Makeup has become a huge a part of our life. Most of us rarely step out of our homes without some eyeliner and lip balm, even if it's just a trip to the supermarket around the corner. Going out without makeup makes us feel unpolished and gauche. Working women know the importance of being well-groomed at the workplace. A little makeup comes in handy to give you that much-needed professional look. Thus, your everyday makeup routine should include just the essentials without going too over the top.
A fresh face is the basic requirement for any kind of makeup. So, begin your day by using a good quality cleanser to remove makeup, dirt, and bacteria from your face. Take a small quantity of cleanser on a cotton ball and rub your face in circular motions. Rinse it off with cold water afterwards (cold water helps to close pores, so that your makeup doesn't enter your skin). Pat your face dry with a clean towel.
A good quality moisturizer is a must to keep your skin soft and hydrated throughout the day. Moisturizer creates a barrier between your skin and makeup, thereby protecting it from harsh ingredients. A moisturizer with SPF over 15 can be your best bet during the summer. If you have fairly even skin or if you don't want to use foundation, use a tinted moisturizer to cover up light blemishes. An oil based moisturizer is best during winter for people with dry skin. Whereas, people with oily, acne prone skin should go for water based moisturizers.
If you have only slight unevenness in your skin tone, mix a bit of concealer and moisturizer and apply it evenly all over your face. Larger blemishes can be covered with a base foundation. The concealer should be used to cover dark circles under eyes and puffy under-eyes. Use a cream-based concealer as it does not accumulate in the creases of the eyes. You may highlight your cheekbones with a rosy or peach cream blush.
Eyes are your best features, hence, do not forget to direct attention to your eyes with an eye definition pencil. Some black mascara will give your eyes an elegantly dramatic look. Go for neutral shades of eyeshadow such as brown, beige, or hazel. Avoid use of funky colors like fuchsia, lime green, or purple for eyeliner and eyeshadow.
Simply applying lipstick makes you look put-together. It is of utmost importance to make your lips look healthy and plump. You could apply lip balm for a more casual look or you could go for high shine lip gloss for a more glamorous look. It is best to avoid lipstick whenever you can, as the ingredients may cause damage to your lips in the long run. Lip balms and glosses are perfect for everyday makeup.
You are free to make necessary changes to the above routine to suit your requirements. Along with a makeup routine, it is equally important to have a daily skin care routine to enhance the natural beauty of your skin.