Simple, Affordable Makeup Starter Kit

Simple, Affordable Makeup Starter Kit

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.

1: Foundation

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.

2: Concealer

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. 😀

Contouring?? Highlighting?🤔

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. 😛

Fall Starter List

Hello Fall! I’m so glad that you were kind enough the grace us with your awesome presence, cooler weather, and pumpkin spice and everything nice!! I decided to start of fall by creating a fashion starter list. This is for the girl who wants to spice up their wardrobe this season and not quite sure where to start with their list. What I love about this list, is that everything is universal. You can mix and match with new pieces and old.
Duster/Cardigan: Even though the temperature is starting cool down, its not quite cold for something heavy. Dusters and cardigans (chunky, long, slouchy) can be found anywhere. Check out this plus size duster here.
Wide Brim Hat: Good for bad hair days, and also a wow factor to any outfit. These are literally everywhere but if you don’t like to browse for hours on end, look at this on right here from Forever 21.
Tees/Plain Shirts: You need a good layering piece that you can match with anything from a cardigan to a motor jacket. You can pair them with jeans, leggings, or leather pants.
Boots/booties Bring on the booties yall! This is THE main staple to a fall wardrobe. There are endless possibilities in pairing these. The price ranges from $30-$350 and they are everywhere. You don’t need an expensive pair of boots like the Tory Burch rider boots below, but start with these from JustFab.
Crossbody Bags/Blanket Scarves: Cross body bags, blanket scarves will add spunk to a plain outfit. You can have on a plain tee, jeans and booties and of course you would look……plain. Throw on a cool scarf preferably one will plenty colors and patterns and a bag with fringe and that will change your look.
Think of this list as a guide. What are some of your fall starter pieces? Happy Shopping!
Fall Starter List