MINIMAL MAKE-UP FOR THE PARTY SEASON

SHAHNAZ HUSAIN

Today, many are opting for soft, minimal make-up to
look naturally beautiful. The aim is to project a naturally flawless and non-shiny skin texture. The
colours that are used should be closest to the colour tone
of the skin. The blusher and lips should have a natural
glow. The eye make-up can have eyeliner and mascara. In
fact, experts are predicting the minimal make-up and skin
care will be the trends for 2023. You can try primers or
tinted moisturisers. Or, a serum may help. It forms a protective layer and goes into the deeper layers of the skin.
Or, apply a hydrating pack before your make-up. Try out
your make-up before party night.
The key word in the art of minimal make-up is “natural.” In other words, despite having make-up on, the look
should be natural and the make-up is not visible. The face
has a sheer and natural texture and the colours used are so
natural that it gives the face the “no make-up” look. Use
as little colour as possible. The colours that are used
should be closest to the natural colour tone of the skin.
The blusher should provide a natural glow and lip colour
should reflect the “no lipstick” look. The eye make-up can
have eyeliner and mascara.
If you have a dark skin, you should choose liquid foundations, instead of a creamy one. Dark skins can tend to
look oily because of the way light reflects on the skin.
That is why it is better to choose a water-based foundation. The foundation should not be lighter than your skin
tone. Try to get one which is as close to your normal skin
colour as possible. When you apply foundation and powder, your aim should be for a lighter coverage. Avoid a
thick matte coverage. Special attention should be paid to
blending. Your blusher should be light, like a natural glow.
For the eyes, use a brownish grey eye shadow for a
softer look. A natural brown may be used in the crease.
Highlight the brow bone with light or white coloured
shadow. Avoid shine. Apply eyeliner or eye pencil. The
line should be close to the eye lashes. Go light on the use
of liner, but apply more mascara. Brush out the eye lashes after applying mascara.
Powder-based blusher may be used for the cheeks.
Blusher should have a light tint, while natural colours like
rose, peach or beige may be used for the lips. The effort
should be to use shades and products that are suited to
your natural colour tone. Avoid using very pale, whitish
shades. Choose shades similar to your skin colour tone.
Apply lip colour with a brush to get the natural look.
Avoid using a lip liner, but if you must use one, make sure
it is the same colour as your lipstick. Touch up lip gloss,
but avoid shimmer.