Basic of Makeup 101

Much like an artist with her palette and canvas, your face and makeup products are what you need to paint that perfect looking face.

Make sure your face is clean and ready for all that you’re going to add on it. There are 3 categories for you to choose from, cushion, liquid and powder! Depending on the type of finish and coverage you’re looking for these products will help you along the way!

Keeping up with the K-beauty trend, addicts will tell you that cushion is the way to go to achieve that dewy look with light to medium coverage!

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Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion | Laneige BB Cushion Whitening

If following the Korean trend is not for you, maybe you’ll like to follow the Kardashians instead! Liquid foundation provides full coverage with a matte finish!

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NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint | Laura Mercier Silk Crème Oil Free Photo Edition Foundation

Don’t worry, there’s also an option for people who are just starting out with makeup and aren’t very good at it. If you’re a beginner try using a powder instead, this provides light coverage with a slightly matte finish.

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Cle De Peau Radiant Powder Foundation | Burberry Nude Powder

A pair of well-defined brows can shape and structure your entire face. Just like how Cara Delevigne has her signature brows, you too should strive to have your very own. Choose from these 3 applicators, pencil, powder and cream to see which one is best suited for you!

If it’s the first time you’re working on your brows, we definitely recommend starting with a pencil as it’s the perfect tool for beginners.

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Clinique SuperFine Liner For Brows | Cle De Peau Beaute Eyebrow Pencil Refill

Perfect for those whose brows are already shaped up and they just want to add some strokes to enhance its natural fullness.

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Estée Lauder Brow Now All in one Brow Kit |Bobbi Brown Brow Kit

This is definitely for people who are more advance in makeup, as it is not easy to work with cream. However, this product is able to provide a natural fullness to your brows.

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Estée Lauder Brow Now Stay-in-place Brow Gel | Shu Uemura Brow Palette

This step is arguably one of the most difficult things to do when you’re trying to complete your makeup. Being able to draw that perfect line actually helps to make your eyes look bigger and brighter. Choose from these 3 applicators to suit your level of difficulty!

For the professionals who are confident in drawing a straight line, completing your look with gel liners is great for people who want that creamy, smoky eye look.

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Bobbi Brown City Collection Gunmetal Ink Long Wear Gel Eyeliner | Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-place Gel Liner 

Pencils are the best way for you to start with when trying to achieve that perfect line. Make your way along your eyelids with light pencil strokes!

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Guerlain The Eye Pencil Kohl | YSL Dessin Du Regard

When your confident in putting on eyeliner, it's best to use a liquid eyeliner as it will ensure that you have neater and sharper lines. 

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Lancome Grandiôse Liner | Burberry Effortless Liquid Eyeliner

Rosy cheeks aren’t just for little girls, adding that touch of colour to your face is great to give you that instant glow and radiance. Using a blush could even maybe shave off a few years in appearance with these colours. Depending on the finish and the type of foundation you’re using, the type of blusher you apply will differ.

Using a tint is great to blend and build the colour on your cheeks and it goes well with a liquid or cushion foundation! This blusher will provide you with a natural and dewy finish. 

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Clinique Pop Oil Lip & Cheek Glow | Shu Uemura Tint In Gelato 

If you’ve never had any kind of blusher on your face before, the best way to start is with a powder blusher! Remember light strokes to build it up bit by bit, perfect for when you're using a powder foundation.  

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Laneige Pure Radiant Blush | Cle de Peau Beaute Powder Blush Duo 

Much like a tint, this product is best used when you are using liquid or cushion foundations, as this product requires blending. Try not to use it when you're using a powder foundation as powders and liquids do not go together. 

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Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom | Clinique Cheek Pop

It doesn’t just add colour to your face, lipsticks make a statement. It can complete your entire makeup routine, like adding a dash of red to stand out like Taylor Swift. Depending on the look and the rest of the makeup on your face, here are 3 basic finishes you can choose satin, gloss and matte.

Most satin lipsticks have great colour pigmentation and are hydrating in formula, this allows them to not only provide colour but nourish your lips at the same time.

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Nars Audacious Lipstick | Cle De Peau Extra Rich Lipstick

Beginners to lipsticks will love gloss, as it’s a slight tint of colour while making your lips look plump and kissable. A little bit goes a long way with these product.

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Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil | Dior Addict Lip Maximizer

For people who hate reapplying throughout the day, a good matte lipstick is the way to go. It's longlasting staying power and great colour pigmentation is good, the only flaw is that it might dry out your lips. 

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Victoria Beckham Estée Lauder Lipstick | Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour

Congratulations, you have completed the Basics of Makeup 101!