I know I am not the most experienced when it comes to makeup and I don’t have all the expensive brands etc.. However I have been blogging for about 2 years, (you can really tell the difference between posts!) So I’ve decided to do my makeup starter kit, with all the products I think would make a perfect starter kit! All items are drugstore as I remember not having much money to spend when I first started out!
When you’re starting out in makeup you might think that it’s full coverage or nothing! You will probably be not too bothered at which brand, and won’t know your skin type, so these are both products that I think would be good for anyone.
Rimmel’s Match Perfection Foundation (£6.99) is quite a low coverage, perfect for a first foundation. It also comes in 11 shades meaning you should, quite easily be able to find one that matches you. This foundation is also good because it lasts quite a while too!
Rimmel’s Stay Matte (£3.99) is a powder I only picked up a few weeks ago, but it is now a firm favourite. It is really good at controlling shine, and would make a good first powder. It has a really silky feeling on the skin and is very lightweight.
As for eyes neutrals are probably the best way to go when you’re starting out. Mascaras are a must have for me, if it’s a non make up day then mascara is all I need to make me look awake!
This MUA trio of eye shadows in Chocolate Box (£2.50) is beautiful. A shimmery pink, for all over the lid, a shimmery off white, for highlighting the inner corner, and also a shimmery brown, for the crease. These colours go so well together and are really basic shades that can create the prettiest of looks. Rimmel’s Retro Glam Mascara is brilliant! It adds volume whilst lengthening too. It claims to give a false lash effect which to a point it does!
When I first got into make up, I only wore light pinks like Sugar Frosting by Revlon (£8.99.) Light colours add a nice amount colour without going too far out of your comfort zone. Lip products like Revlon’s lip butters are really moisturising, so look after your lips at the same time as giving them colour. I always carry a lip balm, this one is a Maybelline Baby Lips (£2.99,) they all smell gorgeous but this is my favourite by far!
Blush is not for everyone, but I have included two to give a recommendation to for those who would like it. MUA’s Mosaic Blush in English Rose is a beautiful shimmery pinky purple, that gives a subtle blush to your cheeks. The Collection Blush & Highlight Duo (£4.19) is a really useful product, as it is 2in1. Cream blush is quite easy to use and blend so ideal for a starter kit, as it comes with a highlighter as well its great value for money!
I can’t live without makeup brushes now. However it was a different story when I started. I had none, but now wish I had. My suggestions for beginners makeup tools are all very useful. Poundland’s Angled Blush Brush (£1.) This is perfect for blush as it helps distribute the product evenly. This egg shaped sponge is like the Beauty Blender, but mine is by Models Own and comes in a set of 2 (£8.) These are really good at applying foundation, cream blush, concealer etc. I’d recommend using this for foundation as it gives a really nice flawless skin finish for me. Finally is an eye shadow brush from Avon (£5.) It’s double ended so you get a shadow brush and smudger. The shadow brush is great for distributing shadow all over the lid. The smudger can be used to soften shadow in the crease.
I really hope you liked my MakeUp Starter Kit and I would love to know what would be in your starter kit!