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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Makeup Starter Kit

I know that when I first started using makeup, I found it a bit confusing as there are so many products to choose from. For that reason, I decided to base today's post on what I would recommend buying if you are new to the makeup world, and are just looking to buy products which will give you a versatile  everyday look.

Primer/Makeup base- This isn't a necessity, but I would recommend using it as it is applied to your face first, and helps to give an even makeup coverage and help it stay in place throughout the day. 
L'Oreal Studio Secrets Base

concealer- This is a good product to have as it can be used to hide any blemishes. concealer can also be used to hide under-eye circles, which can help you appear more awake.
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer

Foundation- some people don't really need to apply foundation as they get enough coverage from concealer. however, if your skintone still looks uneven/ patchy after you've applied concealer, then apply some foundation to your nose and the middle of your face and blend outwards. Also, like I mentioned in my video on my previous post, it is important you find the right shade of foundation, so don't be afraid to try the testers for foundation on your jawline or ask a shop assistant for help.

Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation

Powder- You can buy powder loose or pressed, and you apply it to your skin after you have used the above products to help set your makeup and give your face a matte, shine free finish.
MUA Loose Powder

Mascara- Mascara is a product I recommend using as it can help you look more awake, and I think it completes your look and can help your makeup appear more 'finished'. It's ideal as it isn't overdramatic, so can be used in everyday looks.
Max Factor  False Lash Effect Mascara

Eyeliner- I would buy an eyeliner if you want your makeup to look slightly more dramatic or bold. An eyeliner pencil would be a good place to start, as they are easy to apply and you can achieve a variety of looks depending on how you apply it. 
Rimmel Soft Kohl Pencil

Sheer lipgloss- this is optional, but I think using a sheer lipgloss is a good idea as you can add a hint of colour to your lips without making them too bold.

Bourjois 3D Effect Lipgloss

Blusher or bronzer- Again, these products are optional. If you do want to use blusher, I'd recommend starting with a light colour, which you can build up slowly to achieve your desired intensity. Bronzer can be used to define your face shape and cheekbones, but like blusher, apply it sparingly and gradually build it up, and practice how to apply it as it can be quite tricky to make bronzer look natural

Bourjois Blusher
Rimmel Bronzer

Okay, so these are the products that I would recommend to anyone who is new to makeup, and is looking for products which will help them create an everyday look suitable for lots of different occasions. Feel free to leave any comments :)

Beth x


  1. I have been using that mascara for years, it's the best :) great post!

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  2. I know right it makes my eyelashes look so long! thankyou, will do :) xx

  3. Great post! I have the rimmel eyeliner too :)

    1. Thank you :) I like them because they're soft to use on your eyes xx

  4. Great post I love the bourjois blushers the smell is so lovely!
    Meg xx
    ps you have a new follower

    1. I know the packaging is so pretty too :) thanks I'll follow you back xx

  5. I started off using that Maybelline foundation! I think they have good matches for pale skin :)

    Lovely blog, now following you :)

  6. yeah they're good for me as I'm really pale haha :) thank you I'll follow you back x

  7. Such a good idea! I'm now following! Would love if you could check me out too :)