There are so many beauty products out there on the market and reading glossy magazines can sometimes only confuse you more. So how do you know which beauty products are essential and which ones are just going to waste your hard earned cash and produce no visible results? Here are five must-have beauty basics you should have in your makeup case or bathroom cabinet at home.
Just like every artist needs a clean canvas to create a masterpiece, the same can be said for your skin. Cleansers work as emulsifiers to remove dirt, excess natural skin oils, bacteria, cosmetics and exfoliate the surface skin cells to help your skin breathe and attain the correct nourishment when followed by toning and moisturizing. Go to a credible beauty therapist and get your skin diagnosed so you can buy a cleanser that will address any specific problems you may have with your skin such as acne, oily, dry or t-zone skin.
A good foundation can hide any imperfections and give your skin a warm, beautiful glow. Foundation is an important beauty basic that every woman should have but make sure it’s the right colour for your skin tone, the foundation is applied thinly and smoothly and includes a sunscreen for all day protection.
Sunscreen is very important and will help you protect your skin from cancer but it is also the best anti aging cream on the market. It is important to buy a sunscreen with an SPF-15 or higher which protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Wear this every day and your skin will thank you for years to come.
Mascara has always been a mainstay in makeup application due to its undeniable capabilities when it comes to emphasizing a woman’s eyes and can be worn with or without eye shadow and eye liner. A quality mascara is clump free and can define, thicken, lengthen, and strengthen the look of lashes and yet make a woman look like she’s wearing little or no makeup.
A quick dash of lip gloss can be a cheap and inexpensive way to give you a quick lift but still look like you are wearing minimal makeup. Make sure you buy the right shade to flatter your face and features. Women with fair skin look great in nude shades, pink and corals, women with olive skin can go a bit darker in roses, mauves and berries and women with dark skin can experiment with plum or wine shades.
Using a daily cleanser and a good sunscreen can stave off fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and even dry skin and this is the foundation for any beauty routine. If you want to wear a minimum of makeup, try cosmetics like wearing foundation, mascara and lipstick which will give you a fresh faced look to take you throughout the day without leaving you looking like a drag queen.