Having drawers filled with makeup is every girl’s dream. Unfortunately, purchasing makeup is not particularly the most inexpensive thing, especially when you’re faced with so many options you’ve seen on YouTube videos, or on your favourite beauty blogger’s posts. You may find yourself buying one too many items, because the task of choosing one product to test becomes overwhelming. Eventually, of course, you may not favour a selection or two, which results in you throwing them through the window. Just ask me about it. Then, just like that, all that money goes down the drain.
However, if you’re one of those beauties just looking to start building your first makeup kit, or you do not have the budget to splurge on more luxury brands, I highly recommend the items below, based on not just personal experience, but also recommendations from makeup artists. The bonus? It’s all under US$60, and you can create the perfect everyday makeup look with a few essentials on a budget.
Primer: Rimmel Stay Matte Primer – $6.47
Brows: e.l.f. Cosmetics Eyebrow Kit – $3.00
Blush: e.l.f. Baked Blush, Peachy Cheeky – $3.00
Eyeshadow: Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette – $6.99
Foundation: L.A. Girl Pro BB Cream – $7.00
Concealer: L.A. Girl HD PRO Conceal – $5.00
Eyeliner: e.l.f. Essential Liquid Eyeliner – $3.99
Lips: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – $5.99
Brushes: Real Techniques Core Collection Brush Set – $17.99