If you wear makeup at all, it’s worth it to start building a makeup kit because the makeup isn’t just about one piece. It’s about finding a range of products that work together and give you the overall look you’re aiming for, all while making you feel absolutely glam.
But where to start and what makeup to invest in?
We get that there’s a lot of clutter out there in the makeup world. It can be so overwhelming to stand in the aisles and figure out which of the hundreds of makeup products you need first.
That’s why we’re here. We want to help you create your look so that you can keep it simple and straightforward when it comes to building your makeup kit.
Here are our top five makeup items that we think you must have and will set the foundation (literally!) for your journey with beauty and makeup.
Rule number one with makeup—if your face isn’t moisturized and prepped, the makeup won’t stick! So before you even get into it with figuring out what makeup you need, get yourself a primer that works for your skin type. That way, your makeup will last on your face all day long!
After you’ve found the perfect primer to keep your fabulous look locked in, it’s time to look for your foundation. Foundations are made specifically to match certain skin tones, so take the time to make sure you choose the right one. The key to knowing if you are getting your perfect match is making sure that it blends perfectly with your skin tone and that it doesn’t look orange against the paler skin of your neck.
Your eyes are one of the most intriguing and beautiful parts about you, so you really want to make them pop! While some girls use false lashes to get that doe-eyed look, you really don’t need to if you invest in the right type of mascara. A good mascara will make your lashes thick and luscious in just a few quick swipes—the key is to go for volume! And no matter what time of day or occasion, a certain amount of mascara can be the only statement you really need when it comes to your makeup.
Keep it simple and decide which you prefer best—lipstick or lipgloss— or layer the two for some added glam. You need to be comfortable with the color and texture of your product in order to make it a worthwhile investment. Otherwise, chances are that you’ll never use it! During the day, a nude or light pink color goes a long way, but for special occasions, it is always nice to have a bold color that makes a big statement for you!
To round off the five essentials, a highlighter is a must. It offers you a subtle glow that will make the rest of your makeup really stand out. Highlighter is used on the high points of your face that you want to accentuate, like your cheekbones, cupid’s bow, and browbones. A good highlighter can be used for both daytime and nighttime looks. It shouldn’t overdo it on the glitter and shimmer, but rather add just enough subtle shine to complete your look and make you feel flawless!
Every gal needs a makeup kit with these top five essentials. There are obviously so many more makeup products you can add to the kit as you grow in your makeup skills, like quality brushes, eyeshadow, lip liner, eyeliner, and so on. But with these five products, you’ll be sorted for both the daytime and evening looks so you can walk into any room feeling confident and beautiful!
And the best part is, you can always play around with your essential products and test out new shades and tones until you find the ones that are perfect for you.