Whether it is for that Zoom meeting, date night or virtual hangout with friends, simple everyday makeup looks come in handy when you’re running short on time. These 9 quick makeup & beauty products will make getting dressed easier and make your skin look good and feel good too…
1. Cleanse your face
No matter what your daily makeup routine includes, you should always start off by cleansing your face of all the impurities, oil and dry skin that may have accumulated through the night. Choose a gentle cleanser like the Green Tea Foam Cleanser from Innisfree with a mild scrubbing effect for radiant skin.
Remember to pick a cleanser based on your skin type (hydrating for dry skin or drying for oily skin) and wash your face with warm water. After you apply the cleanser on your face, spend a minute rubbing it into your skin and then wash it off properly. Once a week, exfoliate your skin to slough off dead cells and rejuvenate your skin.
Once your skin has been cleansed, moisturising is step two to hydrate and protect your skin from damage. It will also smoothen your skin to create a better surface for the makeup which means no blotches in the foundation and a more even tone. Sugar’s Aquaholic Priming Moisturizer is enriched with moringa seed extracts that are good for the skin and the ultra-lightweight and non-greasy formula makes it perfect for the rest of your makeup.
3. Apply sunscreen
An important part of this list of quick makeup & beauty products is sunscreen especially if you are headed outdoors. Look for a sunscreen with at least SPF 50 to protect your skin from the harsh UV rays of the sun that causes aging and dark patches. Lotus Herbals’ Sunblock comes with a formula of SPF 100+ and natural ingredients like thyme and licorice that add an extra layer of protection to the skin.
4. Layer with foundation
Foundation is one of the few makeup essentials that you have to keep in your makeup bag. For oilier skin types, a matte foundation would work well because of its non-shiny finish while people with drier skin types should opt for a radiant finish that will give your skin that glowing look. Choose between a liquid foundation or powder foundations like Colorbar’s 24Hrs Wear Weightless Foundation Powder.
You can also add a concealer to this step to cover up any blemishes, dark patches or dark circles around your eyes.
5. Streak on eyeliner
The quickest way to light up your eyes with ease is by lining your eyelids with a sharp eyeliner. L’Oreal Paris’ Matte Signature Eyeliner has an intense colour, and the 24-hour formula gives a long-lasting effect. Try different strokes based on the shape of your eyes and the look you are going for – simple styles like the upper or lower lid or something more elaborate like winged or cat-eyes.
6. Add volume with mascara
Even if you skip the eyeliner, mascara is one makeup product you can’t miss out on. The bold and dramatic effect of long lashes that mascara creates will brighten your eyes instantly. Lakme’s Absolute 3D Lash Volumizer Mascara is enriched with nourishing vitamins and antioxidants and will add extra volume to your lashes with each stroke.
7. Glam it up with eye shadow
Depending on the occasion, you can further light up your eyes with the help of a little eye shadow. Brighter, more glittery colours are perfect for dates or casual events while earthy tones are just right for work. Use a makeup brush and lightly dab the colour along your upper lid. You can also add a light layer to your bottom lid. The Ultime Pro Eye Shadow Palette from Faces Canada has a high-shine effect that blends smoothly to make your eyes stand out.
8. Moisturize with lip balm
Before applying lipstick, it’s good practice to put lip balm a few minutes earlier. It will soften your lips allowing the lipstick to be applied smoothly with no cracks and dry skin getting in the way. Try a simple lip balm formula like Maybelline’s Lip Smooth Color Bloom enriched with SPF 16 to nourish and moisturise your lips.
9. Finish off with lipstick
The last, but very important in any makeup routine, in this list of quick makeup & beauty products is a bold lipstick to finish your look. Pick a colour that suits your skin tone and if you are wearing eye shadow you can also match it with a similar shade or go bold with a contrasting colour. Chambor’s range of Matte Riot Lipsticks have a variety of colours that will give your lips that velvety richness you need to make your lips pop.
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