Hey babes! So since I have started this blog, makeup has been the most requested topic from my friends. I understand that some of you lovely ladies might be just testing out the water in Makeup Land; and many stores like Sephora and Ulta can be intimidating (and expensive) for a newbie. Have no fear, because Ashley is here! I have compiled a list for you of items to get you started that won’t break the bank. Let’s gooooo.
e.l.f. BRUSH SET $30
As I have stated before, the application is VITAL! And just because you are a novice at makeup doesn't mean you can skimp on important steps. Throw those crappy sponge applicators away! Everything you need to achieve a picture perfect look is in this kit. I own many e.l.f. brushes and they are some of my favorite ones!
LOREAL FACE PRIMER $10
Face primer is essential in creating a matte look with your makeup. It also hydrates your skin without clogging your pores like most lotions. They make many drugstore primers, but this one is the most mentioned. It can be purchased at any drugstore.
PHYSICIAN'S FORMULA MINERAL POWDER $14
This powder is comparable to many high end brands. The finish is very matte and best of all it comes with a mini Kabuki.
COVERGIRL TRUBLEND $9
This foundation is creamy and smooth, and the price is phenomenal.
MILANI CONCEALER $5
I am a BIG fan of Milani products and this concealer does not disappoint.
MILANI BAKED BLUSH $9
Milani wins again! You will see many makeup gurus rave about these baked blushes. These blushes are so pigmented and just wonderful.
LOREAL HIP EYESHADOW DUOS $9
These eyeshadows are the bomb.com. Usually drugstore eyeshadows aren't very pigmented to me but these are sooooo luxxeee. TRY THEM, TRY THEM.
WET N WILD GEL EYELINER $4
This is the best eyeliner HANDS DOWN! I use it all of the time. No need to spend $20 on eyeliner because this stuff does the trick.
MAYBELLINE FALSIES MASCARA $7
This mascara does it all! It adds volume, it curls and lengthens.
COVERGIRL LIPSTICK $9
These are the only lipsticks I buy because they are affordable and very nourishing.
REVLON COLORBURST LIPGLOSS $9
Again, a favorite of mine! I also love NYX lipgloss but for a drugstore brand this stuff is LEGIT!
Ladies now you are ready to get DOLLED up! And you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to do it. Enjoy.