Makeup is a huge rage on social media now, and seeing hundreds of beauty YouTubers and Instagrammers recommending scores of products can definitely be overwhelming if you're a beginner to the beauty world. So we decided to put together a makeup guide specially for beginners!
Here are all the essentials you need. (We have them all in our edit below for you to buy!)
A flawless base is the beginning of a great makeup look, so make sure to pay attention to it. The first step towards this is to clean and moisturise your face, and then put on a primer.
Your skin type is an important factor in choosing what kind of base to use.
If your skin is oily, opt for a powder foundation or a liquid foundation with a matte finish. For dry to combo skin, choose a liquid foundation with a dewy finish.
Normal skin looks great with mousse foundation.
For daily use, BB cream is a good lighter alternative to foundation.
To apply liquid foundation, use a dense flat-top brush for full coverage or a damp sponge for natural coverage.
If you are using a liquid foundation, it is important to set it with powder. But in order to avoid it looking cakey, don't set it with a powder foundation—use a translucent powder. Powder should be applied with a large fluffy powder brush.
Blush and Bronzer
Adding blush to your cheeks and bronzer on the hollows of your cheeks and the perimeters of your face help to give dimension so that your foundation doesn't make your face look totally flat. Plus, it gives you a nice, sun-kissed look! So make sure not to skimp out on these.
Blush and bronzer go on best with a brush that is large, fluffy, and angled.
Liquid eyeliner can be quite intimidating even to someone experienced with makeup, so don't insist on using it if you're not confident with it. Instead, use a soft kajal liner in a colour of your choice to line your lashline, and smudge it out slightly with a small eyeshadow brush. This will give a sultry and pretty look to your eyes.
Mascara is a must! It helps open up your eyes and make your lashes look good. Choose any mascara you like.
Eyebrows, though often overlooked by non-professionals, can add a lot to your face if filled in properly. As a beginner, your best bet is an eyebrow powder, as it is quite forgiving and gives a natural finish. Use it with a flat, angled brush, and blend out with an eyebrow brush.
Nudes and light pinks are good for day-to-day wear, and reds, plums, and bright pinks are good for more fancy occasions. To ensure a perfect application of lipstick, make sure to apply lip balm first.
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