How to Look Fresh and Radiant even on a Hectic day

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If your skin feels dry and you look haggard despite of all the efforts you’ve put in in order to look good, there is still hope. But always remember that if your skin doesn’t look good, nothing else will. So when you’re pressed for time—when are we not?—focus on your makeup foundation instead. The best formulas don’t just cover our flaws, but make your skin look supple and lit-from-within (radiant like a baby’s). Psst.ph shows you how to do it the right way. Read on…

PREP

Makeup looks better on a moisturized face. Here’s a quick fix: Vitamin C Energizing Face Spritz. It’s absorbed in seconds, and the cooling burst of citrusy goodness wakes you up like a cup of coffee.

COVER

Liquid foundations and moisturizing BB creams must be ready on hand. The foundation gives you a perfect skin to match while the BB cream on the other hand adds subtle radiance.

CONCEAL

The most common concealer mistakes is putting too much (that’s why it cakes) and swiping it haphazardly. Instead, Psst.ph recommends the following:

  • Place concealer on your hand (not directly on your face).
  • Grab small amounts with your pinky finger or concealer brush, and gently pat into dark circles or blemishes. Don’t forget the inner corner of your eye.
  • Mix remaining concealer and foundation (from step 2) then blend around the edges—you shouldn’t be able to see sharp difference in color.
  • Set with a light dusting of powder.

SET

Overpowdering will draw attention to lines and make your skin look dull and tired. Look for a finishing powder with very small particles, like the extra virgin mineral powder. Use a brush, and tap the excess before dusting n the T-Zone and chin.

COLOR

Define brows—powder and a small angled brush looks more natural than pencil—apply mascara and you already look wide awake.

CRAM

Beauty confession: When you’re really late, you can just swipe a lipstick and blush in the car. If you’re a bit lazy, a lip and cheek tint will do. The nicest thing about lip and cheek tints is that they’re sheer—more pigmented than a gloss, but more forgiving than matte or cream formulas that look like holy mess if not precisely applied.

Vance Madrid

Freelance writer, lifestyle blogger, social media manager, events coordinator, scriptwriter, film buff, wanderlust and certified foodie. Zealous for a keyboard and new experiences, I wish to live and learn through my writing.