Wearing makeup in broad daylight is a tricky game. The vast majority of us do it to cover imperfections and look prettier, more awake, and more presentable for work and life. But picking the wrong colours, formulas, and products to apply can do you a disservice-making you look harsh, tired, and out of place, instead of the opposite.
1. Always Apply Sunscreen
The first rule of daytime makeup doesn’t involve makeup per se, but the foundation onto which all makeup is applied: your skin. No matter what you’re doing, it’s essential to always protect your skin with SPF before applying the rest of your products. Some women skip this step, but there are easy ways to get sun protection without wearing heavy scented sunscreens. You can use moisturizers with sunscreen or liquid foundations, of which there is a wide variety with built-in sunscreen. Or, use a powder sunscreen. This is easy to reapply throughout the day without ruining your makeup.
2. Avoid Black Eyeliner
Though there are some exceptions, for the most part you want to stay away from dark liner in daylight, as it can veer into grunge-goth territory so easily. We all like to use makeup to make our eyes pop, but dark liners can be too heavy for day time. Instead, choose bright shimmery shadows to give your eyes definition and make them pop. Paired with a great black mascara your eyes will stand out. Opt for shimmery creams like Shiseido’s cream shadows in bright pink, champagne, purple or peach tones.
3. Just-Bitten Lips
Daytime makeup doesn’t always need to be about a sheer lipstick or glossy natural looks. Make the focus of your look a bright lipstick in a cream formula. This will bring light and life to your look and make you stand out in a good way. Choosing a cream formula makes for easy touch ups rather than a matte formula which can get cakey over time. Skip lipliner and applying the product straight from the tube, blending with your finger. This will give a lived in look, making it perfectly appropriate for day time.
4. Never, Ever Contour
The carving out of one’s features is too harsh for daytime. Daytime lighting does not lend itself to the illusion of faked features. Instead, opt for subtle bronzer and highlighter to give yourself a glow and define your features. Embrace a subtle cheekbone contour and a shimmer on the top of the cheekbone with a little cream highlighter. Using powders to fake features isn’t going to look real.-MYNEWSHUB.CC