Long Lasting Makeup Tutorial | Video

 

Everyone wants to look fresh and glowing in the summer but making makeup last through a hot summer day can be a challenge! I’ve partnered with Nykaa.com and picked out some of my favorite makeup products that have passed the long wear test. In this video, I’ll show you how to create a fresh, vibrant and wearable summer day look using these products.
 
 

 

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What is Strobing?

 

If you follow beauty trends on social media, you’d know that “strobing” is the buzzword these days. Strobing is pretty simple – just another fancy term for highlighting. It simply means focussing the light on the high points of the face i.e the cheekbones, the brow bone, the cupid’s bow and down the bridge of the nose. To achieve this, a light reflective product is used which could be in the form of a liquid, cream or powder and is applied along the aforementioned areas of the face. To create a healthy, dewy glow with an intense highlight, the products are built up in layers and blended well to achieve the desired look.

 

Strobing Tips, Techniques
Strobing Tips, Techniques

 

Here are 2 ways you can achieve this –

 

Tip #1 – Liquid + Powder Technique

Use a liquid highlighter like the Chambor Light and Sheer Highlighter, MAC Strobe Cream or Revlon Photoready Skinlights for the first step. Using your fingers, blend the product along the high points of the face. Make sure the product is well blended on the skin. Next, use a powder highlighter and gently sweep it with a fan brush along your cheekbones. Depending on your skin tone, you can use a champagne, pale gold or soft bronze highlighter. I quite like the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks and the Revlon Colorstay Highlighting Palette. This method works best for people with normal to dry skin.

 

Tip #2 – Powder + Damp Sponge Technique

Use a damp sponge or Beauty Blender and use that to stipple a powder highlighter along the high points of the face. The damp sponge ensures that the product is evenly blended and you can do 2 layers to build up the intensity to get a strong highlight. This is the method I used in the image above and I used theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer to get this look! Since I have oily skin, I prefer powder highlighters to liquids and creams especially in the warmer seasons.

 

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter Review
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter

 

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The Ultimate Makeup Guide for Sunny Days

 

 

Sun protection comes first

 

Your sunscreen/sunblock is the single most important part of your beauty routine. Ideally, you should use sun protection throughout the year but it becomes even more important in the warmer months when the sun beats down and causes skin damage. We generally associate sun damage with tanning and skin darkening but sun exposure can also cause skin aging, lines and wrinkles.

So, it’s vital to choose a sunscreen that works with your skin type. Normal to oilier skin types should opt for a light lotion or gel sunscreen while normal to dry skinned gals can opt for a cream or lotion formula. If you know you’ll be spending long periods outdoors make sure to reapply sunscreen every two to three hours. Look for the words “broad spectrum” and “non-comedogenic” (for oilier skins) while picking a sunscreen. The ideal sunscreen should have SPF 30 or higher. Choose a moisturising sunscreen if you have dry or sensitive skin.

 

 

Avene Very High Protection SPF 50 Review
Avene Very High Protection SPF 50

 

 

 

Long-lasting sweat proof base

 

Once you’ve applied sunscreen, it’s time to start with your makeup. Ideally, use base products which also have inbuilt SPF as layering protective products enhances sun protection. A layer of base on the skin also gives barrier protection to the skin not only from the sun but pollution too. Before using a foundation or BB cream, use a primer to prevent makeup meltdown due to sweat and heat. Primers don’t just create a smooth base that helps makeup stay on longer but also smoothen and mattify the face, making it the best oil control formula for summer wear.

If you have extremely oily skin, skip the liquid foundation and opt for a powder formula instead. It’s a good idea to swap foundation for tinted moisturizers that even out skin tone, add radiance, and don’t feel heavy in the heat. If you’re using a liquid product, make sure to set it well with a loose powder especially in the T-zone area where the skin produces the most oils.

 

 

Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Primer
Revlon Photoready Color Correcting Primer

 

 

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Makeup Tips for Girls who wear Glasses

 

Women who wear glasses often wonder what kind of makeup they should wear. And whether bothering with eye makeup is worth the effort since the glasses don’t allow the eye makeup to shine. Here are a few tips on how to highlight your best features using makeup when you wear glasses.

As someone who has worn glasses for over 10 years, I’ve experimented with different frames and different makeup looks. Here are my top tips for glass wearers –

 

 

Makeup for Work,College
Makeup for Work,College – Makeup for girls who wear glasses

 

 

Tip # 1The intensity of your eye makeup depends on the frame of your glasses.

If you’re wearing a heavy/thick frame, simple liner does the job! I recommend using a brown liner if you are just looking for some definition. If you wear rimless or glasses with a thin frame, you can go a little heavy on the liner and kajal. Women with long lashes may find that using mascara makes their lashes rub against the lenses of the glasses. I’d recommend curling your lashes to give them a lift and using a defining or volumizing mascara instead of a lengthening one to avoid that problem.

 

 

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