Rabu, 24 Agustus 2016

Makeup Talk: Products Every Newbie Needs

Hi Beauty reader!

I've been dissipated a lot of questions from my friends about makeup, where to start, what to buy, how to apply makeup, where to look and many more. I am absolutely not a makeup guru not even an expert, but I thought it might be a good idea to write an article about it. I think I would have loved to read something like this when I first started wearing makeup, so hopefully this can be interesting for you. Please note that this is purely based on my own experiences, my own perception, I only mention the brands and products that I have owned and purchased, used, or are familiar with, so don't be afraid to go and try something different, something that you familiar with!

First thing first! The key to a natural or flawless glowing makeup begins with good skin preparation. Preparing your skin properly is the most important part of makeup step. Trust me; putting a lot of makeup into unprepared skin is a big disaster. Before you go to gorgeous eye shadow and blot wonderful color into your lips, take time and effort to find a skin care regimen that suit for your skin. Since the focus on this post is a makeup starter kit not a skin care routine, so I will not go deep into this issue, but I promise I'll make a separate post soon. Below I am breaking down my essential steps that help me create a flawless skin. You may use it as your go to guide for getting ready.

After skin preparation let jump to the makeup kit! So please enjoy my version of Makeup beginner starter kit. 

If you were just starting to get into makeup, what would be the essentials you should pick up?"

My answer is “Everything you need should fit in this medium makeup bag”. 

BB Cream

If you’re newbie, I really suggest you trying out a BB cream before jumping into the real complexion product like foundation. BB Cream is amazing product and it perfect if you want a light finish makeup and don’t feel heavy. I can briefly described that BB Cream is all in one product. BB cream gives you moisture, provide you natural coverage and in the same time gives you additional benefits like sun protection. 

I would recommend Emina Beauty Bliss BB Cream. This is a drugstore gem for me. I love the consistency; I found it more like tinted moisturizer rather than BB Cream, though a little watery but still easy to apply and build-able. This BB Cream tends to have oily and glowy finish look and I do not recommend this BB cream for people with very oily skin.

This product is very affordable. The price for this BB Cream is around Rp 35,000, it’s arguably very cheap for a BB Cream right? And the quality is also arguably really good too!


Powder is essential for locking in your makeup and making sure your face look fresh. This type of product come hell you to lock your makeup won’t slip all day long.

I recommend Silky Girl Skin Perfect CC . This is quite nice pressed powder. I  like the coverage; it’s lightweight and it really does minimize my pore appearance. I'd say it controls shine (oil) for about 6 hours on my forehead and T-zone. This product is very affordable; you just need to spend Rp. Rp. 60.000 to get this product.

Brow Pencil

Your brows are a game. Your brows frame your face and seriously change your entire look. Hema Eyebrow Pencil is a great product for framing and filling your eyebrow. The color blends so well with my natural eyebrows and I really don’t need to fill much my eyebrows with this pencil. I like my eyebrow as natural as possible. At first I don’t even know about this product until I get this product from my Auntie when she took a vacation to Indonesia. Well if you guys are looking to buy this product you may try to buy online, I recommend you to visit http://www.hemashop.com

Neutral Eye shadow Palette

Neutral eye shadows are the most basic and essential thing a makeup beginner must have. The eye shadow palette like Sleek, containing matte and shimmer with a color range from brown to peach is the perfect way to start practicing with eye shadow. This brand has gotten my heart, really! I would highly recommend this as one of my favorite eye shadow products. I highly agree for Rp. 175.000, this eye shadow is absolutely works as a great daily eye shadow for ‘eye shadow beginners’ out there. 


Eyeliner is a magical tool, it can intensify any look and really make your eyes pop out. When you just starting out, I think it’s important to have black eyeliner. If you are a newbie I recommend you to choose liquid eyeliner. I highly recommend this product, Revlon Color Stay Liquid Liner. The flat tip brush is a great applicator that will help a newbie to slide the eyeliner slide smoothly. (Rp. 35.000)


Mascara is a must. It’s amazing what long full lashes can do for your face. Applying coats of mascara to your upper and lower lashes will open up your eyes, brighten up your face and make you look fresher. The drugstore product that has some of the best mascara formulas for me is Maybelline Rocket Volume Express. It makes my lashes look long and full, this is basically everything I need from mascara in one battle. It stays all day long even when I do not use eyelash curler, this mascara keeps my lashes up all day. I love it. (Rp. 90.000)


Blush on is one of the important ammunition in makeup. Blush us is used to stimulate a natural glow and subtle look. When you apply blush correctly, you adds life to your face, trust me !  Select a color that mimics your natural flush and it will give your cheeks a natural flushed effect. If you are still in search for a good blush, you may try Milani’s Baked Blushes, I love this blush for their formula, pigmentation, and shade range. This blush have are really wearable and super gorgeous shade. (Rp. 130.000)


For a makeup newbie, lipstick is probably the easiest way to really play with different looks. There are a variety of finishes and shades to choose.  I recommend you to try Purbasari Matte Lipstick, Purbasari has various shades from nudes to light shade, you can’t go wrong with them!  (Rp. 32.000)

Voila that's all my best advice that may help you to build your makeup collection gradually. Please note that "don't go out and buy everything at once" (jangan laper mata) try to define your need first and learn about the product. And that's all, I hope you like it and thank you so much for reading! See you on my next one!

                  With love , 

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