So, not everyone is a Makeup Maniac, huh? Who would have thunk it?! If you are just getting interested in makeup, but you're not sure where to start, let me give you my two cents...
Here are 4 makeup must-haves to start the non-makeup user's collection!
You should start with the lips. Don't worry, you don't have to go for the candy apple red or shocking violet color right away. Baby steps. Pucker up and say, "Yes!" to a lovely rose-toned shade. It's a color group that looks great on lots of different skin tones. A great, inexpensive brand to try is Milani. They have a color called, "Plumrose" and it's just perfect for anyone, in my opinion!
Mascara not only makes your eyes appear more open, it provides definition to your eyelashes, giving you a more polished appearance. Waterproof mascaras can be quite drying, so you only need to wear those if you are in wet and/or very humid conditions. Otherwise, get yourself a great regular, black mascara. I suggest getting one that lengthens, as well as, gives volume. Maybelline's the Colossal Volum' Express mascara is a great one!
#3. Brow pencil or powder
Sprucing up your brows also polishes your look, but if you are just starting out, you may not know how to shape them, pluck them, or fill them in! Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express for Brows and Eyes gives you everything you need in one place! It comes with brow wax cream to tame those wild brows and help them lie flat. It also contains an eyeshadow duo that can double as a brow bone highlighter. Of course it contains brow powders to fill in your brows, but what really helps a "newbie" is the set of brow stencils! These stencils can give you an outline of where to pluck your brows, depending on what shape you prefer. They also set a guideline for filling in your brows. I'm telling you ladies, this product is AWESOME!
If you don't necessarily need full coverage for your mug, or don't enjoy the feel of creams or powders on your face, perhaps concealer is the way to go. You can use it just to cover those dark spots or blemishes so that you are not uncomfortable with a face full of makeup. However, concealer will give you a little more confidence, as it evens out your naturally beautiful skin! A great, inexpensive concealer is the NYC Liquid Concealer. This stuff is thick enough to cover up discoloration, but will not break the bank!