Top 10 Basic Beauty Must-Haves

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A cluttered and cramped makeup bag is not such a good sight to behold. It is time to throw away some of the junk, clean up, and get down to the basics. But women can sometimes be overwhelmed with all the beauty products they have that they don’t know what’s important anymore. Here is a guide that will help you decide what to keep and what to throw away.

1. Lipstick

All makeup is important, but this one makes it to the top of the list. You can go by a day without everything else, except the lipstick. It instantly livens up the face, especially if it is a bold and vivid color used, like red.

It can make a pale face look instantly perked-up and looking healthy. You can use this solo and still look beautiful.

2. Eyeshadow

Eyeshadow is great in making the eyes look pretty, but they can sometimes be overwhelmed with all the other eye makeup used that it becomes unnoticed. The basic eye shadow shade that would effectively bring notice to the eyes are shades that are slightly darker than your skin tone.

Just lightly sweep it over your eyelids with a soft brush and blend it above the crease.

3. Blush

Blush can make you look instantly fresh and healthy. If you want a more natural-looking glow, choose a lighter shade of blush and try to avoid those with shimmer.

Simply apply blush onto the apples of your cheeks with a brush, two swipes would do the trick.

4. Make-up brushes

To use all the makeup for all their intended purposes, a good set of makeup brushes is important. It also helps to apply all the products nicely and effectively onto the face with exact precision. A basic set of brushes would usually include a powder brush, blush brush, eye shadow brush, eyeshadow blending brush, eyeliner or brow brush, and a lip brush.

Never forget to clean them as often as you can prevent the growth of nasty bacteria and other microorganisms that could cause havoc on your skin.

5. Foundation

Foundations are important to provide a clean, flawless canvas. It also effectively lightens the appearance of stubborn bumps and skin redness for a blemish-free face and an even skin tone. So, keep in mind to look for the shade that exactly matches your skin tone to avoid a mismatched skin color.

To look for the perfect foundation match, dab a sample of the foundation on your hand and see if it resembles your skin.

6. Concealer

The concealer is useful in covering up imperfections on your face. It is also the only producer who can hide under-eye circles so well.

Dab some product on the dark areas, pimples, blemishes, redness, and other imperfections and lightly pat it to be absorbed completely by the skin. Do not rub it too hard or it will come off instantly.

7. Eyeliner

Eyeliners are great in defining the eyes. They can even make big eyes look smaller. Eyeliners have been used to create such a dramatic effect on eyes that could create different kinds of looks.

They also come in various colors, but the more popular ones are still the black, brown, and gray liners.

8. Brow liner

Eyebrows that are well-groomed command attention to the eyes. Brow liners not only makes them look neat, but it also brings color to your sparse brows. It comes in various shades of blacks, browns, and grays to make your eyebrows look naturally yours.

Brow liners also come in different forms like gels, powder, waxes, and the most commonly used, pencil brow liners.

9. Powder

This is important to bring along with you for quick touch-ups. Powder helps to absorb oil where you don’t need it, especially in your T-zone area. It can also set your foundation once it is applied on the face, to give you that smooth and velvety finish, almost like you are not wearing any makeup at all. Just pat lightly on oily areas to create a natural finish.

It is also convenient enough to carry around with you because of its small size, so there is no excuse for you to look oily at all.

10. Mascara

If you want eyes that speak volumes, you will need really good mascara. They lengthen, thicken and give volume to your eyelashes effectively.

Wiggle the mascara wand at the base of your lashes, moving toward the lash tips. Do this process repeatedly to create those long and thick eyelashes.

Keep it simple and everything to a minimum, now that you know the stuff that is really important. You won’t need to worry about crowded makeup bags and products you don’t know what to do with, anymore. You only need a few things to make your beauty shine, this time.

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