15 Ultimate list of makeup essentials

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Best makeup essentials for beginners

Every woman needs a few essential items in her makeup bag, no matter her personal style. From a great foundation to a versatile lipstick, these must-haves will help you create any look. A good foundation is a key to a flawless complexion. It evens skin tone and covers imperfections, creating a smooth canvas for the rest of your makeup. A versatile lipstick is a must-have for any woman. It can create various looks, from a natural daytime look to a dramatic evening look. Mascara is necessary for any woman who wants to make her eyes stand out. It adds volume and length to lashes, making them appear fuller and more defined.  A good setting powder is essential for keeping your makeup in place all day long. It helps to control shine and keep your makeup looking fresh.

Top Makeup essentials

    1. Primer

    The first step of your routine should always be a primer, especially if you’re planning on wearing face makeup. It’s a basic product (usually a cream or gel) that prepares your skin for any products which may follow. Often, it’s a step of makeup routines that are skipped or forgotten, but you’ll realize by two O’clock in the afternoon when your foundation has rubbed off almost entirely.

    2.  Makeup Foundation 

    Even if you’re a newbie, you’ve probably heard of the product foundation and concealer, which are very common in many routines. Essentially, these products aim to provide a base above your skin that evens tone and texture, often creating ‘ideal’, flawless skin. Foundation can come in many forms, such as liquid, powder, and cream, and is usually applied across the face. Whereas concealer is almost always a cream applied in certain areas to cover specific blemishes. You can choose between drugstores or high-end brands. Here is an article of list of best drugstore foundations

    3. Concealer

    Concealer is a must-have in any woman’s makeup bag. It can cover up blemishes, dark circles, and other imperfections. Choosing a concealer that matches your skin tone and is the right consistency for your skin type is important. Concealer can be applied with a brush, sponge, or fingers.

    4. Powder

    The powder is often overlooked as a makeup essential, but it can be a game changer in your makeup routine. It can help set your makeup, control shine, and even out your skin tone. If you have oily skin, the powder is a must-have to help keep your makeup in place. If you have dry skin, the powder can help to mattify your skin and give it a more polished look. There are many different types of powders on the market, from loose powder to pressed powder. You can even get a powder foundation, which is great for on-the-go touch-ups. If you’re not sure which type of powder is right for you, ask a makeup artist or beauty counter consultant for

    5. Bronzer and Contour

    Bronzer and contour are two more face products that are often confused with each other, but it’s important you learn the difference between them, as they’re slightly darker than your foundation and do similar things.  Bronzer is generally warmer and more orange-toned in color and is used to create warmth and subtle depth on the face and imitate tanned skin. On the other hand, the contour is usually cooler in tone and creates shadows to enhance the face’s natural structure. 

     6. Highlighter

    The final product in the face makeup crew, this highlighter, isn’t the neon pink pen you used on your notes in high school, but rather a shimmery product used to create a strobe effect on your skin and enhance higher points on the face.  Once again, it can be powder, cream or stick and generally comes in gold, silver or pink.

    7. Brow gel

    Moving onto another portion of the face, the brows can either lift a look or be its downfall – they’re very influential. A brow gel is essential for taming your hair and keeping everything in order to ensure neat, polished brows that aren’t cramping your style. The beauty of a brow gel is that it can be either clear or tinted, meaning it is possible to also thicken your brows with a tinted product matching their color.

    8. Brow-filling products

    As well as brow gel, a variety of products are available to help you achieve your dream brows by filling them.

    • Pomade – a creamy, gel product applied by a thin brush to achieve sharp, defined lines
    • Powder – a colored powder that can be used to fill large areas of your brows with a more diffused appearance
    • Pencil – a colored pencil matching the color of your brow hairs which can fill sparse areas by being used to draw small, hair-like strokes

    9.  Eyeshadow

    Beneath the brows, of course, are the eyes, the windows to the soul. There are many different products for you to use on your eyes, and the most beginner-friendly is eyeshadow.  A good nude eyeshadow is perfect for creating a natural, everyday look. It can even out the skin tone on your eyelids and create a smooth base for other eyeshadows. A dark eyeshadow is essential for creating smokey eyes or for adding definition to your eyes. A dark shade can also be used to line your eyes. A glittery eyeshadow is perfect for adding a touch of glamor to your look.

    10. Eyeliner

    You are moving onto most MUAs’ worst enemy: eyeliner. This is an infamous product you’ve probably heard of and has a mixed reputation. Eyeliners can be versatile and useful when used correctly, but they’re also difficult to get the hang of. As a beginner, watching plenty of YouTube videos and taking advice from influencers online before picking your eyeliner is worthwhile.

    11. Mascara 

    The final part of the eye we’re working with is the lashes, and this is where real-life magic can happen. Mascaras, when used effectively, can boast incredible benefits for your overall look and create the appearance of long, voluminous lashes with little effort.

    12. False lashes

    Another product available if you want to enhance your lashes further is false lashes. However, it’s advisable to sit out on using these until you’re a little more familiar with makeup, as they’re not the easiest product to work with.

    13. Setting spray

    The finishing touch for every makeup look should always be a setting spray. While much like a primer, it’s often forgotten, it’s another crucial product in the process of fixing your makeup and keeping it on your face all day.

    As the name suggests, a setting spray is a liquid that comes in a spray bottle and is applied all over the face. When first applied, you may think it will cause your makeup to run, but it will dry!

    14.  Lipstick 

    Lipstick is one of the most essential makeup items that you can own. It can completely change the look of your face, and it is something that you can wear every day. There are so many different shades and colors of lipstick, and it can be a little overwhelming to choose the right one for you. If you have fair skin, you should avoid dark colors like black or brown. Instead, go for a nude or light pink shade. If you have medium skin, you can experiment with different colors, but avoid anything too bright or dark. A light pink or mauve shade would look.

    15. Makeup remover

     Makeup remover helps you clean your face and remove any makeup products left on your skin. Choosing a makeup remover that’s right for your skin type is important, as some formulas can be harsh and dry. If you have sensitive skin, look for a gentler option that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils. Be sure to use a makeup remover designed for your specific skin type to avoid any irritation or skin problems.

    16. Makeup Brushes for beginners

    There are many different makeup brushes, each with a different purpose. Some essential makeup brushes include a foundation brush, powder brush, blush brush, and contouring brush. Foundation brushes help to create an even base for your makeup. Powder brushes help to set your makeup and control shine. Blush brushes add color and dimension to your cheeks. Contouring brushes help to create shadows and define your features. A good set of makeup brushes can make all the difference in your makeup application.

    Makeup Essentials every woman should own

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