Building your makeup kit can be a little confusing. With aisles and aisles of makeup counters accessible to you, finding the first products to start your makeup kit might get overwhelming. Gone are the days when makeup kits are made just for the makeup-loving gal. A makeup kit is a must for every go-getter. You may not need a whole collection of makeup but having some basic makeup within your reach is a necessity. You never know when you need to look a little more presentable. After all, it doesn’t hurt to always be ready, isn’t it? Before you go makeup shopping online or in-store and get crazy on all the makeup available, be sure to get the basics first. What are these you ask? Here are the 7 products you need to build your makeup kit.
The secret to a flawless foundation is using a primer. Every makeup enthusiasts and makeup artists have their favorite primer to use. It is a simple step that most makeup newbies forget yet it is one of the most important steps! A non-silicone based primer is a good option, you can also opt for a hydrating primer if you have dry skin. It depends on your preference and skin type. If it’s your first time to use a primer, do shop around and try on which primer suits you best.
A perfect base is the key to a flawless makeup look. Foundation can make or break your whole look, girl. Your makeup will never be fabulous with a nasty foundation. It’s important to find the perfect foundation that works for you. There are a variety of choices from powder foundations to liquid foundations. Consider your skin type, do you have dry skin or oily skin? Is your skin acidic? Try to take your time when shopping for a foundation. Remember that when you’re acidic, the foundation tends to oxidize meaning it will get darker after a few hours so you have to pick a foundation that is a shade lighter than your normal shade.
When you have an early Zoom meeting but you stayed up all night re-watching your favorite series, you end up having dark circles under your eyes. We’ve all been there and we understand, no judgment. The trick to looking like you had an 8-hour of beauty sleep is having the right concealer. The concealer of your dreams can mask and hide those under-eye circles and can also hide those pimple marks! Like foundation, always consider your skin type and needs when buying your concealer. Once you find the right concealer, you will never have to show up looking like a zombie – ever.
They say that eyes are the windows to your soul. So never forget to grab a tube of mascara for your makeup kit! It seems like a simple part of your makeup routine but it makes a whole lot of difference! A swipe of mascara to your lashes can open up your eyes. You’ll look more awake too! There are a lot of mascaras available in the market from affordable ones to high end. From clear mascaras to black mascaras, you have so many choices! If you can, choose the waterproof variant – it is perfect for both day and night makeup and you’ll never have to worry about smudging your mascara too. We can go on and on about why it’s a must to have mascara on your makeup kit but you have to try it to see the results!
Eyebrow Pencil and Clear Brow Gel
Not all of us are blessed with thick eyebrows. Thank goodness that eyebrow products have been created by the makeup gods. Today, there’s no excuse for having bad eyebrows. With the overwhelming choice of brow products in the market, there’s surely something that is made for you. Some are more comfortable with eyebrow powder or pomade, but for starters, an eyebrow pencil is more advisable. It’s easier to use than any other brow products. If you’re lucky that your eyebrows are on the darker side like brown, you may even use it as an eyeliner! Talk about multitasking products. You may think that fixing your brows can be intimidating but it’s pretty simple. Use the brow pencil to fill in the gaps in your eyebrows and set it with a clear brow gel. That’s it! Now, who says you aren’t born with great brows?
Blush can give a pretty hint of color to your cheeks. The right shade of blush can make you look like you have a healthy flush or just finished working out. There is an amazing selection of blushes in the market and it can be tempting to get more than one shade of blush for your basic makeup kit but if you’re starting, try getting the shade closest to your natural flush after working out. It shouldn’t be too pink, too red, or too orange.
A good lipstick can be used on any occasion. You only need one, but of course, if you want to buy ten more it’s up to you. Kidding aside, a My Lips But Better or MLBB shade is a good shade to start with. MLBB shades are loved by makeup collectors to professional makeup artists for a reason – it’s a classic lip shade that is suitable for all skin tones. It’s a versatile shade that can take you from day to night. Don’t forget to find a moisturizing one to save your lips from drying!
Now that you have an idea of what to grab from the makeup aisle, it’s time to go shopping! These 7 products are what you need to build your makeup kit. You may add more as you go but with these 7 makeup products, you’re always ready! Unexpected visitor? Spontaneous breakfast date? Early morning meeting? You got it, girl! You’ll look as fresh, well-rested and ready thanks to your trusted makeup kit!