In the beginning finding a makeup artist was one of the hardest things for me to do. I had to bite the bullet and try to somehow teach myself to beat my own face. I of course turned to YouTube! I can remember watching hundred of videos over and over again until my make up became somewhat presentable. I’ve even practiced on my sisters. One of the hardest things for me to do i this makeup journey was buying the right products to get the slay done. It was a struggle to find products that were budget friendly that actually worked for me. I was learning so I surely wanted products that didn’t break the bank. I’ve put together a small guide for you all because I know I’m not the only one who can stand in Walgreens’ makeup aisle for hours. And leave with nothing. Its time for all of that to stop. When you’re confident about your purchase you’ll feel better using them in return you’ll be better at slaying your face. Just my theory
Moisturizer-After your daily cleansing, and at the beginning of your makeup routine. Even if you’re not wearing makeup its a good idea to moiturize daily. I like to use Clean & Clear
Primer– Primer is the stuff that created a barrier between the makeup and your skin. It helps your skin go on a lot easier and gives it a nice surface. My drugstore choice for primer is Baby Skin by Maybelline
Concealer- Does exactly that conceal. I use LA Girl Pro Concealer to hide imperfection Once I learned more about makeup I use to same product to color correct and highlight as well.
Foundation- Hands down Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless. This will always be apart of my Holy Grail list of makeup products.
Brows- Ive used a few different brow products. Brows can make or break a face so it takes time to find the right stuff for you. I started using a LA Girl brow pencil and transitioned to using a pomade or dip brow. When I think I’m cute I use a more high-end product. On an everyday basis E.L.F. Brow Cream is my go to.
Mascara- Manga! That’s it that’s all! Nope there’s more! Everyone raves over THE mascara. You know the one with the Pink Body & Green Top. Theres no doubt about why this mascara has been around for ages. E.L.F. also makes great mascara.
Eyeliner- I only recently started wearing eyeliner. My kid sister showed me a dope and easy trick to get my eyeliner correct evertime. Check out that tutorial here. When I added eyeliner to my collection I stated with E.L.F. Liquid Liner and Covergirl pencil with a smudgey thing on the end.
Lipstick- 1 nude and 1 red or pink will do any beginner just fine! Get some for under $2 from the Wet & Wild line. You can go wrong with that trio. Lip liner is optional but you’ll see its worth later.
Eyeshadow Palette– You can’t create any looks without eyeshadow. LA Girl has an amazing nude Nudes Palette that I’ve experimented with and created looks for day and night. A must have for any beginner.
Brushes- How are you gonna apply all this stuff pretty girl? I highly recommend purchasing a complete makeup brush set as opposed to buying individual. Buying brushes individual can get pretty expensive. I’ve done the leg work and its much less expensive to buy brushes online than in store. Check out this past post 3 of My Favorite Amazon Purchases and try this brush set out for size.
Once you notice improvements in your work you’ll advance and experiment with different and possibly more expensive products but these babies listed with get you started on the right path .
BONUS– Highlighter can get messy and addictive if you’re one to indulge, try out NYX Illuminator Born To Glow or any Makeup Revolution bronzer. Beginner or not setting spray becomes a necessity. You’ve got to have something hold all these product in place all day. Check out this review on NYX setting spray review and tell me you don’t need it.