If you’re still starting out in exploring the world of makeup, building your own makeup kit can definitely be daunting. There are so many brands, products and colours to choose from when you visit a makeup store which could leave you overwhelmed if you don’t know which ones to buy.

It’s natural to be amazed when you watch those lovely makeup videos, however, since most of them are already pros, they use a lot of makeup items to achieve a certain look. If you’re still starting out, there are actually some few basic items you should start with and gradually expand your makeup kit through time and experience. Here are the basic makeup essentials you should have in your starter makeup kit.

Foundation

Uneven skin is a common issue among almost anyone. To make your skin look even and bright, you’ll need a good foundation that suits your skin tone. This serves as a base for your makeup and to cover up the skin imperfections. It takes time and a lot of trial and error to find the best foundation type and shade for you. Aside from that, there are also some other factors you need to consider in your choice such as your skin type, coverage, weather, etc. Check out these best makeup products and pick the perfect foundation that suits you best.

Concealer

Aside from the foundation, the concealer is another essential makeup that is meant to cover up skin imperfections especially dark circles under the eyes. After applying the foundation, use it to cover up those still visible marks. There are different types of concealer – cream, liquid, and brightening concealer.

Eyeshadow and Mascara

After evening out your skin, the next step is to beautify the eyes. Eyeshadow and mascara are the two essentials to play up with your eyes. The eyeshadow works by accentuating the natural shape of your eyes and make it look more defined. Mascara completes your eye makeup regimen by defining your eyes more. It even enhances the look of your lashes by adding volume and length to it. Be sure to choose the right hue that complements your skin tone.

Blush

To add a pop of colour to your face, you’ll need the right blush on for that. You could go for a cream blush if you prefer blending makeup with your fingers or a powder blush if you’re better with a makeup brush. A good blush makes your makeup look complete and your face livelier and more youthful.

Lip Colour

Whether it is a lipstick, lip gloss of lip tint, you’ll need to add colour to your lips to complete your makeup. Choose the right tint that suits your skin tone best. Or you could have more variety by having at least one bold red, nude, and your favourite lip colour.

Once you have it all for your makeup kit, it’s now time to practice on which makeup techniques will work best for you.