Getting Started: A beginner’s guide to makeup

If you’re interested in make-up and beauty, but don’t have a lot of experience, it can be hard to figure out where to start. To keep you from wasting a lot of money and going through the heartache products that don’t work, here is a list of my favourite basic products, as well as their drugstore counterparts.

Note: My skin is combination, and these products reflect that. I’m also very fair, with honey blonde hair and natural brown brows.

FOUNDATION: Tarte Amazonian Clay 24hr Full Coverage Foundation

My Shade: Fair Sand

Where To Buy:

Cost: $48 in store, $51 online (who knows…)


Drugstore Sub: Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation

My Shade: Light Ivory



POWDER: Too Faced Primed and Poreless Pressed Powder

Where To Buy:

Cost: $38


Drugstore Sub: Covergirl Clean Oil Control Pressed Powder

My Shade: Classic Ivory

Cost: $7


CONCEALER: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

My Shade: Chantilly or Vanilla

Where To Buy:

Cost: $35


Drugstore Sub: CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous Concealer

My Shade: Light

Cost: $7


BLUSH: Lancome Blush Subtil

My Shade: Sheer Amourose

Where To Buy:

Cost: $40


Drugstore Sub: NYX Powder Blush

My Shade: Peach

Cost: $5


BROWS: Sephora Retractable Brow Pencil

My Shade: Nutmeg or Chestnut (depending on how bold

Where To Buy:

Cost: $16


Drugstore Sub: Annabelle Skinny Brow Liner

My Shade: Universal Light or Medium

Where To Buy: Drugstore or Online at

Cost: $9


MASCARA: Tarte Lights Camera Splashes Waterproof Mascara (alternatively the Lights Camera Flashes)

My Shade: Black

Where To Buy:

Cost: $28 in store $25 online (again… why?)


Drugstore Sub: CoverGirl LashBlast Waterproof Volumizing Mascara (alternatively non-waterproof)

My Shade: Black

Cost: $8/9


I hope this helps anyone struggling to shop for make-up! If you have any questions or would like tips or more information, feel free to comment or message me privately. Happy to help =)

Thanks for reading xox


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