Owning a makeup kit that contains the essentials for every occasion is important because looking presentable matters. Women are constantly judged on their attire, poise, and demeanor – whether they are students, mothers, or CEOs. Those who are new to makeup may have a hard time figuring out what is needed for a basic makeup kit. Instead of wasting money on unnecessary items, add an allotted amount of money to your Kaiku Card and purchase these essential items for your makeup kit:

  • Primer – A primer minimizes pores and creates a smooth base for the rest of your makeup application. If your skin is naturally flawless, no need to buy this product. It’s highly recommended if you have any imperfections. It also helps makeup last longer throughout the day.
  • Concealer – It hides under-eye circles and covers blemishes. Choose a creamy formula for easy application where you need it.
  • Foundation – Do a trial at a cosmetics counter to determine whether you prefer powder or liquid foundation. If you are unsure, ask the makeup artist to recommend a type and shade based on your skin.
  • Blush or Bronzer – A swipe of color on your cheeks looks natural and creates a healthy glow. In the middle of finals or work-related deadlines, a quick swipe of blush can allow you to look alert and energetic rather than zombie-like. If your skin is naturally tan, a bronzer may look more natural than blush.
  • Mascara – Dark mascara is essential for an everyday look. It’s the quickest way to make your eyes pop and can be purchased for as little as $7 at any drugstore.Eyeliner – Eyeliner can be applied in various ways to define the eyes. Black is classic and works for most skin tones. Those with fair skin should opt for dark-brown.
  • Eyeshadow – For a basic makeup kit, have some natural tan, taupe, and off-white eyeshadow shades. These are good for school and work.
  • Lip Balm and Lip Gloss – Balm keeps lips smooth and healthy, especially during the cold months. Glosses have a sheer, natural look and can be applied over lipstick for additional shine.
  • Lipstick – For formal occasions, choose a shade of lipstick that adds a touch of elegance. Many beauty counters allow you to test various shades before buying.
  • Brushes – Purchase a basic brush set that includes a large powder brush, a contour brush, and small brushes for shadow and liner application.
  • Makeup Bag – You’ll need a place to store your newly purchased makeup. Consider buying a makeup bag that is transparent so you can find items easily and use it for travel.