Starting your makeup collection can be an overwhelming experience. When you suddenly decide you want and need everything that exists in the world of makeup but you can’t afford it all at once or you can’t afford it full stop. I’m here to show you a few items I think are great for beginners in makeup, that you can get a lot of use out of. A good way to start is to buy one product each pay. This way you have something to look forward each pay day and you can slowly build your collection with items you actually like and will get use out of.
1. MAC lipstick in ‘Angel’
It seems when people first start their passion for makeup they always look to MAC cosmetics for things to buy. If you were to pick up one thing from MAC i would suggest getting a lipstick, they have many different colours and finishes. A great colour to begin with is Angel which is a nude baby pink. This colour suits everyone and can be worn with pretty much any makeup look, it can be dressed up and down for any occasion and is a cult favourite in the makeup world.
2. Gerard Cosmetics colour your smile gloss in ‘Nude’
This lipgloss has great colour pigment and can be used with ANY lipstick colour or on its own. You can use this to change a lipstick colour to a lighter colour or change the colour completely and make your own. It’s so versatile and everyone can wear it. Once again this can be dressed up or down and paired with any make up look. There are many other beautiful and crazy colours in this range and they are great quality. Gerard cosmetics often has deals on their website where you can buy them in a bunch of 2,3 or 4 and it works out to be quite cheap so it’s best to buy them while these deals are on.
3. Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation
If your going to invest in one good high end foundation, this is the one to get. Double wear is a very popular foundation and for good reason. It is medium to full coverage, long lasting and has an almost perfect finish. Most people use this everyday but some, like myself save it for special occasions as it gives a flawless look and I find it can be a bit too much for everyday, but each to their own. A little goes a long way with this baby so it will last you forever!
4. Models Prefer highlighting and contouring palette
Contouring and highlighting is all the rage right now so of course this is a great thing to have in your collection so you can practice and play with it to try and master the art of contouring! (It’s not as hard as it seems trust me!) this palette is a more affordable version of the Anastasia Beverly Hills contour palette. The quality is great and the powders are soft and buttery, there are different colours for different shades of skin. This palette can also be used as eye shadows too so it’s definitely great value for money.
5. Urban Decay Naked Palettes
Lastly we have the Urban Decay naked palettes. Here I have the naked 3 palette but really any of the naked palettes would be great to have while your starting out your makeup collection. They offer a great variety of everyday/evening eyeshadow colours and you can make endless eye looks with these palettes. The naked palettes have matte and shimmery shades. If you purchase one of these you won’t find the need to buy hundreds of individual eyeshadow colours so you do get your money’s worth here, they are also great for travel in this compact metal case.
Well that’s my top 5 picks for starting your makeup collection. If you have these along with basic things like eyeliner. Mascara and blush then you will be set for a while until you can save up and buy more exciting things! Have fun makeup shopping!!
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