12 Beauty Tips to Help You Refine Your Routine
Written by: Romy Rose Reyes
There are plenty of beauty tips out there that truly stand the test of time, such as applying sunscreen religiously, but there is always room to learn new tips and tricks to help you refine your beauty routine. We’ve put together a list of our top beauty tips that you can incorporate into your everyday routine.
We have covered all the bases: hair, makeup, skincare and even nail care, and our Fabulous What’s Hot 2022 edit is perfect as it provides you with a great mix of brands that fall under these beauty categories. Featuring an incredible lineup of highly effective, unique and multi-tasking formulas, we wanted to share our tips on how to use every product from this collection.
Keep reading to learn some beauty tips to help you refine your routine.
Step 1: Start by prepping your hair
Follow our beauty tip: Apply to damp, towel-dried hair
When using a hair primer, it’s best to apply to damp hair, and not dry hair. Before you start your skincare and makeup routine, apply a multi-purpose hair primer like Percy & Reed’s I Need A Hero! Wonder Balm Hair Primer from the roots to ends of your hair to create a smooth base. Use it as a leave-in balm before styling your hair to not only protect against heat damage but also to speed up styling and help other styling products absorb better.
Step 2: Clear your skin with a clay mask
Follow our beauty tip: Apply only on areas that feel oily or congested
To ensure a flawless makeup application, it’s best to prep your skin properly first. Skin Proud’s Unplug Pore Detox Clay Mask makes it easy to apply on targeted areas, thanks to its unique stick packaging. Instead of applying to your entire face, use it to apply on specific areas, such as your nose, forehead or chin, where you may tend to get oil or dirt buildup.
Step 3: Enjoy a quick sheet mask session
Follow our beauty tip: Use a face roller over your mask to help the ingredients penetrate deep into your skin
If you have time to spare, indulge in a sheet mask session for added hydration. Pair Florena’s
Firming Face Mask or 24H Hydrating Mask with a face roller to allow the fermented ingredients of the mask to better penetrate your skin. For depuffing benefits, store the face roller in the fridge before your sheet mask session. Face rollers are naturally cool, but popping them in the fridge before use gives you an extra cooling effect that helps to decrease puffiness and stimulate blood flow, leaving you with a glowing complexion afterwards.
Step 4: Treat your skin to a multi-tasking serum
Follow our beauty tip: Gently pat it onto skin to help it absorb quickly and more effectively
When applying a serum, such as Eucerin’s Hyaluron-Filler Skin Refining Serum, gently pat it into your skin instead of rubbing as this can lead to irritation or wrinkles overtime, especially if you’re not using gentle pressure. Gently patting the serum onto the skin helps the product absorb quickly and more effectively, allowing your skin to enjoy the serum’s hydrating and pore-refining benefits.
Step 5: Moisturise your skin well
Follow our beauty tip: Apply on damp skin or use a face mist before your moisturiser
Damp skin absorbs product more easily so we recommend applying your moisturiser to slightly damp skin. If you’re adding extra steps before this step, you could add in a face mist before applying your moisturiser to lock in hydration. Applying PRAI Beauty’s MenoGlow Collagen Boosting Cremegel Moisturiser to freshly misted skin guarantees you long-lasting hydration in addition to this moisturiser’s collagen-boosting benefits.
Step 6: Add in an extra step for extra glow
Follow our beauty tip: Choose the right shade for a natural-looking glow
Now that your skin is well-prepped, it’s time to start your makeup routine. For extra luminous and subtly bronzed skin, use Amanda Harrington’s Jet Set Duo to give you your skin a natural glow. It’s important to pick the perfect shade that suits your skin tone as well as skin undertone in order to achieve a natural-looking finish.
Natural Rose: best for those with fair skin tones with a cool undertone (rose pink or bluish)
Natural Honey: best for those with medium skin tones with a warm undertone (yellow or peachy golden)
Natural Olive: best for those with darker skin tones who tan easily and rarely get sunburned
Step 7: Prep your skin for a smooth makeup application
Follow our beauty tip: Allow it to fully dry before applying the rest of your makeup
Applying a layer of makeup primer can help your makeup last longer. Doctors Formula’s Beauty BLUR doesn’t just help your makeup stay on longer, it also features an added benefit of blurring your imperfections or smoothing out your pores. Before proceeding to the next step in your makeup routine, be sure to allow the primer to fully dry. Here’s another tip: use this primer on its own on no-makeup days for a natural, soft-focus skin finish.
Step 8: Apply highlighter
Follow our beauty tip: Glow from head-to-toe by highlighting both your face and body
If you want a major glow up, don’t just apply highlighter to the high points of your face, such as your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, your brow bone or your Cupid’s bow. Use ZOEVA’s Bronzer Highlighter to highlight your shoulders, collarbone or even the front of your arms and legs.
Step 9: Complete your eye makeup look with mascara
Follow our beauty tip: Wiggle the mascara wand along the root of your lashes to make them appear fuller
To create an illusion of thicker, fuller eyelashes, try wiggling the wand of Benefit’s BADgal BANG! Volumizing Mascara close to your eyelids for added definition. If you’re going for a bolder look, simply apply two coats of mascara and don’t forget to coat boat sides of your lashes for even application.
Step 10: Fill in your lips
Follow our beauty tip: Blend out the edges of your lips for fuller-looking lips
If you want your lips to look fuller yet defined, line your lips or fill your entire lips with the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil from NARS and blend out the edges with a lip brush. Softening the edges gives you a more natural look while giving you the effect of a fuller pout.
Step 11: Set your look with a lip gloss
Follow our beauty tip: Add a touch of lip gloss to the center of your bottom lip
The trick is to only apply a lip gloss like Ecooking’s Lip Gloss to the middle of your bottom lips then gently press your lips together. This approach gives you the perfect amount of sheen. However, if you’re aiming for a complete lip gloss coverage, feel free to fully coat your lips for a high-shine finish.
Step 12: Finally, paint your nails
Follow our beauty tip: Use three strokes to evenly cover your nails and avoid a goopy finish
If you’re in a rush, Rimmel London’s 60 Seconds Super Shine Nail Polish will come in handy. Featuring a quick-drying formula, you can achieve a perfect manicure within 10 minutes. Remember, less is more. Use three strokes to evenly cover each nail and to avoid a goopy finish.