Occasionally I get questions about makeup and what I think are the essential items to have for someone who is starting to use makeup, So; I decided to make a picture post on what I think are the basic necessary items for begginers. Aside from this list I always recommend a good moisturizer preferably with some spf and always remember to wash your face properly before applying makeup to get rid of dirt and oils that you might have on your face.
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First things first: Tools.
Now, while I’m not saying that you need to run and get all of these right away but there are things that you will want to have with time and as you grow more experienced with makeup you will have your own tricks and preferred tools.
- Brushes: A powder brush, foundation brush, kabuki brush, eye shadow brush (you might want to have 2 or 3 of these in different shapes for application, blending, crease etc), concealer brush (you can begin by using your foundation brush for concealer too), blush brush, and an eyebrow brush.
- Tweezers: You gotta have a good eyebrows if you are putting so much effort on makeup.
- Eyelash Curler
- Makeup Sponges: I love these to fix mistakes and to apply makeup quickly when I’m on a hurry.
- Makeup Remover: I prefer sephora’s makeup remover but there are so many different makeup removers out there to choose from.
Loose Powder, Powder, Foundation or Powder Foundation
I personally prefer using powder foundation and loose powder but it’s always good to have liquid foundation when you want extra coverage.
Concealer is key for hiding anything you want specially red spots, scars, spots etc. You will want to get one that is lighter than your skin tone. Sephora sells a great palette that has 4 basic concealer colors. Green Concealer is for redness and lilac concealer is for brightening yellow tones. If you have doubts always ask the store clerk.
It’s good to always have neutral tones and then colors of your choice. Coastal Scents makes a great and affordable palette that has everything from bight tones to neutral tones to earth tones.
A good natural blush is good for highlighting the cheeks and getting that natural flushed look.
Although it’s fun to play with different shades of lipstick, I would say a nude lipstick is a must in every makeup bag. That, a rosy or coral tone and a darker shade for winter. Lipgloss or tinted lip balm in these tones is good too. Again, it’s about personal choice, I personally prefer lipstick ❤
Mascara and Liner
Always important to finish off a look. Remember it doesn’t have to be very expensive to be good. Try different brands to see which one works best. For beginners I recommend Maybelline’s Great Lash Mascara or Full n Soft Mascara they are always on my list. As for eyeliners you need to find one that works for you, they come in different styles: Cream, Pencil, brush and it’s up to you to figure out what you like best.
It’s always important to know that brushes need to be cleaned frequently and that you should never ever share makeup. If you have more questions, feel free to ask. I love answering them.