A Celebrity Makeup Artist Shares Her Soft, Fresh Summer Makeup Look

Sonam Kapoor's go-to makeup artist, Arti Nayar shares a step-by-step tutorial with the best, dewy makeup products in the biz.

The sultry season demands a sweat-proof, natural makeup look that can be achieved using lightweight formulas, so that your makeup doesn't get cakey or budge under a generous layer of sunscreen!

As bold, in-your-face makeup takes a back seat, make way for soft pastel strokes and dewy goodness, that'll make your skin luminous, glowy, and perfectly summer-ready. Arti Nayar—whose roster of celebrity clients include Sonam Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra—shares her quick 7-step makeup look, tapping on all the major beauty trends of '21. 

Step 1: Prep and Prime

Before starting your makeup, it's crucial to prep your skin, either with a sheet mask or a primer, which allows for a clear canvas to help the products blend well. 

Step 2Corrector, Concealer, and Foundation

The colour correcting method which makes use of complementary colours—ones that are directly opposite in the colour spectrum—work to cancel out any skin discoloration. Following this, apply concealer and foundation with a beauty blender to ensure that the products blend well into your skin, giving it an all-natural finish. 

Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer, Rs. 3,700 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation, Rs. 2,986

Step 3: Loose and Under-Eye Powder

Make sure that you powder your skin well—ideally with a loose powder—so as to maintain long-lasting results. You may also choose to apply an under-eye powder to smoothen out the skin, and add a touch of glow to your face. 

Kay Beauty HD Setting Loose Powder, Rs. 799

Step 4: Contouring and Blush 

The next step involves adding structure and dimension to your face, with the help of a contour palette and blush. Contour your face according to its shape, to give it some definition, and add a swipe of pink-hued blush on the apples of your cheeks for a flushed look. 

Too Faced Papa Don't Peach Blush, Rs. 2,300

Step 5: Cream or Powder Highlighter 

Pick between a cream-based or a powder highlighter, depending on the location, the purpose, and the weather. During hot and humid weather, go for the powdered variety, however, if it's an enclosed, air-conditioned space, you could touch up with a cream highlighter as well. 

Viseart Glow Intense Highlighter, Rs. 2,000

Step 6: Let Your Eyes Do the Talking

For the eyes, opt for a brown-toned palette with a dash of gold, to give them a soft yet glamorous touch. Curl your lashes and add a voluminous effect by double-coating them with mascara. To make your eyes pop, use a brown kohl pencil in your inner waterline. Alternatively, if you're seeking an intense, edgy look, choose a white or black kohl pencil. 

Colorbar Just Smoky Eye Kajal - Just Brown - 006, Rs. 675

Maybelline New York Hyper Curl Mascara - Waterproof Very Black, Rs. 335 

Step 7: A Pretty-Pink Pout

To complete your fresh, dewy look, apply a soft pink lipstick—in either a matte or a creamy shade. 

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution - Pillow Talk, Rs. 3,150

Huda Beauty Power Bullet Matte Lipstick - Girls Trip, Rs. 1,995

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