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  • Isabella Morales

These are the 10 basics one shall have in their makeup drawer. 

Maintaining up to date with everything that comes out in the makeup world can be difficult, sooo we’ve made it easy for you…. In collab. with SkinUp (@skinup_) we’re sharing the MUSTS of a classic makeup drawer and the steps of applying. These products are definitely needed to complete a basic, flawless, “no makeup makeup”  look for your everyday.

Before doing anything…

Face Prep: Preparing your skin for makeup ensures that it goes on evenly and stays put. The better your skin looks to begin with, the better the makeup will look. Make sure to complete your skincare routine before applying any makeup on (SPF included).

Now the steps…

Primer: Creates a smooth surface by reducing the appearance of pores, fine lines and other blemishes.

Foundation: Creates an even, uniform color to the complexion & covers flaws (No need to slather all over face - just in places where you see unevenness or discoloration. You may consider using a tinted moisturizer as well).

Concealer: Hides under-eye circles and covers blemishes.

Powder: A quick, light dusting of powder to set the liquid/cream products and control shine & oiliness. It can be translucid or compact, the second one adding more color to your skin.

Blush: Warmths your makeup by adding a flush of color to the cheeks.

Bronzer: Emulates a sun-kissed glow and enhances a tan.

Mascara: Darkens, thickens, lengthens & defines your lashes, enhancing your eyes.

Brows: You can try powders, creams and other variations of mediums, but the easiest way to fill in and shape your eyebrows tends to be an eyebrow pencil that you can get in a hue to complement the natural color of your eyebrows.

Lipstick/Lip Balm/Lip Gloss: Applies color, texture, shine and protection to your lips. You may opt for a tinted lip balm for a hint of color and moisturization at the same time.

Highlighter: Meant to illuminate, or bring forth certain features. Creates a lit-from within, achieving radiant skin in an instant.

Tip: As for the eyes, follow this #eyeshadowhack. Sweep some bronzer into the sockets of your eyes to add depth, or a sweep of blush as a finishing soft touch. You can also use lipstick as eyeshadow and as blush as well.


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