Wearing makeup can do wonderful things for your look. Done properly, it can enhance your natural beauty and mask things you don’t like, such as acne or scars. If you’re new to makeup, the cosmetics aisle can be overwhelming and you may not know where to start. If you’re just getting started, fill your makeup bag with these basics. Once you get more confident with makeup application, you can round out you bag with all the other extras.
Foundation should be in any girl’s makeup bag. It evens your complexion and provides coverage for spots and blemishes on your skin. Choose a color that closely matches your skin tone so that it blends seamlessly and doesn’t look totally obvious. Don’t forget to add a makeup sponge for easy foundation application.
When you’re setting up a basic makeup bag, you don’t need to go overboard on eye shadow colors. Figure out what goes with your eye color and grab a palette that contains several shades of that color. That way you can highlight your eyes and learn the application technique without having to work with a bag that’s so stuffed you can’t even find what you’re looking for. If you want a more dramatic look, add some liner and mascara to complete your eyes.
Some shade of pink looks good on virtually anyone’s cheeks so it’s a great starter shade for your makeup bag. Again, choose one that goes with your skin tone so it looks natural and unfussy rather than weird and out of place. You might need to experiment to find your perfect shade. If you can’t find it, choose a palette that lets you swirl together several colors to get the best one for you.
Lipstick tops off any makeup look and you need a color that flatters your lip color and skin tone. Many women can easily pull off a nude look, so that’s a great option for your first makeup bag. Choose a matching lip liner to help complete your look.
Primer is perfect for helping your makeup stay in place all day long. All you have to do is slide it on before your makeup. Give it a couple of minutes to soak in, then apply your cosmetics. This is an easy and quick way to prevent your eyeliner from migrating into the creases of your lids and will keep your foundation in place all day long. Perfect!
Do you have oily or combination skin? You must toss some blotting papers into your first makeup bag. They are an easy and effective way to soak up the shine whenever the need arises. Simply press the blotting papers to your greasy skin and it will remove the oil without wiping off your makeup. I can’t tell you how many times blotting papers have save my day from going from good to greasy.
You can’t get a flawless makeup look if you don’t have the right tools. Make sure your bag contains the brushes you need to apply your different products. That includes a blush brush, a brow comb, a lip brush and an eye color brush. Now you’re all set!
Would you add anything else to your first makeup bag?
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