Makeup is fun. And the right makeup at the right time makes us feel better about ourselves. From bright eyeliner colors to shiny lipstick to pastel hair tones, there’s no shortage of beauty trends to try. But sometimes less is better, especially in everyday life. Daytime makeup is what’s right for you when running your regular errands.
Prepare Your Skin
Before you tackle any of your makeup products, it’s important to start with a clean slate. Cleansing and moisturizing will help the products “grip” and lay appropriately on your skin. We recommend adding a moisturizing serum and sunscreen to your preparations to moisturize and protect your skin from UV rays sufficiently.
How To Make A Simple Daytime Makeup
- Step One: Cleanse Your FaceBegin by cleansing your face to remove dirt or grease. Wiping a cotton pad dampened with a rinse-free toner will remove impurities without causing redness or irritation.
- Step two: serumA serum to moisturize and smooth your skin complements your cream.
- Step three: moisturize and smooth.Next, you can choose a moisturizer, which also serves as a makeup base to save time. You can also use a primer to even out the surface for better foundation application. Choose a makeup base depending on your skin type or preference.
- Step Four: Don’t Forget SPFCompleting your prep work with sunscreen is important and should always be included in your daily skincare routine to prevent photo-aging.
Applying Decorative Cosmetics
- Step One: ToningNow move on to the first part of makeup: evening out your skin tone. The foundation, as well as the primer, is chosen depending on your skin type. It can be matte or moisturizing. There are also products with a glowing effect, light and dense, with a sun protection factor (using the latter makes it possible to skip the step of applying sunscreen in preparation). Apply using a brush, following the massage lines. Don’t forget the area in the outer corners of the eyes and the upper eyelids – they should also be covered.
- Step Two: Cover problem areasApply concealer (liquid) or corrector (solid) to blemishes on the face or dark circles under the eyes. Apply the product to the area to be corrected and blend it in with your finger or sponge. There are color-correcting palettes (red, green, etc.) designed to solve different problems, with beige considered a universal color.
- Step Three: Use a clear powder if necessaryThis product comes in handy for owners of oily skin so that it stays matte longer due to the powder’s absorption of excess sebum.
- Step Four: Add BlushUse cream or dry blush, pink, or peach, to “warm up” the apples of your cheeks. Use a brush or sponge.
- Step Five: Light ShineOn the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, cupid’s arch, upper lip, and brow arches, accentuate with an illuminator for a subtle, natural glow.
Highlight Eyes And Lips
Move on to improving your facial features. When doing your everyday makeup, ensure that you are in a room with enough light, preferably natural light, so the result is not too heavy.
- Step One: EyeshadowShimmering light champagne eyeshadow will make your eyes look perky. Use a shadow brush to apply it to the crease of your eyelid and the inner corners of your eyes.
- Step two: eyelinerFor more definition, apply a steel-gray or black eyeliner pencil to the interlining of your upper eyelid. You can also use liquid eyeliner to create discreet arrows.
- Step Three: MascaraSeveral coats of glossy mascara will beautify your lashes. Choose a dark brown shade for softer coverage and apply a couple of coats on your upper lashes and one skin on the roots of your lower lashes.
- Step Four: Lip CoverageApply a lip primer or balm. Choose a lipstick that matches your lips. Any nude shades will work. Smooth and pat it with your finger for a fresh, natural-looking effect. Add glitter to accentuate the color a bit.
- Step Five: EyebrowsUse eyebrow shadows or pencils (lipstick in a casual makeup look will create a heavy effect). Use light strokes to fill in your eyebrows. Afterward, style them with a clear fixing gel.
Makeup: What Can And Can’T You Do?
Remember these basics:
Always choose products that are suitable for your skin type. Usually, matte formulas are ideal for oily skin, while shimmery products hold up well on dry skin;
Make sure that makeup products, such as concealer and foundation, match your skin tone. It’s worth choosing these products in-store, not online, to get an idea of the exact shade. But be sure to test the product under different types of lighting, not just store yellow light;
Finish your makeup with a fixing spray, so it lasts all day;
Throw away expired cosmetics and care products;
Don’t buy too many products – start with basics like concealer, foundation, eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara, blush, and lipstick.