Today I will be discussing the basic everyday look and my personal daily makeup routine along with some product recommendations. Most girls I know follow variations of the same process moisturise, base, conceal, face powder, eye liner, mascara, lip colour and blush. It might sound like too much work but it actually takes just about 10 minutes to do the everyday look.
1. QUICK BASIC EVERYDAY ROUTINE
Larissa shows us the classic everyday routine. Her makeup routine is the closest match to my daily routine that I could find online. Special mention to the ‘inverted triangle’ concealing technique and her use of a lash brush, these two are probably the most understated tips by vloggers (video bloggers).
2. BASIC MAKEUP LEVEL-2
In this video Teni displays the additional steps of quick contouring and neutral eye shadow application. You could add on these steps for a more dressier daytime occasion or if your job requires a spiffy look. Also check my post on eye shadows here.
3. MY MAKEUP ROUTINE
The above picture shows my face without any makeup and after I have done my usual basic makeup.
Step 1: Moisturise. I am presently using Nivea Soft Cream which is working really well for my dry winter skin. Choose a moisturiser or face cream according to your skin type.
Step 2: Base. You could use a CC cream, BB cream or foundation for this step. I am using the Lakme CC Cream which has the additional benefit of SPF and it gives my skin a smooth velvety texture.
Step 3: Conceal. I have dark circles but thankfully not blemishes as such. Presently I am using Revlon Photo Ready concealer stick, mine is a bit old and I think they have discontinued this product. I will soon be trying the highly recommended Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer and will let you know how I like it. Definitely use the inverted triangle technique for concealing, watch this video to learn more, in addition to this I also apply the concealer on my eyelids to even out the skin tone.
Step 4: Face powder. You could skip this step but personally I prefer the matte look. I feel the Revlon Touch & Glow Powder also helps even out my skin tone further.
Step 5: Lip balm. I am presently using Vaseline petroleum jelly but use any lip balm you like. Moisturising your lips is important to aid in easy application of lip colour towards the end. You could even use the lip balm after the moisturiser but I find it better to apply it after my base makeup is done.
Step 6: Eye liner. On a daily basis I tightline my eyes with the Maybelline Colossal Kajal and apply the same product to line three-fourths of the lower lashline. For tightlining info watch this video. You could either do this or just line the upper lashline. To learn more check my post on gel eyeliners here.
Step 7: Eye-lashe curl. I have become a fan of the eyelash curler and can’t stress enough on the beauty of curled lashes! More than curling I feel they just add this clean look to your face. I use the Basicare Eyelash Curler.
Step 8: Mascara. I like my eyes to be the focus of the face and thus this is a must for me. I swear by the L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara. I was previously using the Maybelline Volume express mascara but I find the L’Oreal mascara is much lighter on the lashes. I like using the lash brush to separate any clumps that might have formed.
Step 9: Lip colour. My current favourite is Chambor Moisture Plus no.307. This is actually a super old lipstick of my mom’s but I just discovered how well the colour looks on me. Also the hydrating core is perfect for the dry winter lips. You could also use only a tinted lip gloss.
Step 10: Blush. A while back I had read somewhere that you should apply the blush after the lipstick cause you will know just the right amount you want for the look. When we apply the blush first we tend to go a little overboard with it, atleast I did and now I notice the difference of applying it last. I am loving the Bodyshop All-in-One Cheek Colour no.6.
Step 11: Blotting tissue. This is an additional step I have recently started with. I use the blotting tissues to dab off oily looking eyelids and the T-zone. I use the QVS Shine Control Tissues.
I have just mentioned the products and brands I use but you could buy products in various other price points and brands. Watch this detailed video by Adriana Baje on makeup beginners kit and this video by Mehak for more product recommendations.
Hope this post teaches you a few new tips and if you are a beginner hope it builds your interest in the makeup process. 😉
P.S.: It is scary to put up a bare-faced picture on the internet! But hope the risk is worth it.