You are ready to start your makeup collection and add it to your beauty routine but you are not sure where to start, choosing a product among so many options is not so simple and it can make you feel overwhelmed even more if you want just to start. Well here are the essentials that you must-have to begin to build your make up collection. check it out!
The foundation is one of the most important elements in our collection, this is going to unify the color of the skin, cover imperfections and redness, but choosing the perfect one sometimes is not so very easy, therefore here are some tips that will guide you to choose the perfect one:
Tone- The tone of the foundation must match with your skin tone, the foundation must look so natural as possible.
SPF- It is always recommended that the foundation has sunscreen among its ingredients. If the foundation does not have SPF protection you can apply a sunscreen first and then the foundation.
Skin type- If you have a sensitive skin a hypoallergenic base will be perfect for you, with a matte finish if your skin is oily or with acne problems or moisturizing if your skin is dry.
Long-lasting foundation- If you need your makeup to last for many hours, be sure to buy a long-lasting one, there are up to 24 hours.
Liquid foundations are the most popular because they are easy to apply, it is for all skin types and give you light to medium coverage.
The cream foundation give you a full coverage and works good in normal and dry skin.
The powder foundation gives you the least cover and they work great for people with oily skin but it is not recommended if you have dry skin.
Actually, I don’t use foundations everyday and I only use them for special events, but since I discovered the BB Creams “Blemish Balm Cream” I love it! Because they are all that I want in one. The BB cream is a complete beauty treatment with color that takes care of your skin protecting it, nourishes it, and corrects all the light imperfections with SPF protection and plus give a beautiful natural finish. All in one.
BB Cream or foundation?
For young skin without too many imperfections, a BB Cream or CC cream will be perfect, for an older skin or if you want more coverage, a foundation with a buildable coverage will be perfect.
Once you have chosen your foundation it is important that you try it in natural light and wear it for a whole day to see how it looks like and check the reaction of the skin to the foundation.
A good concealer can make a difference in makeup, the concealer is your best friend to cover dark circles, pimples, scars, spots, redness and all kinds of skin imperfections.
Here I will show you how to choose the right concealer for each type of blemish:
Beige- it is the most popular and neutralizes most of the spots on the face.
White- It is the ideal concealer to create luminosity and volume to the skin, but never use it for dark circles, or they will become more noticeable.
Orange- Corrects bluish or gray circles and dark spots that you have on your face.
Yellow- Corrects purple or violet circles.
Lila- Use it, if you have yellowish skin, yellow bumps, and brown blemishes, such as some scars or orange spots.
Green- Ideal to hide redness, pimples, and red veins on the face.
Blue- Perfect for covering strictly orange blemishes, but it should blend well.
Pink- Use to hide any greenish blemishes.
The compact powder cannot be missing in your makeup collection, it helps to fix the makeup and makes it last longer, in addition we can take it anywhere to control oil and retouch up your makeup.
Make sure to choose a pressed powder that suits with your skin type and tone.
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The blush gives you dimension and color to your face, through different techniques, blush can refine the contour of the face, give it light and shine.
You can found it: in powder, cream or liquid presentation. The powder version is more common and lasts the longest on the skin.
Liquid or cream blushes are recommended for perfect skins without blemishes, they withstand heat well, add color to the cheeks and look very natural although they do not last as long.
If you have oily skin, a matte finish is recommended, avoid the excess of shine and the wrinkles will be less visible. for young skins, a satin textures add light and freshness.
with a palette in neutral colors, an eyeliner and a mascara you will be fabulous. A neutral palette combines with everybody and you can use every day. Investing in a neutral palette will not be a mistake and we can get a lot of it.
A black or brown eyeliner will be perfect to define the line of the eyelashes, this can be liquid or pencil, to start it will be easier to use a pencil eyeliner instead of a liquid eyeliner. The pencil eyeliner is more manageable and will be easier to erase a mistake, but all will depends on what you prefer. And finally the magic touch, add a mascara to your collection, this will add length and volume to your eyelashes and will make a big difference in your look. Be sure that all your eyes products are waterproof.
A makeup collection without lipstick is not a complete collection, choose the color that you like and with which you feel most comfortable, be sure that the lipstick provides you hydration and SPF protection.
Invest in quality makeup brushes for your skin, these will help you to apply better your makeup and help to get a perfect finish.
The primer is only necessary if the skin has imperfections or open pores. The primer will fill the pores and imperfections and creates an extra layer between your skin and the makeup. The primer is predominantly used to help makeup last longer, smooth the skin’s surface, and even out the skin tone.
If you are going to use makeup everyday, you will need a makeup remover and incorporate it into your daily skin care routine.
After removing all your makeup, use a moisturizing lotion on your face, this is going to hydrate and nourish your skin and also is going to make the foundation look even better on your skin, don’t skip this step especially if you have dry skin.
With these makeup essentials you have already the perfect kit for beginning to practice and find what best suits your needs.
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