5 Must-Have Makeup Products For Beginners

February 06, 2021

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Nidhi Khurana is a happy-go-lucky girl who loves to write. Started as a pastime, writing became her passion and now she dabbles between lifestyle and travel writing. She is a blogger at 365 Gorgeous, a blog dedicated to keeping you gorgeous, always. It is a one-stop solution for all your beauty, skincare, and hair care needs.

5 Must-Have Makeup Products for Beginners

By the time you reach college, there are a few things that you should know – like how to apply makeup. You go out and see everyone from the bank clerk to the receptionist - even your bestie has perfected the cat eye – and you wonder how come you haven't even begun. To be a pro, you need to start somewhere – you need to become a beginner. Take baby steps with these 5 must-have makeup products that every beginner should have.

5 Must-Have Makeup Products For Beginners

1. Foundation
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Most pros and makeup artists would say that a primer should be the first product in your bag, but that's unnecessary for a beginner. A good moisturizer would work just as well. Foundations are available in liquid, powder, pressed powder, cream, stick, and loose powder forms. The type of foundation you choose should depend on your skin type, skin shade, and the undertone. Also, remember that your skin's shade and texture will vary with the change in season. It may be darker and oily in summers, and you will need a different foundation when your skin becomes dry in winters. The finish is also different and is available in three common forms – Dewy, matte, and satin.
2. Concealer
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A concealer comes next. It helps cover all the blemishes on the skin, including the under-eye area so that you have an even skin tone. It is one of the most useful products you can have. Whether it is pimples, dark circles, or spots, a concealer covers them all. And that is the reason why it is a must-have product. The shade of your concealer depends on the shade of your foundation. In fact, experts advise keeping two shades of concealers in your bag – a dark and a light one – to use according to the change in your skin tone. To cover a blemish, use a darker concealer and blend it all together with a lighter shade that matches your skin tone. For your dark circles, choose a shade lighter than the shade of your foundation. There are different concealers fo different purposes: Orange, Blue, Green, Yellow, and Purple. Did you know you can even make concealer at home, how? read this: How To Make DIY Orange Concealer/Colour Corrector

3. Mascara

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Since you are still testing the waters, choose a mascara that has a good wand. The right tool will give you the lashes you want. The shape of the mascara brush will determine how full or curled your lashes will be. A thick brush with more bristles will give your lashes thickness and volume, while a narrow and straight wand will give your lashes length. A curved wand will lift up the lashes, curling them

4. Blush

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To pick the right blush for your skin, you need to know what your skin undertone is – is it cool, warm or neutral? If you are not sure about the undertone, then compare the blush to your lip color and test it on the cheek's apple to see if it looks natural. The right blush depends on your skin type – whether it is dry or oily. If you have dry skin, then stick to a glowy or mineral blush, which will add luminosity. If your skin is towards the oily side, then something matte is more your thing to keep the shine out of your skin.

5. Lipstick

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Like any other makeup product, the shade of your lipstick depends on your skin's undertone. Makeup expert, Namrata Soni says that knowing the undertone of your skin changes your life. You can have a complete makeover when you know yours. You learn what colors suit you. As a beginner, stay off pigmented lipsticks. Start with a light lip gloss, that doesn't have to be reapplied to make the stain look fresh. Women with cool undertones look good in pastels, mauve, and pink; those with warm undertones look great in deeper colors that are peachy brown or coral; for the dusky beauties, a lighter or darker shade gives maximum impact.


The difference between a beginner and a pro is in the blending. Use clean brushes and blend sponge. Blend, blend, blend because blend is your friend. Always save your blush for the last – after the foundation and the eye makeup – so that you don't have to wipe off everything and restart with the makeup. "It is easier to add than to subtract," as makeup artist Daniel Martin says. To get a dewy look, combine your concealer and foundation with a moisturizer and apply it using a beauty blender. Finally, use a lip liner if you want your lips to pop with color. The liner will give them dimension and volume but apply it after you apply the lipstick. Now that your arsenal is ready try them on and get ready to rock the world.

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