8 Must-have makeup products for girls who are new to makeup
Are you new to makeup? The stores are filled with a bewildering array of beauty products, so you might need a few pointers on the essential beauty products that every girl should have in their makeup bag. We’ve listed eight of the must have products for you here, so read on before you hit the stores:
1. A good foundation (or a concealer), to smooth over life’s little ups and downs
A good foundation will help to smooth over the ups and the downs that your skin goes through. Experiment a bit to find the one that suits you best and remember that you don’t have to pay the earth for a good foundation, some of the budget brands do the job just as well. Test your foundations on your jawline or on your cheek, instead of testing it on your hand and make sure the foundation shade matches your neck and chest perfectly, you don’t want to look like you are wearing a mask. If you don’t like to apply foundation all over your face, use a concealer and apply it sparingly, only to areas where you need coverage, to perfect some little imperfections and to make you perfect. 😉
2. Make your lips stand out with a lipstick
Your lips are a major part of your look and people’s attention is naturally drawn to your mouth when you talk, so they’re worth spending some time on. Pick up a few different shades and give them a try, there are many different shades to choose from: bold reds, browns, peach, pink and neutral, a different look for every day. If you want to have more natural look, pick up a lip stain or a lip gloss instead of lipstick.
3. Open up your eyes with mascara
Your makeup kit will not be complete without any mascara. Apply a couple of coats of a good mascara and it will lengthen, thicken, add a curl to your lashes and give you that wide awake look that always attracts attention to your beautiful eyes. Eyelash curler is also a great tool; try it if you want to get an illusion of longer and thicker eyelashes. You can use an eyelash curler even if you don’t wear mascara, it will make your natural lashes look more visible and make your eyes look wide awake.
4. Experiment with an eyeshadow palette
You’re going to want to try out a few shades, so the best thing to do is to buy an eyeshadow palette, instead of just buying one color, that way, you can get loads of colors for a fraction of the price than you would pay, if you bought them all individually. And remember, eyeshadows can be multitasking, you can use your eyeshadows for other purposes too, for example, use light champagne eyeshadow color as your highlighter, use pinks or corals as your blush, and use the eyeshadow of the same color as your eyebrows, as your brow powder to define them.
5. Invest in a good makeup brushes set
It’s worth investing some money in a good makeup brush set. You can apply makeup with your fingers, of course, but the result won’t be the same, and the natural oils in your skin can affect the way the makeup goes on. You don’t need to have a big makeup brushes set, just a couple of good ones will do the trick. If you look after your brushes, and keep them clean, they will last longer and will keep on doing a good job for you for some time to come.
6. Bring out the sun with bronzer and blush
A bronzer will give you a sun-kissed look, whatever your mood, and a touch of blush, applied to the apples of your cheeks, will give you a pretty, rosy glow and instantly will add freshness to your face. Not only will these products give you a sunny, fresh look, they are also great for making you feel better about yourself and cheering you up a bit too.
7. Reflect your mood with an eyeliner
It’s amazing how just a little touch of an eyeliner can change your whole look. When you’re out on the town, a dark smoldering eyeliner color will give you an attractive and mysterious feel; for the morning or afternoon, a light brown eyeliner on your upper lash line and a touch of white or beige liner on your waterline will open up your eyes and make you look more awake. If you apply blue eyeliner, it will make the whites of your eyes look brighter…so experiment, play and see what eyeliner color suits you best.
8. Don’t forget the makeup remover
Makeup remover is just as important, as the actual makeup. Especially when you’re experimenting and playing with different makeup looks, a makeup remover is a must. It will gently remove your makeup and ensure that nothing is left behind. Find a good makeup remover that is gentle and suitable for your skin type and carry some makeup removing wipes with you in your purse for those moments, when you need to refresh your face on the go. If you don’t remove your makeup properly at night, it will clog your pores and can cause breakouts.
Do you like using makeup? What other must-have makeup products would you recommend to girls who are new to makeup? Please, share your thoughts in the comment section below.
Stay beautiful and happy!