Beauty talk : How to Build Your Personal Makeup Kit on a Budget #2

I mentioned in my last post that, building a personal Makeup kit goes beyond just going to the store and buying your shade of powder or foundation or buy red/ pink lipstick,  eyeshadow, blush bronzer  etc.If you are yet to read it kindly click here


Today on the blog we would be going into details like I mentioned.

First thing to consider YOUR SKIN TYPE

It is very important to know your skin type whether it’s for skincare routine or buying makeup products.

There are various skin types but for the purpose of this post I would limit it to these ones here.

  1. Normal skin type
  2. Dry skin type
  3. Oily skin type
  4. Combination skin type
  5. Sensitive skin type


People who have normal skin are one of the luckiest people alive…

They  have

  • No or few imperfections
  • No severe sensitivity
  • Barely visible pores
  • A radiant complexion.

These set of people can rock any kind of makeup product.  For foundations they don’t really need to bother if the foundation is matte or not.  For primer they can choose to wear a silicone based or mattifying one..   Whether it is humid or not.




People who have dry skin can be said to be lucky somehow especially in this our “obodo Naija”. They don’t have be bothered about oil pouring out of their  makeup but they can be very dry, become rough and scaly,

They have

  • Almost invisible pores
  • Dull, rough complexion
  • Red patches
  • Less elasticity
  • More visible lines

Then don’t necesarrily have to search for face makeup products that are written “matte ” or “gives a mattified finish”  because when exposed to drying factors, skin can flake, crack, peel or become itchy, irritated or inflammatory.





We have alot of people here in Nigeria that have oily skin. It occurs when glands in the skin secrete too much oil (lipids). They have

  • Enlarged pores
  • Dull or shiny, thick complexion
  • Blackheads, spots or other blemishes

They need to look out for face makeup products that are mattifying so as to help them reduce the oil production on the face .



A combination skin as the name says is a  type can be dry or normal in some areas, and oily in others, such as the T-zone ( especially) . The T-zone is the nose, forehead, and chin area. A common skin type, combination skin may benefit from slightly different types.

They have

  • Overly dilated pores
  • Blackheads
  • Shiny skin
  • Shiny forehead

People with combination skin should concentrate  more on applying mattifiers on their T-zone, cos it tends to be more shiny and oily.



If your skin is sensitive, it’s helpful to find out why so you can stay away from things that make it react. You may have sensitive skin for a variety of reasons.
Sensitive skin can show up as:

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Dryness

If your skin is generally sensitive, you need to avoid the following ingredients in your skin care product:

  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Sodium chloride
  • Salicylic acid

sunscreen chemicals like

  • Avobenzone
  • Octisalate
  • Oxybenzone


Finally, please ensure you buy products that have sunscreen protection (SPF30) and above,  whether it’s your foundation primer or powder.



We would continue in our next post..


Kindly drop a comment or two down below….  Do have an awesome New week ahead 😘 😘









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