After being stuck at home for weeks, to flatten the coronavirus curve, it is time to prepare our makeup essentials to create an everyday beauty look with room for weekend and evening twists.
To help your makeup shopping less overwhelming, we share our ultimate recommendations on the products that must be in your makeup bag.
Here are the six must-haves face products that you should have in your makeup bag after quarantine and self-isolation.
To create a natural look with an even complexion, you need a creamy concealer like THE SAEM Cover Perfection Tip Concealer, which comes in 3 shades. It is best suitable for pale to medium complexions. This concealer is so good it can be applied instead of foundation.
Concealers can do more than hide your skin problems. You can use them in your eyelids, collarbones, and even your back.
Make sure to pick a foundation that matches your complexion and fits your coverage needs. You can get foundations in liquid, cream, stick, and powder forms. To decide which one is best for you, it will depend on your preferences.
One of my favourite ones is APRIL SKIN Magic Snow Cushion 2.0 SPF50+ as it provides perfect coverage; plus, it shields the skin from harmful UV rays. It is suitable for all skin types and even covers breakouts and smooths skin problems. The Magic Snow Cushion will leave your skin with a dewy finish for up to 8 hours.
3. Face Primer
Even though many people do not think that face primer is a must-have item, it is a crucial step in a makeup routine.
The face primer’s main job is to keep your skin looking smooth and your makeup looking fresh all day long.
You can be sure your skin is smooth and perfect when you use a face primer such as Innisfree No-Sebum Blur Primer. What I like most about this face primer is that it works well with all foundations and mattifies. It will help your foundation last for hours. Besides, it reduces shine and oil.
4. BB Cream
If you prefer a more natural look, you can use a BB cream instead of your foundation. BB creams provide moisturizer feeling lighter on the skin. One downside to BB creams is that they often come in limited shade ranges, so finding a good match for darker skin tones is challenging.
MISSHA M Perfect BB Cream SPF42 comes in 5 colours, and it is known as a “miracle skin cream.” It can heal imperfections thanks to its unique 3-in-1 formula that serves as a makeup base and sunblock with only one application.
M Perfect Cover BB Cream will protect your skin from harmful external irritants, thus preventing premature skin ageing.
5. Contour Product
To look amazing, your must-have a contour product to create depth and make your face pop more. You need a product that can create the illusion of a shadow.
One of K-beauty’s favourite ones is TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL Art Class By Rodin Shading. This kit contains three shades and can be used to contour and sculpt your face to perfection. It is easy to apply, and you can use it every day.
It can also be used to contour collar bones and the abdominal area. All you have to do is mix the three shades and apply to the desired area for shading.
Applying blush can have a significant impact on your overall look after so many weeks inside your home. Blush is a must-have in any makeup routine. When choosing a blush colour, pick something that will give you a natural look. Be careful not to go too bright or to use heavy a hand.
In general, pink, and peach tones work best on fair-to-medium-skin, while maroon shades work best on darker skin tones.
ETUDE HOUSE Lovely Cookie Blusher comes in 10 shades providing a high-quality matte finish. These blushers are excellent quality and affordable.
7. Setting Powder
Setting powder works to keep your makeup in place all day. There are different types of finish depending on your needs. If you want your makeup to last, do not skip this step!
INNISFREE No Sebum Mineral Powder is a loose powder, formulated to minimise pores, blemishes, and control excess oil. Will set your makeup, giving you a flawless finish that would last up to 5 hours.