Working women are always crunched for time. Most of them think that a beauty routine can cost them an hour of their sleep. But what if we told you that you could learn a presentable beauty look in less than ten minutes?
The key to nailing a quick makeup routine is finding a look versatile enough to match with numerous outfits- and, this video tutorial by the famous beauty blogger, Ankita Chaturvedi (www.corallista.com) delivers the same.
The steps listed here might seem a bit too much for you if you are a beginner but you can always tailor them as per your preferences. Also, once you get the hang of using your everyday beauty essentials, the process speeds up.
This whole routine will take five-seven minutes at the max. We are sure you can take out this much time for yourself daily.
Step 1: Start with a lip balm to moisturize your lips and give your matte lipstick a good base to smoothly glide on.
Step 2: Prep your skin using a facial mist. Wait for a few seconds after you have sprayed it on your face and then pat off the excess.
Step 3: Apply a primer to create a soft canvas for the application process and also, to lend a good staying power to your makeup. Use a dime-sized amount, start at the middle of the face and blend out. The L’oreal base magique primer gives a mattifying finish and also has oil-control properties.
Step 4: Apply a light-weight base which has a good coverage like a BB cream/ CC cream. Pick a formula with a finish suitable for your skin type. Ankita has gone with Lakme CC cream here in shade ‘Bronze’. She blends it using a beauty blender to get the most natural coverage.
Step 5: If you are looking to dial down your heavy dark eye circles, use a concealer separately in that area. The concealer will also help you look more awake.
Step 6: Set your makeup using loose powder in the morning. Apply it with a big, fluffy brush. Keep a pressed powder in your handbag for doing touch-ups on the go.
Step 7: Using an eyeshadow brush, pat a brown eyeshadow on your eyelids and blend it out. If you want to skip this step, line your eyes using an eyeliner. Here, Ankita has smudged her eyeliner to create a soft smokey eye.
Step 8: Curling your eyelashes might not be a major step in your beauty routine but once you realize how much it opens up eyes, it will become your staple. Use an eyelash curler before you use mascara to define your lashes. For your mascara, go for a smudge-proof formula as it’s less likely to break down.
Step 9: Up your eyebrow game by filling them. You can choose between eyebrow powders or eyebrow pencils.
Step 10: Add a touch of color to your cheekbones using Maybelline cheeky glow blush in shade “Creamy Cinnamon”.
Step 11: Finish your makeup with a swipe of lipstick. Blot it using a tissue and then re-apply it to pro-long its staying power.