The most overwhelming and challenging task, for even a seasoned makeup connoisseur, is putting together a makeup kit that has all the essentials. Things get scarier when a beginner wants to do the same. Figuring out which beauty products suit your skin the best, gets a bit confusing as there are thousands of products to choose from.
But don’t you worry as we have compiled a list of all the essential makeup staples, tools, and products that you will be needing for your cosmetic bags. To put the cherry on it- we have consulted some of the best makeup experts in the industry to find out which makeup essentials you should have in your beauty boxes. Below are some of the makeup products that you will be needing to have in your hand to quickly become a pro.
Products for prepping skin:
Great skincare is the basis of great makeup. This essentially means that a clean palette is always the most important. One should start by washing one’s face with a gentle face cleanser. Then comes the moisturizer. Yes, you heard it right! No matter what kind of skin type you have-acne-prone, dry, oily- moisturizer is the must! Always make it a point to follow your moisturizer with some quality SPF. Once you have prepped your skin, by cleaning and moisturizing, your skin is ready for makeup application.
Foundation and Concealer:
The skin colors change from season to season. So, the best thing to do is to have a range of foundation shades in your makeup kit. But, instead of breaking your piggy banks for buying every shade- you can make a perfect match by mixing a couple of foundation shades. You can create a buildable coverage that will hide your dark under-eye circles or blemishes by using a high coverage cream concealer. This will make your skin look completely natural without any kind of a cakey finish.
Powder, gel, and brow pencil:
Eyebrows are the most important feature on one’s face. Not everyone is born with perfectly looking brows, but it, certainly, doesn’t mean that you can’t have one too. You can start by shaping the eyebrows and filling in any bare spots. For the next step, you can shade your brows and fill in the remaining gaps with the powder. Once you are done with the shaping, hold your brows in place with an Eyebrow Mascara.
Mascara and Eyeliner:
The best thing for beginners is to skip the false eyelashes and go straight for an all-star liner and mascara combo. If you want to level up to even brighter colors, you can try lining just your upper lashes with a shade of an electric blue, bright purple, or orange color. The easiest and quickest way to add a pop of color is through the use of a bright-colored water line.
Lip color or lipstick and Lip balm:
If you want to go for a bold lip, while you are prepping the rest of your face, you will always want to have a good base. You can always use a Lip Palette to give your lips a bit of color. The use of budget-friendly & Cruelty-free lipstick is always an option.
Q-tips, Brushes, and Sponges:
The use of the right tools is compulsory for applying your makeup properly. Quality makeup sponges are perfect for blending foundations, concealers, and blushing, effortlessly. A good set of quality makeup brushes is also recommended. Q-tips are a great tool to have in your makeup kit for precision work or any mistake.
Bronzer, Blush, and highlighter:
You can add a healthy color and a delicate glow to your skin with a classic bronzer, blush, and a highlighter. You can start by using a Blush followed by a swipe of a very-glowy highlighter stick. If you want to look simpler, then using a Balm blush, highlighter, and a bronzer trio is highly recommended.
Always make it a point to prime your eyelids before applying any eye shadow. The eyeshadow will help keep your eyeshadow in place all day and prevent any creases. For beginners, using one good eyeshadow palette with lots of neutrals is highly recommended.
All this time you were doing the makeup, I am positive, and you would want it to have some lasting power as well. The ones who have an oily T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) could use a mattifying cream that can be dabbed on the top of the makeup with the help of a beauty blender. Setting powders can also be used to keep the makeup last longer. If a powder is applied, finish it off with a spritz of a setting spray.
Makeup removers are one of the most essential makeup items that you can have in your makeup boxes. Beginners can use it in case of any mistake, even the pros can make mistakes. So, it is a recommendation to always keep a makeup remover with you in your makeup arsenal just in case. Makeup removers along with those pointed Q-tips can completely erase any makeup malfunction. Even at the end of the day, you would be wanting to get your hands on a gentle makeup remover to wipe away every last trace of makeup.