We all have busy lives and most people don’t have time for a full make up application every morning. Knowing which essentials you can grab when you are in a rush is essential!
Whether you are just starting out with a few staple beauty bits or you want a quick and easy few bits to grab quickly on a busy morning. Here are some makeup bag essentials we couldn’t live without!
Moisturizer should be the first thing you go for when it comes to your skin. Moisturizing your face before you go in with any kind of makeup is hugely important. It is the perfect base for your makeup. Not only does it hydrate your skin, but it also protects its moisture barrier. Most people with oily skin make the mistake of skipping moisturizing for fear of making it even more oily. But, there are a huge range of moisturisers to choose from. Find one specifically tailored for your skin type. And never skin this step, even if you have oily skin because it actually helps regulate oil production. It is even better if you find one with SPF as it protects your skin from sun damage. Remember – a clean canvas is key for flawless makeup application.
Concealer is one of the most essential items you will have in your make up bad. Whether you want to cover blemishes, redness, or dark under eye circles – concealer works like a charm. Typically, it is best to apply concealer after your foundation because if you do it the other way round, you might end up smearing it and you won’t get the full effect. For your under-eyes, pick a shade that’s no more than two shades lighter than your natural skin tone. This will prevent those bright white rings under your eyes. For your face, pick a shade that matches your foundation exactly.
Mascara is the one makeup tool that will instantly make you look bright-eyed in the morning (even if you did not get any sleep). A mascara, can transform your eyes and instantly amp up those lashes with more volume, definition, and length. When you’re choosing a mascara, you need to consider factors like the brush shape, colour and what the formula is designed to do.Always remember to replace your mascara every 6 months.
The way your makeup turns out depends a lot on the brushes that you use. As a beginner, you don’t need an array of brushes in your makeup bag. You only need a few basic brushes that are perfect to start with. With make-up brushes you really get what you pay for and investing in a good quality brush and cleaning it at least once a month means it will really last.