When you first start getting properly into beauty and makeup it is hard to know which products to actually purchase. I know I wasn't sure, and it took a lot of trial and error to work out which products worked best for me. That being said, I wanted to share with you all a starter makeup kit.
The first thing I think is really important is getting the base right. A cheap but awesome product I discovered about a month a go is the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation. It feels light on the skin, but still covers where you need it to.
Next up is a product not everyone will use but if you're like me and suffer from black bags then you will want to be using concealer. My favourite is the Soap & Glory Kick-Ass Blur and Brighten Concealer. Another bargain too, at the mere price of £6.
I'm not really going to talk about makeup tools but one I couldn't write this post without mentioning is the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge; essentially a cheaper version of the Beauty Blender, but it is so good I still haven't felt the need to purchase the actual Beauty Blender. It applies your base flawlessly.
Another non-essential product but one I thought I would mention is the product I always go back to for my eyebrows; the Benefit Brow Zings. Yes this is definitely not budget but it will easily last you a year so in the long run it kind of works out budget. It is perfect for lightly defining your brows.
The first makeup product I couldn't live without was mascara so I definitely think a mascara is needed in a starter makeup kit. My favourite is the L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara, one great at adding both volume and length without clumping.
Eyeshadow is always a fun product to play around with but if it is your starter makeup kit a budget one is great to get you started. I believe Makeup Revolution create some of the best formulated drugstore eyeshadow palettes at such a good price. The one I have pictured above is the Iconic 3, a dupe of Urban Decay's Naked 3.
If you are looking for a blusher to play around with I would definitely recommend the MUA single blushers. They cost a £1, are really soft but also have great pigmentation.
In case you suffer from shiny skin and need a powder to keep your makeup in place all day I had to mention the MUA Base Prime + Conceal Powder. It simply does the job.