If you’re reading this, it’s possible that you’re looking to start a makeup collection or that you simply want to get back to basics. In any case, you’ve come to the right place. Because, while having a lot of options is great (as evidenced by our massive beauty department stores), it can be difficult for beginners to tell the difference between what you actually need to create a look and what products you can live without.
To help you decide what to buy, we’ve compiled a list of 5 essential makeup products for beginners.
To master eyeliner, especially liquid and gel formulas, you must have a steady hand and a lot of practice. If you’re just getting started with the use of a certified Organic eyeliner, we recommend starting with something a little more forgiving, like a pencil liner. Because, in addition to being error-free, you can smudge out your lines to create an instant smokey look.
Concealer is used to conceal discolored areas on the face. This product’s typical target areas are dark circles, blemishes, and redness-prone areas like the sides of your nose. It’s ideal for beginners because, unlike foundation, it’s easier to blend (no brushes required!) and gives you a more natural appearance overall.
After all, foundation application is an art in and of itself, so the simpler the better while you’re still learning your way around cosmetics. To simplify your routine, look for a multi-purpose formula that can cover any part of your face. This is dependent on your skin type and the type of finish you require, so choose wisely!
Swiping on some blush when your skin needs a little more color will instantly give you a healthy glow. A cream blush formula will give you a dewy look, but a powder blush will give you a non-tacky finish.
The easiest way to apply blush is to start at the apples of your cheeks (the fleshy part when you smile) and work your way up, stopping at the area parallel to the tail of your brow. However, you can always try different methods that will suit your features better.
Using an eyelash curler alone makes a huge difference in the appearance of your eyes, but when combined with mascara, you’ll look instantly brighter and more awake. Waterproof mascaras are essential if you have fine, downward-facing lashes because they help hold a curl longer.
If volume is important to you, try fiber mascaras or tubing formulas that coat your lashes with product to make them appear thicker.
Of course, lipstick must be included. This is the easiest part of your makeup routine to switch up every day, so don’t be afraid to stock up on colors you adore! Select a finish that complements your lip condition and preference.
Lipstick with a satin or glossy finish, for example, is ideal for those with dry lips. Matte lipstick would look great on a freshly exfoliated and moisturized pout, and it also lasts longer than other lip formulas.