Now more than ever, Skin is in!
6 steps x 6 products from essence: The shortcut that perfects skin
This time in self-isolation seems to have boosted our skin care, self-love and pampering routines. The internet is flooded with methods urging us to invest in our skin and get it looking luminous, poreless and glowing! People are trying to learn hacks, tips and techniques to achieve that ultimate filtered skin effect.
And why not? Skin has always been, the title says it best, in!
Since it’s Ramadan and we’re spending a lot of time indoors, our skin might be facing its own issues such as paleness, dullness or dryness altogether. We encourage all of our readers to take the time to indulge in skin care, but hey, we also realize that some makeup shortcuts DO exist and we’re here to tell!
Take Notes on these 6 simple steps!
Step 1: Always start prepping your makeup with a primer. We’ve heard rumors doubting the effect of primers, but let us tell you this, every masterpiece needs to start with a base. In that metaphor, your face is the masterpiece, and this primer is your absolute go-to-base! It holds all the right ingredients to have your skin looking moisturized and prepped! And guess what? It also has SPF, something we should all still be wearing, even if we are indoors mostly!
Step two: Your skin is ready to embrace your foundation. The #INSTA perfect foundation checks all the boxes! It’s waterproof, has buildable coverage and has a mattifying effect that makes your skin look totally smooth! Our tip is, only cover the areas where you feel you might need concealing over blemishes, spots or pigmentation. This ensures that you maintain a more natural home look, that says “ i woke up like this”
Step three: Here’s a quick tip: Just like baking a cake, you should always apply wet products first, and then dry ones! So, use these highlight drops right after to accentuate your cheekbones, your nose tip, your forehead: basically, anywhere that reflects the light!
Step four: Contour, contour, contour! Healthy skin always looks defined! Cheeks in place, jawline popping and nose snatched! This Contouring Duo Palette is super easy to apply. Take your brush and stroke it around your face in the shape of a “3” against the side of your face, then take a smaller brush and draw thin lines on your nose bridge all the way from your eyebrows down to the tip. Once you’ve finished, you can highlight areas like under your eyes, jaw and nose mid-lines with the lighter shade!
Step five: Use this translucent powder to cover any fine lines, and if you wanna go the extra mile, bake your under-eye and jaw area as well as your cheekbones, for a look oh-so-defined!
Step six: We know skin can be flushed out during a time like this – restore it back to life with an extremely simple step: A few strokes of blush on your cheek with “the blush”, smooth, buildable and has a gorgeous natural tone that makes you look rosy and healthy!
And there you have it, your skin looks glowy, healthy, mirrored and gorgeous! Now, you can play around with any eyeshadows and lipsticks, and you’ll pull off any look!