Women love to experiment with their looks and want to buy all their cosmetics from a high-end company. And every woman needs some basic makeup essentials in her bag. Whether she is a makeup newbie who loves a natural appearance or a seasoned pro who wants to look flawless, everyone wants to look confident and attractive. Let’s explore everything you’ll need to put on a makeup look. We’ll select essential items for the must-have makeup collection based on professional advice. Scroll down to see the makeup checklist given below.
NOTE: I have selected and used the products in the list according to my skin. And you’ll choose them based on your skin type.
The first vital step in skincare or makeup application is to clean your face. There are so many cleansers available according to skin type. You can choose anyone based on the skin preferences that will be best for you.
My favorite is Bioderma Sensibio H2O Solution. This solution removes dirt and makeup from the face and eyes. I usually use it before applying makeup and also to remove it. It is also included in basic essential items.
Moisturizing the skin and making it hydrated is a perfect way to prep the skin before makeup. You can’t skip this part even if you have oily skin because it helps balance oil production. If your skin is oily, a serum will be enough for you. But if you want extra hydration for dry skin, go with the moisturizing cream. Yet, if you have super dry skin, you can apply both as you need extra hydration.
See all the attributions about the product you should use based on your skin type. I have normal skin that becomes a bit oily in the summer and dry in the winter. So I use both products depending on my needs. I usually use these two products:
3. Face Primer
Some people believe that face primer is not essential, but it is the right way to do a flawless makeup look. Face primer is a must as a base to do makeup. Face primer helps to create a smooth and fresh makeup look. As a base, it fills all the pore gaps on the skin and makes it flawless.
It also comes according to skin type (such as the oil-control formula for oily skin, hydrating formula for dry skin, etc.).
My personal choice is Charlotte Tilbury magic cream. It reduces redness, plumps skin, and improves skin texture for makeup application.
4. Foundation/CC Cream
Foundation is very helpful for building a base for makeup and achieving a uniform skin-toned look. It comes in various varieties (liquid, creamy, and powdered) to suit your needs. You must discover the proper tone for your skin tone while choosing the solution. To avoid cakey and uneven-toned looks, choose the one that best fits your skin. Consider if your skin is oily, dry, or normal, and then pick the best foundation.
If you don’t want to use foundation daily, then cc cream is the option. It has a light consistency and doesn’t clog the pores. Yet, it does not give the same level of opaque covering as a foundation. Decide which one you want to use based on your requirements.
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation, SPF 15: Use a sunscreen lotion before applying it because only 15 SPF is not enough to protect the skin from sun damage. It is so lightweight and has great buildable coverage. I love using it since it makes my skin look hydrating and flawless.
I like to use this medium coverage IT Cosmetics CC+ Nude Glow SPF 40 daily. It contains Niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and green tea extract, which help brighten and smoothen the skin.
5. Concealer (makeup essentials)
We use makeup concealer to brighten the skin a little bit. And it also helps to cover all the imperfections on the face like dark circles, redness, and dullness.
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer: It is one of my favorite concealers since it works well on my skin and leaves it looking luminous and radiant. I like to use it as a spot fixer, an eyeshadow base, and a tool for highlighting and contouring the face. It also offers the skin a natural and silky texture.
6. Bronzer (must-have product in makeup bag)
We use this cosmetic product to give natural warmth and dimension to the skin. Apply it on the periphery of the face, the cheeks, jawline, sides of the forehead, and nose, to sweeten the face shape. It’s applied after face makeup before the blush to get an ultimate sun-kissed glow. Always choose one or two shades darker than your natural skin tone.
Recently, I purchased it after finding out about its popularity:
Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer: It contains refined pearls and pigments that brighten the skin tone. Murumuru butter, vital fatty acids, and pro-vitamins soften and moisturize the skin. It also contains natural and hypoallergenic ingredients that make the skin glow.
7. Eyebrow pencil
Well-shaped eyebrows offer us a confident and attractive impression. After giving it a form, we’ll need to fill it in with a pencil. Select an eyebrow pencil that gives your brows a natural hair-like look.
Anastasia Hills Brow Definer eyebrow pencil defines detail, fill, and no hassle. The triangular-tipped retractable pencil glides very well. I like to use its medium brown color to give a high defining and natural finish.
8. Eye-liner (The most important basic makeup essentials from the cosmetic company)
Without eyeliner, our makeup look would be incomplete. We can create various looks smokey makeup look is an all-time trend.
By the way, I have NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Epic Ink Liner Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner on my list. It meets all the criteria you’d look for in the ideal eyeliner. It’s cheap, black, opaque, easy to apply, and waterproof. And stays on for a long time, and the tip is tiny enough to give you sword-like wings.
9. Eye shadow palette
Every woman knows the importance of an eyeshadow palette to complete the makeup look.
NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Ultimate Shadow Palette, Eyeshadow Palette. They adhere well, are buildable and blendable, and come in a variety of colors to allow you to get any style you like.
Blush helps to enhance the face shape to bring out the chick bones to lift your makeup look. And our makeup must-haves list would be incomplete without it.
I love to use Amazon’s best seller Maybelline New York Fit Me Blush, which has good pigmentation and is quite blendable. It comes in ten color hues, and you may pick the one that best matches your skin tone.
Want some glow on your face? Then, use a highlighter to shine and enhance the skin tone. It will compliment your makeup look very well. Apply them on:
- The high point of the chick bones,
- Arch of the brow bone,
- Bridge of the nose
- Above the cupid bow, and
- The center of the chin.
I like to use the murumuru butter highlighter from Physicians Formula once more. This thing is like butter with softness and smoothness. And it has good pigmentation and smells like butter.
12. Setting powder
It is necessary to apply to keep your makeup in place for an extended period and make the skin appear smooth. You can also use it instead of foundation if you don’t feel like using foundation at any moment.
Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder: An invisible Setting Powder for All Skin Types and Skin Tones. Vegan and Cruelty-Free. This gossamer translucent power is perfect. It gives an air-brushed look to the makeup and is great for achieving a blend of the makeup beneath it.
Lipstik is the most attractive and attention-grabbing makeup tool in the cosmetics world. In makeup cosmetics, this tool is my fave. Your entire makeup will be in disarray and unfinished without it. We use different shades of lipstick depending on the occasion. Nude with a simple or natural makeup look sometimes becomes the most appealing. So, choose the best brand of lipstick based on your skin tone.
14. Setting spray
Finally, use a setting spray to keep your makeup in place, and it helps to stay it last longer.
e.l.f, Matte Magic Mist & Set (Small, Lightweight, Long Lasting, Mattifying, Revitalizes, Controls Shine, Refreshes, Hydrates, and All-Day Wear)