Accessories are essential to fashion, they are meant to serve as a secondary asset to compliment an outfit but it can be a statement in itself. While 2019 had a good run with accessories, bucket hats, fanny packs, ‘It’ bag styles, and headbands were all sanctioned by fashion moguls such as Chanel, Dior, and Celine. The year of 2020 will be a new start for accessories, with more emphasis on how new styles can be sustainable, and eco-friendly. Fast fashion is a serious problem in the fashion industry, and at the peak of the climate crisis it is a great idea to recycle old styles to make new ones while minimizing our carbon footprint. From Deepika Padukone’s big golden hoops to Kim Kardashian’s excessive chain drip, here are five accessory trends for 2020.

Extra Golden Hoops

Deepika Padukone has always set fashion trends and here is one more by wearing big gold hoops. In a promotion for her movie Chaapak, Deepika sported hoops by Minerali paired with an all black faux leather outfit by Eurumme. Adding a splash of colour through statement jewellery to your otherwise basic outfit elevates the look.

Deepika Padukone in Minerali golden hoops.

Deepika Padukone in Minerali golden hoops. ( Instagram/ minerali_store )

Also read: Redefining make-up and masculinity: Eyeshadow, face paint, and lipstick on men

One Earring

Lost an earring? Now it’s fashion. Losing an earring is a common mishap and we tend to throw out the other useless one, well now sporting one earring is a trend. Oscar de la Renta showcased their Spring/Summer 2020 collection with models walking down the runway with just a single dangler.

Oscar de la Renta showcased their Spring 2020 collection with models walking down the runway with just a single dangler.

Oscar de la Renta showcased their Spring 2020 collection with models walking down the runway with just a single dangler. ( Instagram/ oscardelarenta )

Chain Link Necklaces

Kim Kardashian is known for her bags, boots, butt, but also her style. Kim K was seen sporting multiple heavy chain link necklaces with a deep neckline gown at the Emmys and it looked stunning. Rappers tend to wear chain link necklaces with their everyday street-wear or turtle-necks and so can you. Add a little statement jewellery to that crew neck!

Kim Kardhashian at the Emmys wearing chain link necklaces.

Kim Kardhashian at the Emmys wearing chain link necklaces. ( Instagram/ kimkardashian )

Long Layered Necklaces

The Y shaped necklace was a big trend last year, and is here to stay. Pairing multiple long necklaces with short ones can add dimension to your out. Compliment a sweetheart neckline with Swarovski and Anaqa necklaces like Jahnvi Kapoor, or Bella Hadid’s bikini drip with long layered Y necklaces.

Jahnvi Kapoor uses layered long necklaces to accent the sweetheart neckline.

Jahnvi Kapoor uses layered long necklaces to accent the sweetheart neckline. ( Instagram/ alinaanwarcouture )

Pearls

Pearls have always been a symbol of grace and etiquette, and they never go out of style. With Mui Mui and Jason Wu having used pearls on the runway, Harry Styles wearing white and blue pearl necklaces in his press tours for his recent album Fine Line, pearls are the trend of the year already. Even Mallika Arora wore multiple strings of pearls in a Giambattista Valli x H&M tulle loaded dress, complimenting the deep neckline.

Harry Styles loves wearing pearl necklaces.

Harry Styles loves wearing pearl necklaces. ( Twitter/ ariianandharry )

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Rosie Huntington-Whitely’s Pretty-In-Pink Look

For the girl who likes to look polished without a lot of fuss, look no further than Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s signature minimalist pale pink nails for your next nail look.

Jennifer Lopez’s Maximalist Black And Gold Nails

For New Year’s Eve 2019, J.Lo went all out with this oh-so extra maximalist look featuring press-on nails decorated in black and gold tones to tie in with her stacked jewellery look.

Selena Gomez’s Moody Wine Tones

For the cooler months, there’s nothing quite as chic as a wine-coloured manicure so file this one away for winter. If you’re DIY-ing the look at home, we love OPI Iconic Shades In Infinite Shine in Malaga Wine.

Jennifer Lopez’s French Manicure With A Modern Ombré Twist

If you’re a fan of the classic French mani but want to give it a modern twist, take your inspiration from J.Lo’s subtly graduated ombré look.

Madelaine Petsch’s Louis Vuitton Logomania

Diehard fashion devotees, this one’s for you. If you can’t get enough of your favourite logo emblazoned across your accessories, why not try it on your nails, too?

Kim Kardashian’s Dripping Crystal-Embellished Tips

It may not be the most practical of nail art choices but who could forget Kim Kardashian’s wet-look nails complete with dripping crystals at the 2019 Met Gala?

Rosie Huntington-Whitely’s Minimalistic Reverse French Manicure

For a minimalist chic nail look, we’re again turning to Rosie Huntington-Whitely. She calls this stunning contemporary take on the French Manicure the “reverse Frenchie.”

Lizzo’s Chunky Cuban Chain Nail Art

In 2020, we’re seeing fashion girls everywhere swap fine, delicate necklaces for chunky golden chains. And, the trend is now making its way off the jewellery stand and onto nails – just ask Lizzo! Her Cuban chain nails couldn’t be more fun.

Kylie Jenner’s Leopard Print French Tips

Combining two of the eighties’ favourite trends: leopard print and French nails, Kylie Jenner stepped out with this statement look. Although it’s without a doubt a statement look, her leopard print mani is surprisingly wearable thanks to its neutral tones.

Emilia Clarke’s Matchy-Matchy Mani

Struggling to decide what colour nail polish shade to wear to your next big event? Follow Emilia Clarke’s lead and match your mani to your bag for a beauty girl’s take on tonal dressing.

Spring 2020 has some surprising trends up it’s sleeves not just when it comes to colours or clothes but nails as well. Take a look!

‘You don’t need a man, you need a manicure’. Famous Instagram nail artist Jessica Washick stands by this statement. Since 2010, nail art has been taken to a whole new level due to social media. Since we have already talked about the trendiest colours, silhouettes, accessories and bags, now it’s time we curate a detailed list of all the hottest nail trends that are going to be all over the fashion scene this Spring/Summer. From opting from the chicest shade of the season- Classic Blue to embellish nails with pearls and diamonds, these nail trends are awe-worthy.

Adding a new twist to your old favourites to coming up with an entirely unique idea, nails are taken very seriously on the runways this season. From Alice & Olivia’s Spring 2020 show to the Instagram feed of your favourite nail artists, this list will leave you with ample inspiration for your next manicure appointment. As exciting as 2020 will be with respect to clothes, colours and accessories, we have a pretty strong hunch it has a lot more in store for us when it comes to nail art.  

Shades of blue

 

 

“Classic Blue” may be Pantone’s Colour of the Year but all shades and tints of blue will be big this coming season. Can’t land on a single shade? Well pick them all. And painting your nails with variations of blue might come in handy if you are as indecisive as we are!  

Ombre French

 

For someone who is always up to date with the latest trends, Jennifer Lopez sure isn’t going to leave her nails undone. At the 2020 Golden Globes she put her best foot forward in an elegant dress by Valentino. What caught our attention was her chic nails. The Hustlers actress opted for a fresh twist on the classic French manicure. We are firmly saying that Ombre French nails are here to slay this Spring 2020. 

Updated French

This season is all about putting a new spin to traditional nail trends. The Kardashian-Jenner clan always likes to ace their fashion as well as nail game. The self-made billionaire, Kylie Jenner has always been obsessed with her nails and her take on the updated French nails has caught us off guard. The diva opted for a classic French manicure with leopard print detailing. 

Like a diamond

 

Shine bright like a diamond or at least let your nails do! Selena Gomez showed up at the AMA’s in a lime green ruffled dress by Versace and satin pumps of the same hue. While we loved her freshly cut lob, her nails took the center stage. The singer/songwriter opted for crystal embellished nails with a pale base. Be it a party or a casual soiree, embellished nails are the vibe this season.

Floral rhapsody

 

 

What is Spring/Summer without a rhapsody of flowers. As Claude Monet puts it, “There must be flowers, always”. This season embellish your nails with the prettiest of flowers. Be it a dark background or a lighter one, painting flowers on top of them is a must this coming spring!    

Blush pink

 

Pink has always been a much loved colour. This season opt for the softest of washed out pink just like Deepika Padukone. For her promoting her movie Chhapaak, she went head to toe monochromatic in a blush pink outfit by Emilia Wickstead and wore the most washed out tint of pink on her nails. We loved it!

Be it a dashing shade of blue or the lightest tint of pink, Spring 2020 comes with a bag full of quirky nail art techniques. Which nail art is your favourite? Comment below and let us know. 

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Press-On Manicures Are Quite Possibly The Best Nail Invention of All Time

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Printing nails have come a long, long way. They are no longer the flimsy artificial manicures you used to play with in your teenage years that would fall off within a few hours of using them, friends. In fact, these days, the press nails mimic the look, feel, and lengthy time of manicures in the salon. The latest Advent is my personal favorite: ready-to-use gel manicures that look just as shiny as in-salon manicures that last up to two weeks (I already wear mine for reference two and a half times). While I love professional gel and powder dip manicures, going to the salon for mending every few weeks can be expensive and impractical. I know that some salon manis and pedis find it relaxing, but frankly it is quite difficult for me to sit still for an hour. Still, I love the end result. As much as I try to replicate the manicure in salon quality at home, it never looks so elegant and tends to shed or lift in a day or two.

When I found that there was only pressure on the gel nails, my mind was a little blown. All you have to do is find the right size for your natural nail bed. Press lightly on it to hold your nail and voila in place. Back then, it was almost impossible to find artificial nails that were anything but square French manicures or youthful floral designs. Fast forward to 2020, and you’ll find false impressions in a variety of shapes (including coffin, square round as you call it), shades, and chic nail art designs. Below we’ve highlighted some of our favorite press-ons that make people think you went to the salon.

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1. Kiss the gel nails pressed on

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With this pack of 3 gel-finish printing nails, you can choose between glitter or the recently revived French manicure style without having to spend a lot of money in the salon.

2. The dashing Diva Magic Press Press-On Gel manicure

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Dashing Diva’s professional-looking printing nails are my personal favorite. I’ve worn them without fries or peeling for more than two weeks and they have the same sheen and chic design that you would get from a gel mani in the salon.

3. Impress One-Step Gel Manicure

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These one-step printing processes are similar to an expensive gel manicure that you get from a nail technician, and you can choose from a wide range of lengths, shades, and designs.

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In the hierarchy of beauty rituals, getting your nails done definitely ranks at the top in terms of relaxing as well as socializing. We firmly believe that the best way to treat yourself is to pop into a salon, indulge in a mani-pedi (forced phone break!), and zone out for an hour or so. But if you’re located in New York, you already know that nail spots are like the bodegas of beauty—there’s one on every corner. Plus, there are a ton of factors that go into deciding which place is perfect for you, like color selection; how long the polish lasts; the atmosphere; whether or not they offer free booze. All crucial. To get all the intel on which nail salons are the best in the city, we polled ten beauty editors for their absolute favorites. Check out what they recommend below.

JinSoon Spa Tribeca

Kara McGrath, Deputy Digital Editor at Allure

“JINsoon’s Tribeca location is my absolute favorite. The salon is cozy without feeling crowded, and everyone who works there is just the sweetest (not to mention super talented). I love sipping on their citrus tea while I get a flower-petal pedicure; it feels luxurious, but costs less than 50 bucks.”

Sundays Studio

Victoria Moorhouse, Senior Editor at PopSugar

“Manicures always frustrated me because my polish would inevitably chip like, one day later. Then I discovered Sundays Studio, and my nails have honestly never looked better. The salon’s 10-free polish has incredible staying power. I’ve had a regular manicure last a whopping 10 days from Sundays, surpassing any other non-gel manicure I’ve ever received by far. The salon itself makes for a pretty Instagram story post, and a regular mani only sets you back about $25. The salon (there are two locations in New York City) also offers cool services like guided meditations with manis.”

Paintbucket

Megan McIntyre, Beauty Writer

“It kind of looks like millennial pink threw up in this Brooklyn nail salon, but that’s a good thing. The space is chic, fun, and funky—it’s basically made for the ’gram. The manis and pedis live up to the design aesthetic, with beautiful colors and unique nail art using a great selection of polishes. I’m a diehard Smith + Cult fan, and Paintbucket is well stocked with them, along with Marc Jacobs Beauty and Dior, among others. And the non-gel paint jobs actually last—as someone notorious for chipping or smudging a mani in mere hours post-polishing, that’s quite the feat. Bonus: The staff and technicians are amazingly sweet, and the place is open and airy enough that you don’t feel like you’ve been crammed like a sardine into an assembly-line nail joint. And, most importantly, there’s free prosecco.”

JinSoon Spa Tribeca

Taylore Glynn, Associate Beauty & Health Editor at Marie Claire

 “This adorable, minimalist spot is only a quick stroll from my apartment, but even if it wasn’t, I would still go out of my way to stop by for a mani/pedi. Their Flower Petal Float ritual makes me feel like a princess, and even their most basic treatments are utterly luxurious and totally affordable. The salon’s polish wall overflows with options, but the brand’s own line of lacquer lasts forever without chipping (Tila, my current shade obsession, makes my cropped nails look like glossy jade eggs). And hey, the unlimited prosecco doesn’t hurt, either.”

Valley Nolita

Devon Abelman, Digital Beauty Editor at Allure

“Whatever your wildest nail art dreams may be, the nail artists at Valley can most likely make them happen. My ideal nail art situation is rainbow, holographic, or sparkly, so I always look forward to picking from Valley’s extensive selection of glitter and foils. Last time I went, I got cobalt gel polish covered with holographic silver star-shaped glitter, and the look lasted a whole month.”

Paintbox

Kristina Rodulfo, Beauty Director at Women’s Health

“To be honest, I’ve gotten so good at doing my own nails, I rarely go to a nail salon. DIY manis have long been a Sunday ritual for me. However, when a special occasion or vacation comes around and I want nail art, I’ll head to Paintbox in SoHo. The cozy ambiance and flowing champagne makes the place feel fun and social, so I love going with a friend or even taking meetings there. Plus, the customizable graphic nail designs are not too out-there, but fancy enough to get compliments everywhere I go.”

Valley Nails

Maya Allen, Digital Beauty Editor at Marie Claire

“I credit Valley with creating some of the dopest nail art I’ve ever had. I could show one of their artists a design that dropped from the sky (aka my wild imagination), and they’ll cook up something fire. Yes, I still obsess over nail art because I’m very extra. More importantly, I could be in such a mood and then look down at my mani and instantly feel like all is well in the world—the mood-boosting powers of pretty nails are pretty magical.”

Sundays Studio

Kristin Limoges, Beauty & Wellness Editor

“I especially love Sundays, particularly the serene Scandinavian-inspired NoMad location. They only use their own Sundays 10-free polish, which I swear must have some magical Hogwarts-level witchcraft in it because it last days longer than any other polish I’ve ever tried. And the colors are complex and fun, and goshdarnit I love them. The studio is also a place for more than just great nails; it’s a space for mindfulness—in place of gossip magazines, there are books by Eckhart Tolle and Brené Brown, and in place of Top 40 music playing overhead, you can put on a pair of headphones and listen to the meditation treatment in partnership with meditation company Inscape. Bonus points for the handmade Danish Rama chairs that owner Amy Ling Lin traveled to Denmark to grab.”

JinSoon Spa West Village

Katie Becker, Beauty & Health Director at Elle

“I am so happy whenever I’m in a chair at Jin Soon at any of her locations. She has every color I want from all the brands I love, and her team are all top-notch pros who I recognize and love every time I’m there. Of course, there’s the famous citrus tea, too.”

Not to be all downer, but we’ve officially hit the doldrums of winter. The holidays are over, it’s still gray and freezing outside, he days are short, and spring feels a million years away. But the latest nail trend is here to brighten things up.

This season it’s all about cloud nails. First spotted on Instagram by Refinery29, the trend is exactly as it sounds: dreamy, whimsical swirls of white and blue that take inspiration from the sky on a vivid summer day. Yes, there are puffy clouds drawn over sky-blue bases, but also many more abstract interpretations for those who prefer a less obvious manicure. For example: soft pastel pinks and lavenders and milky, marbled finishes. And as you’ll see, the look works on a wide variety of nail lengths and shapes.

We love all the variations, as they offer a little something for everyone. Here are some of the intricate versions featuring actual clouds.

Then you’ve got the cloud nails that aren’t quite so literal.

Finally, there are those that are more of a vibe or a mood—but just as dreamy.

But cloud nails aren’t the only trend that will have us all looking toward the skies in 2020. Space tattoos (think stars, moons, planets, and spaceships) are going to be huge this year, according to Pinterest. Searches on the platform are up 267% for “geometric space tattoos.” Gorgeous takes on cloud eyeliner, like the look worn by Jules on Euphoria, also popped up on the spring 2020 runways at shows like Cynthia Rowley. Or perhaps astrology is more your bag, in which case you’re going to want to check out all the incredible zodiac nails on Instagram right now.

Even if cloud nails feel too literal for you, there are a ton of new nail colors hitting stores right now that give off the same dreamy kind of mood. It’s not a fast track to spring, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. Shop some of our favorite pastel blues, below.

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Sally Hansen Nail Polish Good Kind Pure in Crystal Blue

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Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Color in Above the Clouds

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Abby Gardner is a contributor at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @abbycgardner.

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It seems that Kylie Jenner’s matte lip is finally getting some serious competition. No, it’s not your high school lip gloss. Its something in between lipstick and lip gloss, giving you the best of both worlds. Vinyl lips are getting more and more attention on Instagram, with makeup artists creating stunning high-shine looks that got us obsessed. Shinier than lip gloss, but far less sticky, this effect can take any makeup look from boring to fabulous. We gathered the prettiest vinyl lip makeup looks to give you some inspo on how to nail the trend.

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You can achieve statement vinyl lips in multiple ways. One of the simplest options are products labeled as lip vinyl that give you a high-gloss effect without the sticky lip gloss situation. These products come in bullet and liquid form and are far more pigmented than classic lip glosses.

New Delhi [India], Jan 10 (ANI): Lohri, which is one of the most popular festivals of Punjab and primarily celebrated by the Sikh community, is all about spending time with loved ones and eating popcorns, rewari and peanuts. Amid these, not looking your best is certainly out of option, and if you are somebody who loves the picture-perfect look or jaw-dropping Instagram posts, here are 5 makeup tips and tricks to make you shine during the festival.

Add some glitter:

Golden highlighters can do the talking! Highlight your cheekbones, and add on some golden glitters for eyeshadow. A nude coloured lipstick will help you carry a glamorous yet subtle look for the celebration.

Opt for darker shades:

As you bid-adieu to the bone-chilling winters, throw on some darker shades for your eyeshadow. Be it brown, or blush-pink, adding some colours will accentuate the beauty of your eyes. Applying lots of kajal and eye-liner with a pinch of black eye shadow will also add as a boon to enhance the perfect shape to your eyes.

Try deep-toned lips:

When in doubt, go red. As red is the perfect colour to go for when you need to keep it classy and alluring at the same time. Deep red-toned lips along with lighter shades of foundation. Red lips pair perfectly with a strong brow and subtle contouring for a polished look.

Experiment with smokey eyes:

A new trend which is all over the internet is the smokey eye look. You can try this look for not just Lohri but any festival party or get together. All you need is a dark shaded eyeshadow and kajal. For this look, one needs to apply a mid-tone shadow all over the lid after and then line the eyes with the kajal and smudge it across the corners. This look is perfect to be carried along with nude coloured lipstick.

Bold winged eyeliner:

The winged eyeliner look is famous because it can be adapted to flatter different eye shapes. If you have smaller eyes, accentuate them by draw a thinner line. And those with almond eyes, they can enhance the shape of the eyes by lining them thicker towards the outer corner. This look has been nailed by famous celebrities and divas and can intensify your festive look.

Proper skincare:

Makeup is an art that enhances the beauty of your face. However, without taking proper care of your skin and health one cannot nail a perfect makeup look. One can use different readily available household or rather kitchen items like honey which is naturally antibacterial and great for acne treatment and its an anti-ageing agent as well. Curd and lemon have skin brightening properties and its best to try face packs made of such ingredients can help lighten your face for the special Lohri look. (ANI)

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Five make up products for women in their 40s to achieve a polished look. (Source: File Photo)

Makeup is not just an art that helps you express yourself; it causes you to come close to the best form of yourself at any age and enhances your beauty. When you’re ageing and have concerns like fine lines, wrinkles and age spots, don’t stress, but embrace this evolution gracefully. Because you can always depend on a touch-up to put your best face forward.

Here are five basic makeup tips for women in their 40s

Swear by your primer

Primer levels out the skin and acts as a barrier between the skin and make-up, making it last and protecting the skin. Open pores are a concern with mature skin, so opt for a pore minimising primer. A tinted primer is also a good option as it gives the advantage of primer, moisturiser and foundation all in one.

Lightweight foundation

Use a lightweight luminous formulation that will create a more natural look.

Brighten your under-eye 

When it comes to making your eyes pop with makeup, it is very important to remember that your upper lids are not the only area that deserve a little TLC. To create a well-rounded lid, CC cream or tinted can act a good moisturiser.

Pick the right mascara

Since we need our lashes to look full and lush, abstain from using lengthening and curling mascaras. Pick a thickening formula instead as it gives you more volume.

The right shade of lipstick

Hot red is considered an iconic pick for festivals by a majority of women and it is that one shade which suits almost every skin tone. It is that one sensuous shade which goes well with every outfit. However, shades of red will definitely add to a polished look.

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It’s 2020 and you’ve finally decided that you’ll learn how to put on makeup. You know, just adulting things. The world of makeup can be overwhelming so we prepared the ultimate guide for newbies like you! Check out basic rules here:

  1. Know your skin’s undertone.

    Before you start buying makeup, it’s important that you know your skin undertone first. There are two types of undertones: Cool and warm. An easy way to find out yours is by checking the color of the veins on your wrist. Those with cool undertones have bluish veins on their arms, while those with warm undertones have greenish veins on their wrists. You may also take this short quiz to determine your skin undertone.

  2. Patronize affordable makeup finds.

    Since you’re just at the beginning of your makeup journey, don’t be pressured to buy expensive products yet. If you look hard enough, there are a lot of high-quality affordable finds that cost below P500. You may check Cosmo.ph’s extensive guide to budget beauty essentials before building your own kikay kit.

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  3. Invest in makeup tools and sponges.

    Makeup tools and sponges contribute a lot to how excellent your MOTD looks. For example, a poorly made brush has loose bristles that won’t evenly distribute the product on your face. On the other hand, a well-made makeup brush will create a flawless finish. Save this list for future reference:

    Face brush – powder complexion products

    Angled blush brush – blush, contour

    Fluffy eyeshadow brush – eyeshadow blending

    Dome eyeshadow brush – eyeshadow application

    Small, flat angled brush – eyebrow and eyeliner

    Egg-shaped sponge – concealer and liquid/cream complexion products

    For complete information on makeup brushes and sponges, check out our guides here and here

    Real Techniques Travel Essential Set, P1,100, Lazada 

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  4. Find the right foundation shade and formula.

    Keep in mind to use a base that is an exact shade match to your skin tone. It should suit your skin type, too. If you’re having a hard time deciding which formula to get (powder, liquid, or cream), ask yourself these questions first. As for getting one in the correct shade, we highly suggest that you ask the help of a makeup artist or salesperson to assess which foundation is the perfect match for your complexion. But if you prefer to take things in your own hands, swipe the product near the jawline and observe if it will disappear, aka blend in your skin—that’s The One for you.

  5. Explore colors that will suit your skin tone.

    We’re all for experimentation—if you want to sport rainbow-colored looks, feel free to do so! But if you’re just at the beginning of your makeup journey, play it safe with neutrals first when it comes to eyeshadows. As for lipsticks, MLBBs, or those with a dusty rose hue, look good on anyone. The blush department is quite tricky, so here’s a guide discussing the best pink rouge for every skin tone and another list about morena-approved blushes.

    Ever Bilena EB Matte Color Stick in After Party, P195, Lazada 

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  6. Collect basic makeup products.

    Like what we’ve mentioned earlier, you must build your makeup kit with the essentials. Here’s a list you can refer to:

    Primer – to keep your foundation in place and to perfect your complexion

    Foundation – refer to tip number 4

    – Concealer – to cover blemishes

    Face powder – to set the makeup

    – Blush – to help you score a rosy flush

    Highlighter – an essential to get a “fresh lang” glow

    – Neutral-colored eyeshadow – to define your eyes. Here’s a guide on how to apply it.

    Mascara – a waterproof one is the best choice

    – Eyebrow pencil – Kilay is life!

    MLBB lipstick – MLBB stands for my-lips-but-better, aka a shade that’s close to your natural lip that brightens your complexion.

    Nude lipstick – a no-fail shade that looks good with any MOTD

    – Bold lipstick (red, berry, orange, pink) – to use on special occassions or when your MOTD needs extra impact 

    Maybelline The Nudes 12-in-1 Eye Shadow Palette, P749, Lazada 

    BLK Cosmetics Universal All-Day Lip in Mocha, P299, Lazada 

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  7. Watch tutorials.

    Learn how to put on makeup by yourself by watching YouTube tutorials. Mimic how the beauty gurus stroke the brush and take note of their tips. We recommend viewing the quick get-ready-with-me routines of Tanya Burr and Anne Clutz.

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  8. Enroll in a makeup class.

    If you really, really, really want to learn makeup application, enroll in a class. Hands-on training and immersion will surely improve your skills. Suesh holds a Basic Makeup Workshop for a P1,500 fee. Click here for more details.

  9. Practice, practice, practice!

    The only—we repeat—the only way to learn makeup application is by practicing it often. On weekends or on your free time, prepare your makeup tools and products, get a mirror, and watch a tutorial. Copy what the YT guru does. Who knows? Maybe after three tries, you’ve aced the no-makeup look!

  10. Don’t forget to take care of your skin, too.

    Never forget to take off makeup before going to bed. Dirt, product residue, and oil when mixed can trigger breakouts. Turn to cleansing oils and makeup wipes to remove the layer of products on your face. Follow it up with a facial wash for a thorough cleanse.

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