Closeup portrait of a woman applying dry cosmetic tonal foundation on the face using makeup brush.

A Beginner’s Guide To Makeup

As young girls some of us would spend hours playing in mums makeup bag, putting on lipstick, applying eye shadow and coats of mascara. Now we are a little more grown up, our play days are over and can now become a bit more of a reality. Here we are going to share with you some essential products needed in our beginners guide to make up. When starting out with applying any product to your face you always want to make sure your face is clean and free of dirt. Once this is done you would need the following:

Primer- A good primer will do wonders in keeping your makeup in place. Finding the right primer for you will be dependent on your skin type. There are a variety of primers available at drugstores with samples that are reasonable priced.

Foundation– Foundation is used to even out complexion and is available in two forms liquids and powder and it is simple down to your own personal preference on what to wear. Many makeup brands have a wide variety foundation shades. The best place to start in finding a foundation would be a beauty department store such as Debenhams as there are many concession stands with staffs available to assist you.

Set of makeup brushes– Makeup brushes are essential as there are used for different areas of the face. A good set of makeup brushes can last a very long time and are definitely an investment to your make up collection. Real techniques are a brand that offer many brush sets which can be purchased in a variety of drug stores and supermarkets.


Mascara– This is an essential product that can take your make up look to another level. Mascara is mainly used to darker and lengthen your lashes as well as brighten your eyes. The mascara you many decided to purchase may depend on the look you want to achieve.

Lipstick or lip-gloss– Lipstick helps to enhance your make up look. A wide variety of colours and shades are available at affordable prices. You may find that certain lip colours will compliment you unique skin shade incredibly.  This is definitely one of the makeup products you can have the most fun with. Alternatively if you’re not really big on colour and lipstick a lip-gloss is a great option to add shine to your lips.


Now that you have the top five essentials in place you can begin to experiment with them. Have fun!

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