Much like, cleaning out your old clothes from your closet, you makeup kit also occasionally needs an over heal. So, how to build the perfect makeup starter kit? Here are some staple products that are essentials to have at all times!
To get a perfect makeup canvas, you’ll want to add a primer to your makeup kit. Try L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Lock Mattifying Primer—it acts like a shield between your skin and the elements so that humidity can’t disrupt your makeup and/or seep into pores and fine lines (not a good look!). Sure, a primer may seem like an extra step, but it will save you time in the long run (fewer touch-ups throughout the day). To use, apply a pea-size amount in a thin veil over your whole face, working from the centre and T-zone out toward your jawline. (The T-zone is the oiliest, so it’s best to cover that first.)
You’ll need a breathable foundation that won’t crack under (barometric) pressure and will provide you with comfortable wear throughout the day. We recommend adding L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation—it’s waterproof and sweatproof but also breathable so it still has a second-skin finish. The trick to applying this is to dab it on your skin with a damp egg-shaped makeup sponge; this helps work the product into your skin for flawless, even coverage without brush streaks or any harsh .
A must in anyone’s makeup kit if you’re trying to hide dark circles! Cue the concealer: It’s a must year-round but an absolute non-negotiable on days you lacked a bit more sleep time than usual. L’Oréal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer has an oversized doe-foot wand applicator so you can cover dark circles, as well as other discolourations elsewhere on your face, with a single swipe. The waterproof formula stays put all day, and there’s no creasing. It’s also super-blendable, so once you cover your blemish or discolouration, all you see is gorgeous skin.
You won’t want to skip adding highlighter to your makeup bag! This is the secret to achieving glowing illuminated skin, anywhere, anytime! L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion is super-versatile so you can wear it either under or over foundation for an instant boost. The liquid formula is a summer makeup kit essential because it melts into the skin and creates a healthy glow and dewy finish that look amazing in summer-holiday photos. It can also be dabbed on your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose with your fingers to add instant luminosity.
If you make just one key swap to look good, go for a mascara like L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Waterproof Lash Paradise Mascara. You never know when you will need a waterproof mascara throughout the year, so it is better to be safe than sorry! Waterproof formulas are specially designed to hold the curl and volume so that lashes don’t droop when the humidity hits. They also keep smudges at bay. To remove waterproof mascara with ease, use an oil-based bi-phase makeup remover. To use this type of makeup remover, shake it up, pour some onto a cotton pad and then wipe away mascara; follow with your regular cleanser.
You can’t talk about makeup essentials without stocking up on some bold lippies. Get the look du jour with a liquid ink like L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Lipstick in I Don’t. It’s the perfect texture for comfortable wear: It goes on as an extremely thin veil of colour so it feels super-weightless, but it’s as intensely pigmented as a liquid matte lipstick. It’s shiny, dries to a matte finish and doesn’t slide off and has a precision applicator so you can create a defined lip line and lock colour in place!