We all know that makeup is a very important part of women’s lives. It can be empowering, and it can also be used to express our inner selves.
But the question still remains, what are the best makeup products for every woman? Of course, the answer is different for everyone.
The best way to find your look is to experiment with different looks and materials, but there are a few staples that people should have, so we have composed a list of the most essential items for every woman!
Foundation is key in achieving that flawless base that people love. It can cover up blemishes, even out your skin tone, and just generally improve the condition of your skin! Products to look for are cream-based foundations over powder; they blend much more quickly and offer a nicer finish. If you have dry skin, make sure you moisturize well before applying foundation.
To find your exact skin tone match, I would recommend going into a store that will do it for you where you can test the foundation out on your hand or neck to see how it blends in with your skin without being too dark or light. Also, make sure that the brand has some SPF in it because it’s essential to protect yourself from sun exposure!
Concealer is a must for concealing any imperfections such as acne or dark circles under your eyes, and it can even be used to highlight parts of your face such as the cheekbones!
A good concealer should always be an exact match to your skin tone, so you won’t have to worry about it clashing with anything.
You can use either a brush or your fingers for this product and then blend with either a sponge or, more readily, buff with a brush.
It is essential to use a good concealer to cover up any major blemishes or irregularities. An absolute favorite of multiple women is Makeup Forever’s HD Concealer. It doesn’t feel thick and covers just about everything!
Blush can bring out that naturally rosy glow in everyone, and if you’re lucky enough to have naturally red cheeks, then all you need is some blush to make them pop!
There are different tones of blush to choose from, like pink, peach, or matte red tones. Apply this product last so you can tell how much is too much.
4. Eyelash Kit
Even if you don’t wear false lashes, it’s nice to have a separate kit for putting on fake eyelashes. It makes the job easier, and it prevents the transferring of bacteria from your eyes to your fake lashes and vice versa.
If you’re looking for the most useful and hassle-free eyelash kit, the Lashify eyelash kit is the answer to all your eyelash challenges.
Possible Product Lines: Lashify, Ardell, Eylure, Sephora
Eyeliners come in different forms; pencil, liquid, and gel. Choose the one that works best for your eye shape and needs because it should be very subtle if it’s just everyday wear or dramatic for an evening look.
You can use either a brush or your fingers for this product, but I would strongly recommend using a brush overusing your hands because it will give you more control over the thickness of the line!
If you have straight lashes for mascara, I would definitely recommend curling them first before applying! It opens up your eyes and makes them look bigger!
6. The Brow Product
This is a very important step to consider when doing your look!
You can fill them in with powder or gel as I prefer but make sure you use a light hand as it can be done more subtly rather than almost plastering on the product!
The eyebrow pencil isn’t necessary. You could just use an eyebrow brush and sweep over some brown eyeshadow. However, I would still recommend using something because leaving your brows blank will leave makeup looking unfinished and unprofessional!
It also helps to define the arch better if you choose to do this! Don’t worry for those who aren’t blessed with solid eyebrows; they are extremely easy to fake, so there is no need for scooting down to boots and buying.
7. Eyebrow Pencil Or Powder
Whether you prefer a defined brow to frame your face or just want to fill in some spaces, using an eyebrow pencil is definitely necessary.
Using it after the foundation helps blend your foundation well and make you look very polished! If you use a powder, make sure to brush it out with a clean spoolie brush; otherwise, it can give off a weird color!
The best thing about this product? It’s super easy to use! Just choose what shade fits closest to your hair color and fill those babies in! You need to do this whether you have dark eyebrows or light ones.
Bronzers are used to give more of an all-over glow; if you are already tanned, this is unnecessary, but if not, they will give color to your face and make you look more alive!
Blushers are used mainly to make cheekbones pop by adding color onto some regions of the face.
Possible Product Lines to look for: Revlon, L’oreal, Maybelline, Covergirl, Maybelline, Chanel
Primers help makeup stay longer as well as make your complexion more even and look better.
Many primers all have similar properties, but I would recommend MAC Prep & Prime Skin Base Visage as prepping is very important before applying anything else!
It makes your skin ready for foundation and is great for those with oily or combination skin types because it prevents you from having that “shiny” look halfway through the day!
(MAC Prep & Prime Skin Base Visage)
10. Blending Brush (Sonia Kashuk Bent Eyeshadow/Concealer Brush)
I’m sure every girl has done this using a cotton swab to blend out eyeliner at one point or another! It’s not the best idea, and it doesn’t give you that professional look that we all want. However, this brush can be used for both precision and smudging and is perfect for eyeliners of any kind.
11. Eye Liner Brush (Sephora Collection Classic Small Eye Liner Brush #26)
This brush is also great because it can be used with powder, cream, gel, or liquid products to add more contrast to your eyes. In addition, it’s much more efficient than using a cotton swab.
12. Concealer Brush (Sephora Collection Classic Concealer #57)
This brush is excellent for blending out concealers, particularly under the eyes, where it’s hard to blend with your fingers alone. It gets rid of those harsh edges and makes sure everything looks even!
13. Fan Brush (Sonia Kashuk Large Powder/Fan Brush)
This brush is also multi-purpose because you can use it to apply finishing powder, dust off excess product after applying blush, or any other loose powder that you cannot pick up with your fingers alone. In addition, the fibers are soft so that they won’t irritate or create too much fallout on your face. However, if you have very sensitive skin, perhaps these won’t work as well for you because they are relatively soft.
14. Highlight brush (e.l.f, High Definition Powder Brush)
This brush blends out the shadow really well and leaves behind a nice gradient effect if applied correctly, but make sure to blend out the harsh lines with a fluffy blending brush too. This brush is also very small, so this will not work as a stiffer angled contour brush, although e.l.f has other angled brushes that you can use for that purpose.
Thus concludes a long and compelling list of tools; I’d rather say weapons that help you win the war against flawed makeups and help you win over everyone with your beauty.