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Introduction to Make-up: What Do You Need?

Jovelle is a single mom who enjoys sharing nuggets of content on beauty, fashion, and lifestyle.


Entering the world of makeup can be overwhelming; with so many brands and formulas to choose from, it can be confusing. There's a lot to consider in buying makeup, like the shades of foundation and concealer suited for your skin tone, the brow color that should match your hair color, and lip products that perfectly blend your complections.

You don't want to waste money buying products that don't suit your preferences, especially if you're unsure which ones will work best for you. Below, we list down the fundamental makeup must-haves for newbies.

10 Makeup Must Haves You Need to Consider Buying


This is prepping your skin for makeup. Primer also covers large pores, fine lines, blemishes, and other little imperfections your skin has. It leaves your skin flawless and priming your face for better makeup application.


In finding the right foundation, there are two things you need to consider:

Finding the perfect shade that matches your skin tone

never going overboard to avoid the "cakey look"

You may swatch the foundation on the back of your palm to see if it matches your skin. Research, review, and watch videos online for products that suit your skin type, whether you have oily, dry, or normal skin.

See also what works for you in applying this product: either using a makeup sponge, makeup brush, or simply using your hands to blend the product onto your skin.



Concealer plays an essential role in concealing all the imperfections in your skin. It hides all the dark under eyes, fine lines, discolorations, pimple marks, and blemishes. It can also serve as your eyeshadow base and clean your eyebrow look. There are two types of concealer:

  • the one that is more hydrating for the eyes to cover dark circles and fine lines
  • for the rest of the face to cover blemishes and pimple marks.

Face Powder

It helps your foundation and concealer set. Use the shade that still matches your skin tone and control the product you apply to your face to avoid creasing.

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Brow Powder

First, find the brow color that slightly matches your hair. You can use brow powder because it tends to be more forgiving, especially when you're still a newbie. Brow powder tends to be more blendable; just don't apply too much product at once.

You can also clean your brows using concealer to keep them clean. Brows shouldn't be equally proportionate with each other. As they say, brows should be sisters, not twins.

Eyeshadow Palette

Your makeup kit wouldn't be whole if you don't have a neutral eyeshadow palette that could take your look from day to night. Blending is the key to applying this product; the more you blend, the more subtle and clean your eyeshadow will look.



Blush is perfect for adding a hint of natural color to the cheeks. This is perfect if you're looking for a vibrant, fresh-faced look. It can also serve as your bronzer.

Liquid Eyeliner

Creating a perfectly lined eye is not easy, especially if you are a beginner, but practice makes perfect. You'll get the hang of it if you keep practicing how to do it. You can use pencil eyeliner if you're still struggling. This product is often used and best for beginners because it's less fussy and gives you more control.



This is also important for your makeup. It requires less effort but makes your makeup complete. It makes your eyelashes longer, adds more volume, and makes them thicker, instantly opening and framing your eyes.

A Nude and Bold Lipstick

Lipsticks can dramatically change your look with just a few strokes. Whether you're aiming for a nude or bold look, lipstick can help you achieve any look, depending on the occasion. In finding the perfect lip shade for you, choose a color slightly darker than your lips, or you can be creative and use whatever lipstick color you feel like..

Practice Makes Perfect

These basic makeup essentials are so easy to apply. And it only takes a few minutes to apply them. These basic makeup essentials are great to get you started.

Remember, it’s better to put only a few products you use and know how to use than many products that don't even suit you.

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