10 Make-Up Bag Essentials Every Beginner Needs

If your daily essentials are a toothbrush and a comb, get ready for your first step into the realm of beauty. Here are 10 things you need to have in order to pull off a well polished makeup look:


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First up, your base. Foundation evens out your complexion and leaves a blank canvas for the rest of your make up. Ensure you purchase one that is best suited for your skin type and skin tone. Don’t be afraid to splurge on a good one, the rest of your makeup is doomed if the base doesn’t hold up.


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For brightening up the under eye circles from countless sleepless nights. Concealer should be two to three shades lighter than your skin tone, look for oil based ingredients so the product doesn’t sink into fine lines. Don’t go too light or you’ll walk out looking like you just lost a snowball fight.

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As a beginner, eclectic eyeshadow colours might seem intimidating. Start off with a classic nude palate to gain your bearings and learn the basics of shading and blending.


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Whether you prefer kohl, pencil or liquid, the perfect eyeliner will do leaps and bounds. Define your eyes with either a black or brown liner, you could even try a winged liner if you’re feeling daring.


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A rookie mistake would be to spend a fortune on top brand mascaras, when any old thing from the drug store will do you just as well. Go for tubes that have long-lasting and waterproof properties for ultimate staying power.


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if your eyes are the window to your soul, your brows are the curtains. If you have naturally thick brows, opt for a simple brow pencil to fill in the gaps. For those who aren’t as fortunate, try a long lasting brow pomade to shape your brows to whatever your heart desires (please no more wavy brows).


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Not ready for a full on contour job? No worries, pick up a fool proof easy-to-blend bronzer to add depth to your face. Shimmer or not, stick to cooler brown tones to avoid looking like an Oompa Loompa. Apply to the hollows of your cheeks and blend all the way up to your hair line for a flawless bronzed goddess effect.


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Everyone loves a good highlight. Decide on how severe you want to shine, and go for it. Tap some on to the highpoint of your cheekbones, the tip of your nose and your brow bone. Now were talking some serious glow.


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Probably the first thing we stole out of our mothers cabinet. The beauty industry have come very far in terms of lipstick options, there are lip-stains, matte lip sticks, liquid lipsticks in as many finishes as you can imagine. In terms of colour, a classic red will never do you wrong.

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For flawless make-up looks, maintaining good skin is a big must. Look for water based wipes to avoid clogged pores and product build up. Now you’re fresh faced and ready to do it all over again tomorrow.