Makeup Through the Years - A Guide to What to Wear in Your 20s

Thursday, 5 January 2017  |  Sarah

Make Up Through The Years - A Guide To What To Wear In Your 20s

Makeup can be a challenge, but I prefer to call it a lifelong learning process. Whether it’s mastering that flawless cat eye with a liquid liner or finding the perfect shade of lipstick that miraculously goes well with everything you wear, these things take time. But luckily for you, they are not obligatory life skills. 

However, for those who want to submerge themselves in the do’s and don’ts of makeup and have the inclination to learn how to choose makeup that both suits you and is age appropriate, we have created this series of articles about Makeup Through the Years. 

You may recall our series on Skincare Through the Years and you can find those articles here.

Makeup in your 20s - The Breakdown

Being in your 20s is amazing, especially when it comes to fashion and beauty. It’s so much fun to start experimenting with different styles and looks and makeup plays a big role in that. Lipstick and nail polish are the two makeup products that have the most potential. You can basically wear a different colour every day and coordinate it with your outfits. 

Once you start taking makeup a bit more seriously you might also want to start thinking about investing in some proper makeup tools such as an eyelash curler and brushes. Now is definitely the time to learn what all those different brushes are for and get the hang of using them. The same goes for eyeliner. There are so many different looks you can create with eyeliner and your future self will thank you for having started practicing in your late teens/early 20s. A night on the town just isn’t the same without a perfectly executed winged eyeliner!

Many women (and men) in their 20s still experience the occasional breakout, which is not a look you want to sport on your first day at your first real job, or even while you’re still at university for that matter. So, we’ve selected some skin and budget friendly concealers, such as a CC cream and the Pacifica Magical Multi-Pencil. These two products are great for when you’re in a rush or just don’t want to go through the complete face contouring process. 

Best Beauty Buys

Pacifica Magic Multi Pencil

Pacifica Magical Multi-Pencil
Ideal for priming, lining and covering. Use as a natural eyeliner to brighten, over blemishes as a primer (before applying your concealer), or on your lips as a line and prime to make any colour pop!





EcoTools Bamboo 6 Piece Brush SetEcoTools Bamboo 6 Piece Brush Set
Whether you want to hide imperfections, define eyes and brows, or create a rosy glow, EcoTool's set of five beautiful and incredibly soft brushes is the perfect start to your make up routine. 





Yes To Grapefruit CC Cream

Yes To Grapefruit CC Cream
A natural, lightweight, colour correcting formula with so many benefits. Think of this light shade as a little hint of... ivory, petals, and honey, for a flawless finish your skin will love. With SPF 18. Moisturises and keeps skin supple and fresh.





Zoya PixieDust CollectionZoya PixieDust Collection
The textured finish is long lasting, matte and ultra-glittery! My favourite colours are Arlo, Chyna and Sunshine. All Zoya nail polishes (Lacquers) are free of toxic Toluene, Formaldehyde and DBP. There’s also a tutorial on how best to apply these nail polishes.





A Make Up Guide to what to wear in your 20s is the second installment in this series. You can read the rest of the series here: **Teens