CHOOSE THE BEST SKINCARE SUITED TO YOUR SKIN
Skimping on good skincare routine, that works specifically for your skin, doesn’t help in the long run. A session with any dermatology expert is recommended and often worth it when we find that all skin types are manageable, and difficult skin can get crystal clear too. Daniel Bauer, who has created some of the most breathtaking looks for celebrities explained in a Vogue article, “If you think oily skin gives you a free pass when it comes to moisturizing, you’re wrong’. It’s just a matter of what works for you and may we suggest Pastel’s Glassy Glow Skin Serum for a more radiant and naturally glowy skin.
GET EXTRA SHINE WITH YOUR FOUNDATION BY ADDING OIL
Sometimes we just want a more moisturizing dewy finish for our base makeup look rather than an all-matte look that is delivered by most foundations. Celebrity makeup artist Mitali Vakil stated in her article for Vogue, that she usually mixed Vaseline with her foundation to make it easy to blend and to get a polished and shiny finish. Other artists admitted to using few drops of argan oil or facial oil with foundation for a dewy and an all-natural look. Here at Pastel Arabia, we would suggest using Silky Dream Foundation or Show Your Freshness Skin Tint, because these have thin and easily blendable formulas that would act as your second skin.
PAY ATTENTION TO SPONGE AND/OR BRUSH STROKES
As mentioned by Shay Mitchel in a Byrdie article, her makeup artist often uses moistened beauty blender sponge to spread base makeup products on the face. Patience is key and using strokes that best works for your face shape ensures even distribution of foundation and concealer. Hailey Beiber, as mentioned in the same article, says she often massages the foundation with her fingers, and we highly suggest it if that’s more in line with your make up process. Chemburkar explains in the article with Vogue, that using the pointed edge to blend concealer into the inner corner of the eye works wonders to make it stay longer without bleeding or creasing.
MAKE YOUR EYESHADOW LOOK POP WITH CONCEALER
Well, it’s a common makeup hack by now but actress Eva Longoria was mentioned in an article by Byrdie saying that she taps concealer on her eyelids before applying eyeshadow on it, as it gives better pigment of whichever palette she uses and keeps the color for longer. And here at Pastel Arabia we agree, as concealer would definitely make colors from our Metallic Eyeshadow Palette or Nude Eyeshadow Palette bright and shiny, all day, all night.
THE PERFECT WINGED EYELINER HACK
Most of us struggle with winged eyeliner and want to perfect it because it looks so darn good. Bridal make-up artist for Deepika Padukone, Sandhya Shekhar mentioned in an article for Vogue, that best way to get hassle free winged liner is looking straight ahead and not up or down. She says, “First draw an angular wing on both sides, and then shut one of the eyes to connect the wings to the lash line, before repeating the same on the other side”. And may we suggest you achieve the perfect wing with our Pastel Waterproof Dipliner or Profashion Black Styler Pen with precision tip so you get the sharp eyeliner look.
EYELINER CAN BE LAYERED FOR MAXIMUM INTENSITY
Many celebrities swear by this trick, that is having more than one type of eyeliners. There are different kinds out there for example liquid or pencils or kajals, and we tend to choose the ones that are easier for us to apply. But most professional artists make use of both liquid n pencil eyeliners to get a more intensified eye look. They suggest using a pencil liner first, as the tip glides easily and then using liquid liners on top to get the precision over an already drawn line. Make the best of your eyeliner with the many colors of Show by Pastel Show Your Game Gel eyeliners, and another coat of Pastel Profashion Black Matte Liquid Liner.
GET SMOOTH PENCIL TIPS WITH A BIT OF FLAME
Celebrity Padma Lakshmi explains in her article with Byrdie, that she used the flame of a lighter to make the tips of her pencil liners smooth so that it glides easily. This hack works for eye liners as well as lip liners and makes them smooth so you don’t have to shorten your pencil by sharpening it, every time it refuses to budge during application. Create your own amazing eyeliner looks with the different colors of Pastel Metallic Eyeliners and Pastel Matte Eyeliners with creamy formulas that will give you intense pigmentation in an easy swipe.
SPARKLE IS YOUR BEST FRIEND
Since glitter eyes are trending right now, pairing a sparkly eyeshadow with an intense highlighter is the best way to go with your classic party looks. Make up professionals often suggest that to avoid any glitter fallout from eyes to your cheeks and face, you can use tape to remove specks of glitter from your face so that your whole look isn’t ruined. Also, to have the perfect dewy look all day long, use a foundation that has a glowy finish paired with a shimmery highlighter that compliments your skin tone. Pastel Profashion and Show by Pastel have a wide range of pigmented and shimmery, liquid and powder highlighters for you to mix with foundation or apply with brush, to give you maximum dewability.
PAIR BOLD EYESHADOW WITH A BOLD LIP
Most makeup trends through the years have refrained from being too bold on eyes, cheeks and lips. But nowadays, celebrity artists create looks with bold eyes and complimentary or similar colored lip shade to create iconic looks. Bollywood’s makeup artist Puneet Saini explains in an article for Vogue, that if the colors being used on the face are balanced in hue and application, the overall look will be unique and fresh. Pastel kissproof lipstick as well as Profashion and Show your power lipstick range have highly pigmented nudes as well as bold shades for you to apply on its own or pair with lip toppers and Profashion metallic lipstick to give your artistic liberty in creating bold lips.
USE PINK COLOR FOR LIPS TO MAKE THEM LOOK FULLER
Lip contour and gradient lips are professional application techniques that every amateur or newbie at makeup can master. These techniques offer an advantage of creating fuller looking lips by playing around with lighter and darker hues in different shades. Most celebrity makeup artists suggest that you apply a lip pencil of a lighter undertone of pink or reddish pink, and then apply a brighter red or pink lipstick on the mid-section of the lips. Then both colors can be blended by hand or by smacking your lips together, by making sure to keep the darker shade in the middle. Show by Pastel range of lip pencils and liquid lipstick will help you achieve this gradient look.