Don’t want to seem too loud or decorated, do you? Then casual makeup is just for you. Read the tips that you can use for applying casual makeup.

Casual Makeup

Every girl wants to look her best while going out of the house. But, going to college or a friendly gathering doesn’t have to be a tedious affair early in the morning. It's best you put on some casual makeup to highlight your features and leave the rest to the natural beauty within you. Also, who turns up to a workplace too bright or jazzy? Usually, casual makeup is applied on a casual day out, a day with the girls, a casual date or simply when you are sitting at home waiting for that someone special to turn up. A very misconceived notion is that wearing lots of makeup makes you look good but the fact is, it’s all in the technique. Beauty lies in the eyes but the trick is to guide the eyes to your best features. With casual makeup you do just that – appear simple yet beautiful, which is exactly how a woman should be. But, it may not as simple to carry this makeup off with style unless you read a few tips. They are as listed below.
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Casual Makeup Tips

  • The basic tip that holds for any makeup is: to cleanse, tone and moisturize.
  • Wash your face before you start putting on any makeup. Pat-dry your face with a towel so that no excess water remains.
  • Now, since it is casual makeup, apply a light skin colour powder foundation. This evens out the blemishes on the skin. Brush the powder in circular motions on your face. Don’t forget the neck too! Bronzers look great on slightly darker skin. Skip foundation if you’re using concealing powder. Too many layers will make the makeup look thicker.
  • Colour choices for lipstick must be light. Pinks, lavenders, light browns, nude and orange! These can be either a glossy or a matt finish. Lip liners shouldn’t stand out too much from the lips, so it must be in the lip colour applied. There is no harm in using some shimmer with those lips.
  • Nude makeup is how casual makeup should be. So try and avoid colours such as reds, deep purples, dark browns or magenta. You might end up looking too dressed up for a casual occasion.
  • You must use eyeshadow very carefully. Choose neutral colours such as peach, light pink, light brown or something that matches your skin tone. This highlights the eyes in a way that you won’t know! Apply in circular motions so that it gets evenly spread. To add a dash of colour, you could shine up the crease of the eyes with a colour of your choice but nothing too contrasting.
  • Apply single coats of mascara to give that extra sleek finish to your eyes. Overdoing your lashes will make you look too plastic. But, it is still important for you to wear mascara as your eyes will pop immediately! Curling you lashing once isn’t such a bad idea either.
  • For the cheeks, use some nice and cute pinks/browns. If you have a darker skin complexion, use brown and for a fairer one, use pink very scarcely as it would appear more obvious on your skin. Use large brushes or cotton pads to spread the colour evenly so that the sun/ weather don’t affect the makeup by caking up.
Using some of these tips for a perfect day out or a somber occasion will make your natural beauty show and you will glow amongst the crowd. Just remember to complement your makeup with the dress you are sporting. Bright coloured clothes go best with nude makeup. Also, never leave the house without looking at the mirror for that last complete look before you face the world. And don’t forget to tell yourself how gorgeous you are!

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