Are you a makeup beginner? Then you know what it’s like to get confused out of your mind shopping for makeup and not knowing what to get, what suits your skin, and what products may be worth the price but worry not! We know just what that feels like.
Here’s a fact: it’s not necessary to add every single item to your cart. You can do a nice, subtle look without using a ton of makeup items, and below we have a list of makeup products that you need if you’re doing your makeup whether it’s for a night out, a formal brunch, or making yourself look presentable for that zoom meeting early in the morning!
Primer, Foundation, Concealer, and Blush on:
Primer is one makeup product that’s avoided by many, but we personally think it’s a vital step you need to add to your makeup routine if you want your skin to look hydrated and your makeup to stay fresh for hours.
There are different primers for different purposes but if you’re looking for a primer that’s suitable for all skin types, will hide your pores, and blemishes, while also hydrating your skin, we suggest: The Ordinary: High-Adherence Silicone Primer. One of our personal favorites, this primer truly offers more for less. Price: $4.90.
Another necessary item in your makeup collection should be a foundation. What type of foundation you pick for daily use depends on what kind of a look you’re going for, whether it’s a dewy or a matte look, and of course your skin type and undertone. The best way to find out your shade is to go to your nearest MAC or Sephora store and have a makeup artist help you out. If you’re looking for recommendations on what foundations to get, we’ve got you!
If you have dry skin, we suggest the Sephora Collection: 10 Hour Wear Perfection Foundation. A medium-coverage foundation extremely suitable for dry skin which offers medium, buildable coverage. However, for those with combination to oily skin, Huda Beauty Skin Finish Buildable Coverage Foundation Stick is always a winner. With a customizable coverage, the foundation gives the perfect natural-looking finish.
If you have dark circles, blemishes, and acne on your skin, a concealer is another must-have product in your makeup collection. Although dark circles, blemishes, and breakouts are completely natural occurring and nothing to hide, if you’re someone who still prefers to do so, there’s nothing like the popular Tarte Shape Tape Concealer. A concealer that’s apparently sold ‘’every 12 minutes’’ the product helps brighten your skin and give it a firmer, lifted look.
Another necessary item, without which no-makeup look is complete is a blush-on. We personally can’t live without it and a blush on pallet always recommended by us is the Sephora Collection What a Gem! Crystal Face Pallet. This multi-tasking pallet contains not just our favorite blush on shades, but also bronzers and highlighters to complete your makeup look. An all in one pallet is on sale at Sephora for $10 only.
Mascara, Eyeliner, Eyebrow Pencil, and Eyeshadow Pallet:
No makeup look is ever complete without prominent, volumized eyelashes. For mascara, we recommend the Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara. A perfect mascara to lift, define, and, curl your lashes.
If you’ve mastered the technique of applying eyeliner, you realize the importance of it and if you haven’t, know that practice makes perfect. Our personal favorite eyeliner: The Huda Beauty Life Liner Double Ended Eyeliner (Liquid & Pencil) is a must-try. We swear by its super-staying power!
Not many people realize the importance of filling in your brows. Trust us when we tell you: it’s absolutely necessary to complete a makeup look! For an eyebrow pencil, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz is a perfect choice, and you don’t need to worry about finding your shade as the pencil comes in a diverse range of 12 shades!
Last, for the eyes (but not least) the eyeshadows you choose to apply to depend on a variety of factors such as your clothes, or what look you’re looking to achieve. However, if you’re a beginner at makeup, you’re most likely experimenting with natural, subtle looks for which we blindly ask you to try the Urban Decay Naked3 Pallet. Every single shade in this pallet will help you create a natural look perfect for everyday use, and you might have to spend a little more on this one but it’s 110% worth it!
Another choice for an eyeshadow pallet is the Sephora Collection Wild Wishes Multi Pallet Blockbuster with over 50 eyeshadow shades, lip glosses, and much more. Another must-have!
Lipsticks are a necessity in life, whether you’re wearing any makeup or not. For a lipstick set, we recommend the Sephora Collection Under the Mistletoe Lipstick Set. Absolutely perfect for the holiday season, it can also be used as an item to gift a makeup lover you know for the holidays this season! Moreover, it’s also on sale at Sephora for $17 only.
Lastly, when you work so hard and spend quite a long time on your makeup, it’s important for it to stay for as long as you need it to. For that, you need a makeup setting and fixing spray, and the best makeup setting & fixing spray (tried & tested) is the Lancôme Fix it Forget it Setting Spray which will help your makeup last and stay fresh for up to 24 hours.