MAKE UP STARTER KIT FOR BEGINNERSMonday, March 14, 2016
Many years ago when I first started experimenting with Make Up, I didn't have anyone to teach me or advise me on the products that are worth to buy.
Being a student at around 14, 15 years old, I didn't have much money. What I needed were affordable products that worked. And if you're wondering, no. Expensive high end make up products are not always better than the ones you find at drugstores.
Here are a few of my recommendations on how to build your own Make Up Starter Kit, I hope you guys find this useful!
Maybelline White Super Fresh CC Cream - This CC Cream claims to cover, conceal and correct your skin tone. Maybelline has been one of my long-term favourite brands for their huge range of products that are not only pocket-friendly, they are also readily available. You can get it at your Watsons or Guardian super easily. I'm recommending this base for a light-medium all over slightly dewy coverage, and I found that it sets best with the next product i'm gonna be talking about, the Maybelline White Super Fresh Compact Powder.
Maybelline White Super Fresh Compact Powder - This compact powder can be used as a foundation itself, or as a setting powder like how i would use it. Using a huge fluffy brush, swirl it around and tap off the excess before applying it all over in circular motions. I like this compact for its huge mirror, and I love how it keeps me matte, but not too flat throughout the day.
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer / Clio Kill Cover Concealer - I couldn't narrow it down to just one so I included both! One is Maybelline, yes again, and another is a korean brand, Clio. It depends on what kind of concealer you're looking for, and what you are looking to use it for. Concealer can be used for many different uses, brightening, concealing your under eyes, covering blemishes or zits etc. After trying out so many different brands, I would recommend Maybelline Instant Age Rewind for undereye concealing and brightening the whole face. Clio's Kill Cover Concealer on the other hand, is a VERY full coverage concealer that I would recommend for covering blemishes. Because of it's thicker texture, it wouldn't run around as much.
NYX Powdered Blush - I'm sure most of you have heard of the American brand, NYX. It's famous for bringing us really pigmented and good make up products at affordable prices. I've been a fan of NYX's powdered blushes for many years and they offer a wide range of shades for different occasions.
LipsRevlon Ultra HD Lipstick - Lipsticks are the same, i'm a hoarder. But if I had to recommend, i'll recommend one of my favorite nude, MLBB shades. The Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in the shade Rose is perfect. With a really creamy and buttery texture, you can't go wrong. The only downside is that it doesn't last that well throughout the day, so bring it with you to touch up!
Maybelline The Nudes Palette - A good starter for eyeshadow will be netural colors. A palette that encompasses colors that are suitable for everyday wear. But this palette offers more than that, and that's why I've been bringing this with me everywhere I go instead of some high end ones I own. This palette contain so many shades that you can have so many uses out of it as well! use the darker shades to fill in your brows, use the black as a softer eyeliner, or the light brown shade as a contour.
Kiss Me Heroine Make Impact Liquid Eyeliner - I loveeeee Heroine Make's eyeliner and have recommended it to so many of my friends and readers over these years. I love it for being so intensely black, and INCREDIBLY waterproof and smudge proof. Another one I've been loving is the KATE Tokyo Memory Liner as well, they both are practically the same !
Heroine Make Long & Curl Mascara - For some reason, I find that asian mascaras are a lot more effective on my short, asian lashes. This mascara contains little fibres that help extend and lengthen lashes, making them longer and fuller without bringing too much clumps. This is also very waterproof, almost irritating to remove. But it can be a good or bad thing, depending on how you see it!
Yay, that's it from me! I hope you guys enjoy this post and found it useful.
For all of you just starting out with make up, practise makes perfect! Don't give up and you're definitely get the hang of it in no time.