It occurred to me recently that some of my readers may be younger than I probably anticipated and often makeup can be somewhat daunting, especially if you are just getting into using it and a lot of products out there you don’t really need when you’re first getting into makeup. I thought it would be fun to put together a post all about the products i’d recommend for a starter makeup kit and hopefully it will give you some tips when picking out some makeup products.
Now when I first started wearing makeup, I wore the bare minimum of foundation, mascara and possibly powder as my skin used to be quite oily. So i’ve tried to keep this quite minimal but also affordable, so everything here you can pick up in either Boots or Superdrug.
Starting with foundation and one of my favourite foundations, especially for spring/summer is the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation (£8.99). This one is lovely for everyday use and has a medium coverage that feels quite light on the skin. Now if this had been available back in the day, i’d of definitely use this over the Maybelline Dream Matte Mouse (who else remembers that stuff?!). It also gives your skin a lovely fresh glow, which is great if you’re tired as it makes you look more awake.
As I mentioned I loved a good powder back in the day and the one I have always used, and still do is the Rimmel Clear Complexion Powder (£3.99). This powder is just a great powder, that really helps to set you foundation and also helps to stop your skin looking shiny throughout the day. Another powder product that isn’t neccesary but nice to try out is a blusher and the Makeup Revolution Powder Blusher (£1) are great! They have loads of shades and they are only £1, bargain!
Another product that isn’t necessary but if you’re already confident enough to give bronzing and highlighting a go, a palette is the best way forward. One that I really enjoy is the Sleek Face Form Palette (£10.99) as this has a lovely blusher, highlighter and bronzer all in one, and all of the shades are subtle enough so you can’t really make any mistakes when applying it. It’s also really handy as it has a decent sized mirror so it’s good to have in your handbag.
Onto the eyes and mascara is all you really need just to give your lashes a little lift. A favourite of mine is the Rimmel Extra 3D Lash Mascara (£) as it’s a great mascara for just giving your lashes a bit of length and curl to them, that also lasts nicely throughout the day. If you’re maybe wanting to delve into eyeshadow, again a palette is the best way to go and one i’ve been loving is the Makeup Revolution I Heart Obsession Pure Cult Palette* (£3.99). This has 10 shades in, of which would suit any eye colour and all of the shades can be worn quite subtle or built up. Not to mention, another absolute bargain!
Lastly is lips and the only lip products I used when I first started wearing makeup, were really gloopy lip glosses. Now I don’t own any lip glosses, believe it or not but a nice alternative that is still quite sheer are the Makeup Revolution Ultra Velour Lip Cream* (£3). They have 10 different shades of these, which are all really wearable and they are so light that you don’t even notice that you’re wearing them. What is great also, is that they aren’t sticky! There is nothing worse than getting your hair stuck to your lipgloss!
So those are a few products that i’d recommend for a makeup starter kit. Now not all of these products are completely necessary but I thought i’d cover an entire makeup look that was budget friendly and easily accessible.
What products would you have in your starter makeup kit?