We have now entered Phase 1 of the post-circuit breaker period. Even though most of us continue to work from home, still, the start of this new chapter is a good time to refresh ourselves with a little beauty prepper-upper. Because when you look fab, you’re more likely to be raring to go.
Here’s what you can do to look brighter, more energised and on-the-ball.
1. Show Off a Fresh Complexion
Out with the old, in with the new! All that time spent at home plus laziness with our skincare routine equals a buildup of dull, rough skin. To tackle this CB-hangover, clear out dead skin and accumulated gunk in pores with an exfoliating mask or a home peel treatment.
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2. Brighten and Highlight
No holiday glow? Fake it with products like brightening sunscreens, dewy-skin primers, shimmer powder and highlighters that lend your complexion an all-over radiance. Even if half your face is obscured by a mask, you can still spotlight specific parts of the face like the top of cheekbones, browbones and the temples.
3. Play Up Your Eyes
Since the eyes are the only key feature that can be seen over a face mask, make sure they stand out. Simply lining them will make them look instantly more defined and awake. Or have fun trying out different dos like cat-eyes, wingtips, smoky eyes and retro doll eyes (think Twiggy’s iconic ’60s look).
4. Experiment with Colours
Make eyes pop with bold or unexpected makeup colours. The trick to not looking clownish is to apply sparingly – a dash at the outer corner of eyes, a subtle strip along the lashline, or a light wash over eyelids.
5. Groom Your Brows
Neat, well-defined arches frame your eyes and tie your whole look together. Those blessed with thick brows can simply keep them tidy with a coat of clear brow gel. If your brows are on the sparse side, fill them in with brow powder or a fine-tipped brow pencil. Light or milky brown shades tend to have a more natural, subtle effect.
6. Have Fun with Hair Accessories
Don’t forget about your crowning glory. A pretty hairband, an embellished clip, an old-school barrette – a well-placed hair accessory can be an instant fixes for bad hair day.
So there you have it, 6 beauty tips for a fresh restart post-Circuit Breaker!
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