BLOGMAS DAY 7 - Makeup starter Kit

Hey guys, I was stuck for ideas the other day when I was planning blog posts when I thought I would do a makeup starter kit type post. When I was starting out with makeup properly when I started my blog about 2 years ago I was always looking for things like this so I knew what I needed to add. So I hope this helps and I'm sorry if you already know all of this, but It might be useful for some people. 

First of all I would say find a foundation or a face product that you really like, as this is most likely the first thing you use on your face it is essential to make sure that it is right. It is like the base of the makeup and if this doesn't look right nothing will. It doesn't have to be expensive, but I have noticed that the more you spend on the face product the more you'll get out of it. However, there are some amazing foundations, BB and CC creams on the high street, My personal favourite is the L'Oreal infallible matte foundation, it is all about finding what works for you. 

For eye makeup there are sooo many options at hand, I would suggest getting a nude palette, this way you have a selection of warm colours that can be used everyday and for a variety of looks, they are an absolute staple! There are hundreds ranging from £4 such as ones from MUA or even ones from Urban decay that are on the pricier side. When you think about it though, getting 12 eye shadows for around £40 is a steal. If you get the single eye shadows from Mac they are around £10 each so really they are a huge way to save money. 

Get a brow product the suits you, as we all now with the whole 'brows on fleek' trend they are a huge part of our everyday makeup routine and it is important to get them right. There are so many options from dip brows, pencil, brow gels and even wax, For me personally I tend to steer towards the pencil look as it looks a lot more natural and some of the dip brows can go horribly wrong if you don't have enough time to get them precise. It is totally down to personal preference!

For face products it is totally up to you, I would say start off with a blush if you are new to makeup and then gradually add things in to contour, bronze and highlight. Adding light and shade to the face is a great way to express features and really make them stand out, the downside is that it too can go horribly wrong, especially if you add too much, always remember to use a little and build it up.

Makeup brushes! They are not essential as you can apply makeup without but if you are wanting to expand your collection it is a great way if you already have the makeup. For makeup brushes I personally think they are based on quality, they don't have to be really expensive but I tend to find cheaper ones don't tend to be as soft on the skin and can be quite irritating. It is good to find sets of either face or eye brushes so then you get a full variety.

The last thing I would suggest is a mascara, Obviously eyes look pretty weird with a full range of shadows and no mascara to finish it off. There are a whole range to choose from, ones to make your lashes longer, add volume and keep the curl. Mascara is mostly trial and error, what works for some people may not work for you so try different ones until you find the 'one'.

I hope this has been helpful, I am no way saying I am an expert when i'm not, I just thought I would put together a few things that I think are essential to a makeup bag! Obviously there are things like lip products, eye liner and plenty more but this selection is just  a simple beginners kit so start any ones collection. Especially with christmas just around the corner, maybe it will give you some inspiration on what to ask for!

What is your favorite makeup item?

Olivia x
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