Are you spending hours on your phone or on Sephora trying to pick the best makeup products for yourself? If you are a beginner trying to figure out what to buy and what not to from the myriads of beauty products, we are here to initiate you into the world of makeup and beauty. Before you dive headlong into the sea of beauty products, you need to dabble around a little bit with these basic makeup must-haves for the beginner.
Here I will list the products for you, products that I have used myself and can vouch for. You can use these products to create a variety of looks, be it a casual look, a date night look or an evening look. In this article, I will also enlist some of the products in each category that you can pick and assemble your makeup kit.
Picking a Good Foundation
The first must-have for the beginner makeup kit is a good foundation. It should be something that exactly matches your skin tone and is neither lighter nor darker than your skin tone. Analyze your undertone and swatch the foundation not on your forearm but directly on your cheek or neck and let it sit to ascertain the perfect shade for your skin. Keep in mind the type of your skin while picking up a foundation and also get a foundation with SPF in it. Now, as far as the application is concerned do not cover your entire face with the product, but use your fingers to gently apply and blend in the foundation for a natural, non-cakey look.
Maybelline Matte+Poreless Liquid Foundation
- Matte and long-lasting
- Wide range of shades
- Best for normal to oily skin
Translucent Makeup Powder to Look Sharp All Day
You have a long day ahead of you and fear that your makeup will crease and bleed? Well, do not worry and be sure to add a good translucent powder in your makeup tote. All you have to do is take a very small amount of the powder in a fluffy brush and glide it over your face after you have applied the base makeup, be sure to cover your T-zone. Just a little bit of the powder will ensure that your makeup stays on all day long.
Maybelline New York Fit me Loose Finishing Powder
- Mineral-based powder
- Controls shine and balances out texture
- Slight hint of colour
A brow pencil to define your brows
Brows, in my opinion, can make or break a look, and therefore it is absolutely necessary to include a good brow pencil in your makeup kit. Always choose a dark brown brow pencil if you have black brows and brush along with feather strokes to define those lovely brows.
Lakmé Absolute Precision Eye Artist Eyebrow Pencil
- Available in a matte finish in brown or black
- Creamy and soft texture
- Water and smudge-proof finish
A Smudge-Proof Kajal Pencil
Another absolute must-have makeup product for the beginner is that quintessential kohl or kajal pencil. Be sure to pick up smudge-proof, water-resistant kohl pencil and double it up as your kajal and eyeliner. Let me tell you from experience that very few makeup products are as versatile as a kohl pencil. This little pencil can be your kajal pencil for the traditional girl next door look or give you that sultry smokey-eyed diva look with just a little bit of blending and time.
Maybelline New York Colossal Kajal
- Contains an intense black formula that stays smudge-proof and water-proof
- Contains aloe vera and vitamins C and E
Mascara – to Tie It All Together
Makeup is an art and is all about balance. Beautifully lined eyes without a nice coating of mascara look rather bare, so do not overlook this little fellow and be sure to add a good waterproof mascara to your makeup kit. A luxurious coat of mascara on your lashes can tie the whole look together and give you the lashes of your dreams.
Maybelline New York Hypercurl Mascara
- Special bristles reach more of your eyelashes to give a curled effect
- The new formula is known to last for up to 18 hours
- Tested and suitable to wear with contact lenses
Lipstick – for the perfect pout!
Now, to get the perfect pout I would suggest having at least two lipsticks, one nude to be worn during the day or for work and casual occasions, and another beautiful red lipstick to be worn during the evening or to a party. Apart from giving you the perfect pout these lipsticks also double up as a blush, take a little of the lipsticks and apply them on the apples of your cheeks and gently blend them in to get that natural flushed glow.
RED Lipstick from SUGAR Cosmetics
- Long-lasting matte formula
- Terracotta red for all complexions
Nude Lipstick from Lakme 9 to 5
- Creamy long-lasting formula
- Inbuilt primer
- Available in 30 matte shades
Ladies, go ahead and get your little makeup kit assembled and be ready to turn heads. I have also linked two products in each category that I can vouch for, all you need to do now is get your hands on these products from the very comfort of your home.Allef Vinicius