HOW TO BUILD A MAKEUP KIT FOR BEGINNERS

Good morning ladies, I’ve received quite a few emails and messages from readers who would like to start dipping their toes into the makeup and beauty world, and all of them have asked me what my product recommendations are for makeup newbies.  So, I decided instead of replying to each email & message – I’d rather write up a blog post that everyone can read (and refer back to) for what you need in your makeup kit as a beginner.If you are new to cosmetics, having the necessary essentials is the best way to start.As a beginner there are a variety of makeup product in the market and  the feeling of being lost in the midst of  it all is overwhelming,

This checklist of basic makeup essentials for beginners has everything you need to make your personal beauty bag complete with product recommendations for everyday use and i will provide links of sites to purchase them without breaking your bank. Here is your must-have makeup essentials.

This is the basic stuff you need;

1.BRUSHES AND TOOLS

Brushes  are a basic makeup essential .These are the tools used in every process of makeup application and it is definitely important to have in your personal bag.In order to put apply your makeup properly you’ll need to use the right tools from foundation  to eye makeup brushes.

Product sugestions

Sculpt and Blend Brush Set

2.MOISTURIZER OR PRIMER;

Great makeup begins with great skincare. Prep your skin with a  moisturizer and primer. The duo will ensure a flawless base that keeps makeup in place all day.

Product sugestions

 

3.FOUNDATION AND CONCEALERS

BUILDING A MAKEUP KIT

One basic makeup essential everyone thinks of first is foundation because it evens out your skintone and gives you a flawless complexion. However, if you don’t like foundation, opt for or a tinted moisturizer instead. it  is important to have a concealer in order to awaken the under eyes and delete any blemishes from the skin. We all have a pimple we want to go away every now and again.

product suggestions;

 Black opal Even True Flawless Liquid- $23

or visit any local edgars  or foshini stores

 

4.FINISHING POWDER

If you really want to set your foundation and concealer into place, then you nned a  finishin or setting powder in your kit. .  A translucent / transparent powder is best when your foundation matches you perfectly.  If your foundation is a bit too light for you, go with a powder that is 1 shade darker.  And if your foundation is a bit too dark for you, then go with a powder that is 1 shade lighter than your skin tone to balance it out.

PRODUCT SUGGESTIONS;

Black Opal Oil-Absorbing Pressed Powder $20.00

or visit any local edgars or  foshine stores

5.EYELINER AND MASCARA

If you could buy only 1 product on this whole starter kit list, then mascara is definitely it.  It’s truly amazing what long, full, and defined lashes can do for your face – it opens up the eyes, making you look more awake and youthful.

6.BROWS

Your brows frame your face and can seriously change your entire makeup look – and that’s why it’s important to keep them looking neat and groomed.  Brow pencils are great for filling in any sparse areas or gaps, I personally find brow gel  and pencil are bit more easy to work with (but it’s just personal preference – find what works best for you)

product suggestions; 

MORPHE MICRO BROW PENCIL-MOCHA-$5

Freedom Makeup London Pro Brow Pomade – Dark Brown-$7

7.NUDE AND RED LIPSTICK

 

no makeup kit is complete without a go to lipstick. I would suggest having a few lipstick and gloss options to choose from based on your comfort

 

Product suggestions 

      ARRIBA $6.5                                            LIMBO $6.5

 

8.BLUSH AND BRONZR

Blush and bronzer are an important makeup basic because both add life and color to your skin. Using a compact that has both a blush and a bronzer is helpful you keep your makeup kit minimal and easy for every day use.

SUGGESTED PRODUCTS;

                                                                             

 

                                                                                                                                                                             Makeup Revolution Bronze Palette

Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition – 21 Color Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette

9.EYESHADOW PALETTE

The perfect eyeshadows to experiment with, is this palette which is perfect for you as a beginner. It offers a range of everyday nudes to play around with.

Suggested products;Morphe 35P – 35 COLOR PLUM EYESHADOW PALETTE-$ 23

Being a beauty blogger, I’ve tried and tested my fair share of makeup products (budget-friendly and high-end).  It can be very easy to get caught up in the hype of expensive luxury brands, but when you’re just starting out with makeup, drugstore is definitely the way to go.

I hope  my affordable product recommendations will help you to create a small but strong makeup kit.   All these products have a special place in my current makeup collection – they’re high quality, easy to use, and won’t break the bank!

For my Zambian ladies you can visit my facebook page to purchase the products available

enjoy the rest of the week xoxo

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