A beautiful thing, makeup can be. It can alter one’s appearance, draw attention to one’s best attributes, and boost confidence. And when it comes to purchasing makeup, there are so many brands available that it can be difficult to know where to begin. Meanwhile, some companies, like Milani, provide shades tailored to each individual’s needs. A population with such diverse makeup inspires and empowers one every day. And here are some necessary items that will help one get a jump start on looking good:
1. Setting Spray
Setting spray is an essential product for everyone. Here is why:
- Setting sprays look glossy at first but dry down and leave a matte finish on the skin. This quality helps the makeup last longer and makes it less likely to rub off during the day.
- They help water-based foundations set faster, so one can use them with other products, like cream blushes or lipsticks that would otherwise not work well with a traditional powder foundation (because they require some blending).
It’s simple to use a setting spray. Hold it approximately six inches from the face and mist gently until the skin is dry and uniformly covered. After that, wait for it to dry before adding additional makeup, such as blush or eye shadow.
Primer is essential for anyone who wears makeup. It helps keep foundation and other products on the face longer, giving a fresh-faced look all day. It also fills in fine lines and pores, keeping the skin flawless and youthful.
Primer works best with or without makeup if you have dry skin or a lot of texture. This product might not be the best choice for someone with oily skin because it would probably make their already oily face even oilier!
The best way to get used to wearing foundation is by picking a product that matches one’s skin tone and going for it. And if one wants something sheer and natural-looking, there are many options that make them feel like they are not wearing anything at all.
For those who want something more substantial, try using a heavier foundation—either full coverage or liquid versions—to cover blemishes and even the skin tone. If this isn’t what you want, opt for a lighter formula specifically made for those with clear complexions.
Blush is a must-have for everyone. It’s the perfect way to add color to the face and make one look like they have a healthy glow. Blush can also be used in two different ways: contouring and highlighting. Contouring involves using darker colors on the cheekbones and jawline while highlighting uses lighter colors above the cheekbones to give an illusion of higher cheekbones.
Lipstick is a cosmetic product containing pigments that produce a beautiful tint on the lips and highlight them. Lipsticks come in a variety of colours and shades. They are available in different finishes, including matte and gloss. Brands like Milani sell several nude lipsticks for those who want a subtle and natural tint.
While glossy lipsticks add additional sparkle to the lips, matted lipstick gives an impenetrable appearance. Meanwhile, specific colour combinations result in the desired tint. Glossy, demi-matte, and matte lipsticks are just a few of the several available types. And one can use them depending on their preference or situation, such as a formal dinner, a casual trip, etc. And for best results, always apply lipstick after applying foundation or base on dry lips so that they become smooth enough for application. Otherwise, it will not glide smoothly over them, and this gives the lips an uneven finish, which could lead to cracks appearing later, causing further damage and ruining the lips.