In this day and age, it’s all about appearances and making the right impression. That’s why makeup is more widely accepted than before, and it’s no longer subjected to just working adults.
If you’re just starting out, you might encounter some “huh?” moments because makeup today doesn’t just comprise foundation, lipstick and mascara. There are some additional products that will offer more “pizzazz” to your overall look.
In order to obtain look the best and eventually master makeup application, there are several important things you have to know.
This includes the key products that you must have in your makeup bag. Read on to learn what they are.
1. The perfect foundation shade
The most basic product you will need is the foundation. Even if you don’t wear makeup every day, you should have one on hand in case you need to look flawless. Currently various brands cater to almost all skin shades.
If the formula feels too heavy for your skin, opt for tinted moisturiser or BB or CC creams as an alternative.
2. A multi-colour bronzer
Instead of buying a bronzer with one colour, get one with multiple shades so that you can wear it to suit your skin tone. When you’re looking pale, choose a highlighting shade, while on sunny days, dust on darker shades to give your skin a fresh-looking glow.
3. Waterproof mascara
If you can only have one mascara in your possession, make it waterproof so that you’ll be prepared for events such as a movie cry fest with your BFFs.
Since it’s tough to remove, be careful and use an oil-based makeup remover.
4. Makeup brush set
To apply your product and attempt various makeup looks perfectly, you will need the right kind of tools. And sometimes you can’t just rely on the tiny brushes that come with your eyeshadow or blush.
Having a whole set of proper brushes of your own allows you to experiment with makeup, instead of buying them one by one.
5. Nude eyeshadow palette
As a beginner, you need to start with the basics, namely earthy shades of eyeshadow. If you opt for bright colours like blue or red, you may look drastically different than before.
The nude eyeshadow palette with beiges, tans browns is perfect as you pull off the natural look as well as a glammed up smokey eye.
6. Brown eyeliner
You’d think that black liner suits all occasions, but brown-coloured liner is softer for the eyes. It comes in powder, pencil and liquid forms, so choose according to your skills. Tip: If you use pencil, smudge it a bit to create a smokey eye look.
7. Bold lipstick
You may prefer lip gloss but every makeup-wearing girl needs to have one good lipstick for special occasions. When you feel and look like meh, swipe on some lipstick and you’ll instantly look refreshed. The formula can also be used as coloured cream for your cheeks and eyes.
This is another important basic product you need to cover up your imperfections, like zits, dark circles and redness. Foundation alone isn’t enough sometimes. Also, if you don’t want to slap on foundation for the whole face, you can just use your concealer for a light cover-up.
9. The suitable blush shade
If you just put on some foundation without some blush, your face will not have the rosy, natural and fresh glow.
It’s a bit tricky in finding the right type of blush for your skin type. Go for a light, mineral blush if you have oily or acne-prone skin. If it’s dry, cream blush is suitable.
Top it all off with a bit of a shine (not the oily kind, mind you) to your skin. The slight shimmer that the right highlighter offers can amp up your beauty look even more.
11. Blotting sheets
It’s not just for oily skin! All skin types can benefit from it, especially when you need to clean off your sweat and oil without ruining your makeup. It can also be used as a dry shampoo when your hair feels oily. Who knew?