Applying makeup can be quite confusing especially if you are new to it. The variety of products available and their uses can be a bit too much for a beginner, this is why we have compiled a list of makeup essentials and their uses as you begin your journey in this world of creativity and transformation called Makeup.
Here is a list of 19 make up essentials and their uses.
A Face Primer is used to create a smooth surface on your face before adding make up.
A Foundation is used to create an even and uniform complexion, cover flaws and sometimes, change the natural skin tone.
A Concealer is used to mask dark circles, age spots e.t.c. It is thicker than a foundation.
An Highlighter is a face makeup that attracts light to the face, creating the illusion of brightness and height.
A Bronzer is used to darken areas of the skin to make your face look more chiseled and warm.
An Eyebrow pencil is used for defining brows and faking eyebrow hairs on sparse areas.
An Eyebrow pomade has the same use as an eyebrow pencil but it makes your eyebrows look very natural when defined.
An Eye Shadow Palette has eye shadows of different colour. Eye Shadows are appliedvon the eyelids and under the eyes. It is commomly used to make the wearer’s eyes stand out or look more attractive.
An Eye Liner can be drawn above upper lashes or below lower lashes or both. It helps to make the lashes look lush, it also draws attention to the eyes and can even change the shape of the eye.
A Mascara is commomly used to enhance the eyelashes. It can darken, thicken, lengthen and define the eyelashes.
Artifical Eyelashes are worn to achieve fuller lashes.
Contact lenses (for the purpose of fashion) are worn to change the eye color to any color of your choice.
A Lip Liner is used to fill in uneven areas on the outer edges of the lips before applying lipstick.
A Lip Gloss is used to add luster and shine to the lips to make them appear fuller and brighter.
A Lipstick is a cosmetic product that adds color and texture to the lips.
Makeup Brushes are used to facilitate the smooth application of makeup products to the skin.
Makeup Applicators such as brushes, beauty blenders and makeup sponge help to facilitate the absorption of makeup products into the skin thereby creating a smooth finish.
A Setting Spray is used to keep your foundation and concealer in place. It is usually sprayed on the face after applying the other makeup products.
A Setting powder helps to hold foundation or concealer in place and prevents it from rubbing off.