College days are fun, it's a place where you create a lot of picture-worthy moments. Don't you want to look good in every frame? Well, that puts you in the pressure of dressing up and applying make-up most days. Isn't it? Here we debunk the myth.
Looking perfect is not a tedious work, but just smart work and a little bit of practice. You may or may not be a make-up person, but a little bit of glam does not hurt. And if you think I am talking to the girls alone, think again. Boys, too, can wear make-up!
The beauty industries are lining up to create make-up for all genders today. People have accepted that everybody, diregarding their gender, can and may use make-up. Most people are updated with new make-up products out there. But they are unaware of the techniques of using the product.
How make up helps?
Make-up makes you look flawless. It hides your imperfections and also accentuates your best features. It is also important to look balanced without overdoing your make-up. College requries an effortless perfect look. Priyanka Jose, working with MAC Cosmetics says, “make-up helps you to look fresh through out the day”. She gives us a few tips on make-up for our college days.
Moisturize your skin
Whatever the weather be or your skin type be, it is very important to moisturize your skin. Dry skin is not only discomfortable but it also makes you look very dull. It is a vital step at it helps to create a glowing skin effect. People with oily skin think they needn't moisturize at all. Well, the fact is that oily skin too needs moisturization with an oil-free prodct.
Quick fix for your face
A BB cream is a quick fix for all. BB cream expands to a beauty balm or a blemish balm. It is a combination of moisturizer, foundation, sun block and primer.
Blend a little bit of BB Cream with your moisturizer as you apply it with your face. It acts like a foundation for you face. BB Cream helps give minimal coverage of blemishes on your face. It can be used on a daily basis. “BB Cream also comes with SPF 35, which can act as a suncreen on your face,” says Priyanka. “It protects, covers and hydrates your skin at the same time”, she adds
Highlight your eyes, eyebrows
Generally, Asians are blessed with pretty dark eyes. Adding a bit of kajal to your eyes is absolutely stunning. It helps to define your eyes and helps making it look big. Techniques of writing kajal can be used to make your eyes appear larger or smaller.
Use a smudge-free, deeply pigmented kajal or kohl to draw your eyes. Instead of the usual black, the current trend ito use dark brown or white kajal on your waterline. “It makes your eyes look bigger and bright”.
This may sound a bit tricky for those who have never used a kajal. But practice makes it perfect. Once you get a hang of it, your Indian look will be complete.
Similarly use an eyebrow pencil to fill in your eyebrows. Eye make-up is never complete without your eyebrows. It is always best to choose an eye brow pencil lighter than your hair color.
Mascaras are very easy to apply and helps define your lashes. It gives volume to your lashes, allowing your eyes to open-up and look fresh.
Add some color to your lips
A lip balm, lipstick or evena lip gloss can be can be used to define your lips. It completly depends on your comfort level. You can opt for statement colors like red or maroon, which will loud and bold. Or you may try a balm will make your lips look bright and shiny. It is always advisable to use neutral colors on your lips to get a more natural look.
Girls and boys, it is always best to carry your own lip balm or lipstick in your purse or pocket at all times. You might want to re-apply after you eat and drink. Using a lip balm can give you comfort from chapped or dry lips, especially during the cold season.
Obviously there are days when you want to look extra special. Like your birthdays and college events. On days like these, you can use foundation on your skin. Foundation prevents excess oil and shine on your face. You can also add light shades of pink blush your cheeks. Neutral toned eyeshadow give more definition around your eyes.
When you go out, you want to look diferent from what you are at home. Most people use make-up to look fresh from 9am-6pm, throughout the day. Apart from this Priyanka says that it helps to boost your confidence, “it brings out the best in you”. Make-up does not transform the person, but it helps to enhance them.
For someone who is new to this area can always look out for ideas and recommendations. But they have to be careful when they choose their products.
Identify your skin type
Everybody has their own skin type and color. There is a suitable foundation tone, lip color or any other make-up kit that is suitable for everybody. Always ask for skin testing the colors and don't be afraid to experiment with new products. Only you can choose what's best for you, becasue you should love the way you look, and that is very important.
When you decide to venture into the world of make-up, first identify the best feature of your face. It could be your eyes or lips. This way you can focus on those features when you do your make-up. Protecting your skin from harmful products is also a vital point.
Makeup products range from Rs. 300/- to Rs. 2000/- and more. It is always advisable to always use products of better quality and from a reputed brand. Before trying anything new, its absolutely important to do a patch-test.