10 makeup tips for gorgeous dewy skin
Looking fabulous 24/7 isn't always the easiest of tasks. Lack of sleep, stress, burn-out, pollution easily gives us dead skin and other skin problems. But there is a solution to everything, like these 10 face-saving makeup tips.
1. Start With Skin Prep
Before working on your complexion, you need to make sure your skin is squeaky clean and moisturized. So remove any grime with micellar water or cleansing cream. Finish off by applying a hydrating and moisturizing Micro-Essence. You can try the new L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro-Essence which is an ultra-weight light formula made to moisturize and exfoliate your skin. Its watery formula absorbs completely and penetrates 10 layers deep into the skin to give you hydration and glowing skin.
2. Prepare The Base
Apply a primer or blur cream to cover minor blemishes, lines and even out your skin tone. Blurs are feather-light and residue-free. They leave our skin baby-soft and uniform.
3. Use The right Foundation
The 'right' foundation means one that can't be seen. To avoid a caked-on look, go for a texture that suits your skin type: creamy for dry skin, fluid for combination skin and a mousse or mineral-based one for oily skin. It would help if you chose a tone that perfectly matches the colour of your skin.
4. Blend Your Foundation
Nothing's worse than streaks or heavy-duty foundation lines. Smooth on (don't rub) your foundation with your fingertip or a damp sponge. Blend it outwards starting from your nose. Keep going until you reach the side of your face and carefully work it up to your hairline.
5. Cover Patches With Corrector
Cover any red patches (under your eyes, on your chin etc.) with a green-tinted base, as it's red's complementary colour. Use a stick corrector to attack any tenacious blemishes - blotches, spots, dark circles, scars - and tap it in with your finger for a natural, uniform finish.
6. Let Concealer Do The Magic
Choose a tone that's a shade lighter than your skin. Apply a tiny bit to the inner corner of your eyes and a couple of dabs under your lower lashes. Blend it in with your fingertip, working out from the inside corner.
7. Only Apply Enough Powder
Too much powder will only emphasize any enlarged pores or blemishes. Only apply a face powder if your skin's too shiny or oily. Even if you do, go for a translucent formula that will diffuse light without accentuating your T-zone.
8. Use The Blush
To get a natural, fresh-faced finish, apply a touch of peachy pink blusher to the apple of your cheeks and blend out towards your temples. You can also dab a tiny bit onto the crease of your upper eyelids.
9. Shine With Eye Makeup
Less is more and going down a natural route is the key. Apply a light eye shadow to your brow bones and a creamier, darker one to your upper lids (use the colour of your eyes to find an enhancing match). Finish off with a coat of mascara, for a wide-eyed look.
10. Tease With Your Lips
A touch of lipstick brightens any complexion. Go for a shade that best suits your lips. If you prefer a natural look, apply a nude-colour lipstick for a sumptuous no makeup effect. Apply one that's two tones lighter than your lips to get a uniform finish. Steer clear of lipsticks that are too dark - they'll only pile on the years.
Before applying eye makeup, get rid of eye bags by popping two spoons in the fridge for an hour and then placing them on your eyes. Similarly, while applying foundation, press a tissue onto your face to remove any excess, paying attention to your roots, eyebrows, sides of your nose and corner of your mouth. Finish off your make up spraying a bit of makeup spray to keep everything in place. Follow these makeup tips to ensure that you make eyes turn wherever you go.