Is it true that all women are beautiful? The answer to this question may not be straightforward. In reality, physical beauty comes in various forms, and there are still certain standards that prevail. However, beauty itself can be perceived from various angles. Outer and inner beauty, for instance. The beauty and allure that appear on the outside can indeed stem from within a person, such as pleasant behavior, high self-confidence, intelligence, and much more.
Physical beauty and attractiveness can also be ‘created’ with the help of good grooming. Makeup is one of the tools commonly used for this purpose. With the right application, makeup can make women feel more attractive and captivating, boosting their self-confidence. As Tyra Banks, the founder of America’s Next Top Model, once said, “I love the confidence that make-up gives me.”
Discovering the Best in Yourself
Maximizing the potential of makeup and making oneself presentable and confident is not difficult; it just requires effort. Having basic knowledge, such as understanding one’s skin type and recognizing the strengths and weaknesses of one’s facial features, is essential. Afterward, you can explore to find makeup that suits you and learn the most practical, easy, and enjoyable ways to apply it.
This is particularly important for those who are just starting to use makeup. Choosing products that are practical, time-saving, and of good quality, while also taking care of your skin through skincare, is key.
Here are some tricks and steps that can be applied to achieve maximum makeup results easily and make you effortlessly stunning.
1. Skincare is a Vital Step
All grooming routines aim to achieve the same goal: flawless facial skin. Makeup correction is superficial, and the most effective way to improve skin complexion is through continuous use of skin care products suitable for your skin type. As a canvas for makeup, facial skin needs to be moist and healthy.
2. Emphasize Your Facial Features
Maximum makeup results can be achieved when you know the strengths and weaknesses of your face. For example, if you have beautiful skin, emphasize it by using minimal color in other areas. Earth-tone or nude lipstick and eyeshadow can work well. Simply enhance your eye area with well-drawn eyebrows and thin black eyeliner. You don’t need everything to be overly dramatic.
Therefore, if you enjoy learning makeup tutorials online, it’s important to find content creators with facial features that aren’t too different from yours. This way, what you learn can be truly applicable.
3. Sequence Determines the Outcome
There are two common makeup application sequences. The first is to apply makeup base (foundation and concealer) first and then do eye, cheek, and lip makeup. However, there’s a second method recommended by beauty experts. Complete eye makeup before applying the makeup base. This is to prevent any residue from eye makeup from sticking to other parts of your face and to easily balance the makeup towards the end of the process.
Let’s explore both methods and see which one works best for you. Regardless, try to apply makeup near natural light sources, such as near a window. Makeup results will look more natural compared to using artificial lighting.
4. Practical Makeup
For beginners or those who prefer not to spend too much time on makeup, the key is to choose practical makeup tools that suit your needs. For example, cushion products are liquid powders with medium coverage and a natural finish.
For morning makeup that needs to last until the evening, consider trying AZZURA Luminous Cushion. It’s lightweight, dermatology tested, and contains Organic Daisy Extract that produces supercharged Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, and SPF 25 PA+++. Its texture is light, and it lasts up to 12 hours with a semi-matte finish. It’s available in four shades: Light Beige, Natural, Medium Beige, and Beige.
If you want something even lighter but still provides coverage and is suitable for touch-ups in the evening, use AZZURA Two Way Cake or AZZURA Compact Powder. They contain Oil control from Amazonian Clay mineral powder, which can absorb excess oil. They also have SPF 21 PA++ to protect your skin from the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays.
For everyday use at home, you can use AZZURA Loose Powder, which is easy to apply with a puff or powder brush. For special occasions, loose powder can also serve as a finishing touch that will ‘lock in’ your entire makeup.
AZZURA Two Way Cake, Compact Powder, and Loose Powder are available in three shades: Light Beige, Natural, and Ivory.
5. Lipstick is the Key
“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass lipstick,” said Gwyneth Paltrow, actress and skincare entrepreneur at Goop!
Indeed, lipstick is essential in makeup. The color we apply to our lips can instantly create different impressions. Want to appear authoritative? Soft and feminine? Sexy va va voom? Or natural and approachable? All these expressions can be ‘created’ by the lipstick color you choose. It’s exciting, isn’t it?
For that reason, try the two lipstick variants from AZZURA Cosmetics: AZZURA Longlasting Lipstick and AZZURA Matte Lipcream.