When I first started wearing make up, I believed eyeliner was the key to everything. Eyebrows, eyelids, and lips were all lined in black liner. But make up has evolved quite a bit since the 90’s. In fact, it’s been just a year since I’ve discovered just how far the world of cosmetics has changed. Now, I’m not a make-up artist or cosmetologist. And I think every women should find her own comfort level when it comes to make up and what she chooses to use. But there are some basics every first timer should look to adding to their kit as they grow their supply.
Pencils (eye, brow, and lip)-No, not a black one for all three. Be more mind of the colors you select. Be sure that eye and brown pencils are complementary to your skin tone, eye and hair color.
Gloss– Find a good gloss that gives you shine and moisture. This is great for when you want your face to look effortlessly put together.
Bold lip color– Find a bold color that works for you. Be mindful of hues and tints. If you feel uncomfortable with a certain color, find another hue or tint of that color that better compliments your tone.
Mascara– This is make up magic. On those days you don’t want to do much, mascara is key. You can add a little glam with just a swipe of the wand.
Concealer– This is another magical make up item. This product can help clean up and define your eyebrows or cover up flaws you desire to mask.
Foundation-We all know what this does but I want to emphasize the importance of finding the right brand and color for skin. This is a make or break your overall look. Do your research to find a foundation that will make your skin look flawless.
Lip balm-everyone needs one of these. I keep one by my bed, in my purse, in my desk, and make up kit. Regular use will keep lips moist and ready for lip color.