This is a big year, my little sister is going to be starting high school in August. Like, what?! She's at the age that her and her friends are starting to experiment with makeup. I recently went through all of my makeup and sent her a huge package of makeup so she could get started. (seen on IG). I wish blogs, YouTube and Pinterest existed when I was 14, what a world of information to help you get started. I decided to join in on the fun and put together a simple little shopping list for my sister, her friends, teens, and anyone starting out in experimenting with makeup... especially on a budget!
Of course, the options are endless but here are some of my favorites.
Foundation/BB Cream: I personally think that a BB Cream is a better option for her age group but I don't make the rules, so I included foundation as well.
L'Oreal True Match Lumi $9.99
Concealer: Getting up early for school can certainly create some dark circles, and we all know this is the age when those jerks (pimples) start to show up.
Setting Powder: The days are long, you don't want your makeup melting off after 3rd period.
Blush: For a more natural look, I like to choose a peach/coral shade.
Bronzer: When I don't have time to really contour, I at least like to warm up my face with a touch of bronzer.
Rimmel Natural Bronzer $4.99
Eye Shadow Base/Primer: To keep your shadows from creasing and fading away. Or use alone just to wake the eyes up a little by concealing veins and redness.
Eye Shadow: I'm a sucker for palettes, it's great to have what you need all in one place. Keeps it simple.
Maybelline Nudes $9.99
NYX Dream Catcher $14.99
Eye Liner: The Cover Girl pencil pictured is an oldie but a goodie. I always go back to it, it's a perfect classic pencil and comes with a smudger to smoke out your liner if you want. It's a legit essential to have in your makeup collection.
Cover Girl Perfect Blend $4.99
NYX Slim Eye Pencil $3.49
Mascara: I don't care what I do or don't do to my face when it comes to rushing out the door in the morning, I will never skip mascara. It makes all the difference!
Cover Girl Clump Crusher $7.99
Rimmel Lash Accelerator $9.99
Lips: The options in the drugstore are endless, but I love my NYX butter glosses. They're so affordable and don't take up much room at all in your
makeup school bag.
NYX Butter Gloss $4.99
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream $5.99
Rimmel 16hr Provocalips $6.99
Maybelline Baby Lips $4.49
Liquid/Gel Eye Liner - Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama | L'Oreal Carbon Black Telescopic Precision
Brushes: All e.l.f. and Real Techniques. Both are affordable (e.l.f. is $1-$3) and really great quality! And Sonia Kashuk has some great affordable ones too.
What are your favorite drugstore products and essentials? Let me know in the comments below! Stay tuned for more makeup essentials as well as a video that I'll be adding to my channel that will be based on what/how to apply the basics - personally requested by my sister and her friend :)
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