Dainty Day look
The makeup industry was taken by storm in 2014 when ‘matte’ started trending. While matte may be an integral part of every makeup enthusiast’s dressing table, it’s time to freshen things up this summer!
Get ready to make glossy lips your new best friend. Opt for a clear or lightly tinted lip gloss as you step out into the sun.
While we may love summers, our makeup might not feel the same. Take a cue from our carefully curated list of summer-proof makeup looks that ensure your mascara doesn’t smudge and you steer clear of melting foundation.
Don’t forget to moisturize and put on sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 50, keeping in mind how hot Indian summers can get.
1. Mac studio sculpt SPF 15 foundation
Your foundation shade shouldn’t be too light neither too dark. Make sure to blend it well along your face, jawline and neck using a duo fibre brush or a damp beauty blender.
2. Mac studio sculpt SPF 35 concealer
Your concealer needs to be exactly two shades lighter than your foundation. Apply the concealer in an upside down triangle shape under your eyes and blend it well. Dab some concealer on any imperfections you wish to cover.
3. Coty Airspun loose powder
Lightly dust some Coty Airspun loose powder on areas that get oily easily. The area under your eyes, chin and forehead shouldn’t be missed.
4. Anastasia Beverly Hills brow definer
Eyebrows are very important in defining the shape of your face. Choose a shade of brow definer that is exactly the same colour as your hair. Be gentle and lightly stroke the pencil along the natural shape of your brow.
5. Milani baked bronzer in the shade soleil
Using a small fluffy blush, apply it in a ‘3’ shape on the side of your face, as you go from your forehead to under your cheekbones and then back down along your jaw. This technique helps adds a healthy golden glow to your look.
For eyeshadow, use the same bronzer lightly on the sockets of your eyes with the help of a soft blending brush to add depth.
6. Mac play gigablack lash mascara (waterproof)
Wiggle your brush through your upper eyelashes and lower lash line. Two layers do the trick.
7. Benefit posietint
Dab a little bit of posietint cheek stain on the apples of your cheeks to bring out a cheeky glow.
8. Nyx born to glow in the shade gleam
Enhance your features by dabbing a small amount of liquid highlighter along the highest point of your cheekbones, nose and right on top of your brow bone.
9. Fenty Beauty lip gloss bomb
A gloss with sheer coverage will keep your lips hydrated.
Opt for light pants paired with a top in blush tones to achieve the look of a bronzed goddess.
Starry Night look:
Minimalism has dominated the catwalk for over a decade. It’s time, however, to shed the fads of years past. Shift back to the iridescence of the late ’90s and don glitter without fear.
If it’s your first rodeo with glitter, brighten up by adding glitter to the inner corners of your eyes. As you embrace your inner gleam queen, complete this look by adding some glitter to your lip balm for a quirky switch from your everyday look.
1. Huda beauty faux filter foundation
A high coverage foundation that makes your skin look flawless. Choose from over 40 shades of this matte foundation that stays with you throughout the night. Use a beauty sponge for a natural finish.
2. Tarte shape tape concealer
Make blemishes disappear with a concealer that matches your skin tone.
3. Laura Mercier translucent powder
Set your base with some translucent powder for a matte look without adding unwanted coverage. To achieve this, gently pat some powder evenly across your face.
4. Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit
Chisel out your cheekbones with some contour, giving your face much more dimension. Use a cool toned colour to enhance the shadows on your face.
5. Nyx brow pencil
With feather-like strokes, fill in the sparse areas of your brow with a shade that matches your hair colour.
6. Glitter injections glitter eyeshadow
Now for the fun part, add some glitter to your eyes using your fingers for an intense look.
7. Too faced mascara
Add some mascara to your lashes for volume and length, wiggle the mascara wand from root to tip of your eyelashes to ensure even application.
8. Milani rose powder blush
Give your face colour by dusting some subtle blush on the apples of your cheek.
9. Elf baked highlighter
Complete your makeup look with a blinding highlight to the bridge of your nose and all the high points of your face, especially your cheekbones!
10. OPI nail polish
Treat your nails to OPI’s light pink nail polish.
Add a bold colour to your night look with a deep wine dress, statement heels and some classy jewellery. The perfect outfit for this neutral glitter glam.