Although beauty and makeup are super fun, they can be pretty intimidating when you're first starting out. There are so many products and tools, and it is hard to know what's worth picking up and what's not worth it, so we're here to help you out.
From blush brushes to foundation, here are some essential products for a beauty beginner.
There are countless ways you can apply and blend your foundation, but beauty sponges are a little more forgiving than any brush when you're new to makeup. (No one wants brush streaks on their face.)
To use a beauty sponge, dampen it with water and use it to tap in and blend out your base products gently.
Beauty sponges come in all shapes and sizes, but it's great to have a mini to blend out concealer and a larger one for foundation and other liquid products.
Although you've likely come across a video of someone applying foundation, it still can be a little intimidating to figure out the right shade and formula for you. The first thing to consider is if you're interested in full coverage or a subtle skin tint. After you determine what formula you're interested in, the next step is learning what your undertones are; they can be neutral, cool, or warm.
If you think foundation or a skin tint is too much for you, may we introduce you to concealer? Concealer is a great product to have in your arsenal because it helps cover whatever you're trying to hide, such as a zit or maybe your under-eye circles. If you have pretty clear skin but just want something to touch you up a bit, this does the job. Just be sure to blend it out.
4. Powder Brush
A larger powder brush or blush brush is a great tool to have because it's so versatile. You can use it to apply blush, bronzer, contour, highlighter, and, of course, setting powder. Although there are a lot of great brush options on the market, this style stands out the most to us.
Blush will bring some life back to your cheeks after applying foundation and concealer. (Trust us, you'll probably need it.)
Blush comes in a lot of different formulas, so you have about a million options to choose from. Since you are just starting off, try a liquid blush because they tend to be super forgiving and blendable.
To finish off any look, you need something to set it. A setting spray will make your makeup last all day and all night long. It helps keep your makeup from melting off as you're running around doing whatever you need to do.
A good mascara can and will change your life. It is the perfect finishing touch to every single look. Every mascara has different benefits, but a volumizing and lengthening option will make the most impact.
Although applying makeup is a lot of fun, removing it is not so much fun. However, at the end of the day, it's necessary.
Makeup remover also comes in countless formulas, such as wipes, micellar water, balms, and so much more. Although all work equally well, it's up to you to determine what your skin wants and needs.