Monday, 21 July 2014

10 makeup items every girl should own

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I had a brief stint shaving off all my eyebrows in junior high then drawing them back in and didn't know jack about makeup till last year when I went natural. I like to call myself a new makeup enthusiast.
Makeup is fun, exciting and could be a confidence booster on bad days. It can also be scary and exhausting trying to figure out what a girl should have with beauty bloggers bombarding us with this and this illuminator and that and that eyelash primer. Really, these are the basic stuff and you do not have to break the bank to buy them.

1. Pressed or loose powder
Your powder should never be two shades lighter or darker than your skin colour. It's best to pick one in your exact colour. Be sure to get original powder for your face so your skin doesn't break out or react. I use Milani Minerals pressed powder. It's so good, people ask if I used foundation after I apply it!

2. Mascara
You don't have to splurge on mascara, really. Any with a good wand will do the job nicely. I use Jordana in black. (Get similar here)

3. Eyebrow pencil
The perfect eyebrow pencil for you would be about a shade lighter than your hair (unless your hair is bleached then find one closest to the colour of your eyebrow). No one wants to see poster colour eyebrows. I use a Davies pencil. It's cheap and it does the job.

4. Eyeshadow palette
To save money and makeup purse space, go for a palette that has a wide range of colours so you have something to fall back on when you're going out to special occasions. I use a 36-colour palette by Classic (get similar here)

5. Eyeshadow brush
Throw away the brush that comes with your eyeshadow palette then get a proper eyeshadow blending brush. Trust me, you'll thank God every time you use it. I got mine from Poise store in Ikeja City Mall.

6. Face powder brush
This is another thing every girl should invest in. You'll need to wash often so don't go cheap when buying this so the hairs wont keep shedding and you wont have to keep buying brushes every 5 months. I use face powder brush by Kuddy Cosmetics

7. Pink lipgloss
You could go loud with this or subtle. Pictured above is Maybelline Colorsensational lipgloss in Fuschia Flash (similar here)

8. Red lipstick
For a night out or days when you're craving red. Think of it as an investment. I use (and adore) MAC Ruby Woo (similar here)

9. Lipbalm
Dry lips are never attractive. Use as a base for lipgloss or lipbalm. I use a Chapstick with SPF 15 (similar here)

10. Tinted lipbalm
Number 10 is a bonus, you don't have to get it but Maybelline's Baby Lips in Pink Punch is adorbs. Seriously

Tell me: what will you be adding to your makeup collection? And what's your favorite makeup item?

*Photo by Kelvin Kayn

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