The art of removing makeup

Festive season calls for applying makeup and looking good. However, it is also important that you remove it with utmost care to ensure your skin can breathe freely every night.
Give your skin the cleanup it deserves
Most women resort to so aps and face washes to remove the makeup. However, it is not the best way to remove the makeup as it is not designed to wipe off your makeup residue properly. Opt for a specially formulated makeup remover of a reputed company instead that suits every skin.All you do is saturate a cotton pad with the makeup remover and gently sweep over closed eyelids, lip and face area. Rinse with cool water and you’re good to go.

Follow up with cleansing
If you need to know how to save face before bed, don’t forget to follow up your makeup removal routine with cleansing. It is one of the most basic skin care regimens that every woman must follow. However, with the wide range of cleansing products out there, don’t opt for one that only takes off your makeup. Invest in those that are more like treatments, comprising high doses of skin-boosting ingredients such as vitamins, serums or natural ingredients like citrus orange. They will not only get rid of the impurities but also replenish the lost moisture, essential proteins and lipids from your skin’s surface layer that it may have lost after cleansing.


Simple tricks to enhance your facial features

- Use a foundation that’s exactly the same shade of your skin tone. Oftentimes, we tend to choose a shade lighter, thinking it’ll only make us look fairer. However, the truth is, the shade that’s closer to your skin tone is the only one that’ll suit you best.
- If you have beautiful eyes ,the mascara is your best bet! After lining your eyelids with a liquid eyeliner, apply multiple strokes of mascara. This simple trick will do wonders to your look and is extremely easy to achieve. Just make sure you don’t make your lashes clumpy!

- Are you blessed with pouty lips? Bright shades like pink, coral and scarlet red will be your best choices! Also, don’t go overboard with applying lip gloss as it will do the exact opposite of what you’re trying to achieve. Too much gloss will make your lips look unnatural and sloppy. Instead, enhance them by dabbing the gloss on your inner lips and blend it outwards. There you have natural, kissable lips in seconds!

- Make your not-so-perfect nose perfect with a simple technique! Apply a vertical line over the middle of your nose with a foundation that’s a shade lighter than your skin tone. Next, apply a darker shade of the same on the sides of your nose to reduce its width. Add some highlighter along the length of your nose to create an illusion of an augmented bridge. Dab some translucent powder to set the foundation and you’re done!

That’s easy, right? Tell us how these tips worked for you!


It’s time to do some cleaning!

Did you know your makeup brushes could give birth to a number of harmful skin bacteria? Make sure their regular cleaning and maintenance is one of your top priorities. 

The harsh brush truth During the rains, infection-prone bacteria are breeding in full swing. They are likely to get trapped in the bristles of your treasuredbrushes that you use for makeup. This can lead to clogged pores, pesky breakouts and even aggravate your current skin problems. Therefore, it is very important that you protect your investment with care. To ensure the same, all you need is a shallow bowl, a gentle clarifying shampoo or baby shampoo, clean, lukewarm water and a cloth.

The method
- Wash the residual makeup off your unclean brushes gently with lukewarm water. Focus on the bristles rather than the point where the handle meets the bristles to avoid the loosening of glue or any future breakage.

- Take the shallow bowl and fill it with lukewarm water. If you’re cleaning your blusher brush, fill the bowl a little more so that it soaks well. Add shampoo as required and form luxurious lather.

- Gently dip your brush tip in the bowl of water and swirl it. Follow up by rinsing it with running water once again. Repeat this process until the water runs clear from the brush.

- Finally, use the clean cloth to pat dry the brush and soak the water from the wet brushes. Don’t forget to lay your brushes flat on a cloth to dry!