So, you’ve just started college or begun your first job. It is an important phase of your life, one that calls for a whole new you. And what better way to reinvent yourself and make a lasting impression than by dabbling into some makeup? Only problem is, makeup isn’t as easy as it seems. Head to a beauty store and you’ll find yourself drowning in a sea of products. As much as you’d like to buy those glossy palletes and potions, your budget is limited. So how do you make the most of it and look like a stunner without breaking the bank? Worry no more ‘cause we have narrowed it all down to 10 beauty essentials that will help you look your best everyday without spending all of your time and money. Read on to find out more.
1. A Great BB Cream
Let’s face it. If you are just venturing into the world of makeup, you need to take baby steps and start with something quick and easy. A good BB Cream will be your go to option for days when you (literally) have minutes to get ready. Pick one in a shade closest to your skin and make sure it is light-weight, provides medium to good coverage and has a matte finish.
2. A Sturdy Compact
Skin feeling greasy? Makeup coming off? A solid compact will rescue you! With a little mirror built in, a compact will let you touch up your makeup anytime and anywhere. Don’t overdo it though or your face will end up looking cakey and almost like that of a ghost!
3. An Intense Kajal
Kajal is your best friend and will forever be! You cannot not have one in your kit. It instantly brightens up your face and makes your eyes pop. Get one which lasts long and is smudge-proof to avoid reapplication through the day.
4. An Infallible Mascara
A quick swipe of mascara instantly gives your eyes a makeover. Heading out after work or classes? Add volume by layering it. Go for one which is waterproof to make a single application last all day and night.
5. A Silky-Smooth Lip Crayon
Lip sticks are so yesterday. Lip crayons are the future. They are simply fool proof, as you can never make a mistake applying them. And they last forever! Choose your favorite shade, glide it on and flash that pout.
6. A Peachy Blush
Every girl wants rosy cheeks and with a blush, its actually possible. Wondering which shade to pick? You can never go wrong with hues of peaches and pinks.
7. A Subtle Highlighter
Want to instantly lift your complexion and look like a movie star? Highlight away! Best way of applying a highlighter is to lightly glide it along the bridge of your nose, the tops of your cheekbones, your cupid’s bow, and just below your eyebrows.
8. A Vivid Eyeshadow
This one is a no brainer. Your eye makeup cannot be complete without one. Save yourself the trouble of buying many and get a palette multiple shades.
9. A Bold Eyebrow Pencil
Thick and dark eye brows are the biggest rage right now. And even if you prefer thinner brows, they still need shaping. Therefore, you need an eye brow pencil, pronto!
10. A Vibrant Nail Paint
Now that we have listed these great products, stock up on them and make all the heads turn with an all new you!