If you’re looking for a new look, or just want to know what makeup essentials you need; this guide will talk you through which beauty products to buy.
Around 31% of women apply makeup every day. For some, it is as essential as wearing clothes, and they feel naked without it.
For others, makeup is something they wear on weekends or special occasions. They have all the makeup essentials, but don’t go overboard. And for everyone else, even basic makeup skills are something that feels foreign to them.
If that describes your relationship to makeup (and you want to further your makeup skills) but haven’t a clue where to start, don’t worry! This list features all the makeup bag essentials, so you can start to build new looks – and your confidence – with these basic beauty products.
Foundation is a liquid or powder that covers your whole face to even out your skin tone. It makes your face look brighter and helps hide imperfections.
Choose a liquid foundation that matches your skin tone and apply it with a damp beauty blender.
2. Brow Kit
People in the 1990s and early 2000s neglected their brows, but today brow kits are makeup essentials.
Choose a pomade gel that matches your hair color (or one shade darker) and apply it to your brows using a thin brush. Only use a little at a time – it’s easy to add more product but much more difficult to remove!
As you are buying and applying new makeup, you’ll realize that nothing heightens your appearance quite as much as mascara. It draws attention to your beautiful eyes and makes you look youthful.
Invest in an eyelash curler, too, if you want to make your eyes pop even more.
4. Bronzer and Highlighter Palette
It’s easy to go overdo it when you are buying makeup and get too many products. So, only after you’ve mastered foundation should you buy a bronzer and highlighter palette.
Apply bronzer to the outer edges of your forehead and cheeks and sweep under your neck. Sweep a little highlighter where our face catches the night on the ridge of your nose and under your eyes.
5. Eyelash Tint and Conditioner
Makeup should heighten your natural beauty, not hide it. If you have light and/or thin eyelashes, consider tinting and conditioning them every two to four weeks.
Choose the blackest tint color and a 3.5ml eye conditioner for the best results.
Though gloss was popular 15 to 20 years ago, lipstick is a firm favorite right now. If you have blonde or red hair, be bold with red or natural with a bronze color. For those with brown hair, try a soft pink for an everyday look.
7. Eyeshadow Palette
Eyeshadow can be a difficult makeup to apply because you need to know how to blend. Choose a palette with sparkly, neutral shades. Sweep a mid-tone over your whole lid, a lighter tone in the corners of your eye, and a darker one on the outsides.
Don’t forget to blow away the excess on your brush before you apply eyeshadow and bronzer so you don’t over-apply.
Invest in These Makeup Essentials to Level up Your Look
There are so many makeup products and brand options these days, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and confused. But if you stick to these makeup essentials at first, you will learn to highlight your natural features without going overboard.
Makeup is a great start, but there are so many other ways to enhance your appearance and feel more confident. Check out our website for more beauty and style tips!