Skip to main content

6 Must-Have Makeup Products for Beginners


Must-Have Makeup Products for Beginners
6 Must-Have Makeup Products for Beginners

Makeup transformations look magical to people who are not proficient with makeup application. From knowing how to blend your foundation perfectly to getting that nose contour just right, the complexities of makeup application can be confusing for a beginner. The best way to get your skills finessed is through constant practice and by knowing that your basics are on par with professionals. So which products do you need to ensure that your future makeup looks are MUA approved? Read on to know more.

 

Primer

The base of any good makeup look is smooth and even. This is what the primer does. Once your skincare prep is done, the primer smooths over your pores and takes care of any minor texture on your skin. This ensures that your foundation goes on without any issues. Different kinds of primers fulfill different needs. Some people who like their pores to look smaller go for a silicone-based primer. For people with dry and patched skin, a hydrating primer with beneficial ingredients like Hyaluronic acid might be a better choice. If your skin is prone to excessive oil production, you will get great results with an oil-controlling primer with skin-soothing ingredients like Niacinamide.

Foundation makeup
6 Must-Have Makeup Products for Beginners

Foundation

Your choice of foundation depends not only on your skin type but also on your skill level. For instance, powder foundations or mineral foundations are extremely easy to apply for beginners, but they don’t offer full coverage. Liquid or cream foundations, on the other hand, require a more skilled hand but they stay put for hours on end and come with different levels of coverage. For an absolute foundation beginner, it is best to go slow but steady. A happy medium is found in BB or CC creams that are low to medium coverage and hence, easy to blend. These foundations cover just enough to even out the skin tone but leave you with a radiant glow.

 

Concealer

Concealer application can be so complicated that even veteran MUAs find it hard to get right. The first step involves picking the right concealer - something that doesn’t crease or disappear after a few hours. A thinner consistency with decent coverage is the holy grail in concealers because it would be easy to blend out for a beginner. The applicator brush on concealer bottles or tubes is equally important - doe-foot applicators are generally easy to use for beginners. The concealer application ends with setting the under-eye area with a damp sponge and some finely milled face powder. Setting the under-eye area quickly ensures that the concealer doesn’t get a chance to sink into fine lines.

 

Face Powder & Setting Spray

Face powders help to set all the liquids and creams that are applied before them. They also take away shine from excessive oil production. Face sprays take away the “powdery” look of the skin. The more expensive sprays available in the market come with added skincare benefits like SPF. It is important to get a face-powder that is either translucent or matches the skin tone exactly. A yellow-toned powder used in the under-eye area helps to make the area appear brighter. Peach toned powders help to cancel out redness in the skin. Finishing setting sprays help to give an even and smooth finish after powder application.

 
Mascara makeup
6 Must-Have Makeup Products for Beginners


Eyeliner & Mascara

The eyes are usually the highlight of a makeup look, and two basic products help to make them the center of attention - eyeliner, and mascara. The eyeliner is used to line the eyes to create dimension, drama, and add an edge to the look. Whether you go for graphic eyeliner looks or something basic like a cat eye, you will always turn heads with the right eye look. Eyeliners can be pencil for creamy & blendable results, gel for smooth application, or felt pens for precise looks. Mascara compliments the eyeliner by making your lashes look black and fanned out. Most mascaras come in waterproof varieties (for smudge-free results) and help to make the eyes look more open and awake.

Lipsticks
6 Must-Have Makeup Products for Beginners

Lipstick

The easiest makeup step to apply is often what makes or breaks a makeup look. Choose the wrong lipstick, and you can throw the entire look out of balance. Creamy and traditional lipsticks help to keep the lips smooth looking while liquid lipsticks last the longest. Glossy lipsticks add some sophisticated charm to a look. Nowadays, matte lipsticks have also made their way to the vanity. A lot of beginners use their lipsticks as a subtle blush or even as an eyeshadow in a pinch. The trick to long-lasting lipstick application is blotting the lips with some tissue and reapplying a second layer. Using some concealer to clean the edges of the lips and adding the extra powder to set the edges neatly is also a tried and true MUA technique. Many other products can be deemed essential for a beginner like the eyeshadow palette, blush, bronzer, contouring powder, lip liner, eye primer, beauty sponge, etc., but these six are versatile enough to replace everything else in your arsenal.


*Pic courtesy- Pixabay

Comments

  1. I only have foundation that I barely use. And Kajal, mascara and lipstick of which I use the mascara rarely.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great post dear and perfect for people like me who are beginner in make up skills. I had heard a lot about use of primer but never tried it much. will try to use it for getting good results of improved texture skin.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is great ro share for so many people who are starting out on the why and what to keep....and how to use. Well compiled

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks for sharing this must have makeup products list which is going to be very helpful for beginners.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I use eyeliner, kajal and lipstick or lipgloss only. Rest is align to me.

    - Ujjwal Mishra MywordsMywisdom

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great post. As a beginner I use to only apply eyeliner and compact powder but as I learnt more and more about makeup, I started using more products and now I agree that all the above are a must and specially primer to help soothe the skin n mascara too.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I live makeup but can't handle too much of it. A little bit of foundation, eyeliner and lipstick and I'm done.

    ReplyDelete
  8. These are the most essential makeup products for beginners. Nice post! Thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I will ask my better half to refer to this post as she always struggles while picking the right concealer. Thanks for the wonderful information.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Manisha - These are must haves if you love doing makeup. I haven't explored much of primers and setting sprays incase you could recommend few would be helpful.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow, what a great post in guiding the beginners to do make-up. I completely agree with you that primer, concealer, face powder, setting spray, eyeliner, mascara and lipsticks are a must. I would however add a lip balm and kajal too.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I definitely need these products for sure as I suck at makeup and the max that I use is a kajal. I will try to get these products and see if they suit my skin. I know its high time I start using them.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I consider myself a beginner and I have all the products u have mentioned.
    All of them is important to have a good makeup look.

    Also Kajal is a must in my makeup bag.

    ReplyDelete
  14. These Korean products are so beautiful in appeal. Will definitely recommend these to my female friends sooner or later.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I have all the items mentioned by you in the beginner list,beautiful compilation.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great post. Except foundation, I use all other products. Without mascara, kajal and lipstick I never step out. I use BB cream or tinted moisturizer instead of foundation.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I was looking for lipstick reccos too. This article is super helpful . I am going to order some tonight

    ReplyDelete
  18. I think you have nailed it perfectly with this list of basic makeup products. I think these are enough to give a good look easily and would be really helpful for beginners.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I am a minimalist when it comes to makeup. I do have few things stacked but I often and always go for lipsticks or lipbalms, foundation and loose powder. That's my go to.

    ReplyDelete

Post a comment

Translate

Popular posts from this blog

Nivea Soft Light Moisturiser - A Good Option For Summer ..

Nykaa Ultra Matte Lipsticks Diana and Marilyn - Review and Swatches (Video Inside)

Review : Oriflame's Nature Secrets Shampoo & Conditioner For Dry And Damaged Hair Wheat & Coconut

Stay Quirky Eye Love You Kajal Review

Oriflame Giordani Gold Long Wear Mineral Foundation SPF 15 in shade 'Light Ivory' - Review