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Makeup tips to glam up your look on New Year

January 01, 2017 09:20 IST

Remember to take care of your skin, before and after makeup.

IMAGE: Understand your skin type and choose the right products for you. 
Photograph: Rajesh Karkera/

As weddings and night-long wild parties come for a brief halt, it's time to shake up and wash off the overloaded makeup-ed skin.

And allow your skin to breathe some natural fresh air!

The key to natural, flawless glowing skin is careful planning.

Your skin does not look happy when it is dry, tired, cracked or oily.

So it's important to take care of your skin before and after you apply any make-up.

Prepare your skin before makeup

According to Shikhee Agrawal, head training, The Body Shop, if you prepare the skin on your face correctly before you add your actual makeup, you will not need as much makeup to "fix".

That way, you can let your "natural, flawless glowing skin" to shine through.

Once the skin is properly prepped, apply your makeup as usual being mindful to go lighter on the foundation and powder.

With a good skin prep you won't need to pile on the foundation. Rather, it's more about spot checking the areas on your face that need help and then delicately dusting your translucent powder over those areas to set the makeup you have applied.

This will create a more natural appearance to your skin before adding the final touches to the rest of your makeup look.

Some expert tips that will help

Use water based foundations enriched with rose water. Rose water has minimal side effects and also works well on sensitive skin.

Wipe off makeup with cleanser or cleansing milk just apt for your skin type.

Look out for cleansing solutions available in varying format: butter, lotion and water based.

Be very careful while removing your eye makeup. Don't scrub your skin too much. Use baby oil, or make-up remover.

Go for natural and nude shades for eye makeup but pout your lips with on-trend shades of pink, plum and red.

Source: ANI