Now I know there are some people who don't know anything about make up or are just getting started with makeup and they don't know what to get or where to get these products. I'm going to list the different products that I think are a staple when anyone is starting up a makeup collection of their own. Now the products I'm listing are just my opinion on what I think people should start out with but I'm not saying that these are the products/brands that you must have and must buy! Make up just like alot of things in life is about trial and error so you have to find what works for you because no two people are the same! So I hope you guys enjoy and I hope this is helpful to some!
Im going to break this down into sections: face, eyes, lips, etc.
Primer. A primer is a must have because it helps your makeup last longer and its also an extra layer between your skin and your makeup. They have different primers for different types of skin so it all depends on your preference. I think that the three best primers I have ever tried are the drugstore brand Covergirl. The Primer serum with olay that runs for about $11- $13.
TooFaced Primed and Poreless that is $30. You can find this at Ulta, Sephora or TooFaced.com
Benefit Cosmetics Porefessional Primer which is $29 and can be found at Ulta, Sephora, and Benefitcosmetics.com
Concealer- used for concealing blemishes, undereye circles, and to brighten up the undereye area as well. When using concealers use a patting motion under your eye area as rubbing in your concealer can pull your eye area which is not good. Always pat never rub whether your using CLEAN fingers or a makeup tool (brush, sponge, wedge). Set your concealer with powder (lightly).
Foundation (liquid, powder, mineral, cream, etc. It all depends on your preference). If using a liquid foundation and you want your make up to last all day use a powder to set your liquid foundation (lightly. don't apply as much powder to your face as you would if you were JUST using powder foundation. Just a light dusting.
If your just starting out I don't recommend too many products for your lips. I think a nice gloss is perfect (not anything sticky and never pack it up). If you want lipstick i think you should have a nude lipstick (not anything with shimmer), a red lipstick (if your bold enough), a nice pink lipstick and not a scary pink either. Those are the three colors I would say to have. If you don't want to spend a crazy amount of money on lipstick either Covergirl has a great lipstick line as well as Loreal, Rimmel, and Revlon. Wet and Wild has $1 lipsticks as well (I have heard that you have to reapply throughout the day, but using a lipliner before hand can help out with that as well). And a brand sold at Target only called E.L.F Cosmetics (eyes lips face) has lipsticks for $1 as well as some that cost $5 (mineral lipsticks). You can also find E.L.F. Cosmetics online at www.eyeslipsface.com (I love E.L.F Brand and I will mention them alot in this post as well as future posts).
This is my favorite part :) I love eye makeup thee most!! But I have recently started getting into the face part (foundation and such but mostly because I've learned so much about eye makeup that I want to learn about the rest).
This is a must have item to make any look last all day and also to make sure that your eyeshadows don't crease (if you have oily lids you NEED a primer).
Some eyeshadow primers that I think work well are..
E.L.F. Cosmetics primer ($1 to $5).. They have two or three different primers
Urban Decay Primer Potion(UDPP) which can be found at sephora, ulta, and urbandecay.com $18
TooFaced Shadow Insurance- can be purchased at sephora, tooface.com, and ulta. $18
Stilla Prime Pot $20 Sephora and Ulta.
NYX Jumbo Pencil's are great bases but I would recommend using a primer underneath them as well because they tend to crease. NYX has a shadow base as well.
Concealer can be used as shadow base as well as long as its a concealer you know doesn't tend to crease (when you use it under your eye area).
OK so for the eyes I think that everyone should have an eyeliner in their kit. It doesn't have to be black it can be brown/dark brown. I just absolutely love eyeliner and if I could choose one product to never go without that would be it! EYELINER!!! I feel like eyeliner pulls together your whole entire look. My top 3 eyeliners would have to be from Milani in black, Maybelline Master Drama by eyestudio in black, and loreal 16HR Infalliable in Carbon Black.
This would definitely be on my top makeup products list! (I will be making one for you guys as well as top brands list as well). For mascara if your not sure how to use it or don't want to bring too much attention your lashes I would go with a dark brown mascara instead of black. There are all kinds of different mascaras. They have ones that add volume to your lashes, or curl your lashes, or add length to your lashes. It all depends on your preference. My Top mascara's would have to Maybelline (3) Colossal volum' Express, Great Lash BIG mascara, Falsies Volum' Express, and Loreal's collegan mascara. All in Black.
Now for eyeshadow you don't need all these crazy colors unless thats what your into. Now for eyeshadow as a beginner you need your staple eyeshadows and these are the ones that you will probably use the most. You need a highlight color eyeshadow that a light color something that is close to your skin tone or lighter(not white). You use this for under your brow as a highlight and in your inner corner alot. You also need a black eyeshadow (a matte one not anything with glitter or shimmer). You need a dark brown eyeshadow, a medium brown/light brown eyeshadow.These shadows are your go to colors/everyday colors. You'll use these for blending as well. You can also slowly add colors to your collection the best way to do that is by buying an eyeshadow palette. It's good to have a variation of matte shadows and shimmer shadows (lustre, frost, satin, etc.) These are your go to colors.
You can find some good eyeshadow palettes at these places:
-Target (E.L.F. Cosmetics) or www.eyeslipsface.com..Their 50 or 100 eyeshadow palette is under $20 and single eyeshadows under $4
-BHCosmetics.com eyeshadow palette's are all under $40 and single eyeshadows under $3.50
-CoastalScents.com palettes all under $45 and single eyeshadows under $2.50
Amazon.com also has different color palette's for cheap prices as well (not including shipping and handling of course so always read before ordering especially if something is priced too good too be true)
And of course you need some type of storage for these produtcs wether its a make up bag. A bin from the dollar store (they have great stuff to use to organize your makeup).
Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post and it was helpful to you. Leave any comments/suggestions!
And remember your beautiful <3