MAKEUP FOR BEGINNERS-A COMPLETE GUIDE

New to this beautiful makeup world and have no idea how and from where to start? Searching for a simple makeup guide to look flawless and perfect with your imperfections? Then this post will show you a direction and give you an idea to start off with it. I am going to explain every basic thing which you should know as a beginner. All the products which I am going to suggest now are the ones I actually used it and use it till date. I wanted to do a post on this topic because when I was a beginner even I have faced the same confusion and could not find the perfect product for me. But now I can help you out by confidently recommending you the products which will work well from my experience. Makeup doesn’t make anyone beautiful. It is just like an icing on the cake. It only enhances our beauty and makes us look more confident.

makeup for beginners, complete guide

 

All you need is a

MOISTURIZER

SUNSCREEN

BB/CC CREAM

CONCEALER (OPTIONAL)

COMPRESSED POWDER (also called as compact)

KAJAL

EYELINER

MASCARA

LIP BALM (or) LIPSTICK

MOISTURIZER

The very first and the most important thing is to moisturize your face. Yes! This is as important to your face as oxygen is important to your body. No matter what type of skin you have, this is a compulsory step for all. Because only if you hydrate your skin, it would stay healthy and soft. There are plenty of moisturizers available in the market in a wide price range. I have tried many but the one which I liked is Lever Ayush Suvarna poshak skin cream which I had mentioned in my previous post too. It is quite affordable besides that, the best thing about it is that it is suitable for all skin types. My skin is oily to normal because of which one problem I faced with many moisturizers was that it made my skin oily after few hours of application. I guess many of you can relate it to you. This moisturizer has not just solved all my problems, but also made my skin super soft and fresh. I have suggested this for the reason that I use Ayush every day and I have seen this working on all skin types. If you want to know about some other moisturizers, then you can feel free to ask me in the comment section or in private mail.

Ayush moisturizer

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Lever Ayush Suvarna poshak skin cream

SUNSCREEN

Sunscreens are the protectors of our skin from Sun and harsh UV rays. I have already said a lot about it in my skincare post moreover, I have reviewed about Lotus Herbals Safe Sun 3-in-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock SPF-40 which is the best sunblock according to me. 

sunscreen, sunblock,best sunscreen

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Lotus Herbals Safe Sun 3-in-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock SPF-40

BB CREAM/ CC CREAM

Okay now that you have moisturized your skin, the next step is to give your face an even tone. Nobody has a flawless face. Who don’t get pimples, blemishes and acne spots on their face? And that is why makeup is here to hide all that flaws. You can use full foundation to achieve it but because this is a guide for the starters, I would suggest you a BB or CC. There are various shades available in the BB and CC creams. You can choose it according to your shade. If you don’t know how to choose your shade, then the easiest way to do is to ask the person at the counter which shade would match your skin tone. But do not trust them completely, go ahead and test it on your skin. I think am going off track from the topic. But this is very important for the beginners also, I think I will make another post in detail about how to choose a perfect shade of foundation or BB or CC from my experience. For now, let me get into the topic.

SUGGESTED BB/CC CREAMS

Again, there several brands for BB and CC. Personally, I am not a big fan of CC. I use Clear Glow ALL IN ONE BB from Maybelline. This gives me a medium coverage and it is with SPF21 PA+++. I liked it because it gives a finished foundation look on my face and it is easy to apply. You can blend it very easily with your fingertips if you are a beginner. And if you are comfortable with a beauty blender, then it is well and good. It totally depends on your choice. If you want to try a CC, then you can go for Lakme CC. This is again with SPF20 and conceals spots to an extent. Another BB cream you can try for is Pond's white Beauty SPF 30 Fairness BB. I used that during my college days but I do not use it anymore.

Maybelline BB cream

lakme cc, a good CC cream

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Clear Glow ALL IN ONE BB from Maybelline (choose your shade)

Lakme CC 

Pond's white Beauty SPF 30 Fairness BB.

CONCEALER (Optional)

As I am giving tips for the beginners, concealer is optional. If you have dark spots or pimples which you don’t want to be shown on your face then u can use concealer. Choosing perfect shade of concealer is really very important which is again a bit difficult task. That is why I don’t suggest concealers for the starts. Another reason for not recommending it to the beginners is, you must set your concealer properly, otherwise it will melt and make your skin oily. If you have dark circles, then you can hide it without concealer also, just by using red lipstick followed by BB/CC cream. You can read it in detail in my life changing beauty hacks and tricks. If you prefer using concealer then I would recommend Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer or Maybelline Fit Me Concealer.

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Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer.

COMPRESSED POWDER (COMPACT)

The compressed powder which is also called as the compact is used to set cream based product or foundation that you have applied to your face. This again comes in various shades, brands, and price. If  you have oily skin,then prefer using matt compacts and if you have dry skin, then go for pressed powders with moisturizer in it. It took me years to understand my skin type properly and choose the right compact for me.

 I would recommend L'Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Pressed Powder for extremely oily skin. it mattifies the face and keeps it oil free. For normal to dry skin I would recommend Maybelline New York Fit Me Pressed Powder. Revlon Touch And Glow Moisturising powder is also good for dry to normal skin. My skin type keeps changing and these three compacts have worked the best for me.

maybelline fit me pressed powder

revlon touch and glow compact

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L'Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Pressed Powder

Maybelline New York Fit Me Pressed Powder

Revlon Touch And Glow Moisturising powder

KAJAL

Kajal is something that beautifies you instantly. I personally love kajal and this is one of the things without which I don’t step out of my home.

SUGGESTED KAJAL

 I used Kajal from Elle 18 during my school days but now I am using Maybelline New York Colossal Kajal, super black. As the name says it is, super jet black and creamy. Very easy to apply, waterproof and do not smudge at all. Maybelline Colossal kajal, black is cheaper than the super black one. If you are looking for a kajal at a lower price with great intense effect, then you can try Maybelline Colossal kajal, black . This is same as colossal super black kajal. The only thing in which it differs is, it is black and Maybelline New York Colossal Kajal, super black is kohl black and can be easily applied in a single troke.

TIP!

To open up your tired eyes instantly use a nude kajal.

Tight line you upper waterline with kajal, which will give an illusion of thicker eyelashes 🙂

maybelline colossal kajal

elle 18 kajal,soft and creamy

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Maybelline New York Colossal Kajal, super black

Maybelline Colossal kajal, black

Elle 18

EYELINER

Eyeliners add extra definition to your eyes and highlight your eye shapes. There are different ways to apply eyeliners depending on your eye shapes. If you have droopy eyes, you can draw an upward wing to lift up your eyes. For the beginners applying an eyeliner without harsh lines is a great task. Makeup in itself is an art and applying perfect eyeliner is like mastering an art. There are different types of eyeliners and you can choose the one which works best for you.

SUGGESTED EYELINERS

 I started practicing with Maybelline The Colossal Liner. This is just like using sketch pen over your lids. It is easy to use and draw wings. If you want an affordable liquid liner, then I would suggest you Lakme Insta eyeliner, Black. best gel liner which I am completely obsessed with is Maybelline Lasting Drama Eye Liner Drama Gel Liner, Black. It is so easy to apply and smudge proof. The packaging is also damn good. It comes along with an eyeliner brush which is again a win-win thing!

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If you do not know how to apply a proper liner, then you can skip it while going out and practice it at home. I suggest you to apply eyeliner first then proceed with BB/CC creams. Because if you want to correct it, you can do it without worrying about rubbing off the makeup around that the eye area.

maybelline eyeliners, liquid liners, lakme eyeliner, gel liner

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Maybelline The Colossal Liner

Lakme Insta eyeliner, Black

Maybelline Lasting Drama Eye Liner Drama Gel Liner, Black

MASCARA

Mascara opens up your eyes and makes your eyes look gorgeous within a second. It makes your eyelashes look thicker, longer, luscious and beautiful. Maybelline New York Colossal Volum' Express Mascara and L'Oreal Paris Butterfly Mascara Midnight Blacks are my all-time favorite mascara.

maybelline masacra volume express

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Maybelline New York Colossal Volum' Express Mascara

L'Oreal Paris Butterfly Mascara Midnight Blacks

LIP BALM/LIPSTICK

The last but not the least thing to complete your look is applying a tinted lip balm or lipstick.

You can choose the shade of your lipstick depending on your mood or the occasion or the place where you are going. If you want to glam up your look instantly, then just apply a red lipstick and there you are ready with your dazzle look.

Pink and red color lipsticks complement for all skin tone.

SUGGESTED LIP BALM/LIPSTICKS

Maybelline New York Baby Lips Electro, Pink Shock lip balm is hydrating and imparts a pink shade on the lips (tasty too :p) which is why I use it often.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks have a wide variation of color selection which is again an amazing lipstick for daily wear as well as for party wear. I have a pink and a red shade from Revlon. They do not dry out my lips, at the same time they are matte also.

Maybelline Color Show Lipstick has quite a broad range of colors from which you can choose the one you want. I bought a red lipstick from that collection and I must say that the color is really appealing and stays on the lips for a very long time. There are many other lipsticks I have used, but of all, I would recommend you these two collections in particular because these are affordable plus keep the lips hydrated and are worth every penny.

red lipstick, revlon

revlo lipstick,, pink lipstick

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Maybelline New York Baby Lips Electro, Pink Shock

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks

Maybelline Color Show Lipstick

I have not mentioned anything about blush, highlighters, bronzers and many other beauty products here because for the beginners these are not much required. Things get better only if we do it step by step instead of trying everything at a time and ending up turning into a clown. Yeah, I am telling it from my experience.

P.S: Makeup is an art and fun to do. You do not have to stress a lot about it; all you have to do is to practice. Practice makes a man perfect. 🙂

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khadija

Hi!!! This is Khadija- a procaffinator, an engineer, a biotechnologist with a great interest in makeup.This is my personal blog and you can find here honest reviews and tips on beauty, makeup, skincare and many other things :) Get in touch for anything and everything at khadija@khadijabeauty.com

7 Comments

  1. Good tips for beginners. A good base with a nice lipcolor, some eyeliner and mascara, looks very pretty on most people, and it’s not that difficult to achieve. But I have a question. What’s the difference between kajal and eyeliner? Is it that eyeliner is more liquid than kajal?

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