Our makeup routines have changed significantly over the past year, thanks to the pandemic. Heavy full coverage foundations and bold lip colours took a backseat, while lightweight formulas and nude lippies became everyone’s go-to products. This change has now given rise to a whole new makeup trend called ‘muted skin’.

As the name suggests, muted skin is all about creating a monotone makeup look using warm, earthy tones. The whole point is to achieve a beautiful warm, brown monochrome makeup look, irrespective of your skin’s natural undertone. But that’s not all. The muted skin makeup trend has also achieved the celebrity stamp of approval with B-town divas sporting this look with aplomb.

Want to learn how to recreate it? Scroll down for a step-by-step guide that’ll help you ace the muted skin trend!

What is muted skin and how to achieve it

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Step 01: After cleansing and toning the skin, start by applying a nourishing moisturiser like the Lakme 9 To 5 Matte Moist Mattifying Moisturiser to hydrate and nourish your skin.

Step 02: Take a pea-sized amount of the Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer and apply it all over your face and neck. This will eliminate skin imperfections, create a smooth base and make your makeup last longer.

Step 03: Next, ditch your foundation and reach for a lightweight BB cream such as the Pond’s White Beauty BB+ Cream SPF 30 PA++. Dot this all over your face and blend it using a makeup sponge for a natural, skin-like finish. If you notice visible dark circles or blemishes or pigmentation, apply a little bit of the Lakme Absolute Mattreal Mousse Concealer in the problem areas for a natural yet flawless finish.

Step 04: Now, it’s time to prep the eyes. Take the matte brown shade from the Lakme Absolute Infinity Eye Shadow Palette - Soft Nudes and apply it all over your eyelids. Blend it using a fluffy eyeshadow brush. Since this eyeliner aims at a natural finish, we would recommend you to skip the eyeliner altogether.

Step 05: To define and open up your eyes, start by curling your lashes and then applying a single coat of a lengthening mascara like the Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara.

Step 06: Add a subtle flush colour to your cheeks using the Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color - Coffee Lite. Dot it on the apples of your cheeks and blend in an upward and outward motion for a natural finish.

Step 07: Take the same lip and cheek tint mentioned in the previous step and apply it to your lips to finish off the beautiful muted skin makeup look. Simple, isn’t it?

Main image courtesy: @aliaabhatt