Are you a makeup enthusiast but have never tried doing it yourself before? Do you find yourself lost in the makeup store unable to choose what you want? There are a lot of makeup brands and new ones keep coming in the market making it more confusing for beginners like you have landed here. We bring to you a kit that will help you rock that makeup look.
First Makeup Kit For Beginners
Don’t worry, we will not only give you the details of the products in the kit but also the step by step procedure of how to use them. We also understand that you might not want to go all gaga with the makeup for the first time, so our kit will give you a subtle and so-called no-makeup makeup look.
To begin with, it is suggestible that you get rid of facial hair if you want the makeup to sit well on your face. But it is again, left to your own convenience whether you want to do it or not.
Before you start with your makeup look, we have a makeup tip for you! According to us and many other makeup tutorial, Step 0 is to cleanse your face with a good face wash and a liquid cleanser. It is important to remove the dust and pollution particles from the surface of your skin so they don’t settle into your pores.
Step 1 – Moisturize
Before you start your makeup, it is necessary to take care of your beautiful face. Apply it enough to make your face look hydrated. We suggest you use the Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser With Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E. Since it is a gel-based moisturizer, it won’t let your face look oily and simultaneously make it look juicy.
Step 2 – Prime-r
Yes, you read that right. Primer is the prime makeup essential, as the name itself suggests. The reason why it is important is that it forms a smooth canvas for your makeup by filling in your pores, making your face blurry and smooth surface for the makeup to sit. Nykaa Prep Me Up! Face Primer is the best one to use if you’re a beginner. It is both affordable and is ideal for all skin types.
Step 3 – Concealer – The Magic Wand
The reason why we call the concealer a magic wand is that it makes your face flawless by covering spots, marks and dark circles. A lot of people make the mistake of going for the concealer after the foundation which makes the makeup too loud. By doing this step before foundation you cover all spots and makes your makeup look even all over. We suggest the Insight Cosmetics Pro Concealer. Make sure you choose a shade that goes with the skin tone fo your face. The reason why we suggest this is one is that it has 7 shades, it is a cream-based concealer and it is affordable for a beginner like you.
Step 4 – Loose Powder
This is an important step that many are unaware of. This step ensures a smooth finish and oil-free look to your makeup. If you watch any latest makeup tutorial, they will suggest you set your concealer with a loose powder of your skin tone. We suggest the Kay Beauty HD Setting Loose Powder as it comes in 8 shades and is healthy for your skin because of the ingredients like avocado and mango butter.
Step 5 – Found(it)ation
This is where a lot of people tend to make a mistake. You must find the right one here and you cannot go wrong. Choosing the right shade and product for your foundation is what your entire makeup look depends on. Foundation is the only product that covers a good 70% of your face and you cannot afford to go wrong with it.
For this, we suggest the Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte+Poreless Liquid Foundation Tube. This matte finish product is the makeup essential that gives a completely flawless look because it is lightweight and also gives full coverage. Use a beauty blender to apply the foundation, instead of a brush, as it absorbs the excess amount off your face so your makeup doesn’t look cakey.
Step 5 – Eye Makeup Essentials
Everybody’s favourite step in makeup is eye shadow. As you get better at this sphere, you tend to move towards having your own makeup tutorial. As a beginner, it is suggestable to go with subtle colours that complement your outfit and don’t look too heavy. Now as a beginner, you would want to experiment with different colours to see what suits you best.
Hence we suggest you this perfect eye shadow palette Nicka K Perfect Twenty Three Matte Colors – AP036. As the name suggests, it is matte and has 23 shades for you to try them all! It is crease and fades resistant and makes your makeup look neat and well blended. The additional makeup tip here is to apply your eye shadow with a brush rather than the sponge that comes along with the set. It is also okay if you want to use your finger, but usually, half the colour stays on your finger not giving you full coverage. You can also try your own pick with an eye shadow palette based on your taste.
Usually, for the eyeliner you can go with your usual brand but here is something that will make your look better – Nykaa Wing In A Blink Eyeliner Pen – Dark Knight 01 as it gives a good winged finish to your application. It comes with an inbuilt wing-shaped stamp for the perfect wing!
The next step is a good waterproof Kaajal. The reason why you should choose a waterproof one is that it shouldn’t smudge to spoil your entire look.
To finish your eye makeup, the last step is a good Mascara. This too needs to be a waterproof one because the eyes generally get wet. The perfect one that is affordable too is Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara which comes from a good brand and also increases the volume of your lashes by making them look curled and big.
Step 6 – Bronzer
This seems like an unnecessary step to many, but it actually is an important makeup essential that sculpts your face. While it is not as complicated as a contour, it fairly does a good job to make your face look naturally sculpted. We suggest the SUGAR Contour De Force Mini Bronzer for this step. It usually comes in fewer shades as it has to be darker to make a good shadow line under your cheekbone.
Step 7 – Blush
Your makeup is incomplete without the blush. This is what gives a good rouge to your cheeks and makes you pink and pretty. It is important to go for a more pigmented one than a shimmery one. Shimmery ones make your entire face look gaudy and glittery. We suggest the Maybelline New York Fit Me Blush. The makeup tip here is to apply it while you smile at your pretty face to make it look natural.
Step 8 – Highlighter
The final glow on your face comes with this amazing and our personal favourite step. A highlighter makes your nose, cheekbone and chin shine. We suggest the Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter which comes in two perfect shades for you to choose from. As a beginner, it is better to use your fingertip to apply the highlighter as it holds more colour than a highlighter brush and gives a smoother stroke instead of a harsh line.
Step 9 – Lipstick
The final finish to your makeup look is lipstick. Here we do not want to tell you anything because it’s your wish to choose whichever colour you want to go for!
But we suggest a brand that has all the basic shades for you to choose from – Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick. It is affordable and is not too complicated to apply. It also comes with 24 shades to choose from which give a matte finish and long stay.
This sums up your first makeup kit for a beginner. Let us know in the comments what else you would like to hear from us on makeup and fashion.