Types of makeups every women should know

The right makeup products when used in the right way can make you look more beautiful. The basic purpose of using makeups is to hide the flaws and accentuate the best features of your face. Makeups can help you look prettier and boosts your self-confidence helping you to make a statement of your own. Different types of makeup products are available in the market and they are designed to serve different purposes. You need to know about the particular usages of these makeups to be able to pick the right ones according to your requirements. This article will inform you about the basic types of makeup products that every woman should know. The article also includes examples of some of the best makeup products under each category.

Face Primer

Face primer is the first makeup product that you need to use on your face to get that rightly made up look. The primary purpose of a face primer is to provide a moisturized, smooth and perfect surface for your makeup products to hold onto. A proper face primer can be very helpful to give your makeup the right look and to help it stay intact for long. Many face primers also provide additional features like pore minimization or wrinkle blurring. Face primers usually come with a whipped cream like consistency and they spread smoothly on your skin giving it a layer of protection. Some of the most popular face primers that you can buy online in India include,

L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Primer

Paris Base Magique Primer[Buy it online]

Maybelline New York Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer

Maybelline New York Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer[Buy it online]


Well, the name suggests it all. It is the product that makes the foundation of your whole makeup. Foundations are available in different forms (liquid, powder, mousse and cream) and consistency and they need to be applied all over your face and neck to smooth out the skin tone. Some foundations offer medium to light coverage where as some foundations provide a heavy coverage. So, you can pick a foundation according to your skin condition. Every foundation is not suitable for every type of skin and you need to pick a foundation that can meet perfectly with the needs of your dry, oily or combination skin. Choosing the right shade of foundation is also vital. Some of the best known foundations available in India are,

L’Oreal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation

Paris True Match Liquid Foundation[Buy it online]

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation[Buy it online]


The purpose of the concealer is to provide added coverage for concealing the skin imperfections that are visible through the foundation. If you have a perfect problem free skin you might not need to use a concealer over a foundation with proper coverage. Concealers are usually available either in stick form or in liquid or gel form and they can be used to cover the under eye dark circles, blemishes or any other skin imperfections. Some popular concealers are,

Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer

Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer[Buy it online]



BB cream

BB cream is not exactly a makeup product rather it can be considered as a tinted moisturizer. The purpose of the BB creams is to moisturize and nourish the skin while providing light coverage. Many BB creams combine SPF to provide better action. BB cream can be best suited for people who love the no makeup look and needs minimum coverage. The most popular BB creams in India are,

L’Oreal True Match BB Cream

L'Oreal True Match BB Cream[Buy it online]

Maybelline New York BB Cream

Maybelline New York BB Cream[Buy it online]

Face powder

Face powder is also commonly known as setting powder or compact. It gives a matte finish to your makeup and also helps in setting your makeup in place. Face powder essentially comes in powder form and gives some added coverage as well when applied over your foundation or BB cream. You need to pick a face powder that has the matching shade with your skin tone. Many face powders also offer sun protection to some extent. Most popular face powders available in India are,

Revlon Touch and Glow Moisturising Powder

Revlon Touch and Glow MoisturisingPowder[Buy it online]

Lakme 9 To 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact

Lakme 9 To 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact[Buy it online]

Eye primer

Eye primer is used on the eyelids to prepare the skin above the eyes for makeup. It not only moisturizes and smooth out the skin of the eyelids but also helps in popping out of the eyeshadow color. Eye primer makes the eye shadow stay longer on the eyelids without fading. Eye primer gives a base to your eyeshadow and ensures that you get the most vibrant color. Some good quality eye primers are,

e.l.f. Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer

Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer[Buy it online]

TOO FACED Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer

TOO FACED Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer[Buy it online]

Eye shadow

Eyeshadow are used over the eyelids for accentuating the look. Eyeshadows are available in powder as well as cream forms. They can have matte or sheer finish and are available in nude as well as vibrant colors. Some popular eyeshadows in India are,

Maybelline New York Nudes

Maybelline New York Nudes[Buy it online]

LotusHerbals Long Lasting EyeShadow

LotusHerbals Long Lasting EyeShadow[Buy it online]

Eyebrow pencil

The purpose of eyebrow pencil is to give your eyebrows a perfect shape and look. The eyebrows frame the face and they make a very important feature. Perfecting the eyebrows with eyebrow pencil is simple and it can actually accentuate the look heavily. Eyebrow pencils are available in different shades and it is suggested to pick an eyebrow pencil that has one tone lighter shade than your eyebrow hairs. Some of the best eyebrow pencils available in India include,

Rimmel London Eye Brow Pencil

Rimmel London Eye Brow Pencil[Buy it online]

Maybelline New York Define-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil

Maybelline New York Define-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil[Buy it online]

Eye liner

Eye liner is used for lining the eyes. They are available in liquid, cream as well as gel forms. Eyeliners can be of different color and finish. The staying power of the eyeliners also varies considerably from product to product. The eyeliner brush which is always accompanied with the liner can be used for drawing précised lines for lining the eyes. Some popular eye liners are,

Maybelline New Lasting Drama Gel Liner

Maybelline New Lasting Drama Gel Liner[Buy it online]

Mac Liquid Eye Liner

Mac Liquid Eye Liner[Buy it online]


The purpose of mascara is to lengthen and thicken the eyelashes. Mascara when used in the right way can give dramatic improvements to your overall look. Mascaras are usually available in runny or medium consistency and they are accompanied with a characteristic applicator which is used for putting the mascara on the eye lashes. Mascaras are available in natural as well as vibrant shades. Some premium quality mascara available in India are,

Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Waterproof Mascara

Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Waterproof Mascara[Buy it online]

Sephora Outrageous Curl Dramatic Volume and Curve Mascara

Sephora Outrageous Curl Dramatic Volume and Curve Mascara[Buy it online]

Kajal or Kohl

Kajal or Kohl is used to line the eyes and they can serve the purpose of eye liners as well. However, usually kajal pencils are considered as more suitable for lining the waterline and tight lining the lash line before applying an eye liner. Many kohl pencils serve the purpose of both kajal and eyeliner. Some of the well-known kajal pencils available in India are,

Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate Kajal

Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate Kajal[Buy it online]

Lip primer

The purpose of lip primer is to keep your lips hydrated and to provide a proper surface to your lipstick, lip stain or any other type of lip color to stick to. Lip primers can be ideal for use to hide darker and uneven lips. They can easily fill out the creases on the lips giving it a natural and fuller appearance.  Lip primers come in nude shades.Some premium quality lip primers are,

Studio Lip Primer & Plumper

Studio Lip Primer & Plumper[Buy it online]

NYX Cosmetics Lip Primer

NYX Cosmetics Lip Primer[Buy it online]

Lip liner

The purpose of lip liner is to line the lips perfectly before applying a lip color. It gives definition to the lips and also helps in keeping the lip color in place. Lip liners are typically available in pencil forms and they usually have a cream like consistency. Lip liners are available in different shades. Some of the lip liners that you can trust on include,

Nyx Professional Makeup Slim Lip Pencil, Nude Pink

Nyx Professional Makeup Slim Lip Pencil, Nude Pink[Buy it online]

MAC Cremestick Lip Liner

MAC Cremestick Lip Liner[Buy it online]


Even if you are a no makeup person there is only a slim chance of you being not aware about the lipsticks. Lipsticks usually come in cream like consistency with matte or sheer finish and they add solid color on the lips. Lipsticks are available in several shades and their staying power and finish vary extensively depending on the product. Some good examples to mention will be,

MAC Matte Lipstick – Lady Danger

MAC Matte Lipstick[Buy it online]

Sephora Cream Lipstick

Sephora Cream Lipstick[Buy it online]

Lip gloss

The primary purpose of the lip glosses is to add glossy luster on the lips and at times they also provide a subtle shade of color. Lip glosses can be used over the lipstick to get a glossy and plump finish or they can also be used directly on the lips for a light tint. The most popular lip glosses available in India include,

Lakme Absolute Plump and Shine Lip Gloss

Lakme Absolute Plump and Shine Lip Gloss[Buy it online]

Lotus ECOSTAY Long Lasting Lip Gloss

Lotus ECOSTAY Long Lasting Lip Gloss[Buy it online]