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- Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint
- Dr Jart+ Barrier Beauty Balm
- Tower 28 SunnyDays
- NYX Color Correcting Palette
- Colourpop Nude Mood Eyeshadow Palette
- Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
- Rom&nd Better Than Palette The Secret Garden
- Maybelline Total Temptation Eyebrow Defining Pencil
- Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
- L'Oreal Infallible Full Wear Concealer
- Rare Beauty Concealer
- NYX HD Finishing Powder
- NYX Mechanical Eyeliner Pencil
- CLIO Sharp So Simple Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner
- Maybelline Lash Sensational
- Elf Primer Infused Blush
- 3CE Face Blush
- Too Cool for School ArtClass by Rodin Shading
- Romnd Juicy Lasting Tint
- Peripera Ink Moond Glowy Tint
I find Glossier's Perfecting Skin Tint to be the most hydrating tinted moisturizer I've ever used. It feels like you're applying almost nothing, yet it still offers sheer coverage, making it ideal for a natural makeup look. Applying it with your fingers is incredibly easy, and it blends seamlessly, requiring no special blending skills.
Dr. Jart's Barrier Beauty Balm is another tinted moisturizer I've tried, offering sheer coverage and a hydrating formula. What I particularly love about it is that the shade matches my skin tone perfectly. However, it's worth noting that being a Korean brand, they might not offer as wide a range of shades.
I have a Maybelline eyebrow pencil in my makeup collection, and I occasionally use it to enhance the shape of my brows, especially towards the ends. It offers just the right amount of pigmentation for everyday use. For beginners, I highly recommend this product.
I personally think the Maybelline Fit Me concealer is the most budget-friendly and efficient concealer I've ever come across. It offers light to medium coverage without feeling heavy or appearing cakey. The result is a natural finish, making it an excellent choice, especially if you have dry skin. For the best results, I recommend moisturizing your skin well before applying makeup, eliminating the need for a foundation if you prefer.
If you have oily skin or need to conceal acne or hyperpigmentation, I strongly endorse the L'Oreal Infallible concealer. Despite its full coverage capability, it can be applied thinly to avoid a cakey appearance while still achieving a natural look. Using a small concealer brush allows for precise coverage of acne or any specific spots you wish to conceal. I highly recommend this product for such purposes.
For concealer, I particularly recommend the Rare Beauty concealer. It's versatile and can provide either light or full coverage, making it suitable for various needs. It offers medium coverage by default, but if you apply a thin layer, it will give you a natural look. Alternatively, a more generous application will provide perfect full coverage with a natural finish, thanks to its hydrating formula.
When it comes to powder, I prefer pressed over loose powder. Loose powder tends to scatter particles everywhere, while pressed powder allows for more precise control. Recently, I've been enjoying the NYX finishing powder for my everyday makeup needs. It effectively sets and refines the targeted areas without giving an overly matte finish, making it perfect for daily use.
Maybelline, a brand that's widely available worldwide, offers a fantastic and cost-effective mascara option. Instead of investing in mascaras that cost 20 or 30 dollars, I believe this Maybelline mascara is one of the most affordable yet highly effective choices you can find at a drugstore. I've tried various Maybelline mascaras, and in my opinion, the Lash Sensational mascara stands out as the best.
I strongly encourage you to try Korean makeup brands, especially if you have a skin tone like mine. They offer a wider range of shades that can help you achieve a more natural look for your skin tone. Currently, I've been loving the Too Cool for School Contour powder. It boasts the most natural shade and blends effortlessly, making it an excellent choice for beginners.