A while back I did a drugstore starter kit post and to this day it is still one of my most popular posts and when i asked on twitter if it was something you guys wanted to see, you said yes, so here it is.
The Becca back light priming filter is amazing for those who want a glowy or dewy base. In the UK you can get becca from Space NK and Cult Beauty. Another great option is Makeup for ever step 1 primers, they come in a ton of different varieties to suit what skin type you have or what finish you are looking for, for example there is; smoothing, hydrating, mattifying, redness correcting and many more. Some of the mufe primers come in travel sizes which is great if you want to try before purchasing the fullsize.
Starting with what i think is a great all round foundation for someone who wants something with medium coverage, a natural fresh finish with a bit of a glow and lasts well on the skin is the Mac face and body foundation. If your looking for something better suited to oily skin then the Estee Lauder Doublewear foundation is great for full coverage and helping to look natural and not to dewy.
A very popular and well known concealer is the Urban decay naked concealer. It is popular with good reason. It works well on both dry and oily skin types. To see more about this great concealer you can read my post here. Another popular but slightly more pricey product is the Nars radiant creamy concealer. This concealer is known to be very creamy and blendable as the name suggests.
If you have dry skin a great powder is the MAC Mineralised Skin Finish in natural. It has a nice natural finish so it doesnt make the skin look to matte or cake up on the skin. If you have more oily skin or are looking for something with more coverage then the studio fix powder also from MAC is probably a better choice for you.
A simple solution to having a bronzer, blush and a highlighter is to get a palette that contains all three. Having this allows you to have 3 products all in one compact. One of the most popular trio palettes is the Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette. This palette comes in a few different shades depending on your skintone.
For me the ideal starter palette for eyeshadow has to be the urban decay naked palette. If your a warm gal then the original is the one for you, If your more into cool tones then the second palette would probably be more your taste. The original naked palette was my first proper eyeshadow palette and with a range of beautiful neutral shadows this palette can be great for both wearable daytime looks or using the darker shades can create bold evening looks.
For Mascara my two top choices have to be benefit roller lash which is great on all lashes as it adds alot of length and curl. Roller lash is probably my personal all time favourite mascara, just a shame its £19.50 a tube. If you naturally have very long lashes and are just looking for some extra volume then the Too faced better than sex mascara is a great option.
When it comes to brows the number one brand has to be Benefit. They have a product for every sort of brow and every sort of issue. If you want something super quick and easy or have naturally quite thick brows then the gimme brow will be your new bestie. If you are looking for something more and want to fill in your brows then benefit has a few different pencils depending on personal taste and needs.
Last but certainly not least are lips. When planning out this post i didnt know whether to include liner, gloss, liquid lipsticks or what but to keep this post from being 50 years long i decided to stick with just a basic nude lipstick. My personal fave nude lipstick is Mac faux, it has a satin finish and its very comfortable to wear. It has quite a mauve/purple undertone. If you however prefer your nude lipstick to have alittle more peach to it then the Nars audacious lipstick in Raquel would be a perfect choice, providing you can stomach the £24.50 price tag *gulp* *sorry wallet*
I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful. Also i would love to know your favourite highend product so please comment below.