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Okay so being a beginner in the makeup game can be a pretty hard task to tackle. What’s a highlight? Why do I need it? What does the concealer do? How is that different from the foundation? Trust me, we understand that sometimes you just need to go back to basics. So we did.
Here’s a quick guide below for makeup beginners that can give you a little bit more information as to what’s what for face makeup essentials. We also added just a couple of affordable choices in the links below but you can definitely try a variety of different products to see which one works best for you.
Clean your face, you want to start with a fresh and clean canvas. Using the right cleanser will allow you to pamper your skin prior to applying makeup.
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. If you have dry skin, it is essential that you moisturize your skin prior to applying your makeup, but oily skin needs to be moisturized as well. Moisturizers can act as a temporary barrier for the skin and help maintain its natural balance.
Primer basically allows your foundation to last longer and go on smoother. The main benefit of a primer is that it seals your pores and creates a smooth base for your foundation.
Creates even and uniform color to the complexion by smoothing out the overall appearance of the skin. Foundations are designed to help reduce those unwanted imperfections like fine lines, wrinkles, or blemishes.
Concealer is most often used for under-eye circles and as a camouflage for blemishes, scars, and other causes of uneven skin tone. Concealers are typically able to cover discolorations and lighten dark areas of the skin.
Used to hold the makeup in place and lock in foundation and concealer to avoid cracks and ripples on your skin.
Used to imitate the appearance of a natural tan, bronzers are used to highlight the cheekbones and add contour to the face in a natural-looking way. Its used as a way to enhance color on the face.
Blush adds color pop to your cheeks and can provide a more youthful appearance to the skin. It is able to add vivacity to the complexion while visually altering the shape of the face.
Highlighting is meant to give you that natural glow on the cheekbones, brow bone, above the eyebrow, down the nose, and even just above the upper lip (on the bow). It subtly draws attention to certain parts of the face that you want accentuated.
We love a red lipstick, but we love it even more when it’s for a good cause. The newly launched MAC Viva Glam Sia Collection unveiled a red lipstick to support the MAC AIDS Fund and we are here for it! As per MAC, 100% of the selling price of Viva Glam will go to men, women, and children affected by HIV/AIDS.
Description: A warm vivid red with a matte finish.
SIA has always been an unstoppable force in the world of music, now we can’t wait to add her new lipstick to our red lippy collection.
Nothing says ready to take on the world like fabulously colored lips. Mattemoiselle by Fenty Beauty did not disappoint with Freckle Fiesta. Partying all night long? Why not pop this shade on and dance the night away in style? This color will make sure you stay looking like the belle of the ball.
A spiced terracotta color, Freckle Fiesta is everything we never knew we needed. The Instagram looks above make us love it just a little bit more.
This lippy is definitely one that you either love or you hate. But on these Instagram beauties, we’re loving it! Granted, you might be a bit scared to try it because of its not a very subtle shade, we’ve found that people with light skin tones and darker skin tones have tried it and the results are mixed. It’s definitely a bold look but who wants to be tame in 2018? Ya Dig???!!!
A not-really-safe-for-work periwinkle blue, Ya Dig?! is great for a night on the town or you can even rock it for a concert. Let people know that you have arrived!
Sweeter than anticipated, Candy Venom is the shade that brings some extra pink to your pout. Rihanna did it again! This electrifying pink shade has just the perfect amount of bite to it. And as you can see from the beauty influencers pictured above, the best part is it complements almost every skin tone.
From work to play, we think Candy Venom is a great option to wear throughout the day when you’re looking to make a statement.
Green never looked so good! This shade released by Fenty Beauty as part of their new line of lipsticks is nothing less than perfection, Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipsticks are part of Rihanna’s new venture into the world of slaying our entire lives. And as you can see from the beauty influencers pictured above, whether you’re a Pro Filt’r 260 or a 440, you too can rock this shade.
Midnight Wasabi might seem intimidating at first, but this wicked green color will turn your pout into an envious delight.
Rihanna’s new line Fenty Beauty recently dropped her Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipsticks on December 26th. And she sure didn’t hold back when it comes to pigment and color choices. From the darkest to the lightest of the shades, the beauty influencers seem to be fully on board for Fenty Beauty.
Clapback is one of the darker shades but it screams attitude and power. A true navy color packed with intensity, this shade looks amazing on the beauty influencers pictured above.