Getting your base right is the most important step of your makeup routine and I have come up with simple ways which will help you perfect your base in a flash. I know a lot of us skip this step. But it’s really essential to prep your skin with a primer, moisturizer, and a sunscreen.
But if you don’t want to load your face with a lot of products then a BB cream is what you should use. It helps to even out your skin tone and hydrates it over a period of time. I usually wear this Maybelline BB cream in this shade 03 Natural.
It keeps my skin fresh and matte all day and doesn’t even clog my pores. For those of us who have dark circles, pigmentation, and blemishes, concealers are your hero product. Cream-based concealers give more coverage, whereas liquid concealers are lightweight and easy to blend.
I prefer concealers that come with a sharp precision brush like the Dream Lumi Touch concealer or the ones that come with a wand, like the Fit Me concealer. It helps to spot conceal better. So, I am going to show you my makeup routine starting with a bare face, so let’s get started! I am using the Fit Me concealer to conceal all my blemishes as well.
When concealing it’s very important to place the product precisely in the right areas and the wand really helps you do that. Starting with my under eyes, I am just going to make a triangle. This helps to highlight deep-set eyes like mine.
Now I am just going to use my fingers and gently dab it in. If you don’t need a lot of coverage, you can use your concealer after you apply your foundation. Now always keep in mind to pick a concealer shade that’s closest to your skin tone so you can correct your spots and blemishes.
You can go in for a lighter shade as well as they help to brighten the under eye area. But if they’re too intense, then this isn’t the best idea. Apart from being a magical blemish banisher, concealers can be used in a lot more cool ways and I make the most of it.
I use it to define my brows by simply outlining the shape and blending it well. Perfect brows in a jiffy! This trick is the best. You can hide any discolouration on your lips and make your lip colour pop.
As you can see, just by using concealer, this side of my face looks bright and fresh. Next up, the most essential part of my makeup routine, which is foundation. They come in various textures like mousse, liquid or powder to name a few.
But, it’s not that complicated. So to break it down, if you fall into the dry skin category, you can mix a little bit of moisturizer with your foundation which will hydrate your skin. If you have oily to combination skin, just like mine, then going for a liquid foundation is your best bet.
Also, liquid foundations provide more coverage whereas mousse foundations provide sheer coverage. The swatching trick is pretty old school but it always works. Just swatch a few shades from your cheek to your jawline and the one that looks closest to your skintone is the one that will work best for you.
I’m using the Fit Me Matte and Poreless foundation in the shade 230 since my skin falls under the oily to combination radar. So try and go easy when you apply your foundation by taking a small amount first and then building up on it if needed.
What I like about this new range is that it’s great quality and caters to all skin types. So take a pea-size amount, let your body heat warm it up a bit and then go ahead and apply it with your fingers or a brush.
Dab the foundation on the centre of your face in small dots, then stroke your brush outwards in a downward motion gently to blend the product well. Almost done. Now I am just going to set my base with a compact powder and finish off my look.
So I am going to use the Fit Me compact powder in the shade 220. I am going to make sure that I powder my T-zone really well since it gets very oily during the day. Whereas the rest of the face, I am just going to dust some powder very lightly.
So as you can see, this side of my face looks so fresh and radiant and now it’s high time I go and finish the other side of my face. Getting your base right can really make a difference to any makeup look.
Be it natural, bold or bright. Now that you know the trick, looking flawless will never be a hassle. I hope you found these tips helpful. Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe. For more, stay tuned on Glamrs.
com. On the next episode of Makeup Basics with Maybelline New York, it’s all about the eyes.