Are you looking to start your makeup starter kit but do not know where yo start? Well then you have come to the right place. I am here to help you. So when I say makeup starter kit, I am talking about a real makeup starter kit for those women who are looking to get serious about their makeup. For those woman who are starting out with makeup, want to learn how to do make up, or you may not know where to start; but you still want that “I slayed my face to the gods” look.
No matter if, you are starting out or you want to step up your makeup game, I have the must have AFFORDABLE drug store brand products, needed to slay your face. Even if you do not own an ounce of makeup, getting these products are enough to give you a full face of glam, that will last you awhile, and they won’t break the bank. More than anything when creating a makeup starter kit, you want to make sure you get as many versatile products as possible. This tip will save you money and the makeup you buy will last you for a long time.
Affordable Must Have Items For Your Makeup Starter Kit
The first thing you are going to need is brushes. Brushes will help you apply your blush, your eye shadow, your powder foundation, and contouring. Brushes can be VERY expensive, but if you are looking to have a makeup starter kit there is no need to splurge on brushes. At least until you get the hang of what you are doing. My suggestion to you for a brush set is the Bh cosmetics 10 Piece Sculpt + Blend 2 Brush Set for $20. This set will help you as a beginner and beyond for when you want to experiments with other looks. Plus BhCosmetics is not only affordable but they are a reputable brand. So you know that you are getting a quality product. (click here to buy)
To apply your foundation you are going to want to use a sponge. The beauty blender has become a very popular applicator but the original one can cost close to $30 (YES FOR A SPONGE). Lucky for you I found the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Beauty Blender for only $6.99. It does help if you dampen (NOT SOAK) the beauty blender beforehand. Doing this will help your foundation absorb into your skin and look more natural. (click here to buy).
The base of your Face
When doing your makeup you want to start by priming your face with Maybelline Face Studio Master Prime Blur + Illuminate Primer for $6.99. You will apply the primer on your face like lotion but do not use too much. The point of the primer is to make your make up last longer and to make the makeup appear flawless on your skin. For myself, my skin can get really sweaty and oily. Primer will help your make up stay fresh and now wear off through out the day. (click here to buy)
For your eyes, Urban Decay Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion (12.99) for your eyes. Just apply them on your eyelids and it has the same concept as the face primer. It will make you shadow more vibrant, last longer, and prevent your eye shadow from creasing. Since I am black, eye shadow primer can be very helpful. If you have darker skin and have trouble with certain shades of eye shadow showing up on you, eye primer is essential.
One to the Face
For your foundation you can use liquid or powder foundation or even both. I personally like full coverage so I used both liquid and powder.
For liquid foundation, use Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Normal/Dry Skin SPF 15 ($12.99). This foundation has a wide range of colors for various skin shades. Use your damp beauty blender to pat on the foundation, avoiding your eyelids. Because remember you put the eye primer on there.
To set your foundation you are going to want to put powder foundation over the liquid foundation. Use
L’Oreal True Match Naturale Powdered Mineral Foundation SPF ($13.99). This foundation also comes in a wide range of colors as well and use your foundation brush to apply the foundation.
When going my make up. I like to start from the top of the face to the bottom.
First start with your brows. Although it is not really a part of your eyes, they are close enough to your eyes that I am putting them in this section. (Click my blog here to see a tutorial on how to arch your brows). Use the Soap & Glory Arch Brow Gel for $9.99, to sleek down your brows and darken them a bit. (click here to buy).
Now on to eyeshadow. The Maybelline the Nudes Wear Eyeshadow Palette for $9.99 is a great option for beginners. It has many colors that are good for any skin tone. You can create both a day and night look with it. I suggest experimenting or looking up tutorials to see how you want to use the colors. (Click here to buy).
If you want to move up in the make up world liquid eyeliner is a must. I cannot remember the last time I used a pencil liner. Liquid can give you a cat eye and so much more. And use this Volumizing Mascara and Liquid Eyeliner Set $5.99 for your eyelashes.
This step is optional. If you want to go all out, then apply NYX Wicked False Lashes $6. These eyelashes are bomb.com. They really are. You are also going to use lash glue to apply them to your eyelids and an eyelash curler ($.4.99) after they are applied to curl them. Re-apply mascara as well.
Highlighting and contouring your face is in. You do not have to be an expert to do this. The Maybelline Face Studio Master Contour & Highlight V-Shape Duo Stick( $8.99) is a simple way to go. I have included a diagram on where to highlight and contour.
Next, go to the highlighter. If you have not notice, highlighting the sides of your face has been popular. Use this e.l.f. Cosmetics Baked Highlighter $4.00, to highlight the upper area of your cheeks.
And on the hollows of your cheeks you can apply blush. I love blush even as a darker skin female. I feel that it can work for anyone if you know the right shade to use.. Which is why I recommend Makeup Revolution Blush Palette for $10 it gives you the options of trying various color blushes. (Click here to buy)
Apply Kat Von D Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set for $49 I know that Kat Von D is not drug store and on the surface, these lip colors may seem expensive. BUT you get 8 lip colors so that is a little over $9 per lip color. Besides, look at these lip colors THO! They are amazing. In addition, since they are so many you can change up the color depending on the day.
I know that this seems like a lot of makeup, but it really isn’t, or maybe it is. BUT these are things that are essential to have in your makeup starter kit if you are looking to step up your make up game. You do not have to wear all of these options everyday, but with this makeup starter kit you have options for your make up style.
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