Going out and buying makeup for the first time is so exciting! You’re opening yourself up to a whole new world of colour, textures, technique and creativity – not to mention just good fun! One of the very best things about makeup is that it’s not too serious, it washes up and it allows you to really express yourself whilst you enhance your favourite features. You’ll feel bolder, more confident and maybe even a little more beautiful with just a few products applied here and there. If it sounds magic, that’s because it kind of is! Here are a few beginners-friendly tips for when you buy makeup for the first time…

Determine the Essentials

Think about the products that you’ll need to use everyday to avoid splashing too much cash on admittedly amazing makeup that you might not want to use on the regular (ahem, glitter). Focus on items such as concealer, eyebrow gel, lip balm, powder and mascara first, the exciting stuff will be there for you once you’ve mastered the basics!

Consider Your Skin 

In order to really find the right essentials for your face, you’ll need to have a think about the condition of your skin and your overall skin type. If you have dry skin you’ll want creamy, hydrating products. Oilier skin will need a heavy duty powder and waterproof eyeliner whilst acne prone faces will want to focus on coverage. By shopping in accordance with your skin type, you’ll be sure to nab yourself a few products that really work for you each and everyday!

Look at Light

When you’re in a makeup store, you’ll notice that the lighting is pretty different from any other light that you tend to spend your time in. When you’re trying out swatches, make sure you step out in natural light before you buy anything. If you’re shopping for makeup online, do plenty of research and make sure you’re buying a shade that suits your skin undertone as well as the general colour.

Get the Right Advice

Online or in store, you should have some access to well informed advice and tips. Makeup professionals are always keen to give their two cents as to what is going to suit you best, so listen and learn from their expertise and you’ll wind up with some pretty much perfect products! Look through magazines, read online reviews and ask your friends for some of their favourite product recommendations to really do your research.

Think About your Lifestyle 

You’ll need to find makeup that works with your day to day life. For example, if you’re always at the gym or you’re breaking a sweat on a daily basis, you’ll want waterproof products that can be brought on the go for touch ups. If you’re a big traveller, look for smaller products that can come with you anywhere. Shop for your daily routine and you’ll thank yourself down the line, promise!

Gather your Tools

You’ll need to have a few tools handy to help you create your most flawless face. The basics you’ll want to keep an eye out for include a fluffy kabuki brush, a flat edged foundation brush, a tapered pencil brush, a fluffy loosely packed eyeshadow brush and a sponge. Keep a couple of spoolies and Q-tips on hand to clean up and brush your brows neatly

Don’t Forget About Skincare 

Don’t forget about your skincare, this gets even more important once you start wearing makeup. A cleanse, tone and moisturise routine every morning and night will be a big help for making makeup sit perfectly and for keeping skin smooth and clear.

Redecorating your place can help the creative monkey inside you have a blast. Install smart and appealing designs to remodel your home beautifully!

Plan your designs to avoid wasting time and money on unimportant stuff. You don’t have to decorate the whole place at once; go one room at a time to get the most out of your creativity.

Valuable Hacks and Design Ideas

Many areas in your house don’t need new installations but can look prettier with little refurbishing and creativity. You can save a significant amount of money by investing your time in remodelling old structures or making use of old stuff. The following are some innovative insights that will transform your house into something incredible:

  • Mount it on the wall

Do you know how efficiently you can use the walls in your home? You can install small chunks of wood, old PVC pipes or pretty holders on the walls to make the full use of them. Every room can have a wall for something; your walk-in closet to hang your shoes, your kitchen to hang your utensils, your living room to hang your paintings, your cupboards to hang your jewellery and your bathrooms to hang your bathroom knick-knacks.

  • Makeup kit hacks

If you are fond of makeup, then having a messy vanity table is inevitable! There are some hacks that can help you keep it organised for a long time. Do you have old trays or desk drawer organisers? Instead of overstuffing your makeup bag, use the plate to keep your makeup organised on your vanity table.

Having a huge budget isn’t needed, being smart is necessary!

  • Hide from the sight

The concept of false ceilings gave birth to the idea of hiding things from the sight effectively. Just like a false ceiling hides the lights in the room, a false wall cabinet or a cupboard drawer can hide the stuff you don’t want everyone to see. A false wall storage unit to hide your jewellery, a secret compartment on the side of the cupboard to hide your valuables, a lamp installed inside the wall or a side storage unit in your kitchen for unused utensils can not only help you organise your place conveniently, but also make your home more appealing.

  • Kitchen labelling

If you are always searching for utensils or spices in your kitchen, then why not label them? Use old jars, boxes or containers for utensils and spices that you barely use, and label them to make sure you find them whenever needed. You can also tag your drawers to avoid confusion and waste time on the wrong ones. Your kitchen design is essential, but if you can mark everything efficiently, then you don’t have to worry about anything.

Life is too short to ferret around your kitchen- John Wilcock, The Kitchen Studio.

  • Memory boards

Do you always forget to do something crucial or take something meaningful to work? Quite frustrating, right? Why don’t you install pretty memory boards wherever you can, to make sure you don’t forget to accomplish any critical task. The fridge door cannot take care of all the messages, so go for whiteboards or blackboards, and install them in different rooms carefully to ensure it fits with the decor. You and your family can write essential reminders or cute, little messages and never forget anything ever again.

Don’t make having a tight budget an excuse for making your house fantastic and delightful!

Author Bio: The Kitchen Studio are specialists in kitchen planning, design and fitting by providing a thorough and bespoke service that boasts unrivalled detail from start to finish. The complete service starts with a comprehensive survey of the kitchen which will then allow the customers ideas and requirements to be implemented within the design. The Kitchen Studio provides everything needed to ensure the kitchen installation is smooth and efficient. They undertake the full installation of kitchens including all related electrical, gas and water requirements whilst also offering any small building work, plastering, tiling and heating engineering to complete the total project. All of which is carried out by local and top quality contractors who have worked with the company for many years. The team are all highly trained, friendly and reliable and are there to help make the whole process run as smooth as possible.