Hello lovelies! I’m so excited about today’s blog! A lot of people have requested a beginners makeup guide! I know many of you are on a budget (so am I!) and don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on makeup. I have compiled a list of products I do believe every beginner should have! Some may want more or less. I’d say start small and as you become better with makeup application you can increase your collection! So, I will start at the beginners level then work up to intermediate and advanced in my future blogs! It’s so much fun to collect makeup, but also very pricey depending where you shop. The list I came up with will only cost you $64.59. On to my beginners makeup guide!
Everyone needs a decent mascara and eyeliner. The eyeliner can serve as your eyeliner and eyebrow pencil. I recommend the Wet-n-Wild Mega Plump mascara ($2.99) and Wet-n-Wild Coloricon eyeliner ($0.99). I reach for these two a lot. They are great quality for a very reasonable price.
Eyelid primer is a must! It helps your eyeshadow last longer and prevents creasing. The ELF eyelid primer is probably my holy grail! You can’t beat the price for only $1!
I would start off with a small drugstore palette. Milani has great palettes as well as Wet-n-Wild, Maybelline and Covergirl. Price-wise, Wet-n-Wild has the better deal. I love this Milani Earthy Elements palette ($8.99). You want to stick with neutrals because they are easier to apply.
Make sure to grab a face primer especially if you have combination/oily skin! Face primers help to minimize your pores. I love the Maybelline Baby Skin primer ($5.99).
Now on to foundation! There are so many drugstore foundations, but the one I reach for the most is the L’Oreal Infallible foundation ($11.99). It’s long lasting and such a quality drugstore foundation.
You have chosen a good foundation, so now you need a good pressed powder to set your foundation with! I recommend the Covergirl Tru Match powder ($8.99). It gives your makeup a flawless finish!
Hands down the LA Girl Pro Concealer ($2.99) is the best concealer EVER MADE. I reach for it more than any other drugstore/high end concealers. It hides my dark spots and blemishes very nicely.
You need a bronzer to add some color and definition back into your face. The Rimmel Natural Bronzer ($4.99) is a great bronzer because it gives you the right amount of color without going over the top.
Blush! Choose a blush that compliments a natural look. I recommend the Milani Baked Blush in Berry Amore ($6.97). It looks good on every skin tone! Milani also has other great colors.
I would also start off with a lip gloss or lip stain. I would even go as far as getting lipstick, but if you want to keep it simple then I recommend the NYX butter gloss in Creme Brulee ($2.99). This is the PERFECT natural color. Did I mention it smells like cake? If you want to purchase lipstick I would go for a nude color (for daytime) and a bolder color (for evening/nighttime). I recommend the Wet-n-Wild Megalast lipstick in Bare It All ($1.99) for your nude color. For evening/nighttime I would go for the Wet-n-Wild Megalast lipstick in Vamp It Up or Sugar Plum Fairy.
It’s not individually pictured, but you should invest in a makeup setting. My absolute holy grail is the ELF makeup mist setting spray ($3). It’s amazing and great quality for such a low price!
There you have it beauties! My ultimate beginners makeup guide. I hope this will help you start your fabulous makeup journey. Any questions please feel free to comment!