With so many make-up products on the market you may not know where to start. But, you don’t need a 24-piece brush set and 40 different shades of eyeshadow to apply make-up like a pro.
These are the items you absolutely must have in your make-up bag.
Whether it’s concealer to give you full coverage or BB cream for a lighter feel, an even skin tone gives you a blank canvas to work with.
Powder based make-up, such as eyeshadow or blush, goes on more evenly and stays on much longer when applied over foundation.
Foundation tends to form lines along the creases of the face over time.
Applying some loose, translucent powder over your foundation will prevent these lines from forming and keep your skin looking flawless for longer.
Light and Dark Eyeshadow
You only need one light and one dark shade to create dramatic eyes.
Apply the light shade to your entire lid and along your brow bone beneath your eyebrow. Apply the dark shade in the outer corners of each lid and blend well.
For a different look, apply the dark shade into your eyebrow crease instead.
Even if you’re not wearing any other make-up you, mascara is a definite must. It makes your eyes pop, helping you to look alert and bright-eyed.
It can even double as an eyeliner; dab a little onto a tissue and smudge onto your lower lid and lashes.
A good nude lipstick gives your lips definition without making it obvious that you’re wearing lipstick. Choose a matte colour slightly lighter or darker than your skin tone.
As a bonus, you can use your nude lipstick on your cheeks as a subtle blush.
You only need three brushes in your kit:
1. A medium to large rounded tip brush for applying loose powder and blush.
2. A small rounded tip blending brush to properly blend your light and dark eyeshadow shades together.
3. A small angle brush to use eyeshadow as an eyeliner and to define your brows. It also allows you to apply liquid liner more accurately.