Makeup Basics

I was doing my makeup before work this morning and thought, “It’s about time I do a blog post on makeup.” So, I quickly finished my face and proceeded to take photos of my makeup collection…and I wasn’t even late for work! This post is all about makeup basics and the essential items you’ll need if you’re looking to start wearing/collecting makeup. Be sure to click all of the photos to enlarge them for better detail and use the photo above for reference.

Primers: Smoothes your skin for flawless coverage and helps keep your makeup on longer.

Elf makeup primer $6
Put on before foundation for long-lasting coverage

Urban Decay De Slick $29
Spray on face before and after makeup application to keep makeup in tact

1. Foundation: Liquid or mineral based makeup for overall coverage.

Bare Mineral mineral foundation $27
Apply with a kabuki brush and choose your amount of coverage

Medium Beige
Great shade for the summer months

CoverGirl Clean liquid foundation for light coverage $7

2. Powder: Sets your foundation and helps makeup last longer.

NYC Smooth Skin loose powder $3

4. Blush: Powder or cream that gives the effect of a natural glow.

Ulta Extreme Wear Mousse Blush – Pink Glow $3
Mousse/cream blushes give a much more natural look than the average powder blush

Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush $7

5. & 7. Gel Liner

Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner $8
Apply with a thin liner brush on your eyelid to create flawless lines

Choose browns for a more natural look and blacks and grays for night looks

Ulta Extreme Wear Gel Liner $3

8. & 14. Liquid and Pencil Liners

Pencil liners are great for water lines and lower lash line, while liquid liners are great alternatives for gel liners on the lid

Use a white liner on your water line to give the look of bigger eyes

9. Highlight and Eye Shadow

This brand is currently discontinued, but any light reflecting shadow will look great on the inner corners of your eyes and your cheek bones

Pick large eye shadow palettes like this to give you a variety of neutral and fun looks

11. & 12. Eye Shadow Primer and Mascaras

Urban Decay Primer Potion $20
Apply all over lid before the application of any eye shadow to help creasing

Maybelline Colossal Volume mascara $6

Revlon Grow Luscious mascara $8

13. Brushes

The Rundown:

Elf Primer

Urban Decay De Slick

Bare Minerals

CoverGirl Clean Foundation

NYC Smooth Skin loose powder

Ulta Mousse Blush

Maybelline Mousse Blush

Maybelline Gel Liner

Urban Decay Primer Potion

Phew! That was a long one! Thanks for stopping by!


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