The Essentials

Today’s lesson is about  the basics of a makeup kit…lets get started!

These basics should be the foundation of your makeup kit. Consider this the ultimate everyday makeup kit. However, if you’re not really heavily into makeup and just like to do the basics…I will also post a revised list that has the bare minimum basics!

                                                 (I hope that makes sense)!

Now remember you can tweak these if you like…your kit doesn’t have to be EXACTLY like this!
  1. Concealer. Choose a creamy formula that can hide under-eye circles and cover blemishes.
  2. Foundation. Place in areas where you see uneven skin tone or discoloration, no need to put it all over. If you don’t need as much coverage as foundation provides, consider a tinted moisturizer instead.
  3. Blush. Look for a warm tone to add color to your cheeks
  4. Translucent powder. A quick, light dusting of powder sets makeup and controls shine.
  5. Mascara. There’s no better way to define your eyes than by enhancing your lashes. Stick with basic black (or dark brown if you have light hair and lashes).
  6. Neutral eye shadow. A neutral beige or taupe is an instant brightener when swiped all over the lid.
  7. Defining eye shadow. Choose a medium, neutral shade like a warm brown or charcoal gray. Brush it in the crease of the eye, under the brow bone, to add depth.
  8. Eye liner. You can use your darker shade of eye shadow as a liner along the lashes—or use a dark brown or black pencil to create a thin line that will define and enhance your eyes.
  9. Lipstick. How about some color? Lipstick (or gloss, if you want a more casual look)
  10. Fluffy powder brush. Have one big, rounded brush to dust on powder once you’ve finished your makeup.
  11. Blush brush. This brush is a bit smaller than your powder brush and is the right size for dabbing the cheeks and blending along the cheekbones.
  12. Eye shadow brush. An all-over brush that gets your lid covered in one swipe.
  13. Crease brush. This smaller, rounded brush will get into the crease when you add a darker shade for definition.
  14. Eye liner brush. A small, flat, angled brush can be used to line the eyes or add a bit of brow powder to thin eyebrows.
  15. Tweezers. Clean up any stray hairs around your brows that sprout up in between brow appointments.
  16. Brow Gel. This is a must. This will help to tame those wild stray hairs and keep your brows flat throughout the day. They do make actual brow gels but you can use a clear mascara and get the same effect!

Now for the OTHER list…for the ladies who don’t wear a lot of makeup

  1. Tinted Moisturizer. Use this in place of a foundation. It’s lighter and easier to use.
  2. Translucent Powder. A quick, light dusting of powder sets makeup and controls shine.
  3. Blush. Look for a warm tone to add color to your cheeks. Don’t be scared to use blush. It can bring life to your face. If your new to this I would stay away from bold bright colors (at least until you more comfortable)!
  4. Mascara. There’s no better way to define your eyes than by enhancing your lashes. Stick with basic black (or dark brown if you have light hair and lashes).
  5. Neutral Color Eyeshadow.  Nothing bold or bright. Find something that is a good match for your skin tone and a color that you can sweep all over the lid.
  6. Fluffy Powder Brush. Use this to dust on your translucent powder after you have used your tinted moisturizer.
  7. Small blush brush. Doesn’t have to be anything expensive or fancy. Just something to get the color on your cheeks. (You can also use your hands)!
  8. Eyeshadow brush. Now I think this is a must but if you aren’t comfortable using a brush then use you ringer finger…it will do!
  9. Tweezers. Clean up any stray hairs around your brows that sprout up in between brow appointments.
  10. Brow Gel. This is a must. This will help to tame those wild stray hairs and keep your brows flat throughout the day. They do make actual brow gels but you can use a clear mascara and get the same effect!
  11. Lip Gloss.  A girls best friend (second to diamonds)!
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