Choosing makeup can be a daunting experience, we often feel that we can’t ask for advice in fear of being judged. Well, no more. It’s time to step up your makeup game, get out there and look gorgeous whilst doing so. This article will allow you to learn what to shop for to achieve your perfect everyday makeup.
Prepping your skin is essential.
Your face is a canvas, and for that reason, using a primer ensures that your makeup looks its best. You can choose from a variety of primers based on your skin type, but I’ll let you in on a little secret: great skincare is just as efficient in priming the skin as some primers are. Primer acts as a barrier between your skin and your makeup.
Foundation that matches your skin tone is half of the battle.
Most foundation brands offer a range mainly in light, medium, and dark shades. Some firms sell foundation based on the undertones of the skin: warm, neutral, and cool. These will appear even better against your complexion; wearing the wrong undertone can create a ‘offish’ look. Consider purchasing two foundations: a powder foundation for days when you only need light coverage and a liquid or cream foundation for days when you need greater coverage.
You can’t have a makeup collection without concealer!
Concealer can save your life if you have pimples, want to disguise dark circles, or want to hide imperfections. Concealer is an essential item in any makeup bag. For acne and redness, a product like the LA Girl Pro Conceal is easy to use and cheap. You can’t go wrong with Maybelline Age Rewind for beneath the eyes. It has a sponge tip and is so blendable.
Blush won’t leave you looking flushed.
Foundation tends to leave your face looking somewhat drained. Blush restores the glow to your cheeks.
- Choose rosy pinks if you have fair complexion. Peaches may look fantastic on you as well.
- Choose pinks and peaches if you have medium skin. On cool skin undertones, a slight mauve tint will look fantastic.
- Try oranges, and deep bronzes if you have dark skin.
- For everyday wear, choose a lighter tint, and for evening wear, choose a darker shade.
Who doesn’t love a good mascara – NOBODY!
Make a daily effort to wake up your lashes with mascara; it will make a significant impact in the appearance of your eyes. Mascara is the ideal product for an instant lift, and it’s incredible what it can accomplish for all of your different eye makeup looks.
Brow gel is a must.
Brow gel, similar to mascara, provides your brows definition and makes them look fuller and more luxuriant all day. As much as I adore the look of super-defined brows achieved by products like Anastasia Brow Definer, there’s something to be said about a quick-to-apply product that can be used every day — even if you’re late.
Eyeshadow is versatile for a reason.
Eyeshadow can be worn for any occasion, at any time of the day, in any weather. It’s a necessity. Eyeshadow pallets come in a variety of colours and can be purchased in many stores, don’t be afraid to experiment with colours and styles.
“Creativity is your best makeup skill, don’t be afraid to experiment.”
– Pat McGrath
Lip balm, the most obvious answer.
Last but certainly not least. There’s nothing worse than having a nice outfit on, makeup looking flawless but have dry lips. Take lip balm with you any and everywhere.
There you have eight essentials needed for any makeup bag. Seems less daunting now, I bet. Now you can slay on the high street and on your instagram feed. What’s not to love?
“Treat your makeup like jewellery for the face. Play with colours, shapes, structure—it can transform you.”
– François Nars