No time for elaborate day and night make up routines? Makeup artist Sundas Rehman gives us some tips on how to get the perfect finish for your day makeup and transition into a night look with just a few extra touches.
1) Begin with an eye primer as it helps to even out the lid tone; prevent the eyeshadow from creasing; show the true colours of the shadow; and keep your eye makeup in place.
3) Use a taupe colour eyeshadow – or you could use a bronzer – to lightly contour your eyes just around the outer crease. This brings depth to your eyes.
4) Gently tight line your eyes with a liner.
6) Once your are done with your eyes, clean the excess fallout or any smudges under your eyes. Use a concealer to hide those dark circles, concentrating more on the inner corners then blending it up and out.
2) Apply a primer, especially in areas where you have large pores as the primer helps to fill these in and even out the imperfections. It also makes your foundation last longer.
3) Apply concealer (if required) before the foundation. It blends better and helps cover without being patchy and caked.
4) Apply foundation. Start in the middle and work your way out and down. Using outward strokes helps to blend better and avoid the peach fuzz. Go for a long wearing foundation, preferably oil free and with an SPF. You can use a brush, sponge or even your fingers to apply.
6) Go for a soft blush. Starting from your hair line, follow your check bone and bring it forward to blend it out. This will give you a higher cheek bone and more youthful look.
1) Use a lip liner to line and fill in your lips. It helps your lipstick stay on longer and reduces bleeding.
2) Fill your lips with your favourite day time lip colour.
Now to take the day look through to the night….
5 products to keep in your bag to take you from day to night:
~Dark brown matte eye shadow
~Compact face powder
~Lipstick – either a change of colour or keep the day colour.
1) Again start with your eyes first. Take your matte dark brown eye shadow and add to the outer corners of your eyes. This adds more dimension, depth and a smokey haze without going overboard.
Use your compact to freshen up your base, concentrating more on the T-zone.
Use the highlighter on the high points of your face to add glow and dimension, right above your cheek bone, under your brow bone and down the bridge of your nose.
Touch up your lippy and you are ready to take on the night.
I always knew I had an artist in me, and that’s what I wanted to be, an artist. My father always told me, how important it was for me to have a uni degree and how that could change my life, but deep inside I knew I was meant for something else. Belonging to an educated and a liberal Pakistani family, living in the capital, life was always full of opportunities that I was, fortunately, able to take advantage of. I tried my hand in theatre, modelling, radio, public speaking and every possible performing and visual arts related field. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but it wasn’t until I had to do my fellow performers makeup in an emergency situation, that I realised this is what I wanted to do. The sheer joy of making someone feel beautiful about them self was enough to tell me. I pursued my path, joined a well-known makeup artist and worked my way up to be the head makeup artist for the bridal team. Whilst wanting to become the next internationally known makeup artist, I fulfilled my father’s dream of completing my degree. I then met a wonderful man, who is now my husband and father of my 3 year old daughter, and came to this wonderful country, Australia. I studied makeup for a year to enhance in my craft. Destiny then made sure that I met the right people at the right time…
To me, beauty and makeup and colour is like the finishing touch on everything ~Marc Jacobs