Do you find yourself asking “what makeup items do I really need?” In fact, you might feel a bit overwhelmed knowing that there are lots of makeup items or products you need and you are stuck at deciding which one exactly you really need.
Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate, you don’t have to buy “all” makeup products, you just need to know what you need and be sure you know how to use those products.
When next are you going for makeup shopping? Don’t forget this list of must-have makeup items, you can use it as a checklist so you don’t leave out anything.
Must-Haves For Your Makeup Bag
- Eyebrow pencil/filler/gel
Depending on what works best for you, eyebrow pencils, filler or gel is a must-have. You can get a brow pencil for as low as N500 in any walk-in stores or online stores.
Foundation serves as a coverage. It helps to hide those flaws, blemishes and also, hyperpigmentation. Basically, it gives the face a base for other products you’ll be applying. Be sure to buy a foundation that matches your skin tone, don’t buy a shade too light or dark.
- Face Primer and Moisturizer
Face primer and moisturizer are important in prepping the face before makeup application. Primer would cause the makeup not to wear out easily.
Concealer is quite important for highlighting the brow, face, as well as giving the face more coverage generally. It can be used to hide dark spots that foundation won’t cover. You can get an LA Girl foundation for as low as N1,500.
To add more volume to those lashes, you need mascara, especially if you don’t want to use false lashes.
This varies from gel to liquid and you may decide to go for the pencil liner, the prices vary as well. You can get a liquid liner for as low as N1000.
You need to give your face a little pop, from nude to bright colors. With a palette, you can achieve that look you have in mind.
- Lipgloss, lipstick, lip liner
It’s important to line your lips first before using lipstick or gloss. So, don’t forget to add lip liners to your list when buying lipsticks or lip stains.
- Brushes and sponge
Brushes in some way, help to give good results. So, you should invest in not just any brushes but good ones. From the face to the eyes and lips, using good brushes to apply makeup is quite important. On the other note, makeup sponge is also good for foundation and “baking”.
- Setting spray
Source: Nyx Cosmetics
Basically, setting spray or finishing spray helps makeup last longer. It prevents the makeup from creasing or smudging quickly.
- Contour Palette And Highlighter
Source: Sleek Makeup
You can get a contour palette for as low as N3,000 depending on the brand you like. Some palette comes with a highlighter while some don’t. So, if you are going for a palette that doesn’t come with a highlighter, then you need to get one.
Powder gives the final look or should I say it perfects the entire look. When choosing a powder, consider your skin tone, choose a powder that is your exact shade.
- False Lashes
There’s no better way to look peng, false lashes do the trick. Don’t forget, you will need to buy lash glue and a tweezer.
In a nutshell, your makeup bag is not complete without these items. However, if you feel you need more items you can buy as much as you want. The most important thing is that you should know how to use them.