Nowadays, the makeup industry is growing faster each year and its market has reached not only women, but also men too. The multi-million pound industry appeals to younger women right through to those over 60, who want to add a pop of colour to their complexion or just to improve the skin.
I for one adore makeup, although I’ve reduced how much I wear it since lockdown, and wow, I look in the mirror some days and find myself just fixating on my spots!
Makeup as a whole has so many benefits. Here are some of them:
It brings confidence
People that use makeup often start to become more confident and ready to take on the day, as makeup makes them feel more ‘ready’.
Even if your night wasn’t that restful, you can put a little bit of concealer and you instantly feel ready to leave the house with a more positive attitude. Makeup can find a multitude of sins, including dark eyes, puffiness, redness and breakouts.
It can protect the skin
Makeup can assist in helping you to protect your skin, keeping it safe from pollution, smog, and the harmful sunlight. It does so by creating a slight barrier around your skin, keeping it from being directly exposed to dust and other particles. Of course, make sure you wear an SPF alongside makeup (even if your make up says it has SPF in, it’s usually only a small amount) so your skin has full sun protection too.
It’s fun to try out
When you find your favourite everyday products, makeup application can fall into a routine. But makeup can also be the meaning of fun, playing around with colours, and experimenting with different looks.
If you want to try and bring your blue eyes out, practice loading your lids with warm brown eyeshadow shades or lining the eyes with soft brown line. If you want to stand out at a party, have some fun with glitter liners. You can have hours of fun working through all the different colours and textures.
It’s a girls night in excuse
Most women are interested in makeup, so it’s a sure fire way to get the girls round on a Friday night if you need some ladies to share your new makeup with and try it out on! Nothing makes for a girlier evening in than giving each other makeovers or trying out new looks together.
5 Ways to Improve Your Makeup Routine
1. Organisation is key
It can be extremely tough when you have a lot of makeup products, not only because the organisation isn’t the most adequate, but you can also end up forgetting what you already have or the makeup you prefer. Having an organized space where you can store all your makeup items will ease the routine itself and reduce the time you spend looking for the products.
If that’s something you struggle with, daily, having a vanity set with a table, a vanity mirror, and a stool with some drawers to store all of your items will be essential to achieve a perfect routine. You can find some of the best vanity sets at Acme, Homestyles, or Hollywood Swank.
2. Skincare is just as important as makeup
An important step in reaching perfection is to create a skincare routine adapted for your skin type (oily, normal, or dry). This routine can have products like cleansers, toners, serums, moisturisers, and even sunscreen during the daylight. A skincare routine should be the first thing you do in the morning to start your day and the last thing you do, by night, mainly because the skin will regenerate, so only this way you can get flawless skin that can look amazing under makeup.
3. Understanding which products to use first
Even though I said makeup doesn’t have rules, you will want to apply the products in the right order, because it will give you a more spotless final look. You can start with liquid products like moisturiser, primer, foundation, concealer, and contour and then set everything with powder.
For the eyes, don’t forget the brows and some liner and shadows. If you follow those steps, you are good to go! Also, apply the makeup with your favorite tools like brushes – or even with a sponge – for a much more professional and long-lasting finish.
4. Adapt your routine to your needs
You may prefer a more natural look or maybe you enjoy taking risks with a lot of colors, by playing with eyeshadows, eyeliners, mascara, or even with the blush, bronzer, and highlighter.
You must find the best products towards your needs and preferences so you can feel better, more beautiful, more confident and, ultimately, more yourself. The internet has a lot of tips and lists for the best products, with a large range of prices.
5. Improving your skills is a game changer
Sure, makeup can be hard at times, and it is considered an art, so some people can’t achieve their goals in makeup looks because their skills aren’t enough. Now, the great part is that you can improve them by investing in some brushes, watching some tutorials on Youtube or TikTok and practice (as much as you can).
In conclusion, a makeup routine can be hard to maintain because of the number of products, the type of skin preparation, and the needed skills, but don’t worry!
You can achieve a perfect makeup routine with the right organization, a skincare routine, the essential techniques and the products adjusted to your complexion! This way, you can feel amazing, maybe even look a bit younger, and you can show a little bit of self-care to others. Thanks for reading and stay beautiful!