Everything You Need in a Makeup Kit

Whether you’re new to makeup or an experienced veteran, you should know that having an all-purpose makeup kit is important to get the look you want! Look below for the best deals on makeup kits!

Face Makeup

Just like artists who must prime before painting, you too must start with a clean canvas. After you’ve prepped your skin, foundation is your first step. To avoid the dreaded “cakey” look, Kendall recommends applying foundation using a beauty sponge. It absorbs product, allowing you to gradually add the ideal amount of foundation to your complexion.

Now that you’ve got a flawless base, it’s time to make a splash. “A great bronzer makes my top five of must-have products,” Kendall tells us, adding that it’s essential to add a touch of color to a washed-out complexion. How to do so without going overboard? Kendall says to dust a little bronzer into the hair line, across the cheek bones and neck to give an instant pick-me-up.

Eye Makeup

Eyeliner is 90% sultriness, 10% glam and 100% vital. Plus, it can easily take any makeup look from day to night in a sitch. Go with a pencil eyeliner-while it may not be the tool for a great winged eyeliner look, it’s much less fussy and great for ladies first starting off. Now it’s time to lengthen those lashes with some mascara. Not even the most novice of makeup beginners can fumble with this one. However, the days of pumping the wand in the tube and plumping the eyelashes with triple coats are gone! Simply take your freshly dipped mascara wand and apply one to two coats before you complete your look. An absolute makeup essential for beginners, mascara darkens, thickens and lengthens the lashes for a put-together look on the daily.

Brows

“Any beginner can start filling in their brows using a brow gel or a powder shadow,” says Kendall. But if you’ve marathoned beauty gurus’ bold-brow routines only to have them look, well, not like theirs, Kendall recommends powder. “Powder tends to be more forgiving when you first start off. Look for a more coarse brush to apply the product so it doesn’t apply too much product at once.”

Lips

A key item for an irresistible pout, lipsticks can change an entire look with just a simple swipe. “The perfect neutral and a pop of color are two lip colors every girl should have in her purse,” says Kendall, recommending beginners to stick with a formula that has more hydration for its forgiving nature.