With the rise of the makeup industry, there are all kinds of makeup items available both in the stores and online. It may sound great to someone who knows everything about makeup products. However, for women who are just beginning to learn to apply makeup or build your makeup kit, the task of picking up the right makeup items can prove to be quite challenging. If you are one of them, then you don’t need all the makeup products in the market, but just a bunch of essentials will help you achieve the perfect look. So, here are 10 makeup essentials you will need to keep your makeup game on point.
Prime your face
Primer is the first step in your makeup routine after moisturising. It fills in your pores and fine lines smoothing out your skin’s texture prior to applying your foundation. It also lets your base stick to your skin for a long lasting effect. Moreover, a primer acts as a barrier between your skincare and makeup so that your makeup doesn’t go deep into your skin.
Start with the Base
Foundation seems to be the most basic makeup product which makes your skin flawless like a blank canvas for the other products to glide on it. There are a lot of different types of foundations available, which can create a lot of confusion for beginners. Cream foundations are great for people and who want their base to stay longer and to cover any pigmentation or scars. Liquid foundation is very light-weight and looks natural. Powder foundations and cushion foundations are best for people with oily skin and also for beginners as it requires minimum expertise.
Conceal all your flaws
Concealer is another important element that your makeup kit must contain. It covers all your dark circles, hyperpigmentation and dark spots. Pick your concealer a shade lighter to your skin tone, so that it helps to brighten your under-eye area and also helps in highlighting the high points of your face such as the bridge of your nose and Cupid’s bow. Choose a light-weight concealer that doesn’t crease and settle into fine lines. And did you know that your concealer can double up as an eyeshadow primer as well?
Set it all with powder
You need to set all those base products with a powder so that it stays put all day long. A pressed powder or compact is a saviour for all the oily beauties. It completely mattifies your face and also provides extra coverage. It also comes to the rescue when you are in need of a quick touch-up.
An all-over face-palette
To make application easier, find a palette that contains everything you need; a contour shade, a blush and a highlighter. Contouring the hollows of your cheeks and your jawline makes your features look sculpted. Blush is a must-have product as it gives the youthful glow by adding natural flush of colour to your cheeks. Apply highlighter on the high points of your face to flaunt those cheekbones.
Add some definition to your eyes
As a beginner, choose a nude eye shadow palette. It will help you practice the technique of eye shadow application. It consists of all the colours you’ll need to create a variety of eye looks, ranging from a natural makeup look to a bold smokey eye. It is incredibly versatile and can never go out of style.
Line your eyes
An eyeliner is the most important and basic product that a beginner must have. It gives your eyes an instant boost of energy. And it’s not that difficult to line your eyes, if you have the right kind of eyeliner. A pencil liner can double up as kohl, felt-tip liners are great to achieve precision and the good old liquid eyeliner is perfect for those wings on fleek.
Add some volume to your lashes
Mascara can transform your eyes and amp up those lashes with more volume, definition, and length. It is the one makeup tool that will open up your eyes and gives you an instantly glam effect. Consider factors like the brush shape and the formula that doesn’t flake or smudge while choosing your mascara.
All about your Lips
A good lipstick shade can not only help brighten up your face but also prevent it from looking washed out. No doubt, it is a makeup essential. And when it comes to lip colour, the choices are infinite. From creamy mattes to liquid and glosses, there is a wide array of options for you to choose. Lipsticks are the safest way to play around with colours too.
Like a painter can’t do anything without his paintbrushes, a makeup kit is incomplete without the right kind of makeup sponges and brushes. Beauty blenders or sponges are great for blending out foundation, concealer and even your contour. Invest in a good makeup brush set with soft synthetic fibres so that you have all of the tools you need to apply and blend all the products.
Buying and wearing makeup can be really intimidating for any beginner. But now this list will help you picking the products that you should have in your starter makeup kit. To all the makeup amateurs – makeup is meant to enhance your natural beauty, not cover it up. So, go ahead and play around with different looks.