I am terrible at makeup. I try my best but find my skin never comes out how I want which is why most days I tend to opt for no makeup other than mascara. However, even then that’s rare. I’m actually trying a new product to help my lashes and eyebrows grow which means I can’t wear any makeup – I’ll do a blog on this product if it works. Anyway, I’ve got a few friends and family members who are practising MUA’s and so, with their help I’m bringing you some must-have makeup products, everybody should have.
Disclaimer: Like I said above, I’m no MUA and the MUA’s I’ve got these products from are practising so if you find these products don’t work for you, don’t hate me I’m just trying to learn and help.
Before I get into the specific products to use, here is a quick look into the kind of makeup I want to create so you know why I’m mentioning the products I am.
Okay, so now you’ve seen the kind of looks I am obsessed with, here are the MUA makeup must-haves you’ll need.
1. Illuminator Drops or Strobing Cream
The first product I was recommended was illuminating cream. There are plenty out there you can use which will work better for different skin types. I have quite oily skin so find that those that have a silicone texture work better than those that are watery. Below are the specific products I was recommended and links to buy them.
Tip: Apply the the below products after primer and before foundation and then top with a light coverage foundation or BB cream.
2. A (Really) Light Concealer
The next product I was recommended was to use a really light concealer. I find that depending on how tanned I am, the concealer I normally use can be brightening for my under eyes or can be the same colour as my skin. However, to ensure my eyes are always nice and bright, I was told to use a pretty light concealer (for my skin tone).
The one I was recommended for both my skin type and my stingy budget was the Collection, Lasting Perfection Concealer which regardless of the cheap price tag, is actually bomb as fuck.
Here are my two favourite concealers in light shades, suited to my skin tone. You can opt for more expensive concealers like the Tarte Shapetape but I’m a cheapo so…
3. Translucent Powder
Now I have no clue on baking and setting powders. I once bought the Elf Setting Powder in white thinking that would help brighten my under eyes yet instead, it left massive white casts which looked fucking ridiculous. I was scarred for life and didn’t want to touch on any translucent powders again.
Since, I’ve learnt how to use them, where to use them and what colour I need – not bright white. I have oily skin so setting my face is a necessity even if I want a dewy, glowy look. Plus, setting my face with translucent powder doesn’t stop me from achieving a dewy finish either.
Tip: I only set under my eyes slightly, under my “contour” though for the makeup look above I tend to keep this minimal to avoid having a sharp line.
I don’t know if a banana powder is the same or similar to a translucent powder but in my eyes, it is so here is a variety of both that I was recommended.
4. Baked Blush
The final product that I was recommended was blush and baked blush. For the dewy look, baked blush is a must, though I learnt if you have textured cheeks and spots, the extra glow in the baked blush can accentuate this and so, a normal blush should be used. Below are some of my favourites.
If you have any other makeup must-haves, share them below in the comments.