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Different Strokes for Different Folks: Ways to Apply Makeup for Unique Looks

With all the skincare products, hair care products, beauty treatments – surgical and otherwise – which are available for women today, there’s really no excuse not to look your best. Even without spending thousands of dollars on pricey cosmetics, you can bring out the best of your natural features if you know how to apply makeup properly. The key is to learn how your makeup should be applied based on the occasion or the look that you want to portray. Here, we will be dishing out a few quick tips on how you can apply makeup for different occasions.

Different Ways to Apply Makeup for Different Looks

The magic of makeup is that you can easily play with the colors to come up with different looks. If you’d like to look astonishingly sexy for a hot date night, you can slap on some red lipstick and achieve a smoky effect with your eyes. For a day of running errands, a very light makeup which hides your skin flaws will do. To give you more ideas about how you can use makeup to achieve different looks based on the occasion, take a look at the following list:

  • For a casual day out

Let’s say that you are spending a weekend afternoon with your friends. The first thing to do is apply sunscreen or a moisturizer with SPF protection. Next, use a creamy golden mineral powder and a bronzer to achieve that sun-kissed look. The bronzer can be strategically placed on the cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, the center of your forehead and your chin. Use a light, shimmery eyeshadow and a light-colored lipstick to complete your look.

  • For a fun music festival

Summer is that time of the year when one music festival is held after another. A fun braided hairstyle can be complemented with apt makeup, which you can start doing by applying tinted moisturizer and BB cream. These two products will give you the coverage that you need while still allowing your skin to breathe, even during hot summer days. Use very a very light eyeshadow and pucker up using a lipstick shade that will give your lips that just-bitten look.

  • For a morning commute to work

You’d want to look your best first thing in the office, but there’s the morning commute that you have to prepare for. What’s the best makeup for this? First, you can apply a primer to even out your skin tone. Then, apply a thin layer of golden mineral powder to combat oiliness. Use a blusher that complements your skin tone, then finish it off with your favorite lipstick shade. If you’re running late, you can use liquid waterproof eyeliner to highlight your eyes.

  • For an al fresco dinner

If you’re planning to go out at night but you know that the restaurant venue is quite windy, apply makeup suitably. Use foundation and concealer, paying attention to your lids so that the eyeshadow can easily stick. You may want to opt for a dramatic smoky eye makeup. Curl your lashes and use mascara, apply blusher and make sure to wear your most flattering lip shade.

  • For a summer or day wedding

Finally, use a flat-top brush when applying foundation for a summer or day wedding makeup. Apply foundation onto your nose, the apple of your cheeks and your chin. Choose light colors for your eyeshadow, make sure to wear waterproof mascara and eyeliner, and apply a sophisticated lip color to complete the look.

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