Monday, 29 August 2016

Guide to Building Your Makeup Kit : Part II

Previously I had covered the basic makeup products needed for a makeup kit, at a beginner level. Lots of you loved the post, thank you so much! If you haven't read it yet, go check it out HERE
So, what's the next step once you have the basics in place? Taking your kit to the next level. 

I have always believed that it is pointless just going to a store and hoarding everything in one go. Rather, build your collection slowly, adding products one by one. That way you will only buy what you really require and actually use them.

Anyway, enough about the gyaan. What do you need to add to your collection you ask? Here you go! 

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1. A Bronzer/Contour powder
This is a recent discovery of mine, I never got the hype about them, but let me tell you this, if used right, they work wonders. Define those jaws and cheekbones, dust a bit on the sides of your nose and temples. These really add that extra dimension needed.
*I am currently using this one by Freedom Makeup. It isn't too warm/orange and looks lovely.

2. Highlighter
Though I did mention a few affordable ones in my beginners kit, those were liquid ones from the drugstore. And if you have to add that one powder highlighter, look no further than theBalm Mary Loumanizer! Look at that gorgeousness in the pan. This really gets that glow going!

3. Lipsticks
Grow your lipstick collection. After an everyday pink, orange, neutral MLBB color, fuschia and a red...you need to add some summery corals, a plummy tone and maybe even a darker vampy/burgundy color.

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4. Gloss
If you are not a lipstick person, you might want to add lip glosses in the beginner kit itself. Again stick to the same basic colors - everday pink, neutral, berry toned, orange/coral and a red.

Makeup Kit, Makeup essentials, Makeup Guide, Beginners makeup

Makeup Kit, Makeup essentials, Makeup Guide, Beginners makeup

5. Colored pencils
After getting that classic black kohl, it's time to add some colored ones in your stash. Jeweled colors look fabulous on Indian skintones. Stock up on a Navy, Purple, Emerald green, Olive/Khakhi, Turquoise and a Brown. I would suggest getting a brown for your beginners kit actually, it looks a lot softer than black and is quite apt for everyday wear.

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6. Colored Liners
If you like liquid liners and have a classic black one, it is time to have some fun with colors. Try experimenting with Navy Blue to start out with (it almost looks black from far). Move on to adding a Cobalt and a Green!

Makeup Kit, Makeup essentials, Makeup Guide, Beginners makeup

Makeup Kit, Makeup essentials, Makeup Guide, Beginners makeup

7. Lip Pencils
Keep 3 basic colors for starting out with. A neutral/nude, a red and a pink. They should cover most lipstick colors.

8. Eyebrow Pencil
I love using the Maybelline Fashion Brow. It just adds that extra defined look to my brows and looks very natural nevertheless. If you do not want to get a brow pencil, you can use a matte brown shadow too.

So here you go! Get your makeup stash ready!

xoxo,
Swati
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