With so many different options out there when it comes to makeup, it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start. If you are not all that experienced at applying your makeup, there are a few items which all beginners should start out using. And you don’t want to be wasting money on items which you aren’t going to be using on a regular basis. So, let’s have a quick overview of some of the essentials to give you a helping hand.
Moisturiser and Primer
Before you think about doing anything too fancy, you need to have a good base from which to work – this is where moisturiser and primer comes in. These items help to keep your makeup in place all day long so apply both to give you a good starting point for the other products that you will apply.
Concealer and Foundation
It may take a bit of practice until you can get your foundation smooth and even, but you can help things out by using an opaque concealer. You will need to have a foundation brush to apply this base layer and you should blend it into your skin using a rolling motion. Use the concealer to cover up blemishes and redness.
Eyeliner and Mascara
The eyes are an area that many women like to focus on, so rather than fiddling around trying to apply false eyelashes, go for eyeliner and mascara instead. During the summer months, it is a good idea to invest in some waterproof mascara so you don’t have to worry about going swimming.
When it comes to lipstick, the classic colours that most people go for are nude and red, so these should provide a good starting point. These are both attractive for a wide range of skin types and versatile so you can pair them with a variety of outfits. However, you may also want to experiment with some bolder colours, particularly in summer when brighter is always better!
Brushes and Tools
Beyond the actual makeup products themselves, you will also need a range of brushes and tools. Sigma Cosmetics offer some high quality products so take a look. You will need to blend foundations, blush and concealer and each brush is designed for a different purpose.
Blush and Highlighter
Your blush and highlighter are there to add some colour and glow to your skin, but you should try to apply these sparingly. Also, if you want to give your skin more of a sun-kissed vibe, you could go for some bronzer.
The great thing about an eyeshadow palette is that it allows you to experiment with a range of different colours. Your regular nude colours are probably what you will want to go with on a daily basis, while you could go for some brighter colours on special occasions.
After all that effort to put that makeup on, you will want to make sure you have something to take it off as it can harm your skin if you don’t.