Daytime makeup always calls for that au naturel look. While looking natural sounds easy, it is actually where the problem lies.
First, looking natural by applying very minimal makeup may not be enough to hide imperfections, making them look obvious in broad daylight. Second, you need the perfect amount of colour or else you’ll look garish and fake. Lastly, speedy application, which is very common to most women’s morning makeup routine, may not be very helpful to achieve a flawless natural look.
Feeling the pressure? Here are the five golden rules to help you perfect that daytime-appropriate makeup.
- Always Use Sunscreen
Age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and skin discoloration are often caused by the sun’s damaging rays. Wearing sunscreen everyday protects your face from these skin problems, therefore making your skin look flawless even without makeup. Before putting on your makeup, apply a coat of sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30 on your face, neck, and ears.
- Avoid Using Dark Liners
Black eyeliner can look too harsh for a daytime makeup. For eye definition, use brown pencil liner or smudge a dark brown eyeshadow on your lash line for a very subtle smoky eye. Save your dark coloured liners for night-time makeup look.
- Use Double-Purpose Products
Products that serve more than just one purpose can save you so much time when on a morning rush. For example, use lip tints to colour your cheeks, good mascaras that can curl your lashes—eliminating the use of lash curler, and bronzer as a subtle eye makeup.
- Do Not Skip the Blush
For a healthy, youthful skin, apply a bit of blush on both cheeks. If you want a more natural glow, use a cheek tint and make sure to blend them well. However, if you find cheek tints more tedious to apply, you can get away with a powder blush as it’s easier to blend and build up.
- Sport a Bright Lipstick
Go ahead, give that bright red lipstick a try! A bold lip is a great shortcut to perk up a natural look. Just make sure you’re using one with creamy formula to prevent your lips from feeling and looking dry throughout the day.
Daytime makeup is about looking fresh and natural, while at the same time protecting the skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Using the right colours and products is the key to achieve a fresher, more awake, and more presentable look.