Makeup can be a very powerful tool to bring out your confidence, but do you always need it?
On days when we need a little pick me up, some concealer and mascara can do the trick, and whenever we have important events to attend, many of us love a good glam makeup look. But there are also days when we want to give our skin a break from makeup yet still look fresh and beautiful.
If you think that applying makeup is the only way to make your skin look brighter and more awake, Youtuber Eman is here to prove you wrong! In her short video tutorial, she shares some products and tricks she adores that help her look fresh on days when she wants to skip on makeup.
Before the start of the process, she takes a hot towel and presses it on her skin to open up her pores and prep the skin for the next step. She emphasizes the importance of exfoliating the skin as it removes all the dead skin cells on the surface layer to reveal beautiful, glowing skin.
After exfoliating, she recommends using a glowing mud mask for an instant pick-me-up. She slathers on a layer of Glamglow’s mud mask and leaves it on for 10 minutes before removing them with a warm towel.
When it comes to reducing puffiness and evening out your skin tone, jade rollers are a great product to look out for. Eman suggests keeping your jade roller in the refrigerator to keep it nice and cool for a better effect. Starting from the centre of your face, roll it upwards and outwards to lift the skin. You can also use the roller with some serum or over a sheet mask.
To reduce any signs of dark under eye circles, she loves using a hydrating and cooling eye patch as it doesn’t only brighten the eyes but further reduce puffiness too. For a maximum cooling effect, she keeps the patches in the refrigerator as well.
This handy facial spray is always in Eman’s bag as she carries them around to help refresh her skin throughout the day. A few spritzes can greatly enhance the glow of her skin and hide any signs of fatigue.
A great lip scrub is a must-have in every woman’s beauty collection as it helps get rid of chapped lips to ensure your lips are moisturised and plump. Eman uses a brown sugar lip scrub to exfoliate her lips before applying a lip conditioner. Her favourite product is GLAMGLOW’s Matte Lip Treatment because it’s also a lip plumper, so not only will you get soft, supple lips, you’ll also get a natural fullness for your lips.
7. OLEHENRIKSEN Banana Bright Eye Creme
Without any concealer, all you need is a good eye cream. She adores using the banana bright eye cream from OLEHENRIKSEN thanks to the yellow tint that brightens and colour corrects the eye area. She hails it as an instant pick-me-up for the eyes and the only product you’ll need to look fresh and awake.
For a healthy and radiant looking skin, the Erborian CC Cream works like a charm. The product appears white when first applied to the skin but blends into any skin tone seamlessly. It corrects and evens out the skin tone, and has SPF 25 in it to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. The product is perfect for daily use and eliminates the need for extra concealer or powder to even out the skin tone.
9. Groom your brows and curl your lashes
Whether you’re plucking your own eyebrows or getting them done professionally, keeping them groomed really helps so that you don’t have to rely on any makeup to fill them in. A favourite trick of Eman’s is to curl her eyelashes to instantly open up her eyes without having to use any eye makeup at all.
She finishes the process with a moisturising tinted lip balm to further condition and add a little colour to the lips.
Check out her video below.