Heard of Monday morning blues? It is something that continues to fear most of us working in day shifts. Will the hair stay in their place without going frizzy? Will the makeup look fresh and not melt? So many doubts we have when we get ready for work on a Monday. We give you the scoop on how to look and feel refreshed despite lack of sleep, puffiness or flaking skin and skin breakouts.
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Excess of makeup is likely to melt away given the heat. What you need to do is stick to a moisturiser, cream blush, some mascara and a lipstick.
Perfecting your skin
This is where you need to start up with. For the makeup to blend easily‚ first wash your face with cleanser and then a piece of cloth or cotton to exfoliate and cleanse your face.
Moisturise your face
The fastest way in doing it is by applying the tinted lotion La Mer The SPF 18 Fluid Tint that offers sun protection too. Since it is sheer, there isn’t any need to match it to your skin, like the way you do with foundation. All you need to do is apply it like a basic moisturizer and you are good to go.
To hide visible skin breakouts and undereye circles, use a concealer that’s pigment-rich. Try dabbing Chanel Long Lasting Corrective Concealer whose small applicator puts and evens out just the right amount of makeup on problem areas. For blemishes, blend and build up the coverage in thin layers. As for dark circles, swipe the wand under your eyes and pat with a finger in order to blend the same. Since it is raining BB creams everywhere, try them on. Maybelline’s BB cream is not a typical BB cream but has genuine dimensions.
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Use Powder when required
Should your skin get shiny in this process, follow it up with an oil-absorbing powder. In case you have a terribly oily skin, skip the tinted moisturizer and use only concealer and powder. Apply Bare-Minerals Matte SPF 15 Foundation using a brush in circular motion.
Dab Warm Colours on Cheeks
As against cool pinks, cream blushes in warm peaches or pinks give skin a natural, subtle hue.
Define Lips and Eyes
When you do your makeup during daylight, you shall be getting the lightest touch. Apply lighter shades looking at it in a mirror by standing near the window.
1. Shade Eyelids: When doing so, choose an eyeshade slightly darker than that of your skin. A soft brownish tint enhances the natural contours of your eyes without making it look as an artificial shadow. If you want to amp up the brightness, apply CoverGirl Eye Enhancers in Champagne at the centers of the eyelids, the eyebrow bones, and the inner corners of the eyes.
2. Dot on Eye Pencil: This one is purely optional in case your eyes need extra definition. Lightly dot soft gray or brown pencil between the top eye lashes by using Shiseido Makeup Smoothing Eyeliner Pencil in Brown.
3. Enhance Lashes: It’s important to define your eyelashes, even if you wish to sport a no-makeup look. Take a hand mirror and apply two coats to the top lashes. If the lashes are blond, use brown mascara; if they are darker, use brownish black. Try out Clinique Naturally Glossy Mascara.
4. Glossy lips: Instead of the sharp reds and plums, go for mauves and rose lipsticks with a dash of pink to bring in that element of youth. Go for Dior Addict Lipcolor in Rose Lingerie.
One and two-note fragrances are becoming popular. Try out the distinctive Chanel No. 5 or wear Gucci Flora Garden collection.
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Now jump out of the bed with excitement and enthusiasm on Monday mornings as you get dressed to kill.