Diving into the world of makeup and beauty products for the first time can be overwhelming. With such a wide variety of products to choose from, it’s hard to determine where to start, as well as what to start with.
In this guide, we teach you about the beauty products that are found in a starter makeup kit and how each item is used, so you can start off your journey equipped with the proper items and knowledge. Before we dive into that, however, we’d like to point out one thing:
As someone who’s just getting acquainted with beauty products, it’s important to know that your choices as a consumer contributes to how the beauty industry works. With that in mind, we urge that you go with ethical products and brands whenever possible, such as mineral makeup powders or plant juice-based lip tints and balms.
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s take a look at what usually goes in a starter makeup kit that will help you embark on your journey into the world of beauty and makeup products:
Before you start with makeup, you need to take care of your skin. Prepare your skin with a spread of moisturizer and primer to ensure a spotless base that will keep your makeup in place all day. Aside from that, a primer can also act as a skincare product as it contains vitamins and minerals that are highly beneficial for your skin.
Now that your skin is prepared, apply some foundation that will create a flawless base for everything else. A concealer can be used for under eye bags, but it is also great for covering those awful spots that a foundation sometimes doesn’t cover well enough.
After you’ve created the perfect base, the next step is to apply some bronzer and add a touch of color to a washed-out complexion. Dust a little bronzer into the hair line, on your neck, and across the cheek bones, but be careful not to add too much.
Lipsticks can change the entire look with just a simple swipe. Nude lipsticks are a perfect neutral that offer an all-natural look with just a slight enhancement.
Lipstick with a pop of color is definitely something to have in your purse. To find the perfect lip shade and create a flawless wash of color, go for a color that’s slightly darker than your natural lip tone.
Eyeliners apply color to the area around your eyes to highlight their appearance. To put an emphasis on your eyes, use eyeliner along the rim of your upper lashes. Alternatively, you can also go for a pencil eyeliner as it’s less fussy and great for beginners to practice with.
These products are applied on the eyelids and under the eyes to make your eyes look more attractive.
Eyeshadow can add dimension and depth to your eyes and even complement your eye color, which can make your eyes look bigger.
Most women (if not all) aren’t satisfied with the natural length of her lashes. For this, mascara can be your best friend. Take your freshly dipped mascara wand and apply one or few coats on your lashes to complete your look.
First of all, you’ll need to brush your eyebrows outward and upward. You can then take out your brow powder to fill in the brows uniformly, which creates a bolder look.
The brow pencil can complement your brow powder in outlining your eyebrows. Test different shades to see which tones look good on you. For blondes, try a shade or two darker than your hair color, while brunettes may do well with a color that’s one or two shades lighter than their natural hair color.
For makeup beginners, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of options you have at your disposal when it comes to personal beauty. Just remember that it isn’t necessary to use every single tool and product to create a stunning look. Sometimes, you only need a touch of this or a dab of that to freshen up your face and make you feel more confident to tackle the day.