This post is for those who are just starting out in the huge world of makeup and have just got over the moisturizer-kajal-lip gloss phase, and want to explore more and get more stuff into their kitty. You would want a few more items in your kitty than the basic eyeliner and n*de lip gloss. So, here’s a complete check list 🙂 Since you must have already tried hoards of lip glosses and kajal/kohl, not including those items.
So, you must have already tried and tested all the BB and CC creams in the market, and its time to pick a good foundation. If you want to go high-end, MAC Studio Fix and MUFE HD, Clinique Even Tone are always there, but through the way, there are really good foundations in budget brands like Bourjois Healthy Mix, Lotus Herbals, and Revlon. The whole trick with foundation is that you should be able to find a perfect match, and from there, its all easy, just like life1
2. Eyelash Curler:
I jotted it down quickly before it goes out of my mind. Eyelash curler can add in so much to eye makeup, it can curl up lashes so beautifully and along with mascara will create amazing drama to your eyes.
Every makeup kit is incomplete without a good compact. Compact powder sets up your whole makeup so that it stays longer.
When your whole makeup is looking good, under eye circles shouldn’t act as a spoiler, invest in a good concealer to cover your minor imperfections. Invest in a good one because some concealers can make the under eye area ashy, which is not any better than dark circles.
Pick up a few lipsticks in different shades and finishes – bold red, neutral, peach, brown, regular wear in matte, creamy, satin, and frost finishes. Believe Neha, one lipstick is never enough! 😛
Again, like lipsticks, one eyeliner is not enough – you need to get liquid, felt tip, gel, and pencil form. A few coloured eyeliners would also be great.
7. Blush and Bronzer:
To add a dash of colour to your face, blushers are needed. If you have dry skin, you can pick up creamy blushes and if you have oily skin, you can try powder blushes. Bronzers are also necessary if you want to get that sun-kissed look. Also, highlighter to highlight certain areas on your face.
No makeup kit is complete without mascara, neither for beginners nor for professionals. A good mascara lengthens, curls, and opens up your eyes to give you an awakened look. This item should not be skipped at all.
9. Eyeshadow Palette:
Since you would want to experiment with a lot of different eye makeup looks, its wise to invest in an eyeshadow palette rather than spending money in collecting single eyeshadows. The most basic one is Coastal Scents eyeshadow palette which has some 88 eyeshadows in one palette and comes at a good price. You can opt for lesser or more shadows, its your choice.
10. Makeup Brushes:
There are some awesome makeup brushes in high-end brands like MAC, but you should get a set of brushes, though Sigma and Real Techniques doesn’t come cheap, still, you can get makeup sets at much better pricing. You should get makeup brushes at least for your eye makeup, common you cannot blend in that well using hands.
A primer lets your makeup stay longer and prevents makeup from melting off, so its good if you include that too.
12. Makeup Remover:
Its “the” important item in your makeup kit. As you all know, its so essential to remove every trace of makeup at the end of the day so that you don’t end up with clogged pores and breakouts. Choose a makeup remover that is not harsh on your skin and removes even waterproof eye and face makeup.
That’s it from me, happy makeup-ing!
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