Hello, it’s been a minute.
Let’s dive in. While you may be ready to start dipping your new brushes into a box of shadows and gels, “hol’up” before you dive into the deep end, let this write up be a guide to the ultimate makeup essentials for beginners
FOUNDATION: prepping the face is an important step. You must start with a clean canvas, bare face. After you’ve prepped your skin, foundation is your first step. To avoid the dreaded “cakey” look, we recommend you apply foundation using a beauty sponge, it absorbs product, allowing you to gradually add or take out excess product
Brow Pencils /Gels – any beginner can start filling in their brows using a brow gel or a powder shadow but to be safe, you can try your hands on the ever so cheap “Davis pencil”.
Concealers: This is a must-have staple in your beauty routine, as it wipes off “evident crimes” committed and also hides a whole lot. While this is an excellent “must have”, it may be the trickiest makeup essential for beginners to master appropriately.
Eyeliners: this is an absolute essential. This can easily take any makeup look from 0 to 100 in a minute. Go with a pencil eyeliner for yourself waterline and any other kind of liner for you lids. Pencils are usually not my preference for my lids.
Mascara: definitely an underrated product but highly recommended. Ladies, lengthen those lashes with some mascara. Not even the most novice of makeup beginners can fumble with this one.
Eyeshadow brush: this is the staple for applying powder loosely on the lid.
Smudge brush: this brush is usually packed together with more bristles to apply a heavier amount of product. Look for a dome shape the size of a pencil eraser to provide more application control.
Blending brush: this gives the option to apply a soft amount of color in the crease and/or buff the shadow above the crease.
Powder brush- used for applying powder over your foundation.
Lippies – oh these are my favorites. From matte to satin to velvet to glossy finish. Even a teenager knows to apply some balm on the lips.
Eyeshadows – These are quite tricky but once you get a hang of it, you’ll come to love it
There are a few more essentials like lip balm, primer, setting sprays, Contour Kit, glow kit but the above items are things you need to kick start your journey….
I’ll be in my comments, let me know what items you feel are make up essentials to you.