Monday, 8 September 2014

Makeup for Beginners

I'm kind of writing this post to my teenage self, if when I had been first getting into makeup and all these products had been around these are the ones that I would recommend to myself. I didn't have a big budget so I couldn't afford the expensive stuff (although I don't think I even knew Mac existed and at the time thought it was stupid for people to spend lots of money on makeup, how wrong was I?) so all these products are pretty affordable and by the time you have all of them it's a pretty good collection to start off your collection with.

As I would be wearing this makeup to school I would have wanted a very light base, The Body Shop's All in One BB cream would have been perfect, it provides a very light base that evens out the colour of skin and is really easy to blend in with fingers so no brush is needed, I actually find that this works better without a brush. Another base product that is a cult product in the beauty world is Collection Lasting Perfection concealer. It's not only a great concealer for those pesky spots that I got as a younger teenager but it's also surprisingly cheap. This is a dream to work with, it's very thick so gives a very high coverage on those areas that you aren't happy with but it blends in well too.

I've always had oily skin so a powder is essential, Rimmel's Stay Matte Powder in Transparent is probably in many beauty lovers collections, it's a great product that again boasts a very cheap price tag, only a couple of pounds. This is great to dust over the t-zone or all over depending how matte you like your base to be. To add a bit of colour to my cheeks I would have recommended Sleek's Blush in Pomegranate which gives a lovely flush of colour but is very natural like the rest of this makeup so hopefully there won't be any problems with getting into trouble at school for wearing makeup.

For eyes I would recommend Maybelline The Falsies mascara, just one or two coats of this for a natural look that you can get away with at school or lashings when you want those long fluttery lashes. Another eye product that is great and so cheap is Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal. I managed to get away with wearing eyeliner in my last two years of high school (I wasn't one known for wearing too much makeup in the first few years so I was never a target for the beady eyed teachers who knew the 'rebels' and I was a goody-two-shoes so I think the teachers let me off, it's not as if wearing makeup actually affects your education anyway!) I wore it very subtly but it gave my eyes that extra definition. This eyeliner is great because it sticks around and can be smudged for a smokey look.

My final recommendation to my younger self would be Rimmel lipstick in Asia, it's a colour that any age could wear because it's very subtle but just adds that little bit extra something. Rimmel lipsticks are some of the best drugstore lipsticks around, the quality of them is amazing and they're pretty cheap too, if there's some beauty addict around that doesn't have a Rimmel lipstick in their collection I would be very surprised.

Are there any beauty recommendations you would give to your younger self?

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