I’d be the first to admit that applying make-up in the mornings can take up more time than I would like it to. But thank goodness, after seeking advice from friends who abide by a daily make-up routine, I’ve come up with three tips that I hope would make the process easier for you and me.
Everyday Make-Up Tips for Muslimahs
- The Fabulous Five
If you often find yourself rushing for time in the morning before heading off for school or work, just set aside 5 minutes of the time you use to get ready to apply the following (in order): foundation, concealer, mascara, blush and lipstick. I would suggest foregoing the blusher if you’re really short of time. Most importantly, before applying any of these, wash your face with a cleanser, and wipe it clean and dry.
- Keep It Natural
I’m a big fan of keeping my make-up natural, mostly for fear that I would end up looking like a cross between a clown and a ghost with too much on my face! Choose a foundation and concealer colour that matches your skin tone. I’d suggest using a dewy finish foundation to provide a shimmery edge, especially if you’re going to have a long and tiring day at school or work. I’d also usually prefer a lipstick and blush colour that is lighter in hue. Use a clear mascara to elongate your lashes without worrying about it being too clumpy and thick.
- Take Care of Your Face
Even as you apply make-up, make sure that you remember to take care of your face in the process of beautifying it. Wash off the make-up completely at the end of the day to prevent oil glands. Moisturise your face often to keep it from going dry. If you’re going to be out in the sun, use a foundation with SPF. Choose a moisturising lipstick so that your lips won’t flake. Most mascaras has an average shelf life of 3-5 months, so remember to change them regularly to prevent any bacterial infection!
There, daily make-up can be simple, no?