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5 Bollywood-inspired Hairstyles To Withstand Monsoons!

Rainy days are not exactly a good time for hair and skin. Let’s face it, the high temperature and moisture in air can play havoc with your hair making it frizzy, greasy and flat. Blow-dries and heat treatments are ineffective in this weather and styling products only make the scalp more greasy. The best deal is to embrace your natural texture and play with cute hairdos. Here are our favourite super easy hairstyles for monsoon:

Add volume to flat hair by backcombing the crown section and pinning it into a high puff. Weave the rest of the hair into a French braid and secure with bright coloured scrunchie.


This chic and rainproof updo is perfect for office hours. Pull all your hair back into a low ponytail and twist it around to form a bun.


The most common complaint in the monsoon is greasy and oily scalp. If you can’t find time to wash your hair, this drape braid on the crown can be a saviour!

Fend off rain-induced frizz with a loose side braid. It’s easy, quick and 100 percent rainproof!


Ponytails don’t have to be boring! Make it chic by adding volume at the crown. Secure the rest of your hair in a high ponytail and flaunt your natural waves.

 

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Makeup Brushes You Need In Your Kit!

Hey there #BGstars, just so you know we care for everything concerning your beauty. Right from grooming, providing you useful tips & tricks to perfecting your makeup routine, we have got your back always. Talking about makeup routines, you can’t start one without a makeup brush in hand and of course your products. Makeup brushes are like magic wands that can perfect a flawless base, achieve a natural glow and get you those insta-worthy pout lips. But with the variety of brushes available, it can get quite overwhelming. And for someone who is a novice in makeup, then now is the time to let the artist in you shine…

Check out our helpful guide to makeup brushes that will help you determine the kind of brushes you need, and also how to use them.

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Foundation Brush

Ok ladies, using a foundation brush is not a compulsion. You can opt for a sponge or your fingers too, but do try this brush and see what suits you best. There are two kinds of foundation brushes: Buffing brush & Oval Brush. The buffing brush is dense, and can be pinched flat; best used for flawless and heavier coverage. The oval brush looks like a lollipop and is excellent for getting the most out of a full coverage liquid foundation.

Oval Brush

Buffing Brush

Powder/ Kabuki Brush

This short-handled, densely packed brush is our personal fave! An all-rounder brush, this one is ideal for everything, right from applying powder/mineral foundations to bronzer and blush—a keeper.

Concealer Brush

A small rounded brush or flat topped brush is just what you need for concealer application. Why? This helps make blending easier and lets you cover every area of your face, which includes inner eye corner, sides of your nose and covers blemishes too.

Blush Brush

How to recognize a blush brush? These tend to be either rounded or angled, and on the fluffier side—to pick up just the right amount of product. Gently sashay the bristles into powder blush and apply to the cheeks, brushing it towards your cheekbones. The plus point? You can always use this as a kabuki brush to apply bronzer.

All-over Eyeshadow Brush

Choose a brush slightly smaller than the width of your eyelid and one that is a wee bit fluffy to help blend different colours across the lids evenly. Use it in two different motions: the windscreen wiper sweep or circular motion technique.

Fan Brush

A big fan of the highlighter? This is the brush for you! In the shape of a fan, sweep the ends of the bristles across your cheekbones in an upwards motion and get that flawless, glowing skin!

Contour Brush

Ready to master your contour routine? Well, not without this brush! The slanted bristles of this brush make it easier to blend your contour powder neatly and precisely below your cheekbones.

Lip Liner Brush

This is such a life saver, especially when you want to remove pigment on your lips from direct usage of lipstick. Applying lipstick straight from the lipstick is fine, but use of a lip liner brush ensures ultra-definition.

Brow Brush/Dual Eyebrow Brush & Lash Comb

Always wondered how your favourite Bollywood stars on Instagram have brows to die for? The angled liner brush is the answer; it is a small, firm and densely packed—perfect #browsfordays. Find a brush with a spoolie at the end and you are sorted!

Mascara Brush

There are a variety of mascara brushes designed to perfect your lashes. From curling, to volume, separation and length, choose the one that suits your need. We suggest you pick the regular one like in the image below if you are not too sure what you are looking for.

Smudging Brush/Sponge Shadow Brush

Who isn’t a big fan of smoky eyes? Most of us love it! To perfect the smoky eye look, this brush is what you need; it has a rounded top which is perfect for smudging and blending different colours (eyeliner or eyeshadow) across the lower or top lash lines.

Sponge

Had to include this even though this isn’t a brush. The sponge is a must-have in your makeup kit as it is best used to apply any cream or liquid product. The beauty blender is fabulous when you have ample amount of time to do your makeup as it takes longer to blend compared to a brush, nonetheless it works wonders ladies.

Don’t have a set of makeup brushes yet? Well, now is the time to get yours; a new set of makeup products is not a bad idea either. Well, you are going to need it to make good use of your brushes. Check out our selection of makeup on our website.

 

 

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Stop Making These Concealer Mistakes NOW!

Hello #BGStars, hope you all are doing great! We all know how crucial the concealer is in every girl’s makeup kit, right from hiding those raccoon eyes from late-night Netflix binge-watching to covering up your acne scars from monthly breakouts, blemishes and so much more. But sometimes, we can go completely wrong while using it, either we are using the wrong shade or have smeared so much to hide imperfections. Guilty of making these mistakes? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Below we’ve listed some major concealer mistakes you might be making and the easy way to eliminate them—nothing complicated we promise. Do check it out!

Mistake 1: You’re not using the right shade.

Tip: Find your right shade by clicking the shade finder tab on www.bollyglow.com

Mistake 2: You’re skipping primer!

Tip: Primer helps ‘set the stage’ for long-lasting makeup. Use Bollyglow’s nourishing and sun protecting Bolly Prime Time CC Primer as your base for long-lasting, flawless makeup application no matter where the day takes you.

Mistake 3: You’re only using one shade.

Tip: Opt for a lighter shade concealer for your under eyes & match your concealer to your foundation for blemishes, dark spots, or age spots on your face. Did you know, different parts of your face have different needs, hence makes sense to have two shades in your makeup kit. Bollyglow has a variety of concealer & foundation shades perfect for the indian skin tone. Check out Bollyglow’s Selfie-Ready Conceal + Correct Duo & Filmi Foundation and choose your match now!

Mistake 4: You’re using too much concealer.

Tip: To avoid a cakey face, apply only as required! Less is more, and trust us you only need less concealer than you think.

Mistake 5:  You’re skipping the correcting step!

Tip: Colour correct problem areas on your face-dark circles, redness, acne scars, discolouration with Bollyglow’s 2-in-1 corrector (masala) on one side & your perfect shade concealer on the other.

Mistake 6: You’re not blending properly.

Tip: Blending is key, either with your fingers, a makeup blender or a proper brush. It’s best to use a small, flat concealer brush to get the best blend possible. Time to invest in a good set of makeup brushes #BGStars.

Mistake 7: You’re not setting with powder.

Tip: Setting powder ‘seals the deal’ and locks your look in place.

Get your conceal & correct game on point by avoiding a few mistakes and you are good to go beauties. Shop primer and your perfect shade concealer & foundation on www.bollyglow.com, and make the most of the combo offers—Buy concealer & foundation @1790 and primer & foundation @1990. 

 

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Try This Look For Your Next #WFH Zoom Meeting!

Hey there favourites!!! We’re all in this #WFH situation (due to the COVID-19 pandemic) right now—you may or may not like it but you got to accept it girl that’s how it’s going to be for the next couple of months at least we hope. Work from home calls for a Zoom meeting video call or two during the week and you don’t want to look like you just woke up from sleep, do you? Absolutely not! You want to look upbeat & professional. As long as you have a few key products in hand, we are here to help you put together a polished yet effortless look within minutes. Thank us later.

#BGStars, build your work from home look with #Bollyglow everyday face essentials you’re going to love, trust us! This makeup routine will just take about 5 minutes—it’s that easy!

Step 1: Correct & conceal under eye circles & blemishes in a jiffy.

Selfie-Ready Conceal + Correct Duo

Step 2: Add a bit of this CC primer in your Filmi foundation for dewy, luminous skin.

Bolly Prime Time CC Primer + Filmi Foundation

Step 3: Flush it up with a clear lip gloss and radiant, cheeky glow using a touch of blush and highlighter.

Bollybar Blush & Glow Strawberry Mojito + Raw Footage Mini Lip Gloss

Step 4: Line, fill brows & set it for a natural, polished look.

BollyBrow Shape & Set Brow Pencil

Shop these Bollyglow products on www.bollyglow.com right away! The best part? There are some exciting combo offers and FLAT 50% OFF on all the products across the website at the moment. Why wait! Visit now and make the most of it; explore beauty at its best 🙂

Try this look yourself and let us know the experience in the comments below.

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Rules For A Flawless Pout–Find Out!

Hey #BGStars, hope everyone are enjoying their time at home learning how to cook, catching up on your favourite Netflix shows & even learning how to do your makeup. Thanks to all the beauty bloggers on Instagram! Think you have it in you to show the world your makeup artist skills, well this blog is for you to learn a bit more! Just that we’re focusing on lips—the cherry on top to all your beauty looks. Ladies, all we wish for is that your lips are on point in your next makeup tutorial online. The key to getting a flawless, selfie-ready pout is the prep and a few techniques.

To up your lippie game, we’ve rounded up few rules you need to keep in mind for wearing lipstick. Thank us later!

Rule 1: Start with a cleanup

Clean your lips with a good lip scrub.
Rule 2: Know Your Formulas.
 One of these 3 basic formulas is sure to suit you, try Bollyglow’s Mini Lip Trio Kits that come in Thriller (red), Romantic Comedy (pink) & Raw footage (nude), each contain 3 formulas-cream, matte & gloss.
Rule 3: To intensify a lip colour, use a lip pencil.
Make sure to always line your lips with a lip pencil before applying your lipstick for it to last longer.
Rule 4: A brush will help lipstick last longer
To get the most moolah out of your lisptick, apply it with a brush #BGStars! Plus, it wastes less product.  P.S Apply lipstick with an angled brush for a sharp, dramatic look
Rule 5: 
To avoid getting lipstick on your teeth, use a clean ear bud and place it in between your lips & save yourself from the awkwardness.
Rule 6: Blot the right way
After your lipstick application, don’t forget to blot-this just makes sure that the lipstick is evenly distributed. Plus, blotting with tissue will help lipstick from smudging
Rule 7: A dab of highlighter will enhance your cupid bow 
Dab some highlighter to the center of your lower lip and and your cupid’s bow to make your lips looks fuller. Use Bollyglow’s Bollystrobe Liquid Highlighter in Pearl for a luminous effect. 
Rule 8: Top with gloss
Take your lip to the next level with a little gloss!
Rule 9: Don’t be afraid to opt for a nude lipstick.
Ladies, just so you know trends will come and go but nudes are perennial, so go get yourself a nude lippie. Bollyglow’s Raw Footage mini lip kit includes nude lipsticks in 3 textures-perfect for you!
Rule 10: There really is a red for everyone.
It’s time to put on some red lipstick and live a little. What say? Pick Bollyglow’s mini lip trio kit in Thriller reds that come in 3 different textures-cream, matte & gloss!
Was  this blog helpful #BGStars? Let us know in the comment section below, until next time!
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Taurus Makeup Style—Top 5 Beauty Tips For Those Born Under This Sign!

#BGStars its Taurus season, so if you’re born between 20th April and 21st May, then this beauty blog is for you. Taureans are known for their feminine, yet strong persona. Based on a little know-how about your stars and personality, the Taurus girl is quite edgy and certainly does have an eye for beauty. We’ve enlisted a few beauty tips & trends to boost their beauty routine.

What are the top beauty tips for Taurus babes? Find out below.

CUTE & FEMININE FLICK 

For you Taurus girl a gorgeous, defined eye makes a lot of difference to your overall makeup look. Hence, opt for a little cuter, feminine flick that’s short rather than the bold, dramatic one. You can achieve this with Bollyglow’s Monday Blues Shadow Liner or The Precision Pen Eyeliner in Film Noir to help you outline your flick well.

THINK PINK 

Pink colour suits you so well, both bright and softer pink hues especially the paler pinks, makes you glow and look prettier. A pink blush on cheeks, a rosey pink for your lips is oh-so-lovely! We suggest, Bollyglow’s Bolly Blushbar in Strawberry Mojito for pinkish cheeks and the Rebel Lips Lipstick in Lust (Rose Pink) is a fabulous combination to portray your girly side.

NOTE: Buy any rebel lips + 1 Bolly Blushbar for Rs.1500/-, it’s a special bundle offer we have just for you. Check it out!

PASTELS SHADES IS FOR YOU!

Since you are drawn to pastels whether in fashion, beauty, or homeware, we suggest you try a new pastel colour—lavender. Already stocked up with pastel everything but your eye makeup? For a new twist, embrace the trend by experimenting with this super attractive pastel colour eyeshadow palettes. Bollyglow’s 9 Eyeshadow Palette in On Set contains everything you need.

COUNT ON A GOOD FOUNDATION

Since you’re the dependable one, when it comes to your makeup bag you’ll have all products that you can count on and won’t disappoint you. If you haven’t already, and you’re in need of a new foundation that matches your Indian skin tone, check Bollyglow’s Filmi Foundation in 7 shades. To know your shade, visit www.bolyglow.com and click on the “Shade Finder” tab. It’s so amazing for your skin, you’ll keep coming back for it. Trust us!

STATEMENT-MAKING EYESHADOW

Whatever the occasion, special or not you’re always on top of your game to make an impression. We like it! Embrace the trend for bold, bright eye looks and invest in the 9 Shade Eyeshadow Palettes in Award Night, On Set & Behind The Scenes to create unlimited eye-catching looks.

It’s your time to work a truly gorgeous makeup style! What are you waiting for?

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Six Trending Eye Makeup Trends You Must Try At Home!

Hey #BGStars, the current lockdown period is making most of us lethargic and bored. And while all of this can be quite intimidating and staying at home isn’t an option anymore, there are plenty of things that can keep us going while at home. How about you take out your makeup stash and try on some makeup—summer’s 2020 best eye makeup trends in particular! The best part? They are super FUN. You are going to love trying each of these.

Pull out your multi-shade palettes and coloured liners—this #quarantinetime, it’s all about mixing and matching the fun stuff, like highly pigmented shades, eye embellishments, glossy textures, and lots of shimmer.

Scroll down for the 6 best summer 2020 eye makeup trends you’re going to want to start trying at home like, now.

METALLIC EYES

TRY THE SUMMER EYE MAKEUP TREND: Create a sultry eye look with shimmery metallic shades—smokey eye or apply a single shadow. Your call! Take on the trend by applying one of the Bollyglow’s Shadow Liner or the glitter shades from the 9 Shade Eyeshadow Palettes all over your lid.

EYE EMBELLISHMENTS

TRY THE SUMMER EYE MAKEUP TREND: Well, we really hope you have a sticker or two to try this. This is simple and perfect when you don’t want to put on too much makeup. Try a variety of designs & don’t forget to send us a picture!

SHIMMER SMOKEY EYE

TRY THE SUMMER EYE MAKEUP TREND: First, make sure to use a primer (it’ll make sure your shadow doesn’t slide all over your lids) and then tap a shimmery eyeshadow on top. Create this look with Bollyglow’s Haute Chocolate Shadow Liner to make your eyes really pop.

POPS OF BLUE

TRY THE SUMMER EYE MAKEUP TREND:  Fill in your lids with a blue eyeshadow first, then use an eyeshadow brush to blend and smudge it well. Create dimensions and add more colour for your eyes to stand out. Instead of using any usual eyeshadow palette, we suggest you reach for Bollyglow’s Monday Blues Shadow Liner; it can be used as a liner and smudge for an eyeshadow effect.

PURPLE UNDERLINER

TRY THE SUMMER EYE MAKEUP TREND: Use your fingers or Bollyglow’s round 3-in-1 makeup brush to gently run a purple eyeshadow under your lower lashes. If not an eyeshadow, try a pencil liner! To get the look all you need is a  purple shade eyeshadow like in Bollyglow’s On Set 9 Shade eyeshadow palette or Idoleyez Purple Rain + Midnight Moon Pencil Eyeliner to whip your eyebrows in shape.

CONTRASTING COLOUR COMBOS

TRY THE SUMMER EYE MAKEUP TREND: Copy this beauty’s look by combining sapphire blue and golden eyeshadows. Use Bollyglow’s Award Night 9 Shade Eyeshadow Palette that has a metallic royal blue (showdown) and gold shimmer (Golden Hour) shades in it.

Get your eye makeup game on!!! Pick a look and DIY at home this quarantine time.

Shop the #BGEye range on www.bollyglow.com NOW.

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How To Apply Eyeshadow Correctly + Smokey Eye Tutorial

Hey there #BGStars!!!

First Come First, Know Your Eye Well!

Now simply follow the steps below to apply your eyeshadow correctly and you are good to go girl.

Lets Go!

Step 1: Apply the lightest shade directly under brow.

Step 2: Sweep a midtone shade over entire lid from lash line to brow line.

Step 3: Blend second darkest shade increase.

Step 4: Dab the darkest shade along the lash line for soft definition. Or, use eyeliner for a more dramatic look.

A big fan of the smokey eye but can never seem to get it right? Well, we got you covered! A few simple steps will help you create one in a jiffy 🙂

Step 1: Apply base eyeshadow (shimmer, matte or metallic) on the lid and blend towards the eyebrow.

Step 2: Use your mid colour eyeshadow above the lash and into the eye socket crease looping around at the outer corner.

Step 3: With an angled brush, take your darkest shadow colour and apply along the very edge of the lash and across the outer corner of the eye.

Step 4: Blend out the three eye shadow colours with a soft brush until the edges of each application are no longer defined.

Step 5: At last, apply eyeliner to your bottom and top lash line.

Step 6: Finish off with a few coats of mascara for a perfect smokey eye look.

Shop our 9 Eyeshadow Palette in Award Night, On Set & Behind The Scenes to create your favourite eyeshadow looks and the ultimate smokey eye look. Shop on www.bollyglow.com NOW!

P.S Shop any two eyeshadow palettes and get a 3-in-1 makeup brush FREE.

What are you waiting for? Add to cart right away!

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Make-Up Tips That Work Well For Pisces Girls

Hey #BGStar, are you born between February 19th and March 20th? If yes, you’re a Pisces girl; you are known to be artists, expressing through creativity, you are kind, easygoing, generous, passionate & faithful. Your world is centered on fantasy and dreaminess. How lovely! So when it comes to make-up, ethereal looks work great for Pisces woman—you can opt for eyeshadows in subtle, stand out colours and a lil’ shimmer will just do the trick.

This Pisces season, here’s a few tips that will work best for you Pisces Girl, read below:

PISCES IS A WATER SIGN

Water baby, since you are born under the water sign it makes complete sense that hydration is what you mostly look for when it comes to your beauty routine. A good thing for you, Bollyglow’s Filmi Foundation is enriched with Vitarose for hydration and the Bolly Prime Time CC Primer are perfect to attract moisture to skin and retain it for longer. Use these for rejuvenated skin #AllDayEveryday.

YOU HAVE A CREATIVE STREAK

An artist like you deserves the best makeup brush just so that you can create eye-catchy beauty looks on a regular basis. For that, Bollyglow’s 3-in-1 eye makeup brush that has an angular and blending brushes (all in one) is all what you need; you can carry it anywhere and get creative whenever you wish.

LOVER OF PALE PASTELS

Your love for pastels is eternal. Well, why not? Pastels totally have the power to add a refreshing touch to your makeup kit and overall look. Pick up Bollyglow’s Idoleyez Duo Eyepencil Eyeliner Purple Rain & Idoleyez Duo Eyepencil Eyeliner Aquawoman in lovely, mellow shades of lavender & light blue.

YOU LOVE TO IMAGINE

When your favourite beauty influencer has posted a super pretty makeup look on Instagram all you do is dream about having it. Let your dreams come true with Bollyglow’s 9 Eyeshadow Palettes –it comes in three different palettes with a variety of shades. Happy? Well, it just gives you a plethora of options to mix and match and create your most sought-after looks.

WHAT’S YOUR LUCKY COLOUR? PURPLE!

Your eyes are your best feature and using soft hues can add more appeal to your complete look. Bollyglow’s most-loved 9 eyeshadow palette On Set has a lovely shade of purple that is perfect for your eyelids. Purple symbolises everything about Pisces personality—your sensitivity, imagination and dreaminess. What are you waiting for? Shop this on www.bollyglow.com and hit ‘add to basket’ right away!

 

 

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How To Not Go Cakey While Doing Makeup

Hey #BGStars, is cakey makeup one of your concerns? Yes or no, this blog is for anyone who loves to makeup and look pretty. As all you beauty buffs know, foundation is one of the most important beauty item in our makeup kit that can transform those raccoon eyes (due to all night Netflix binging) or blemish prone complexion in a jiffy. Only that it shouldn’t get all cakey. Cakey makeup can not only ruin your makeup but your entire look. Not what any of us want!

Thanks to a few simple application techniques and makeup hacks you can avoid a cakey makeup. Below find 7 important steps to make your look as natural as a second skin. Take a look!

How to Avoid Cakey Foundation Like a Pro:

  1. It’s Prime Time!

Before applying your makeup, make sure to cleanse your face well and then moisturize. Later apply primer that allows flawless and long-lasting makeup application. Wouldn’t it be great to have a primer that has moisturizing properties as well? 2-in-1 benefit! Bolly Prime Time CC Primer is one of our favorites to colour-correct fine lines, pores & give a luminous glow. Plus, it improves long term moisturizing & hydrates the skin as well. Super beauty buy this one!

Bolly Prime Time CC Primer

  1. Pick The Correct Foundation

Depending on your skin tone, select the foundation formulation. If you have oily skin, opt for an oil-free foundation that won’t clog the pores whereas those with dry skin, a creamy compact foundation is just what you need. Above all, you can never go wrong with a sheer, liquid foundation, whatever your skin type. Bollyglow’s Filmi Foundation is thin & buildable and less likely to cake over. All you need to do is work a pearl sized amount in thin layers on your skin to get your coverage.

Bollyglow’s Filmi Foundation

  1. Pick Your Perfect Shade

Selecting the right shade is so important. Why? Because using the perfect shade will feel like second skin. To select your true match, test out the color on your jawline and make sure you’re looking at it in natural light.

NOTE: After application, let your makeup set for a minute before moving onto other products to ensure it doesn’t get darker.

  1. Use The Right Makeup Brush

You might completely ignore the brush you use, thinking it’s just a brush anyone will do! But, the brush matters. The skin type you possess can determine the brush you ought to use. Look below.

Acne/Hyperpigmentation Skin-Flatter Brush

Even Skin-Fluffier Brush

FYI, your fingertips is the best tool for a truly flawless foundation look. The natural heat from the hands help melt the makeup every time you press the foundation into the skin.

  1. Less Is More

Dispense one pump or a pearl sized amount of foundation and apply product starting at the center of the face and blend out with fingertips to stay flawless #AllDayEveryDay. To prevent caking, dab a small amount of concealer on certain problem areas compared to heavy swipe of foundation on your face. If you want it natural, apply makeup where you only need it. That’s the key!

  1. Blend, blend, blend

No one likes a “Cake Face”. And one important step is proper blending. Start from the middle of your face and blend outwards, across the cheek to the jawline—areas that tend to be lighter than your face. If you wish, you can top up foundation throughout the day using your fingers, but just make sure to press the product gently into the skin. Sponges are also brilliant as they give you a more natural finish.

  1. Get, SET, Go

At last, once you are done with your makeup, set it up. ​If you have combination or oily skin, use a sheer dusting of translucent powder to set your look. For dry skin, a facial spray helps create the illusion that you’re not wearing makeup at all. Don’t skin this step ladies!

P.S Focus on the T-zone and under eye areas where it tends to look the most worn-down and cakey throughout the day.

Simply follow these steps and you’ll have people complimenting your skin, not your makeup. Cake-free makeup accomplished!