Every woman has her own makeup bag, right? Some of us use only a few products, while others have an entire collection. Whatever it may be, we all have one thing in common – we want to ensure that our skin is healthy which is why we are extremely careful when it comes to picking the right products.
Nowadays, there are so many cosmetic goods available, that it is no wonder that you feel confused and do not know where to start. Trust us, we understand this struggle, so we have dedicated the entire text to this topic. We are going to provide you with a list of products that you should have in your kit, and also, we are going to give you some basic information about each one of these.
Firstly, let’s start with some essential face products. But, before we begin, we have to introduce you to a tool that is going to facilitate this entire process, and that is an airbrush.
The first thing that you have to apply to your face in order to ensure that everything will stay in its place and that nothing is going to get smudged is a face mist. These are becoming more and more popular, and there is a good reason for that. Not only do they set the makeup, but they also hydrate the skin and nourishes it throughout the day. You can spray these before you apply the makeup, after, or even both, whatever you choose.
Next on, another item that is going to help you prepare your skin for makeup that will stay on for many, many hours is a primer. These are going to provide you with some extra radiance and also with sunscreen protection. It prevents wrinkles and fine lines. Just make sure to give your skin a few minutes to soak it in completely.
If you are faced with a dark circle under your eyes and red spots every morning, then the next thing on your list should be a color-correcting concealer. When it comes to picking this product, you have two options. You can go with a one-color concealer or opt for a palette that contains several colors which means that you will be able to deal with multiple problems.
Even though the foundation is the fourth on our list, without a doubt, it is the most important thing in your makeup bag. It is going to act as base for everything else, so you have to choose the right one for your complexion. If you still haven’t found the perfect product and are looking for it, our advice is to choose the one that is oil-free, hypoallergenic, lightweight and has an SPF of at least 15.
Furthermore, if the imperfections of your skin are still visible after applying the foundation, then you should have a face concealer. When it comes to choosing this one, it should be in the color that matches the foundation which is hopefully in the natural color of your skin. On the other note, when it comes to hiding the bags under your eyes, you should go with a color that is two shades lighter that you natural skin tone.
Now that you have prepared your face, it is time to apply some makeup, but, there is one more step that you cannot miss, and that is the loose powder which will not only allow you to apply other products more easily, but it will also keep the foundation and concealer in place.
It doesn’t matter if you are applying some light, everyday makeup, or you are getting ready for a formal event, a little bit of blush can go a long way. Add a little bit of it to your cheeks, and let it do its magic. In addition, you cannot forget about the bronzer, but just be careful, because too much of this can ruin everything, especially if you apply it to the entire face and not only to some areas.
Finally, there are two more products that we have to discuss. The first one is a highlighter that can totally transform your face when applied to the right areas (the top of your cheekbones, along with the brow bones, and the bridge of the nose. If you are about to buy your first highlighter, our advice is to go with the powder one because it is the easiest to apply. The second one is a contour product that is going to help your to further define the lines of your face.
Next, we are going to tell you a bit about eye products.
Just like there is a face primer, there is also an eyeshadow primer that is going to ensure that the eyeshadow is easily applied and that it will stay there, undisturbed for hours. Clearly, you should put this on the lids but also you can add a little bit under your eyes.
Moreover, you need eyeshadow. When it comes to choosing these, it is all up to you. You can go with a few neutral shades that are going to highlight the natural color of your eyes, or on the other hand, you can go and by an entire palette.
If you want to make your eyes pop, then you will need eyeliner. If you really want to play with it, you should go and buy both the pencil and the liquid one. The former one is great because it can be applied into different corners of the eyes, and the latter is going to allow you to create those perfect smoky eyes look.
Lastly, you cannot forget about the mascara and a brow pencil. There is not a single woman that is going to leave her home without applying a little bit of mascara. What’s more, since the brows can frame your entire face, you have to ensure that they are not messy, and you can do this just by filling them in a little bit.
Lip products are our third category.
Firstly, you are going to need a lip balm with vitamin E and Shea butter, which is going to ensure that you lips are hydrated and nourished.
A lip liner is considered to be another essential product because it is going to help you define your lips perfectly. It doesn’t matter what type or color of lipstick you want to use, this pencil should always be used first.
When it comes to lipsticks, the options are endless. Not only are there so many different colors and shades, but you can also choose between matte one, that do not have shine, cream or satin, and liquid ones. In the end, if you want to, you can apply a layer of lip gloss.
To conclude, these are some basic cosmetic goods that you should have in your makeup kit. Yes, it can seem a bit much, but you can always look online for tips when it comes to using each of these products.