How many makeup tips have we collected over the ages? We've binge-watched YouTube tutorials telling us to apply concealer first and then foundation and also scrolled through Instagram videos telling us to mix in loose powder with our foundation for a more even coverage. What really is the correct method? Well, the answer is that there is no right and wrong way when it comes to makeup- it's what works for you.
While taking lessons from beauty gurus is great, learning about the fundamentals from a veteran in the industry hits differently. Today, we've got Anastasia Soare from Anastasia Beverly Hills aka the 'Eyebrow Queen' to tell us about her everyday makeup tips and they're so easy that even beginners can follow them.
So, ready to look effortlessly glam? Let's get started...
"No matter what the occasion is, your starting place should remain the same- hydrated, prepped skin", says Anastasia. The key to good makeup is plump and nourished skin so you can apply some face oil and serum when you're doing your skincare. Find one that is filled with antioxidants and smoothens out your skin texture so that you have the perfect canvas to move forward.
Who likes cakey foundation? The beauty entrepreneur says that getting foundation coverage without being weighed down by it, is ideal. For this, she uses the Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation and first puts it only where she needs the most coverage and then blends it in with a brush. This is perfect for blurring imperfections and it's super lightweight so it feels like second skin.
Highlighter freaks, where you at? Honestly, this makeup product can be used in so many ways- you can use one shade as an eyeshadow, one on the tops of your cheeks, cupid's bow, and bridge of your nose. You can even use it to make the inner corner of the eyes pop. And finally, use it over your lipstick to add a metallic look and an ombre effect. Using the ABH Sugar Glow Kit is perfect because it has such varied shades that each skin tone can find something that works. The colours can be used to create a variety of looks so if you're into experimenting, this is a great pick. The best part though? The shadows aren't chunky, I especially hate when highlighters exaggerate my skin texture but this one is as smooth as butter while giving me that pop of shine.
"If you’re unsure about your ideal brow shape, then this is the place to start. The three measurements of the ABH Golden Ratio Technique delivers the brow shape that best compliments your unique bone structure. Your brows should begin directly above the middle of your nostrils and should end where the corner of the nostril connects with the outer corner of the eye. Lastly, the highest point of the arch should connect the middle of the tip of the nose with the middle of the iris", explains Soare.
Each eyebrow product will give you a different effect. So, no matter what your hair colour maybe, don't restrict yourself when it comes to your brows. Powders are great for filling in and adding dimension, pomades are superb for hiding sparse areas, and brow pencils work well for creating hair-like strokes. So, if you have time, use a combination of all these products to create the eyebrow routine that works the best for you.
When we see eyeshadow looks where each colour can be seen separately, it looks very jarring to the eyes. So always take time blending in the colours. Use deeper tones in the outer corner of the eyes and then move onto the shimmers and lighter shades. Blend each shade carefully with windscreen wiper motions and then move onto the next one. The ABH Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette is incredible for this because it has a buttery formula and glides onto the lids so easily. The shadows are creamy and highly pigmented and this one palette has both matte and shimmery shadows so you can create different kinds of looks with it. No wonder it's a cult fav, right?
Mascara really opens up the eyes. So whether you're doing a heavy eye makeup look or keeping your look subtle, mascara is a must. It really lengthens and makes the lashes fluttery so that a cute, flirty look is easy to achieve.
We're sure that these tips by the makeup queen bee herself have inspired you to try out all the products that you've been hoarding during the lockdown. Anastasia Beverly Hills retails in India through their official retailer, boddess.com so c'mon add all these products to your cart, we know you want to!
Get, set, glam!
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