5 Makeup Hacks If You Aren’t A Morning Person
For days when you can't be bothered!!
If looking presentable in the morning is the least of your concerns, mastering certain make-up tricks will help you without much hassle and exertion. It’s the little things that make a huge difference and these are some of the small changes you can make to your morning routine to be efficient with your time and look good at the same time.
1. Concealer – The Holy Grail of Makeup
Most of us don’t wake up looking like Miranda Kerr, in fact she doesn’t wake up the way she shows it to be – so the least one can do is invest in the right products. We’re all for the natural look but of course a little bit of product is required for that also. Concealer undoubtedly holds the status of holy grail of makeup because it allows one to look naturally flawless.
How you apply concealer is crucial so make sure you follow these simple tips. Always use concealer with a damp sponge rather than a dry one if you want natural and subtle coverage. Dry sponge application will gave you a cakey look and then you’ll have to apply a full face of foundation. Also, if you have dry skin, go for a creamy texture while if you have combination/oily skin go for matte textures. Our pick for dry skin is Urban Decay’s Naked Skin or Maybelline’s Age Rewind and for oily skin, our best bet is on Revlon’s Photo Ready Stick or Laura Merceir’s Camouflage palette.
2. Eye Pencils
No, we dont want you to go all Avril Lavigne with a heavily kohled look! Instead what you can do is choose a neutral or light colour such as brown and use it on your lash line rather than putting it in the lower line. It gives a natural liner look without making you look tired or dull. We’re putting our money on Charlotte Tilbury’s Rock ‘N’ Kohl liquid eye pencil and if you want something affordable yet long-lasting, you can go for Rimmel’s Soft Kohl Eye Liner pencil.
3. Blush It Up!
The common mistake people make is making a run for their bronzers in the morning trying to light up their pale or dull complexion. Rather than a flushed appearance, it gives your skin a sallow tone. In such a situation, your best bet is blush to give a flushed tone to your cheeks.
Pro Tip: Women with olive undertones should opt for orange shades or terra cotta colored blush, while women with pink undertones can go for more pinkish hues. However, whatever color you pick, be sure to avoid anything earth-toned, as it won’t have the same brightening affect you’re seeking.
We suggest NYX Cosmetic’s powder blush in shade Terra Cotta or locally, Junaid Jamshed’s J. Note Blush in shade Terra Cotta. Whereas for pink hues, pick something that instantly adds glow to your face such as Maybelline’s Fit Me blush in Pink or Laura Mercier’s Second Skin Cheek Colour.
This is one product you can build up on to get an all-natural look in the morning. Few swipes of the product on your upper and lower lashes can really open up your eyes. Also, if you start the mascara at the root of your lashes, it may give an impression of you wearing eye liner. We love how one product can do so much!
Our best picks for dependable mascara include Maybelline’s Colossal Mascara and Benefit’s ‘They’re Real’ mascara.
5. Lip Gloss
Anything heavy duty should be off limits for a subtle morning makeup look. Accordingly, matte lipsticks are a no-no because they give a very dry and cakey look to your face. Instead lip glosses are better because they give a natural look but be sure to pick your colours wisely. We’d recommend subtle pinks, nudes, browns and for something more bright, go for maroons.
We’re eye-ing pinks from the Huda Beauty Set or nude shades from Urban Decay’s High-Color lip glosses.
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