How to customise your beauty routine

Published on 11 July 2017

 While the steps in your beauty routine may be similar to everyone else’s, the product in your kit need to meet your unique and personal wants and needs. The idea of customising more and more aspects of your beauty routine has grown in popularity, with products and services tailored to suit the individual. Here are five ways to customise your beauty routine for the best results.

Find the perfect foundation shade
Hunting for the perfect foundation shade can feel like a never-ending battle. Even though so many foundations come in 30+ shades, it’s no easy feat finding the one that’s exactly right for your skin tone. Add to that the fact that your skin tone can change from season to season, it’s no wonder it’s such a struggle to get a flawless look. The latest innovation to help you find your Holy Grail foundation comes in the form of shade adjusting, which allow you to turn just about any foundation shade into the ideal colour match to you…any day of any season. There are two varieties: a lightening shade that works like white paint to soften colours, and a darkening shade to deepen your foundation’s colour. One drop added to your foundation is equal to half a shade lighter/darker – depending on which drops you use.

Personalise your palette

Eyeshadow palettes are a great way to create a cohesive makeup look with complimentary colours, as well as streamline your kit into one handy compact. But often, for every eyeshadow palette there’s a couple of shades you never touch – whether it’s because it doesn’t match your skin tone, or they’re shades you just don’t like. The best option is to create your own palette so you love each and every shade. Makeup brands like Inglot, plus Bobbi Brown and Surratt Beauty (both available from Mecca Maxima) allow you to mix and match shades to create a palette that’s completely customised. You can even pair blush hues with eyeshadows, brow powders, concealers and lip shades.

Multi-masking and more
Beauty routines have evolved in the last year, with more focus on making yours unique to you to suit your individual concerns. Multi-masking involves using numerous masks to target the different concerns you have in each area of the face. For an oily T-zone, use a mattifying mask down the nose and across the forehead. If you get dry patches on your cheeks, add a nourishing mask here only. Pick and choose the right formula for a specific area, and don’t settle for one formula fixes all. The idea of customising the formulas you use across your face isn’t specific to masks – it’s also applicable to colour correcting primers and concealers where you need to combat different types of discolouration at once.