I get a few questions from friends and love ones on how to start using makeup. When I was getting into makeup, I learned the old fashion ways: looking at magazines and trial and error. Yup! I didn’t have those YouTube tutorials to help me out back then so I researched and experimented on my own. First, I used to play in my Mommy’s makeup which she only uses Lancôme. I started playing with the colors of an eyeshadow pallette and then lipstick. When I got older, I learned there was more than that so I bought one item at a time. I decided to put together a real simple basic Starter Kit you can try out for yourself that will not break you’re coins, it won’t be as confusing. Majority of these products are my favorite to use as well.
My favorite foundation is shown in the picture above and it’s the L’Oreal Infallible 24 hr Pro-Matte wear. A little goes along way and this will give you full coverage with a matte finish. The color variation is excellent and is under $10.
This is used to hide those imperfections that you don’t want to show, like dark circles and puffiness. My favorite concealer is actually the LaGirl Pro Concealer (not shown) and it is life! You can find this at your local beauty supply store for under $5.
3: Face Powder, Translucent Powder and Setting Spray
The NYX translucent powder is what sets the concealer in place to prevent sliding. Yo want it to stay, no slide over your face. This powder not only keeps my concealer in place, it also gives me a matte finish. A face powder is the overall finish to your look and it brings everything together. Some people, blessed people, can skip the setting spray but the purpose of this product is to keep your entire face set and on fleek! This Elf setting spray works really well and is under $5.
4: Eyeshadow, Mascara, and Eyeliner
I rarely use eyeshadow, but when I do, I always go for a neutrals. If you’re a beginner, I feel like you can’t go wrong with them and the look is easy to fix if you mess up. Elf (shown above for under $5), Maybelline, and WetnWild has awesome neutrals for an affordable price.
Even though false lashes are optional they are a great “pop” to your look and it actually takes your look to the next level. To play it safe, a bomb mascara will help too! If you already have long thick lashes, a few coats of mascara will not only make your eyes pop, but you don’t have to work about glue on them either. Eyeliner creates depth and drama to the eyes the Elf liner is of really good quality. Make sure you have a steady hand. 😀
Although these two two things create a very dramatic look, they’re optional. There’s a skill to contouring and highlighting because you can’t to make sure you don’t overdue it and look a hot mess. Contouring defines the hallow points in your face and highlighting is…well…highlighting the highest points on your face. BH cosmetics has the all in one palettes for under $20.
*with the exception of the blush/contour pallet, you can find these products in your local drugstore, Walmart, or Target. 😛
5 thoughts on “Simple, Affordable Makeup Starter Kit”
I love this post, especially for beginners! Great job explaining why each product is important. My favorite base products are the L’Oreal True Match Lumi foundation and the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. Great blog! xoxo
Thank you so much!!!
Love your picks, they are all such amazing products! You should do a makeup look for beginners too 🙂
Thank you so much!! I will try and do that!
Love it!! I know I’m try to play round w/ this