Sunday, April 26, 2015

Beauty ¦ The realistic drugstore starter kit

Some of the drugstore starter kits out here on the internet are completely unrealistic. I don't think I know one makeup beginner that can do a full face with contouring and a really dark smokey eye. It's just not realistic. So today I thought I'd show you the real basics that any beginner may want to ease them into makeup.
The first thing in this post isn't something everyone will need but I thought I'd mention my favourite drugstore light to medium coverage of the moment. Rimmel Lasting finish Nude is a really lovely and comfortable product and it goes to a really pale shade however if you have a dark skintone you may struggle. This works really well blended I with the fingers or with a brush.
Some people may just need concealer and my favourite from the drugstore is the Seventeen Stay time concealer which is a much lighter less cakey version of the Collection lasting perfection concealer. The coverage is very high and it works well on both blemishes and under the eyes as it has a much lighter formula meaning it doesn't settle into any lines/dry patches.
For me brows are super important but I wouldn't go all in full brow on the first go. I really love the L'Oreal brow artist plumper for minimal makeup days as it just adds a hint of colour to the brows
and disguises any gaps without being super heavy whilst holding the hairs into place.
I think that mascara is super important for anyone who wears makeup as it just pulls everything together. The Seventeen mascaras are really nice and well priced. The one I'm currently using is the Doll'd up but my favourite is most definitely the Backlash.
The final thing id suggest for the eyes is a matte shadow which is similar to your skintone. just to even out any discolouration or veins on the lid as well as to reduce any lid oiliness. The Makeup revolution shadows are lovely and the shade touch me is the perfect evening out shade for a lighter skintone.
My final suggestion for this post is a good lip balm. My favourite from the drugstore is the Blistex Lip relief cream which is a medicated balm which really helps to hydrate and plump the lips slightly. Perfect for under another lip product or just to add a little gloss to the lips.  


  1. It's so nice to see a realistic version of the starter make-up kit, I really like the sound of the Seventeen concealer, I'll definitely look at that next time I'm in Boots :)

  2. I've not actually tried any of these products but I wish I had when I'd started out! That L'Oreal brow plumper sounds amazing, will definitely be swatching that next time I'm in store!

    1. I love it, one of the best drugstore brow products by far! x

  3. Definitely agree with you that most drugstore starter kits are unrealistic - I'd definitely point anyone new to makeup in this sort of direction of products!
    Megan x
    London Callings

  4. I completely agree with you! It's different if someone writes a high end makeup starter kit because then the person who wants to get into high end makeup probably has used drugstore makeup at first, if you know what I mean. Lovely post :)x

    Anu | My life as Anu | bloglovin

    1. Glad you liked the post hun! I thought it was time someone did something that was actually viable for people who are just getting started x


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