• 02 Oct - 08 Oct, 2021
  • Alina Qamar
  • Beauty

A girl can never have enough makeup tips. With so many makeup trends, products and techniques popping up every single day, you’re obviously on the lookout for pro makeup tips to help you keep your makeup game on fleek. We know it (because we are no different) and to satiate your beauty needs, we asked our readers to drop us some of their makeup queries and roped in an expert to answer them all. Abeeha Mamoon, who hails from Lahore, Pakistan and is based in Dubai, is a makeup specialist who has worked her magic on some of our favourite A-listers not just in Pakistan but also beyond the borders. She has worked with some really well known B-town celebs such as Kareena Kapoor khan, Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandes, Urvashi Rautela, Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, to name a few. While in the Pakistani film industry, she has worked with stars like Hania Aamir, Iqra Aziz, Mansha Pasha, Ushna Shah, Meera, Mawra Hocane and many more. Here, she weighs in on everything makeup. Read on to find out if your most-burning makeup questions were asked – and then answered.

For girls on the go, what are the best multitasking makeup products?

When you have a really hectic schedule, taking time to get ready every morning can easily become a time-suck. Between hopping in the shower, styling your hair, applying makeup and finding your favourite outfit, we can all admit that primping is sometimes anything but easy. Thankfully, there are now a ton of products available for busy girls who don’t have time to follow a full makeup or skincare routine in the morning. There are a lot of mascaras out there that transform into eyebrow pomade and can even work as an eyeliner. Also, a nice lip tint can multitask to sculpt your cheeks, eyes and lips. Apart from that, a concealer and compact can make your morning makeup routine smoother and faster.

We have five minutes to do our makeup. What can we do that would make the most difference?

A right shade concealer with a compact or loose powder and a blush, mascara and lip tint would take mere seconds to put in action, but make a world of difference.

What’s the best way to cover up skin concerns, such as wrinkles, with makeup?

Wrinkles can’t be covered entirely, yet hydration and skin prep can make them look a lot less. I’ll suggest not to put too much powder on your wrinkles. This makes them look drier and stand out more.

In your opinion, what are some of the most common mistakes you see women making when it comes to makeup?

1. Wrong foundation shade

2. Not knowing your undertone

3. Black brows

4. Too much highlighter

With 2021 ending in just three months, what are some makeup and hair trends that will be huge in 2022 according to you?

No-makeup makeup is back and here to stay. People will be forfeiting a complicated makeup routine to embrace slow beauty and let their natural skin texture shine through. As for hair trends, anything or everything that makes you comfortable. But I believe we’re going to see braids everywhere in 2022.

Talking about upcoming trends, what beauty trends you think should and could make a comeback next year?

Strobing. I feel the luminous flawless skin and less of contour will be it. And because I love strong winged eyeliners, I hope that trend comes back too.

Is there a proper order for applying makeup? If yes, what is it?

Yes, there is. Every little facet of our makeup routine requires a special technique to help achieve that flawless look we all seek. There is an actual correct order to apply makeup and that is:

1. Sunblock

2. Primer

3. Foundation

4. Concealer

5. Loose or compact powder

6. Eye brow shaping

7. Contour

8. Blush

9. Highlight

10. Eyes

11. Lips

How important is a great skin care routine to how good your makeup looks? Any skin care tips or product recommendations?

A good skincare is as important for your makeup as the products you use. Every day, we spend a lot of time on our makeup routine. Our goal is a fresh, healthy glow that will last throughout the day. Many people forget to pay as much attention to their skincare at the end of the day, but this part of the routine is just as important. Fortunately, just a few steps are all that’s needed to leave you with healthy skin that helps your makeup look great i.e. a sunscreen, night serum and a good face wash.