Makeup is any cosmetic applied to the face to improve or change your appearance. For some, makeup is a hobby, an enjoyable habit, or even an obsession.
Most makeup beginners usually get confused by the thousands of products on the cosmetic shelves. From eyelash curlers to kabuki brushes, there are so many makeup tools trending that it can be tough to figure out exactly what you need in your makeup kit.
Speaking with Newsbreak.ng, a makeup artist in Lagos, Deborah Yisah, summarised must-have items for beginners to have in their kit.
1) Moisturizer and Primer
Makeup primer is a base for foundation that allows it go on smoother and last longer. Prep your skin with a moisturizer and primer to help smooth any lines, wrinkles or large pores. The duo will ensure a flawless base that keeps makeup in place all day. Every great makeup begins with great skincare, so never wear makeup without moisturizing your skin and applying a face primer.
2) Concealer and Foundation
Beginners can reduce the risk of caked-on foundation by adding concealer to their kit.
If you have blemishes, dark circles, or discoloration, a concealer should be used to even out your skin, allowing you to use less foundation.
The foundation is a skin colored makeup applied to the face to create an even color to the complexion, to cover flaws and to achieve a flawless skin look.
There are many options, from light to medium and full coverage.
3) Setting Powder.
No kit is complete without a setting powder. It locks in foundation and concealer so that there are no cracks on your face, blurring fine lines and pores and giving you an extra-perfect look.
Wearing it makes your makeup experience way better
4) Brushes and Tools
In order to put apply your makeup properly you ll need to use the right brush tools.
The beauty blender is also a perfect for effortlessly blending foundations, blush, and concealer.
Among the most important features on your face: the eyebrows. Use the spoolie tool to brush and sculpt perfect arches.
5) Setting Spray.
Primer on one hand is applied pre-makeup, while setting spray is applied post-makeup.
The setting spray works best on the top layer of makeup to make it last longer. It is formulated to be smudge-proof and keep your makeup exactly how you left it without melting down.
It keeps you very dewy and provides a good base for makeup to melt into
A good long lasting setting spray sets your makeup for up to 16 hours.