So, the other day I was thinking about how when I was younger, I had no idea on what brands or products of make-up were good, and I picked up random items, and never thought about what I actually needed, and what was best for me, and my age. I know that I used to think to myself, ‘Well, what do I need?’ And this was when I was started to get a few spots and blemishes here and there, and felt quite insecure about the way I looked. So, I thought that maybe today, for those of you who are only really starting to get into make-up and beauty, that I’d do a post on what products and brands I like, and think are simple, cheap and easy buys that you may want and need when you first get into buying make-up, and will also be very quick for applying in the mornings before school, (or if you’re not allowed), just a day out!
Getting together a nice simple skin regime, of washing and looking after your skin, and even just moisturising skin with a moisturiser, like the cheap, but great moisturiser from Simple, would be a good starter, so then, when applying make-up, it will be on fresh, well looked after skin! So go for either a foundation or BB Cream with light coverage, which will give your skin a fresh look, and maybe has skin benefiting ingredients…I like using the Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All-In-One B.B. Blemish Balm Cream, because it gives great, light coverage, without clinging to places and leaving an orange sticky mess! If you’re wanting a foundation, then the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hr Foundation is great, as it leaves great coverage for 25hrs, and lasts whilst on the go, and is great when doing activities, such as gym, dance and PE! If you’re wanting more coverage, then applying these two products over the top of each other will give a lovely base!
If there are a few tricky spots or blemishes (Even under-eye bags!) Then use a great concealer, like the Bourjois Paris Healthy Mix Concealer, which will hide those little nasties, whilst finishing your skin off with a beautiful glow.
If you want your make-up to hold, and you still think your base looks a bit greasy, and you want a nice finish, than just apply a little bit of face powder, like the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder for just a bit of a touch-up!
For eyes, don’t go all out with eye-shadow, just get one neutral colour, maybe shimmery to give your eyes more of a sparkle and glow, and just pat some on to the middle of your eyelid, whilst blending out to the rest of your eye. I like using the Rimmel Stars Eyeshadows, as I think they give the perfect finish, without being messy, and really brighten up your eyes!
I suppose that mascara is everyone’s main beauty tool, as this can really open up eyes and give great lash lengthening, so I like using No7 mascaras, but if you want to go for a more lower price-ranged mascara, then I recommend any Rimmel mascaras, as these always seem to do the trick!
Lastly, for lips I’d say just go for moisturising lipsticks or lip glosses, like the Revlon Lip Butters! These are great for adding gorgeous colour, whilst also moisturising lips, and without coming off easily! Great for on the go!
If you still find you need more advice as a beginner, (baring in mind I’m obviously not a professional make-up expert!) but just need a few more tips or just want a quick chat, then do feel free to contact me at my email address at firstname.lastname@example.org.