Mascara is a good way to slowly dip into makeup. You can add a subtle change to your eyes. I would suggest starting out with a slightly cheaper brand before you dive into the more high-end products. The MUA Volume Mascara is a great choice. This creates a very natural look and the consistency isn’t too thick and clumpy, but it’s enough to make a difference to your eyes and add some volume. I suffer from having very short eyelashes and this mascara has helped me a countless number of times. And for £3 you can’t really complain!
Everyone loves a good eyeliner flick but that can be quite hard to achieve, especially when you’re just starting out. Liquid liners are the way forward. I would suggest the Revlon Colourstay Liquid Liner as the application is extremely easy and it stays on all day without smudging. Now, you don’t have to worry about trying to create the perfect flick, you can just add some liner to your eyelids to start off and when you become more comfortable, buy some tape and watch some videos to help you out!
Skincare is extremely important. There’s no point slapping on tons of concealer and foundation if you don’t look after your skin. Skin needs to be prepped before any product goes on your face and you can do this by using moisturiser and primer, which allows your makeup to last all day. It also makes your skin feel nourished and happy. I personally use the bareMinerals primer and moisturiser as it helps my skin stay fresh and calm. It’s so easy to apply before putting on any makeup. You dab some of it on and smooth it around your skin.
It’s vital you remember to remove make up. I was a fan of wipes until I realised how bad it was for my skin and the environment. Mineral oil or cleansing water is the safest way. It’s all about making sure you don’t clog up your pores and treat your skin well. I’d suggest Simple Micellar Cleansing Water, a well-known brand that leaves your face feeling smooth and clean. It’s also not a ridiculous price, as when wearing makeup, you will get through a lot of this!