makeup-for-beginners

Makeup counters can be confusing for anyone. There’s always a new product to alter ones features, a new makeup brand or several odd numerical brush that all perfect the art of blending better. I mean with all the new advances in makeup it can be pretty tough for a girl to catch up.

Without the necessities it can be difficult to truly execute a good beat down and if you’re a beginner, sticking to the basics is the way to start. Here’s what you’ll need.

Unscented Lotion

Unscented Lotion

Unscented Lotion


It's best to apply it to your face before putting on any makeup because it hydrates the skin and allows a smooth base.
Foundation

Foundation

Foundation


This is your base and it's used to even out the skin tone and cover up facial imperfections.
Concealer

Concealer

Concealer


This is used to highlight your features and to blur out any skin irregularities. You always choose a concealer that's lighter than your skin tone so it can even out any skin blemishes.
Blush and Bronzer Compact

Blush and Bronzer Compact

Blush and Bronzer Compact


Most compacts sell them as a dual and it’s your best bet to get one that does. Blush adds a flush of color to the cheeks and bronzer helps thin out facial features.
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urban-decay

Eye Shadow Primer


Make sure to purchase one that actually works and is known not to let your shadow crease. When your shadow doesn’t crease it holds for the day and keeps your eyeshadow intact.
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Neutral Eye Palette


Make sure to purchase one that actually works and is known not to let your shadow crease. When your shadow doesn’t crease it holds for the day and keeps your eyeshadow intact.
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stillabrush

Crease and Blending Brush


These two brushes are the best way to start applying eye shadow because the crease brush can apply the base and another color. The blending brush smooths the shades out.
Liquid Liner

Liquid Liner

Liquid Liner


This one so necessary because it helps you gain a steady hand and if you can perfect this blending becomes a snap. Not only is it great for training but it also makes your eyes look bigger.
Great Lash Mascara

Great Lash Mascara

Mascara


Possibly the most fun makeup techniques to apply because of the faces you'll make. Also it helps your eyes look bigger and enhances the eye shadow that you've already applied.
Basic Lipstick

Basic Lipstick

Basic Lipstick


When choosing a lipstick I highly recommend that you go with a pink that’s not to bright or pale. A pink that has a hint of beige goes with most skin tones.