This one goes out to all the natural faced beauties out there. Because skincare is our first love, we 100% believe that the bare-faced look is worthy of big kudos. But (and there is a big but here), sometimes it’s just nice to get your makeup on.
Some of us rely on our makeup every day, and we have a lot of love for that too. One of our favourite beauty hacks is around wearing colour. Because this is a cool little tip that can bring out the best of our features, whether you like to wear just a bit of makeup or go for a full look. Here’s how to work it like a pro.
Wearing make-up can take its toll on our skin. It doesn’t have to be that way though. With the right skincare routine, you can keep your skin fresh regardless of whether you love to layer your look or not.
It’s also down to choosing the right makeup products. This is true for any skin type, and especially if you are prone to acne, breakouts, or sensitive skin.
So, here we go, from the bare skin up:
Perfect your base
Hopefully, your skin is looking pretty good if you’re acing these skincare hacks. If that’s not happening for you right now, you can always work on your base. This is a good one regardless of how flawless your complexion is looking.
Your base is essential to nail bolder makeup looks. Not only does it make your skin look extra luminescent, but it also helps keep your makeup in place for the day, or night. Here’s your mini-guide:
Work that blush
One of the simplest ways to add a bit of colour to your look is with a blusher. Using them can be trickier than you think. Going crazy with it just feels so tempting. If you curb that and aim for a less is more approach, you’ll look glowing and fresh-faced.
One of our favourite tips is to use a liquid blush, like an ultra-pigmented gel formulation, that blends seamlessly. That way, you can layer it as you like, adding a bit more for a more made-up look, and keeping it lowkey for the everyday.
Make sure you pick the right blush for your skin tone and get to grips with the best way to apply it. That includes using the right kind of brush and working from the roundest part of your cheeks upwards.
Lip colour pop
The hero of any bold look, our failsafe to add some colour to your look starts and ends with your lips. That’s not to say that we don’t love eyeshadows, but when it comes to day to night beauty tips, lip colour can amp up any look.
To avoid mishaps, go for a long-lasting lip colour that won’t bleed. One that moisturises will also help you avoid stressed, dry lips at the end of the day. And go wild! If you fancy the boldest colour, do it. The beauty of a flawless base is that you can make a statement just by sweeping a colour over your lips before you leave the house. So, that’s wearing colour, nailed.