They say, makeup is a girl’s best friend! While we’re all for that natural glow and the no makeup look, it’s nice to get your vanity case out and get some product on. Whether you want to hide blemishes or dark circles, or you want a smoother complexion and a flawless look, or whether you just want to enhance your features and get that dewy glow, a few makeup products can take your look up a notch instantly.
During the self imposed quarantine period, many of us have been forgoing makeup completely and many have reported smoother, softer and brighter skin. While this goes to show that going sans makeup can be a blessing for your skin, we have been missing our winged liner and peachy blush. As we move towards a more normalised state and can start to venture out of our homes, here’s a few things every girl should have in her vanity kit; should you have forgotten over the months of not wearing makeup.
A trusty winged liner
A holy grail product for many of us is the trusted eyeliner. If you’re a liquid eyeliner kinda gal or a gel eyeliner kind, the options are limitless and an eyeliner is an essential part of any makeup kit. We swear by a liquid liner for the sole reason that they’re easy to carry around, don’t take up much space and you don’t have to worry about a brush that will get dirty. A liquid eyeliner will also be your saving grace if you want to create a quick look or if you’re called into an unplanned meeting.
A powder compact
The most important product if you’re someone who likes to do a quick touch up before heading out, or a couple of times a day. It is also that one trusted product that those with oily or combination skin swear by. A powder compact is best for days when you want to opt out of applying a heavy base and want some light coverage. A good compact has the capability to give you just that!
A nude and red lipstick
No matter what your skin tone or complexion, there’s a nude and red lipstick for every gal. If you have no makeup on at all, a pretty nude or red lip colour can instantly make you look put together. Nude lipsticks also come in a range of hues, be it peachy hues, subtle pinks or even with blue undertones. Just make sure the nude colour is not a notch lower than your actual skin tone as this can make you look more washed out rather than refreshed and rejuvenated. A red lipstick will easily take you from day to night and you won’t even have to go home to change your look. And if you’re bold enough, you can even sport a red lippy during the day.
An eyebrow tint
The focal point of your face, we think, are your eyebrows. They are said to be that one feature that can transform your face completely. When it comes to getting the perfect Cara Delevigne style brows there are many options and products to choose from. You can opt for a gel, a brow pencil or a brow powder that can help you get that perfect shape. If you’re someone who is constantly on the go, you can opt for a waterproof formula that will ensure your makeup doesn’t run from day till night.