. You can also outline the triangle in your inner eye corner to visibly lengthen your eye shape.
Step #7: Mascara and eyebrows
Curl your eyelashes and apply a good coat of mascara to make your lashes look incredible. If you want to use false lashes, go ahead with the halves and add them to the outer corners of your eyes to uplift and lengthen your eye shape. Fill in your eyebrows with the brown pencil and slightly brush them upwards to get a fluffy effect. After that, it’s the perfect time to clean up any crumbled or smudged products around your eyes.
Step #8: Lips
Soft glam makeup look requires a perfect neutral lip combo. Start with a light brown lip pencil and contour your lips, then blend the line a little bit. You can also fill in your lips with a lip liner, too, or draw a few vertical lines to add volume. Then proceed with a nude lipstick that matches your skin tone the best, apply it to your lips and blend with your fingers. Add a light shade of lip gloss for a plumping and juicy effect. Now you are ready, and if you want your makeup to last for hours for a special occasion, fix it with a setting powder, or a finishing spray.
FAQs about Soft Glam Makeup Look
What is the difference between full glam and soft glam?
Soft glam makeup is something between full glam and natural makeup look. In comparison with full glam, soft glam has no harsh lines, it is thoroughly blended, and smudged. Shades are softer, too, without bright pops of colour, closer to monochromatic and natural looks.
Can I choose soft glam bridal makeup for a wedding day?
Soft glam is a perfect choice of makeup for a bride and bridesmaids. It’s still delicate but with a touch of glam, and it looks stunning on wedding photos. For a bridal version of this look, you need to prime your face well, and add more shimmery shades to shine bright and keep all eyes on you.
What is soft glam makeup dark skin version?
Soft glam makeup for dark skin creation includes all the same steps, but colours may differ due to your skin tone. Dark skin girls can always go for deeper and brighter shades but still keep this glam look soft. For soft glam wedding makeup black girl, frosty and shimmery shades will also look great.
Now you know something more about soft glam makeup, and if you want something even less maintaining, check out the pretty work from home makeup looks.