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: http://www.sephora.com/amazonian-clay-12-hour-full-coverage-foundation-spf-15-P302918?skuId=1393370&country_switch=ca

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

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Drugstore Sub: Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation

My Shade: Light Ivory

Cost:$10

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POWDER: Too Faced Primed and Poreless Pressed Powder

Where To Buy: http://www.sephora.com/primed-poreless-pressed-powder-P379215?skuId=1533629&country_switch=ca

Cost: $38

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Drugstore Sub: Covergirl Clean Oil Control Pressed Powder

My Shade: Classic Ivory

Cost: $7

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CONCEALER: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

My Shade: Chantilly or Vanilla

Where To Buy: http://www.sephora.com/radiant-creamy-concealer-P377873?skuId=1478361

Cost: $35

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Drugstore Sub: CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous Concealer

My Shade: Light

Cost: $7

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BLUSH: Lancome Blush Subtil

My Shade: Sheer Amourose

Where To Buy: http://www.sephora.com/blush-subtil-delicate-oil-free-powder-blush-P54408?skuId=762955

Cost: $40

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Drugstore Sub: NYX Powder Blush

My Shade: Peach

Cost: $5

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BROWS: Sephora Retractable Brow Pencil

My Shade: Nutmeg or Chestnut (depending on how bold

Where To Buy: http://www.sephora.com/retractable-brow-pencil-waterproof-P286513?skuId=1317403

Cost: $16

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Drugstore Sub: Annabelle Skinny Brow Liner

My Shade: Universal Light or Medium

Where To Buy: Drugstore or Online at http://www.annabelle.ca/en_ca/skinny-brow-liner-4

Cost: $9

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

My Shade: Black

Where To Buy: http://www.sephora.com/lights-camera-splashes-waterproof-mascara-P179924?skuId=1001775

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

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

My Shade: Black

Cost: $8/9

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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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