The long spell of festivities is upon us again. With Navtratri and Dussehra just around the corner, it is time to start gearing up for the celebrations. While the meet and greet with extended family and sumptuous spreads of food are an integral part of the festive spirit, dressing up and looking your best is just as much fun! To make sure you nail your festive looks without weighing your skin down, we bring you a quick guide on prepping the right way:
Step 1: Cleanser
Clear skin is the foundation for flawless makeup. Start by removing all dirt and impurities using a gentle cleanser like micellar water. No rinsing or rubbing, just an effective removal of all grimes from your skin surface.
Step 2: Toner
To make sure you get rid of the residual impurities seated in the pores, wipe your face with a cotton ball drizzled with a good toner like Dermafique Skin Toner. The alcohol and paraben-free formula of this toner cleanses deep inside the pores, nourishes the skin and restores the pH balance.
Step 3: Hydration
Hydrating your skin is a non-negotiable step in the prepping process. It is important to time this step right for the best results. Ideally, you should start giving your skin a dose of hydration while it is still damp from the cleanse-and-tone process. Choose a product that works well for your skin type:
For Dry Skin: Use a deep nourishing formula like Seesee Dead Sea Mineral Soothing Cream.
For Oily Skin: A lightweight yet hydrating cream like Its Skin Green Tea Watery Cream.
For Normal Skin: A non-greasy, moisturising product like ENN Cherry Blossom Face Cream.
Massage your skin lightly for a couple of minutes to make sure the cream is absorbed completely.
Step 4: Prep the Lips
Wish those cracked lips didn’t ruin the effect of your lipstick every time or your lip colour didn’t bleed out? You can avoid these by investing a little time in prepping your lips. Start by exfoliating the lips using a scrub like ENN Cocoa Fee Lip Scrub, and then give them a boost of hydration with a primer like Sugar Seal The Show Lip Primer.
Define them using a lip liner that matches the colour of your lipstick. Et voilà, your lips are ready to look all plump and irresistible.
Step 5: Primer
Primer is the most crucial yet overlooked part of the skin prepping process. A smooth base created with a primer like Note Skin Perfecting Primer Primer not only makes makeup application easier but also makes the different layers stay on longer. No matter how heavy or light you intend to keep your makeup, don’t forget to primer it up.
With that, you are all set to accentuate your face with the right shades and products and dazzle your way through any festive occasion.