Makeup Starter Kit

 I feel like buying makeup for the first time can be a bit of a struggle. What lipstick should I go for? What foundation is the best? Is this blush the right shade for me? These are all but a few of the questions I had to ask myself when I first started to become interested in makeup. More often than not I turned to Youtube and Beauty Bloggers to help me make my decision. I thought it would be a good idea to put together my top products that I would recommend to someone starting out with makeup and hopefully guide you in the right direction when shopping for the essentials. 




The Base. Foundation. I first started buying makeup from around the age of 13 and I found I didn't need a foundation with a lot of coverage. This is still the same now- even though I'm 20 this year- I still prefer a sheer coverage foundation that doesn't cake and leaves a dewy finish. After not being able to go a day without The Body Shop's All-In-One BB Cream it's safe to say I have found my favourite base combination which leaves my skin looking fresh and free to breathe. Concealer. I've probably tried every high street concealer out there however I always find myself resorting back to the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. Not much really needs to be said apart from it's a long lasting, high coverage concealer great for covering blemishes and dark circles. 

The eyes. Mascara. I've always struggled to find a mascara from the high street that I continue to use time after time. I find that some mascaras really struggle to give my lashes enough volume and curl without making them look like spider legs. However after Maybelline's most recent release of their Lash Sensational Mascara this opinion has changed and I've my favourite high street mascara. This mascara holds a natural curl without too much product having to be applied to the lashes. I can easily achieve a natural look with this product without too much effort at all- great for those in a rush! Eyeliner. I have mentioned about the 2True eyeliner before in a blog post however it had to be in this post as it's a fantastic, budget friendly eyeliner to add to anyone starting out with makeup. This was probably one of the first eyeliners I bought and I've been using it ever since! I find the brush applicator easy to apply and the product itself is long lasting and a true black. Eyeshadow. Cream shadows are so easy to use and most don't need multiple tools to blend them into a natural day look. I regularly use the Maybelline Colour Tattoo shadows to add a wash of colour over the lids for a everyday look. They are long lasting and are available in a range of colours which are easy to blend and amp up any look. 


The Details. Lips. I've raved about this numerous times on my blog but the Topshop lipsticks are a great choice when it comes to high street lipsticks. I own around 6 of their shades and love every single on of them, they have great colour pay off and don't leave the lips dry like other drugstore brands. Blush. This Rimmel Blush has been in my stash for ages- you can probably tell from the packaging- however it's the perfect everyday flush of colour that suit pretty much every skin tone. I have the shade Santa Rose which works well with a strong contour. Lipbalm. I've never gone a day without applying a lipbalm before putting on a lipstick. They help to moisturise and protect your lips and are great to wear on their own for a healthy shine. The Burts Bees lipbalms have to be my favourite of them all.

I really hoped you enjoyed reading about what products I think should be a part of you makeup starter kit! Let me know what you think of my choices and whether you have tried any of the products I've talked about in this post. 


Love 
Zoe 
xx 


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