Make-up has been around for some time now. It is used to enhance our natural beauty, as a means of self-expression and has now become a form of art. The process can be quite tricky but we’re going to help you with the first steps. Here are 8 products you need to achieve a natural make-up look as a beginner.
Before you apply anything to your face, it is vital to ensure your skin is well taken care of. You need to have a proper skin care routine so that whatever you put onto your fave doesn’t cause any breakouts or irritation. However, that also depends on the products you use.
You need a good cleanser that will keep the skin hydrated. We recommend the Garnier Skin Cleansing Water that retails for N$39.95 at Dischem.
Part of your skincare is to also have a moisturizer that suits your skin type. Moisturizers restore the skin’s moisture, which is important as some make-up products tend to dry out the skin. In addition, go for a face moisturizer that contains SPF 15 or higher to protect you from the sun and give you an even tone.
Try out Johnson’s Face Care Even Complexion Day Creme that retails for N$44.99 at Clicks.
Concealers are for concealing. They are used to cover blemishes and dark marks, including those under our eyes. Foundation isn’t necessary for a natural look, so all we need is just to cover up where needed. Concealers are usually applied under the eye area, the forehead area, the chin area and wherever else dark marks or blemishes are visible.
Give the L.A. Girl Pro concealer a try. It retails for N$64. 95 at Dischem.
Mascara not only extends your eyelashes, but it also makes you look more awake.
We recommend the Rimmel Mascara, which is 100% waterproof and it goes for N$74.36 at Dischem.
5. Eyebrow Pencil and Gel
If you haven’t noticed, your eyebrows shape the face. Use the eyebrow pencil to fill in the brows and use the eyebrow gel to brush them out neatly. You can also use the concealer under the brows to make the brows stand out.
Try using Miss Signature’s brow defining pencil that retails for N$ 25.00 in Miss Signature stores. For an eyebrow brush, try out Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel that goes for N$54.96 at Dischem.
Pointer: People tend to confuse eyebrow gels and mascara. Remember that although eyebrow gel has a brush that looks like mascara, their consistencies are different. At first glance, they look exactly the same so please make sure to read the name of the product to make sure you don’t end up using mascara for your eyebrows and vice versa.
6. Natural Eyeshadow Palette
Remember that this is a natural look, so we are opting for natural, earthy colours. Nude, beige and brown shades will do the trick! You can mix and match the colours, try out as many combinations as you can and see what works for you. Have fun creating your own unique eye looks.
Try out L.A. Girl Beauty Brick Eyeshadow Nudes that retails for N$99.95 at Dischem.
Eyeliners define the eye. Quite simple actually. To apply, pull your eye outward and trace above your eyelash line. You can be creative and create a cat eye or winged eye look.
Try the L.A. Girl Fineline Liquid Eyeliner at Dischem for N$ 50.00.
8. Lip Gloss/ Lip Balm
Now, to finish up the look, it’s time to add moisturising lip gloss. Lip gloss is a wonderful way to enhance your natural lip colour. And who doesn’t want a glossy lip?
We recommend the Essence Shine Lip Gloss and it retails for N$44. 95 at Dischem.
Make-up is fun so don’t be too hard on yourself if you can’t get the natural look that suits you on the first try. Make-up gets a little complicated if you want to get more into it. You’ll have to find your undertones, find the right foundation, setting powders and sprays and so much more. Since we’re newbies a natural make-up look is the first and easiest step in the make-up process. Again, don’t forget to have fun!