Beauty Guide : Drugstore Starter Kit

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Hello Dolls and Gents, 

When it comes to starting a makeup collection, people tend to believe that spend more money on certain products to build their collection. I believe there are some amazing high end makeup products, but if you don't have the budget, then there are some hidden gems in the drugstore that sometimes out beat the high end beauty products. To be honest, most of my makeup collection is from the drugstore, though I own a couple high end products. This post is going to be products that hidden gem in the drugstore that can help you being your drugstore starter kit. So, lets get started...

Maybelline Color Tattoos $6.96 

A cream gel based eyeshadow which can be used an eyeshadow primer, eyeshadow or eyeliner. This is a creamy, buildable and pigmented. Also, you can get the level of intensity that you may desire. 

Maybelline The Nudes Palette $12.96 

A nude palette that comes in a slim plastic palette with twelve shades of neutral eyeshadow shades in a blend of browns, gold, and beiges. Palette can  be broken down "looks" into quads, trios, or duos. There are a mix of satin, frost and matte shadows.  The shadows are velvety texture, fairly soft buttery texture and some shadows have strong pigmentation while others do not.  

Essence Gel Liner in Midnight in Paris $3.99 

This liner is creamy and very pigmented which comes in a small glass pot with plastic lid. It applies creamy but sets to a matte finish. It last long enough. 

Essence I Love Stage Eye Primer $3.49

This is multifunctional primer can be used for eyeshadow primer or base for concealer. This primer is a creamy texture that does not crease which is blendable and has natural matte finish.

Maybelline The Rocket Mascara $5.96 

This mascara formula is lightweight and easy to remove. It provides volume with a clump free formula to create full and fatter lashes.

L'Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions $10.98

This mascara lash comb bristles  literally combs every lash to perfection. The formula is in the thick side and has a little matte finish. It is also perfect from bottom lashes 

NYC Liquid Liner in Black $1.99

The liner brush is very fine with a long handle, the fine brushes makes it very versatile. The formula is not thick or thin. It is nice and fluidly, does not run all over the place. The liner dries to a matte finish, it is not waterproof. 

La Femme Blushes $3.50

These blushes are creamy, soft, super pigmented, easy to blend and last to about 12 hours. BEWARE: due to super pigmentation, use a light hand when applying this blush. 

Morphe Individual Eyeshadow $2.00 

These eyeshadows are super pigmented and blends easily. The texture is not dry not cream, but a little powdery. Some of the shades are more buttery than others. 

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow $5.99

MUG eyeshadows are pigmented, blendable, and high end quality. Enough said. 

ColourPop Eyeshadows $5.00 

New shadows on the market right now and everyone is loving them because of the super pigmentation, applies easily and blend easily, and there is minimal fallout with cream formula. 

Wet n Wild MegaLast Lipstick $2.99

These lipsticks are a semi-matte creme formula that comes in twenty colours. It last up to four hours with feathering or caking. 

NYX Slim Lip Pencil $3.50 

This drugstore lip pencil is dupe for MAC lip pencil. It has good pigmentation and creamy. There is a large range of colour and also long wearing. 

ColourPop Lippie Stix $5.00 

This lippie stix is incredible pigmentation and creamy. It comes in six different finishes: Matte, Satin, Cream, Glossy, Hyper-Glossy, and Pearlized. It is a also comes with lip pencil. 

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent $6.00

This matte pressed powder is a transparent powder that provides natural coverage. This will leave you shine-free for 3-4 hours. 

L.A. Girl Pro HD Concealer $3.00 

This concealer is a creamy lightweight texture with opaque coverage. It is crease resistant and easily blendable. 

CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation $12.97 

This product is a primer, concealer, and foundation all in one. It has amazing staying power with medium coverage with matte finish. Plus, it is blendable. Best for Combo to Oily Skin, if you are Normal to Dry skin try CoverGirl Outlast Stay Luminous 3 in Foundation.

L'Oreal Superblendable True Match $13.98 

This foundation is super-blendable and come in a semi-matte finish. The coverage is a medium coverage and come in over 30 shades to choose from. 

Maybelline Fit Me $7.96-$8.96

This lightweight formula with medium coverage that is buildable. It provide a natural luminous look and is very blendable. It comes in three different types: Matte + Poreless (Combo to Oily Skin) and Dewy and Smooth (Normal to Dry Skin). 

Essence Single Eyeshadow $2.49 

This mono single eyeshadow is blendable, long lasting and it has a smooth texture. 

NYC Kohl Eyeliner/Brow Pencil $1.99 

This eyeliner/brow pencil is a long pencil, smooth and waxy for long lasting power. 

Maybelline SuperStay Foundation $11.96 
This drugstore foundation is a thick consistency that dries quickly and provides full coverage with a matte finish.

Real Techniques Brushes Set $19
Real Techniques Core Collection 

Real Techniques Starter Kit 
These brushes set are synthetic hair which provides soft bristles. These brushes are functional and great in design.

e.l.f Brushes $1.00 - $6.00 

These brushes range from price depending on the collection you chose to use. There is the studio collection and essential collection. Both collection brushes are synthetic and soft. 

CoverGirl Queen Collection Bronzer $5.19 

This pigmented bronzers with little sparkle. It comes in three shades: Light bronze, Brown bronze, and Ebony bronze. Perfect bronzer for women of colour. 

NYC Sunny Bronzer $2.87 

This bronzer has good pigmentation, smooth and easy to apply and blend. The texture is matte and look natural looking. Perfect for fair to medium skin tones. 

Morphe Makeup Brushes $1.99 and above 

These brushes range in different prices based on collection, however eye brushes start from $1.99 and above and face brushes start from $4.99 and above. These brushes are soft and high quality. 

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