With the advent of social media, it can be really difficult for beginners to choose what makeup to get as they are bombarded with hundreds of products on a daily basis. To make it a little easy for you guys, here is our two cents on what must-have makeup products you need in your beginners kit with the option of both high-end and drugstore. So, let’s get started!
For your makeup to look great, you need to have a well hydrated skin and for that you’ll need to invest in a good moisturizer.
Drugstore: Body Shop Vitamin E Cream
High end: Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream
Your foundation needs to suit your skin type, if you have oily skin then invest in a foundation which has mattifying agents and vice versa.
Drugstore: Revlon Colorstay, Bourjouis Healthy Mix
High end: Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk, Estee Lauder Double Wear
P.s. Instead of buying a BB cream for daytime so you get lighter coverage, just mix a dot of your favorite foundation with your moisturizer and you’re good to go!
If you’ve got skin then just foundation has got you covered, but if you’ve got problematic skin, concealer is your best friend. For dark circles, color correction needs to be done first with an orange/peach corrector before applying concealer otherwise under eyes would look grey/ashy.
Drugstore: Maybelline Fit Me
High end: Mac Pro Longwear
The kind of weather we live in, where we get summers for almost eight months, we ladies really need a good compact which can make sure our makeup stays put for a few hours at least.
Drugstore: Color Studio Matte Perfection
High end: Mac Studio Fix Powder (I use this instead of a foundation as well for daytime because the coverage is pretty decent!)
My makeup is incomplete without this! I cannot imagine going somewhere without putting some mascara on and by some I mean like 20 coats haha! Just by applying a mascara you can lift up not your eyes but your entire face and add drama to your eyes as well.
Drugstore: Essence I love Volume (My all time favorite!)
High end: Too Faced Better Than Sex
EYE SHADOW PALETTE
For those parties and weddings, get yourself a versatile eye palette which can help you create different looks!
Drugstore: Maybelline The Nudes
High end: Urban Decay Naked Palette, Too Faced Chocolate Bar
To frame your eyes well, you must frame your brows well.
Drugstore: Luscious Brow Pencil
High end: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer
Pink and peach blushes compliment our desi skin tones.
Drugstore: Masarrat Misbah Ballet Glow
High end: Nars Orgasm, Mac Peachy Keen
It’s almost impossible to not wear a highlighter in today’s world! So, here are some options to choose from!
Drugstore: E.l.f. Baked Highlighter
High end: Mary Loumanizer by The Balm, Becca Shimmering Skin in Opal
P.s. If you can’t get your hands on these then you can also use a silver or gold shimmer eyeshadow for highlighting!
You can never have enough lipsticks! But for beginners start by having a pink, peach, nude and red lip color. One for every occasion!
Drugstore: Medora has a selection of beautiful shades, Luscious Temptation, Luscious Rebel.
High end: Mac Please Me, Mac Jubilee, Mac Ruby Woo, Mac Russia Red.
So that’s it! Hope we’ve made it easy for you all to take a start at makeup. Comment below and let us know what your favorite must-have makeup product is, and we’d love to hear from you!