To anyone new to make up or likes the idea of having make up but gets a little confused and overwhelmed at all the products to use to get that beat face, don’t despair! Below are some make up starter basics I have put together to help get you on your feet and create that everyday make up look.
Primer is ur first base to help protect your pores from clogging, it also helps ur foundation apply smoothly and helps it stay in place. There are many primers so make sure you get a primer that matches your skin needs, for example, if you have oily skin get a mattifying primer, if you have large pores get a pore minimizing one and so forth.
Foundation comes in different formulas such is liquid, mousse, pressed powder and stick formula. It is all up to an individuals preference as to which one they’d like to use and the coverage they’re looking for. These formulas are to create that flawless base and help cover imperfections.
Note: If you have oily skin make sure you go over your foundation with a powder.
- Eyebrow pencil
I find eyebrow pencils easier to use than a pomade (gel formula) and I’m sure most beginners would agree as it gives you better precision. A dark brown pencil is your best option as it gives you a more natural look rather than using black which makes them too dark and unnatural.
There are different forms of eyeliner such as a simple pencil, a gel liner and liquid liner. Gel and liquid liners are great for creating that wing liner since they are smooth and pigmented. The pencil is good for the waterline (under your eyes). All this defines your eyes and makes them look bigger.
Some of us aren’t blessed with long thick lashes so mascara really helps achieve that. Get one that suits your needs such as lengthening or creating volume.
I mean I’m sure we all started here really. Back in primary school with our lip glosses visible from a mile away Lol. This product is probably every girls favourate and allows one to explore with many different colors and finishes (Matte, satin etc.)
Concealer is used to cover up dark under eye circles or hyper pigmentation that your foundation might have not covered. For this purpose get a concealer that matches your skin tone. Its really up to you whether u apply concealer before or after foundation you still get the same results. Concealers can also be used to highlight and contour your face but thats a topic for another day.
Thank you for reading!