The 11 makeup bag must-haves will take you back to basics and help you declutter your makeup bag. These basics are a must have without even following trends. There are staples because they are the foundation of a flawless makeup without trying too much.
If you are also new to makeup and looking to start your makeup collection then start with these basics.
A primer preps your skin for foundation and should not be underestimated. The purpose of the primer is to create a perfect base for the foundation by smoothing your pores and filling in fine lines. before applying a primer apply a moisturizer. I find that wearing a primer keeps my makeup on longer and my foundation does not look cakey. The max factor all day primer is current favorite primer because it holds my makeup in place longer plus it has an SPF 20, which is also great for my skin, you can buy it from here if you want to give it a go.
Foundation is a must have in your basics and there are so many to choose from. With foundation, you need to choose the right shade for your skin, decide if you want full or less coverage. If you don’t know your foundation shade, a lot of makeup stores provide free makeup trial sections. For basic foundation, the mac studio fix fluid, sleek new skin and L’Oreal true match are great to start with as they are budget friendly.
A concealer is to be used to highlight under eyes, brow bones and cheek bones. Adding a concealer to your foundation will brighten up and define your features, remember to choose a concealer that is two shades lighter than your actual skin tone. Buy the LA girl pro concealer from you local hair and beauty store or here or the Maybelline fit me concealer from here.
You will need a brow pencil to define your brows and create the perfect shape that fits your face type. Grabbing a cheap brow pencil is a great deal because you can buy different sorts. I recommend getting a dark brown shade if you are planning on getting just one. A black pencil will be too dark, dark brown will look more natural and blend in with your skin.
Liquid or gel eyeliner
Add a gel or liquid liner to your collection for defined eye look and to make your eyes pop. I started with a liquid liner, I currently use a gel liner with an angled pencil brush to get a precise winged eye look.
No ones need to say every girl needs a mascara. You can wear a mascara without even wearing foundation.
Tinted lip balm
A lip balm is a must have to combat dry lips. Choose a tinted one to benefit from softness and add a subtle pop of color.
Opt for a natural blush, that matches your shade. Natural will make you look like your blushing and will blend with any look you decide to have.
You should not forget to get a face powder, it is like a finishing paint. You will need the powder to blend and give your makeup a nice finish.
A bronzing powder is so essential to add a definition your features and will make your highlights stand out. You can even use a bronzer without wearing foundation to define your cheeks for a nice natural looking contour.
Setting your makeup is like adding a top coat on your nails to make your nail polish last longer. That’s exactly what a setting spray does. your makeup will look flawless and last longer when you use a setting spray, so do invest in a good one. The urban decay all nighter makeup setting spray is long lasting and a must have, buy it here.