Friday, April 26, 2013

Drugstore Begginer Makeup Kit! (Face)

Hello again beauties, today I am sharing with you Part 2 of my Begginer Makeup Kit and it is about face products. I warn you, this may be a long post but if you are interested, keep reading! xx

Firstly, foundation. Foundation is probably the most complicated since everyone's skintone and skintype is so different.I can't guarantee you that my recommendations are going to be perfect for you but they are worth giving a try. For reference, I have dry skin.  If you need barely any coverage, I recommend a tinted moisturiser instead of foundation, I like Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream. This is basically a moisturiser that has a bit of coverage, SPF and other benefits for your skin. If you need to step up to a bit to a higher coverage but that still looks natural just like a tinted moisturiser, I would go for Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation. This has medium coverage with a natural finish. It works on a lot of skin types, either dry or oily skin. Keep in mind, finding the perfect foundation is a big challenge, I still haven't found the perfect one (if that even exists!).

Second is concealer, you will need one for your blemishes, redness or scarring (if you have any) and one for your dark circles. For the face, if you need a really heavy-duty one that will cover basically anything, go for  Hard Candy Glamoflauge. You can also use it under your eyes but be careful since you need just a teeny-tiny bit otherwise it will look really cakey! Next, what I like to use to counteract the blue/purple under my eyes, is Maybelline Dream Lumi Touche Concealer in Radiant. This is a straight out pink concealer that will help to brighten and ''erase'' your undereye circles. You can either use it alone or put another concealer on top of it.

Third thing is optional, depending on your preferences and skin type: powder. You can either use a transculscent pressed powder or a colored one, my favorite is Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder, which I unfortunately don't have with me. You can use this to mattify your skin or to set your foundation so it lasts all day long. If you have dry skin, I recommend you skip this step, of course it's up to you.

Fourth is probably my favorite and it is blushes! Blushes bring a beautiful flush to the skin and there is one for everyone out there: pink, coral, peach, berry and so on. The best inexpensive blushes I found yet are the ELF Studio Powder Blushes, they are only 3$ and they are so amazing. I have four of them: Berry Merry, Tickled Pink, Twinkle Pink and Fuschia Fusion. I love them all and use them on a regular basis. They are pigmented, last for a good amount of time and they have such pretty colors! They can be a bit powdery but for the price, you can't beat that! Another one that I love but is a bit pricier is Physician's Formula Happy Booster Blush in Rose. The packaging and the color are just adorable!

Next is bronzer, I am not a big fan of bronzers since I am really pale but for the summertime, I love it! A pretty good one is ELF Bronzer and Blush Kit. This comes with a blush and bronzer for only 3$ and I think they have four choices of color depending on your skintone. I have the one called St. Lucia

Last one is highlighter, if you like the look of glowy/healthy skin I recommend Physician's Formula Powder Highlighter in Transclucent, this is a powder that has a bit of subtle shimmers in it without making you look like a disco ball. You can apply it on top of your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, on your cupid's bow, on the inner corners of your eyes and on your browbone for a gorgeous glow. 

I think that's about it! Again, I hope this was helpful to you girlies! Talk to you soon xx


Jacq H said...

Lovely post. That's very helpful!

Laurence Lefebvre said...

thank you! I'm glad it was helpful xx

Lalla Loub said...

the physycian's formula blush are so cute!!!