When it comes to makeup, it can sometimes seem like there is quite literally a solution for everything on the market these days. Whether you want glitter lips or an impossibly highlighted brow bone, makeup sure has got extreme. For those of us who love makeup and who love pushing the boundaries with it, all this makes it a very exciting time to be part of the industry. But for the average makeup user, it can all seem a little overwhelming at times. Perhaps your makeup bag is full to burst with a whole host of products you know you are simply not going to use, and you'd like to strip it back to basics. If this is painting a familiar portrait for you, take a look at these simplistic makeup basics that are essential to any girl's collection.



/ A Precise Eyeliner /

Has there ever been a more iconic eye makeup look than the sexy cat-eye? Winged eyeliner has been around for years, with its origins beginning way back in Ancient Egypt, and then seeing a revival in the 1960s. Now, it seems, it is well and truly here to stay, and it is a timeless and classic look favored by many. But getting it right can often be a little tricky, even for me! If you don't have the steadiest of hands, you could end up with a smudged mess rather than the sleek flick you were hoping for - and don't even get us started on when your wings don't match! The best way to nail this look every time is by choosing a tool that you work well with. For some people, liquid eyeliner is the way forward. For others, a gel or a pen is favoured. Or why not try soften the trend with a dark powder along the lash line. Go for whatever you feel comfortable with, and practice that flick until you get it right!

/ A Great Foundation /

All great makeup looks require a flawless base, as it gives you something smooth and even to work on. Even if you are opting for minimal makeup, airbrush-style skin is the ultimate goal for many of us, and it can be achieved with the right foundation. You don't need to spend a fortune here either, as some foundations such as the Chriszen Moist Cake foundation come in at very respectable, high street prices. Always apply with a brush or a sponge rather than your fingers - it will make the foundation glide on your skin much better, and it is also more hygienic too. I truly believe in investing into a good base and if you're going to make an investment in one makeup item, it should be the primer or foundation. I love using the NARS Sheer glow foundation if you like the dewy finish, this one is great.

/ A Basic Brow Kit /

It seems crazy to think that a mere five years ago, the idea of filling in your eyebrows was almost unheard of! Now, it is an essential part of most women's everyday makeup routine; which is why it makes sense to have a brilliant brow kit as part of your makeup toolkit. Pencils are the most common tools here, although powders and gels are also used for greater definition. My favourite product to use at the moment is Anastasia Brow Dip Brow Pomade in Taupe. Always follow your natural brow shape and try not to overpluck - remember that big brows are here to stay!





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