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How to Choose the Right Lipstick Shade for Your Skin Tone

Lipsticks come in a vast selection of colors. If you’ll take a look back at lipstick collections in the past, probably 20 to 30 years ago, most lipsticks only come in either red, pink or orange. But now, ever since the whole beauty industry has boomed tremendously, the lipsticks you’ll find in the market go from sexy nudes to electric blues! It’s true that there are no specific rules when it comes to choosing the lipstick you want to wear because these lipstick shades are all about your mood; all about self-expression. But you may probably wonder why there are times that you pick up that gorgeous Barbie pink shade that looks amazing on another person but looks horrific on yours? Well, just like picking the right wardrobe, there are also some factors you many want to consider when it comes to choosing the right lipstick shade for you. In this article, we’ll help you out in knowing what lipstick shade suits your complexion best. Continue reading

Most Essential Items You Need in Makeup Kit for Beginners

Age between 13 to 18 brings a lot of changes in a girl’s life, both physically and emotionally. Leaving those fantasies of childhood behind, a girl in her teen, is more attracted towards the items related to her appearance, be it trendy clothes or radiance-enhancing beauty products. Selection of makeup for beginners is not that easy. Teenage girls have youthful and sensitive skin, so their selection for complete makeup kit must be made with utmost care.

Things to Remember Before Buying your Makeup Kit Box

Being a makeup newbie, you lack experience. There are a lot of things that need your attention before buying your ultimate makeup must haves.

  • We all have our favorite features (eyes or lips), and the main usage of any makeup product is to focus that particular feature. So, avoid buying any beauty product that you are sure, you’ll never use. Buying everything would be nothing but wastage of money.
  • For makeup at this initial stage, apply the rule of ‘less is more’.
  • If you don’t like dark smoky eyes, you don’t need to purchase a smoky eye palette.
  • Do you love the luminosity of skin? Buy the base that offers a dewy look.
  • Your skin is soft and fresh, don’t buy any product that comes for mature skin. Read the ingredients well. It must be free from harming ingredients like mercury.
  • Talking of makeup for beginners, you are advised to buy makeup with matte finish. You might feel allured towards glittery and shimmery products (lip gloss is an exception), but experimenting with such bright items may bring some undesirable results at this early stage of life. [Read here: 2 Minute Weekend Makeup routine for Perfectly Matte Skin].
  • Beauty products come in different price ranges. Starting from low, the price can get too expensive. Keeping in view your age group (and pocket money), you should opt for cheap makeup kits.

Best Beauty Products for the Beginners

1.Moisturizer

For getting the best makeup results, you must have great skin. Great skin comes with moisturizing. Buy some nutritive moisturizer to get a flawless skin.

  1. Primer

Primer is optional. It makes it easy to glide on the makeup. A primer also promises the longevity of the makeup. A primer must never be purchased without knowing your skin type. For a dry skin type, opt for hydrating primers, for a skin too oily or the one with large pores, opt for the one with blurring effect.

  1. BB Cream or Foundation

It’s too early for you to get into the usage of a foundation. As getting the right one (according to your skin tone) can be tricky. Still if you want to use foundation, apply a concealer first (especially if you have dark circles or other blemishes on your skin). It hides a lot on your skin and you don’t have to apply too much of foundation. The other best choice is to simply opt for a BB cream. A slight layer of beauty balm cream is best for hiding the skin imperfections without getting a thick and cakey feel on your skin. Maybelline has a great range of BB creams according to your skin type. Find the best for yours.

Most Essential Items You Need in Makeup Kit for Beginners

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  1. Face Powder

We need a face powder to get a long-lasting makeup result. Makeup may vanish or slip due to sweat or oil, that’s why we recommend buying a setting powder, especially for the T area (forehead, nose, chin), that is oilier than other parts. But if you have dry skin, you don’t need one.

Most Essential Items You Need in Makeup Kit for Beginners

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  1. Bronzer

Do you like that Greek goddess-like look that a bronzer promises? If yes, buy one to have a sun-kissed glow on your skin. A bronzer too is an optional item. Bronzers with matte finish are the best. The matte finish promises a natural look. Bronzers by NYX with matte finish are some of the best, available in the drugstores.

  1. Blush

Your look is incomplete without those final strokes of a blush. Girls with warm skin tones should go with peachy blushes while pinkish blushes are suitable for cool skin tones.

Most Essential Items You Need in Makeup Kit for Beginners

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  1. Brow Pencil

Eyebrow pencil is one of the most significant items of makeup must haves. Well-groomed eyebrows give a defining touch to your overall look. You can’t skip that at all.

Most Essential Items You Need in Makeup Kit for Beginners

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  1. Eye liner Pencil

Don’t forget to add eye liner pencils in your makeup kit box. Three shades are the must haves; brown for daily use, beige for waterline application (it gives a wider look to your eyes) and black to get a sizzling hot look. Look for the products that are pigmented and glide on seamlessly.

  1. Eye Shadow Palette

Your eye makeup cannot be completed without application of suitable eye shadows. For the makeup for beginners, we recommend you to buy the eye shadow palette with everyday nudes. Bobbi Brown and Maybelline, both offer some great neutral shaded palettes.

  1. Mascara

Instead of wearing those fake lashes, apply mascara on your upper and lower lashes to bring out the best look. Buy the one that promises a long lasting staying power. [ Read here: The Pros and Cons of Eyelash Extensions you must be aware of].

  1. Lipstick/Gloss

You can’t look perfect without drenching your lips in color. Lipsticks and lip glosses both are essential parts of a complete makeup set. Lipsticks come in various finishes i.e. matte, nude and creamy. You are free to pick the ones you like. Easy to glide on, glosses too are popular, particularly among teenage girls.

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  1. Synthetic Brushes

For the best application of bronzer, blush or eyeshadows, the brushes should be of high quality. Many times, the kits come with low-quality brushes with hard bristles. To face such situation, it’s better to buy some good brushes in different shape and sizes separately.

  1. Makeup Remover

It is highly recommended to remove the makeup at the end of the day. Don’t forget to add some high-quality makeup remover and makeup removing wipes in your makeup kit.

Most Essential Items You Need in Makeup Kit for Beginners

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Conclusion: Getting a complete makeup set is not enough, it is also very important to apply each item in the best possible manner. You are still young and you don’t have to overdo your makeup. We would advise you to use everything in a balanced way otherwise you will end up with an aging look.

 

10 Tips for Makeup with Glitters

Glitters aren’t always the easiest thing to work with. It can be quite messy and unnecessarily overdramatic! Despite those facts that imply how glitter can be a toughie, the beauty world still thinks it is worth the spotlight. Both beauty and style portals have predicted how glitter will conquer this year’s hottest beauty trends (Step Up Your Makeup Game with these Gorgeous Makeup Trends to Try for 2017) and without a doubt, we have already seen so many beauty brands to come up with their sparkly collections. We have seen glitter pots, glitter lipsticks, glitter pigments and even full-face glitter makeup challenges all across the internet! Continue reading

2-Minute Weekend Makeup Routine for Perfectly Matte Skin

After following a hectic schedule of whole week at work, weekend is just like a fresh breath of air. We all feel excited for partying and hanging out with friends. If most of your weekend time is going to be spent in traveling, you need a whole new way to manage your look. A traveling weekend does not require a whole makeup bag. Multitasking makeup compacts and other basic essential are enough to give you a perfect look. You need a look that goes great with casual to formal wear. A matte skin look brings out the best in you. You can get that flawless look within two minutes. Let’s find out with our 2-minute weekend makeup routine. Continue reading

Step Up Your Makeup Game with these Gorgeous Makeup Trends to Try for 2017

Every year has its own set of beauty trends. If 2016 is all about that famous  makeup – blinding highlighter, Kylie Jenner full nude lips and neutral eye shadows, 2017 is definitely up for a whole different set of makeup trends. We have done our own research and went through reputable beauty and fashion magazines to know what trendy makeup styles should women try this year. To our surprise, 2017 holds quite a mix of vibrant vintage trends! We don’t want to keep you hanging anymore so without further ado, here are 7 Gorgeous Makeup Trends to Try this 2017! Continue reading

15 Best Drugstore Lipsticks

Drugstore lipsticks are one of the best choices if you are looking to save money. These drugstore lipsticks are actually identical to the designer ones as it is not made by the cosmetics that are used to make designer lipsticks and it is a lot less cheap. Whenever you want to get a specific color or shade, and you do not have the budget to go for designer lipsticks, drugstore lipsticks would be the right choice for you. With a number of formulas available in the market for glossy and matte lipsticks, a replacement for all is available to you at your local drugstore which is of great quality as the designer lipsticks. This helps you save money and also flaunt the same color of finish you are looking for without much trouble. This prompts us to take a look at fifteen best drugstore lipsticks that are available to you. Continue reading

Best Five Lush Products With Reviews

Lush is a cosmetics retailer company, founded by Mark and Mo Constantine, Liz Weir, Helen Ambrosen, Rowena Bird and Paul Greaves. Headquartered in Poole, United Kingdom, Lush specialized in selling natural hair and beauty products. Constantine in the early 1980s, learning about Anita Roddick starting The Body Shop, called and offered to send some of his and Weir’s products to her. Impressed by the products, Constantine and Weir started developing products for The Body Shop and became one of its largest suppliers for more than a decade to come. During the early 1990s, The Body Shop decided to buy Constantine and Weir’s product formulas, which lawfully prohibited Constantine and Weir to open another retail shop for the next five years. Continue reading

How to Clean Makeup Brushes?

To look good is very important in today’s generation. Be it a teenager, an adult, or woman in her later stages of life. This has prompted makeup to be an integral part of our everyday lives. Rarely a day passes by without us using the compact kit we all have in our cupboard or purse. We try out the different variety of products to find which one suits us the best and do spend a good chunk of our paycheck on it. Continue reading

Top 20 Drugstore Beauty Buys of 2017 for Mature Skin

We all are preparing to enter in 2017 with several new year resolutions. We can’t say what people are planning on new year eve. But yes, we can predict a lot about women all across the world. Nothing can be more important for a woman than her beauty. And that’s always on their minds. Especially mature women are more concerned about the beauty and care of their aging skin. So, we can say that every woman’s new year resolution is ‘to be more beautiful in 2017’. Here we have enlisted 20 best drugstore beauty products for a glow boosting and younger looking mature skin. Continue reading

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