Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of makeup and/or how to apply it but didn’t know where to start ? Well you’ve come to the right place !
I’ve been guilty of not knowing how to put makeup on until I was about 19. It’s sad, but I felt so overwhelmed, I didn’t know what to buy, what to start with, what went where. For some unknown reason, it was confusing to me. Until one day I decided to take the plunge and bought everything I needed to start my collection. I also quickly learned how to apply makeup via the MAC store and YouTube.
Although I don’t necessarily recommend to buy everything at once. It can be expensive. If you have the money go for it, if not it’s no biggie! By one item every month or so until you get the essentials I made a list of the makeup essentials for beginners and included all my favorite high end products to use. I will be doing a Budget friendly version though, so don’t worry is you can’t afford these !
Concealers are good for covering up either blemishes or/and dark eye circles. It’s not obligatory in the sense that if are lucky enough to have flawless skin and no dark eye circles, you can skip it.
To me, liquid foundation is the best, but there are definitely other kinds you can use. You also don’t have to paint your face full of foundation. With the combination of your concealer you can just dab a bit a foundation where you need it.
The main reason to apply powder after your foundation is to help the makeup set. In other words, it evens out the foundation you just put on – making more of a flawless finish. It also helps enormously with shine.
Blush is my favorite thing to put on! You can put whatever color you like, but I love using warm tones like this one -
When I first started my makeup collection I didn’t even buy eye shadow. I was only applying Mascara to define my eyes. It worked for me you might want to invest in a palette, but for starting out you can definitely do just mascara.
Let’s face it brushes are pretty expensive. I still haven’t invested that much money into brushes, but you need them to apply makeup and the better brushes you buy the better it blends. The three most important brushes to buy at first would be a Foundation Brush, a Powder brush, and Blush Brush.
I have used many ways to apply foundation but I always go back to this brush –
You’re basically looking for a brush that will blend your foundation. If you don’t want to invest right away you can always use alternative methods like using your fingers, using a makeup sponge, etc.
This brush needs to be big and rounded. You’re going to use this to apply your translucent powder.
You want this brush to be smaller than your powder brush, but still be rounded. A find that rounded brushes are best for applying blush.
Tips before starting you’re makeup collection
1- Research, research, research – Makeup Alley is a great resource !
2 – Don’t be afraid to ask for samples
3 – Start building your collection bit by bit
4 – Don’t feel pressured to buy everything high end
Do you have a makeup collection ?
If so, how did you start it ?