Do you love makeup but you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing?! Do you get overwhelmed by all the contouring, highlighting, blushing over lining etc.
I know when you are in the beginning stages of learning makeup it can be overwhelming and frustrating. So I want to make it as easy as possible for you! Let’s begin!
Primer, This is an absolute Must!
No way around it! This is key to achieving that “flawless” base. Primer will fill in those large pores and wrinkles to supply a thin smooth layer so when you apply foundation it goes on smooth and even. The primer I recommend is pictured above it is the Wet n Wild impossible primer base, you can purchase it here this primer is super affordable and it hydrates, mattifies, & blurs pores!
FOUNDATIOn, Blend, bLEND, bLEND!
So let’s start with foundation now I will let you know from now that knowing your skin type (oily, dry, combo, sensitive, normal) will help you tremendously! TRUST ME before knowing my skin type I had every type of mattifying foundation you can think of and it use to look so bad on me I looked like Ben Grimm from Fantastic Four!
The foundation I recommend is Maybelline Fit Me Dewy & Smooth it is super hydrating, goes on smooth, and trust me a little goes a long way! This foundation is for my dry skin ladies just like me for my oily skin babes I would recommend Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Powerless Foundation.
Always use a brush to apply your foundation, no fingers at all. You use less product when you use a brush and the foundation sets better.
CONCEALER, LET’S COVER IT UP!
Ok so I feel like when I started doing makeup this was THE MOST confusing product I didn’t know if this went on before makeup or after makeup, should I go lighter or darker, why is there a green concealer?!
The concealer that I recommend would have to be Elf Hydrating Camo Concealer this is the ultimate drugstore concealer I have not been able to find another drugstore concealer that even compares to this beauty!
When applying concealer under the eye make sure to apply a little at a time.
BLUSH, Gorgeous girls always over blush.
Next up we have blush and let me tell you I am nothing without my blush! I am so addicted to blush that I prefer that over contouring! As long as I have my dewy skin and blush I will be just fine! The blush I would recommend starting off for beginners is the Milani Cheek Kiss Cream Blush/ Lip Tint.
A little blush tip if you ever apply too much then take your foundation brush (do not apply anymore foundation) and just go over the blush it will mute it.
So we are going to skip the contouring and move straight to bronzer after all this is for beginners and I do not want to overwhelm you. So bronzer is used to warm up the face and add a slight tan.
The product that I use is Wet n Wild Icon Bronzer it is affordable and very pigmented so remember a little goes a long way,
So let’s move on to some mascara now I was going to add in some false lashes but that is a challenge all on its own and deserves its own article, I also don’t believe false lashes are beginner friendly so we will skip them on this article. Now I am not a mascara snob in fact I feel like paying over $8 for mascara is obnoxious as they all do the same thing! My go to mascara would be the Maybeline New York Great Lash Mascara.
Always make your sure your mascara is dry before blinking.
So what is the difference between finishing powder and setting powder because I am sure you have heard of both. Well finishing powder is what you use at the end of your makeup to smooth everything out and setting powder is to make it last.
The finishing powder I use is the Maybelline Fit Me Finishing Powder this powder is pretty good now and quite affordable I won’t say it is my favorite but it gets the job done!
What questions do you have about any of the products listed above?
By following these simple tips you will be on your way to becoming a pro at doing your own makeup.
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