The Most Important Pieces in Your Makeup Tool Kit

Makeup is an art. Period. It requires the careful application of a wide range of makeup products that can help enhance your natural features helping you bring out the best version of yourself. But, if you’re somebody who is just beginning, curating the perfect makeup kit can definitely be difficult.

But don’t you worry. We have put together a list of the most important pieces that you need to have in your makeup tool kit.

Makeup Foundation

Foundations are perfect to cover all the blemishes to help you get smooth, spotless skin.

While finding the correct foundation formula can be one huge task, but once you manage to succeed, the result will be worth every effort that you have taken.

Everything has to be considered before you finally buy a foundation. This includes whether you would like a foundation that has a cream, mousse, liquid, stick or a powder consistency. It also includes whether you’d like a sheer coverage or full coverage.

To give you a run-through, you need to figure out the correct foundation consistency, coverage, and finish of foundation for your skin type and, of course, skin shade.

Moisturizer

We can finally say that people have realized the importance of moisturizing their faces before they start their makeup routine. But, they are still a little lazy when it comes to implementing it.

Using the right type of moisturizer can make all the difference when it comes to skincare. It can help you make your skin look plumper, firmer and more youthful.

The role of the moisturizer is mainly to repair the lipid barrier of our skin and provide deep nourishment. This, in turn, helps to lock in moisture making your skin look hydrated with a subtle glow. While you’re at it, you can also opt for a moisturizer that has a high SPF. This will help you protect your skin from the harmful UV radiation of the sun.

Makeup Brushes

If you are a beauty enthusiast, chances are you already know the importance of blending your makeup for that flawless, photo finish. If you don’t blend your makeup then you will never be able to achieve a natural-looking finish.

There are a lot of ways in which you can achieve this. You can use a beauty blender or just your good ol’ fingers. But, it is also highly suggested you opt for makeup brushes.

Makeup brushes are really a godsend when it comes to putting makeup on. Not only do they pick up more makeup pigment but they also help you apply different makeup products with more precision.

Highlighter

Nowadays, if you open up Instagram, you will find every third picture of women and men showing off their amazing, glowing faces. Wouldn’t you want to have the same sunkissed glow? Well, with a highlighter you can. 

Highlighters need to be applied to the high points of your face to give you that perfect mix of pop and glaze.

They are available in various shades and finishes. In fact, the newest product on the market is a jelly highlighter that can nearly blind you with the amount of shine it can lend to your face!

We would also like to point out that a highlighter isn’t the same as a bronzer. The bronzer will give you a more deep glow, giving it a borderline contouring effect.

Lipstick or Lipgloss

No makeup kit is complete without lipstick. Frankly, you need to have something on your lips to make you instantly stand out.

Also, you can have so much fun with your lipstick–bold oxblood, all the light pale pink, and more. There are so many options available. Also, you can choose one according to your mood, your dress, or occasion.

Mascara

No matter much eyeshadow you apply on those lids of yours, your eye makeup can never be complete without mascara. Adding the perfect amount of volume and thickness to your lashes, mascara can literally make your eyes do the talking.

Whether you want a more natural or something dramatic, you have mascara formulas available to suit every mood of yours. In fact, there are about 50 different shades of mascara available such as purple, blue, gold, white, and so on.

If you’re not one to experiment, you can always opt for the traditional black mascara for safe yet impactful lashes.

Eyeliner

Now that we’ve already mentioned the mascara, it only makes sense to add eyeliner to this list. Whether you like pencil eyeliners or liquid eyeliners, these wonder products can definitely help to define your eyes more.

Having said this, applying eyeliner, especially liquid eyeliner, requires both precision and practice. Try to opt for a product that has lasting pigment and is smudge-free. You can also play along with different colors if you want to.

A Color Correcting Concealer

While there is a wide range of concealers available in the market, we would personally suggest you opt for a color-correcting formula. This helps to give you the perfect base to put on your foundation.

The idea here is to apply concealers that can help to cancel out undertones. You have to opt for colors that are on the opposite side of the color spectrum. For example, a green concealer can help to hide any redness on your skin whereas a red or orange concealer can be perfect to hide your blue-toned dark circles.

Resources — InStyle, Cosmopolitan