Makeup is no new invention. It has been worn thousands of year ago even before civilizations began. Both women and men would use dyes from plants to adorn their faces and their bodies with. Whether for use in their daily routines or for special rituals, makeup served to function as color.
These days, other than treating makeup as a way to color the face and take away the dullness, perhaps the more important modern use of makeup is to hide away imperfections and perfect an otherwise naturally imperfect complexion.
7 makeup products you must always have in your purse
Even with these clear advantages of wearing makeup seemingly well known to everyone, many women are still intimidated to use and apply them on a more regular basis. To make that feeling of intimidation worse, the new niche markets being created by product manufacturers and the entry of new players in the industry have increased the number and volume of cosmetic products from which consumers can choose from.
While a wide variety of products is advantageous for the consumer, the intimidated consumer will become more confused. To give you a low-own on which products you will only be needing, below is a quick list of just 7 products you need to have and keep within your reach all the time.
- BB Cream.
A smart fusion of foundation and concealer that also comes in lightweight and matte formulations, these creams are a great substitute for the traditionally sloppy, thick and greasy feel of most foundations. It lets you even out your skin tone, smoothen your skin texture and correct your imperfections with just one application. If you still love foundation, by all means, continue to use it but try a BB cream just to see what it can offer you.
Even with the concealing power of your BB cream, a separate concealer to spot correct any imperfections you may have — dark under eye circles or age spots — will require one of many tinted concealers.
- Eyebrow liner.
Give your face a great frame. Your eyebrows are what really flatters your face. Try to give your eyebrows a bushy finish to make them seem more natural. Narrowly lined eyebrows make you look older than you really are because of the hard line. Use a spooley and eyebrow brush to get your arches right.
These products give your eyes the definition it needs that make you look more sophisticated. Eye liners may not always be in the same color as your eyebrows but then again, that depends on the overall look you’re going for and the occasion where you’re headed to.
- Eye shadow in nude and dark palettes.
These two palettes will give you what you need for daily wear. The darker palette works for smoky eyes.
- Lip balm and lip color.
For longer wear, use matte. If you prefer a softer lip finish, choose cream. You don’t need a separate lip liner and a lipstick. Just one will do.
- Eyelash extension.
It’s not really a makeup but it’s a great substitute for mascara. Since mascaras can be awfully messy, eyelash extensions should give you longer, thicker eyelashes that are easy to manage.
To get the right makeup done, make sure you have basic makeup brushes and applicators too. Make it a point to clean them up every after use.
Even with a bright, radiant complexion, you will always spot a zit, a line or an uneven skin tone, and what you can do is take your makeup stash, and with some skill on how to put on makeup, you can quickly blot out these unwanted marks. Stop contemplating about how to make up for face imperfections because, even with minimally invasive procedures now available to magically make your imperfections begone, makeup will always be a go-to corrective measure.
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