Complete Makeup Process
 


Makeup is an art and an artist must know what he/she wants in the end. You may choose for naturally beautiful look, bold and exotic nightclub look or a high-profile dinner party look, depending on the occasion and place, where you are heading. To look beautiful, you need to understand your face, your best facial features, which can be your eyes, lips, cheeks and/or eyebrows and what suits you the most. Coordinate your colors beforehand and remember, bolder colors are for exotic looks only and can play havoc on your face, if not used expertly. The basic list of products that any makeup-conscious lady needs, includes:

  • Blusher
  • Eye Shadow
  • Eyebrow Color
  • Eyeliner
  • Face powder
  • Foundation
  • Lip brush
  • Lip liner
  • Lipstick
  • Lipstick
  • Moisturizer

Daily or simple makeup

We will define the steps for daily or simple makeup here. For details, you can refer to our article for that particular product:

  • Moisturize your face, especially people with dry skin.

  • Apply foundation that matches your natural skin tone for a smooth skin effect.

  • Apply powder for that flawless look to your face and matte down any shiny areas on your face. Gently tap the powder pad on the back of your hand before applying it on the face to shake off any excess powder.

  • Blush adds color and freshens up your face instantly.

  • Pluck your eyebrows, apply eye shadow, eyeliner and mascara and do eye makeup very very carefully. If you are not confident, leave this part out completely.

  • Classic, tried and tested natural/neutral color combinations are best for eyes, unless you are quite an expert.

  • Define the lips using the lip liner and fill up the lip color using the brush.

  • You may use lip-gloss too for a sexier look.

  • A tinge of shine powder can instantly transform you for that evening party.

A tinge of shine powder can instantly transform you for that evening party.

Bridal Make up Tips

         

  • BridaBridal makeup plays an integral role in complimenting the bride's facial features, gown and accessories and it must complement each of these wedding elements.

  • A trial makeup session a few weeks before the big day helps to gain insight into the cosmetic possibilities for the bride and experiment with the look she may finally decide on-be it ultra-glamorous, demure and dignified, lush and vibrant or cool and composed.

  • Skin rejuvenation treatments are good for brides with normal skin a few weeks before the wedding as this helps rid the skin of dead cells and gives a radiance glow; but brides with oily skin should avoid harsh skin treatments as these can cause over activity of the sebaceous glands, leaving skin more oily. Using mild cleansers and balancers made specifically for specific skin types, is a better bet.

  • For a flawless complexion, the first step is application of moisturizer about twenty minutes before applying makeup and a bit of oil-based under eye concealer oil-based (in anticipation of possible water works after the ceremony).

  • Light wearing foundation with a dusting of face powder over it sets the makeup in well and to live up to the tag of a blushing bride, one is advised to go in for a powder blush-on, which is longer lasting than the creamy counterparts.

  • To light up the eyes, many brides opt for an eyelash perm, which lasts about 9 weeks but using eye shadow primer, then applying a neutral shadow over the eye and prepping the eyelids with a little face powder can gain an equally lush effect. An off-white pencil lining the inside of the lower rims of the eyes can brighten them up. Double coat of waterproof mascara is the final touch for the eyes.

  • Brides and kissing go hand in hand and for luscious lips on the wedding day, it is recommended that the lips are touched with lip base/balm and outlined with a lip liner first, filled with extra layer of long-wearing matte-color and a hint of gloss to help the lipstick stay on.

Party Makeup

    

  • Start with a matching shade of foundation. Apply a darker shade on the broader parts of your face which you want to recede.

  • Apply powder and then blush on your cheeks, adding color gradually. Use some blusher on the sides of the forehead and chin also.

  • Use an eye shadow kit with a high lighter. Apply some high lighter on the space beneath the brows. Apply the medium color on upper eye lid only. Swap the darkest shade on the crease, between the two shades and blend well.

  • Put a little dark eye shadow also beneath the eyes, touching the lower lash line, with a thin brush. Start from the outer corner and extend it just a little, may be till the middle. See what suits you. This adds more color to your eyes.

  • Define your eyes with a kajal and an eye liner. Sweep two coats of mascara. Apply a final coat of colored mascara if you wish. Apply lipstick. Blot with tissue and then reapply for a glamorous look.

Tips for Party makeup and Night-Time makeup:

1. Prepare your face for by cleansing, toning and moisturizing.

2. Select a matching shade of foundation. Apply a darker shade on the broader parts of your face which you want to recede.

3. Apply powder and then blush your cheeks, adding color gradually. Use some blusher on the sides of the forehead and chin also.

4. Use an eye shadow kit with a highlighter. Apply some highlighter on the space beneath the brows. Apply the medium color on the upper eye lid only. Sweep the darkest shade on the crease, between the two shades and blend well.

5. Put a little dark eye shadow also beneath the eyes, touching the lower lash line, with a thin brush. Start from the outer corner and extend it just a little, may be till the middle. See what suits you. This adds more color to your eyes.

6. Define your eyes with eye liner. Sweep two coats of mascara. Apply a final coat of colored mascara if you wish.

7. Apply lipstick. Blot with tissue and then reapply for a glamorous look.