Whether your New Year's resolution was to indulge more in self-care or curate the perfect makeup collection, you might be left wondering what the must-have beauty products to have in your collection are.
Acquiring makeup essentials that allow you to create basic go-to, everyday looks will create a solid foundation for you to build on. However, building an expertly curated beauty collection in this modern-day can leave you confused and overwhelmed at the number of products on offer. What brands should you trust? Do you want cruelty-free products? Do you have a preferred style of makeup application?
We've compiled the must-have makeup and skincare products for every beauty lover with all these questions in mind. These are the items you need in your collection if you want to achieve an enviable glow, from makeup products to skincare and everything in between.
We all know the drill: Cleanse morning and night. Cleansing your skin will help remove all of the dirt, oil, and makeup built up throughout the day. Cleansers come in various forms- foaming, gel, cream, milk- and they can be used with or without water. When looking for a cleanser, it's essential to find one gentle enough for your skin but still effective in removing all the dirt and impurities.
Make sure you do your research, or better yet, book yourself in for a professional facial and ask a professional to send you in the right direction after a skin type analysis.
Sunscreen should be close to the top of your skincare priority list. It is a beauty product must-have that you can't afford to skimp on. Sunscreen helps protect the skin from harmful UV rays and can help reduce the risk of sunburns, skin cancer, and premature aging.
Be sure to choose a sunscreen that is right for your skin type and provides broad-spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays.
No matter your skin type, moisturising should be part of your daily skincare routine. Moisturisers help protect the skin from the sun, keep it hydrated, and even help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. When choosing a moisturiser, be sure to select one suited for your skin type and contains ingredients that you know are beneficial for your skin.
A sneaky little beauty tip for you is to use a beauty roller or gua sha to massage your moisturiser into the skin. Doing this helps with product absorption and facial blood circulation that stimulates collagen production and helps prevent wrinkles and other signs of aging. Shop the Beauty Fridge's range of tools and sets here.
We could go on and on about skincare beauty products. But, we feel that if you're on top of your cleansing, skin protection, and moisturising regime, then you're off to a great start. Let's move on to makeup essentials to boost your confidence and give you a kick start to conquering 2022.
Foundation will most likely be the most challenging product in your makeup collection to get right. You have to consider things like coverage, skin type, and undertones. Our biggest tip when selecting your foundation is to head to a store like Sephora or Mecca and have a team member match your skin and give you all of the information you need.
Concealer is another must-have beauty product as it comes in handy when it comes time to combat dark circles, blemishes, or any facial discolouration.
A trustworthy bronzer will quickly become a staple in your makeup collection. Not only does it warm up your skin tone and give you a sunkissed look, but it will also add dimension to your face and define your contour.
P.S. Bronzer is also a great product for eye shadow as an everyday look.
Eyeliner has a magical way of pulling a look together. If you're new to the eyeliner game and haven't perfected the 'flick,' our friends over at The Quick Flick have created an eyeliner stamp product that will change your life.
A great mascara is a must-have beauty product to add to your list of essentials. Of course, you might have to try a few to get a taste of what you like when it comes to the formula and wand type. But, once you've found it, it will become a staple, and you'll find yourself stocking up on the product in fear that it might one day be discontinued.
If you haven't been keeping up with the makeup trends, you might not know that brows have made a comeback! You may as well throw out your tweezers because big, bold statement brows are here, and it doesn't look like they'll be leaving any time soon. So you might need to add brow pencils, shadows, and gel to your beauty product list with that in mind.
Not to overwhelm you, but once you have your beauty products sorted, you'll need to look into how you plan to store them. Some of the above products are investments, so you want to ensure that you are getting the most out of them and doing everything you can to ensure product longevity without products drying out. If it's not apparent, we can highly recommend our Beauty Fridge. This revolutionary device will extend product shelf life, reduce bacteria, de-puff your skin, and look cute as a button in your bathroom.
We must stress that beauty products are a personal choice, so what works for one person might not work for the next.
If you're new to makeup or looking to invest in some more unique items, we hope this blog post has been helpful and given you an insight into must-have beauty product basics. At Beauty Fridge, we pride ourselves on supplying quality products and providing expert advice, so if you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.
We hope you all have a fantastic 2022!