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10 Classic Beauty Products That Every Makeup Newbie Should Know

10 Classic Beauty Products That Every Makeup Newbie Should Know
IMAGE Make Up For Ever, NARS, Estee Lauder, MAC, Shu Uemura
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If you’re new to makeup, then you shouldn’t waste time buying things at random. Using products that have been tried and tested by beauty junkies is the best way to start your beauty journey on the right foot. And with the right education, you’ll be able to cut down on your expenses as well.

So get your pen and paper ready because here’s a list of unmatched cult favorites that you need to know:

1. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation, SM Megamall

If it looks good in HD cameras, it looks amazing in real life. This foundation has a nice, even coverage that will suit people with dry to normal skin, and it’s a nice investment if you attend a lot of events and need something to make you look put together instantly.


2. Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

This is perhaps one of the fullest coverage and most long-wearing foundations out there, so if you’re new to makeup, applying this with a damp sponge will prevent a bad case of cake face. Besides that, this foundation has been holy-grail status for oily-skinned girls everywhere for years. It might be perfect for you, too.

3. MAC Cosmetics Studio Finish Concealer

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MAC Cosmetics Studio Finish concealer, Power Plant Mall

Blemishes have nothing on this concealer. One dab of this product on your problem areas will erase any trace of it, and it’s in a handy pot that you can slip right into your makeup bag for emergencies.

4. YSL Touche Eclat

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Highlighter, Rustan's

To add some light under your eyes, this luxurious pen is your best friend. A couple of clicks and swipes of this can fake a good night’s sleep like no other.

5. Dolly Wink Eye Liner


Dolly Wink eyeliner in brown, Watsons

If you like your wings even and budgeproof, Dolly Wink is the go-to for Asian girls. The pen has a fine tip that can make the most precise lines, and you won’t have to worry about looking like a panda.

6. NARS blush in Orgasm

NARS Cosmetics blush in Orgasm, Glorietta 4

Makeup junkie or not, we’re sure you’ve heard of this controversial and universal blush. It’s the perfect peachy pink that complements a wide variety of skin colors while giving a subtle glow that’ll turn heads.

7. MAC Cosmetics lipsticks

MAC Cosmetics matte lipstick in Ruby Woo, Power Plant Mall

Ruby Woo, Candy Yum Yum, Snob, Faux, Angel, Cyber, and more. Pick your poison among MAC’s impressive lipstick range. There’s a zero chance that you won’t find the right one for you.

8. Maybelline Great Lash mascara

Maybelline Great Lash mascara in clear, Watsons

The pros use it, so you should probably trust them. This classic hit has a fantastic brush for coating every single one of your lashes, and if you can get your hands on the clear one, they’re amazing for setting your eyebrows.


9. Shu Uemura eyelash curler

A lot of people go through tons of eyelash curlers that pinch their eyes and strip off their precious lashes, but Shu Uemura’s is the perfect shape for Asian eyes and a worthwhile investment because it’ll last you forever.

10. Bioderma Micellar Water

Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Water, Watsons

Last but not the least, a skincare favorite. If you love putting makeup on, you should also make sure to take it off. Bioderma has an impressive skincare line overall, but this is still the most favored by artists and makeup lovers for a thorough cleanse.

It’s crucial for a beginner to know that in beauty, quality is always over quantity. And quality that has been praised by beauty lovers worldwide is something to take into consideration if you want to find products that will work for you.

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