Here are the top 5 products (drugstore and high end) that I would recommend to beginners who are just getting into makeup!
When I first started playing with makeup, I had no clue where to begin. I remember buying products and not really knowing how to wear them properly. I also remember purchasing products that weren’t realistic for me to use on a day to day basis. For example, my first MAC lipstick was Saint Germain. Really? A BRIGHT pink lipstick was not going to get any use. I ended up never even wearing it. My point being, I went through my collection and picked out the top 5 products that I would recommend for someone who is just getting into makeup or just starting their collection. These products are all appropriate for every day looks so you would be spending your money wisely!
Eyeshadow: I’ll start off with the eyes because that is what I do first when applying my makeup. This is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette. I usually would’ve picked a palette from the drugstore to start with but this palette is just perfect for beginners. You may be looking at this like what? A high end palette for a beginner? Let me explain. The eyeshadows from the drugstore can tend to be a little bit tougher to blend and apply. With this specific palette, the shades literally blend themselves out. These colors are so pigmented and bendable that anyone who was just starting out with makeup could create a flawless eye look with little to no effort. So in my opinion, completely worth the investment!
Foundation: A good foundation is essential to making your makeup look flawless and last all day! When I was first starting out, I remember thinking that a good foundation didn’t matter. Boy was I wrong! Your foundation changes the entire look of your makeup. And while there are plenty of high end foundations that I like, there are so many at the drugstore that are amazing! This Rimmel Lasting Finish foundation is my favorite foundation from the drugstore. I tried this while I was in South Florida last summer and I have been addicted ever since! This foundation lasts ALL DAY and has a beautiful full coverage look. The finish is demi-matte and once it dries down it doesn’t budge. I’m telling you, I wore this in the Florida humidity and it still didn’t move. Highly reccomend this if you’re looking for a high coverage but natural finish foundation!
Powder: I mentioned this powder in my Best of Beauty 2016 as my favorite powder. This is the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. This stuff is amazing! This powder will be perfect for beginners because you can just lightly dust it over the entire face for a flawless base. You can wear this on top of your foundation or on its own. It has a natural finish so it isn’t going to make you look cakey! In fact, I find that this powder looks beautiful no matter how much of it I put on. It fills in fine lines and pores which helps to blur the whole complexion!
Cheeks: A good blush can change the entire look of your makeup! If I were a beginner, I would start off with a neutral blush that you could wear every day. This is MAC Warm Soul. This is a mid tone beige shade with gold pearl. Warm Soul is a gorgeous neutral blush that adds just the right amount of color to the cheeks. If you are going to invest in a high end blush, I would recommend MAC or specifically this shade. This shade will look stunning on any skin tone. I am fair and I love this shade but I also know some deeper skin toned people who swear by this blush! This is in the mineralize formula so it will be a little bit sheerer making it easier to apply. You can use this for a light wash of color or build it up!
Lips: A good natural looking lipstick is going to amp-up your look while being every day appropriate! There are so many great affordable lipsticks at the drugstore to choose from but this NYX one is my favorite. This is the Butter Lipstick formula which has a satin finish. The formula is very moisturizing which makes it perfect for every day wear. This is the shade Snow Cap which has recently been re-named to Boardwalk. This formula is extremely comfortable on the lips. I can’t even feel it when I wear it! This will be perfect for the beginner who wants a wash of color without it being too over dramatic!
So there you have it! A mix of drugstore and high end products that I think would be perfect for the beginner. I wasted quite a bit of money when I first got into makeup on products that I ended up barely using. I think these would be the perfect picks for someone who needs some every day makeup or for someone who wants to begin their collection!
What was the first makeup item you purchased??