It is always a big question on your minds when you are a beginner in makeup! Questions like which one to choose, how much to spend, which suits me and etc would all over stam your head! Even today, I roll out here and there deciding over these! So, thought that it would be easier for those new bies in makeup – Here comes Makeup starter kit for beginners
1. Compact powder: SAVE
Generally I don’t look for a coverage with a compact. All I would love to see in a compact powder is that it must control oil, must suit skin shade and must for atleast 3 – 4 hrs. So, go for budget one!
Good options for a Budget compact powder in our Beginner’s kit: Colorbar Time Plus Compact Powder (Rs.150), Maybelline Clearglow All in One fairness Compact Powder(Rs 175)
If want to Splurge, Options are: Lakme Absolute White Intense Wet & Dry Compact (Rs.595), Chambor Silver shadow compact (Rs.795), Lakme Absolute face stylist compact (Rs.1000)
2. Foundation: Splurge
Definitely, I would like to say that Splurge on a foundation. Foundation makes a perfect base for a makeup. And finding the right shade is the most difficult thing. So, in high end stores we do have MUAs helping to find the right shade, and also with correct choice you wouldn’t face those problems such as making face look cakey, etc. And as we all know, a good base makes half battle won J
Options for Splurge: MAC Studio sculpt foundation (Rs. 1900), Body shop moisture foundation (Rs. 1295), MAC Studio fix fluid foundation (Rs. 1500), Clinique Super balanced Makeup (Rs. 1900)
Good options for a budget foundation in our Beginner’s kit: Kryolan TV Paint Stick (Rs. 800), Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse (Rs. 575), Revlon Colorstay foundation (Rs.745), Lakme silk naturelle (Rs.275)
3. Kajal: Save
My day never goes on without my Kajal! Now please don’t complaint that am high. Ok, in a Kajal what I look for is that it must be Non-irritating and smudge proof. So, for a beginners collection, I believe a budget Kajal must be enough
Good options for a budget Kajal in our Beginner’s kit: Maybelline(Rs. 175), Revlon (Rs.199) and Loreal (Rs.245), Chambor Kajal (Rs.395)
Options for Splurge: Lancome Kajal (Rs. 1050)
4. Eyeliner: Save
Good options for a budget Eye-Liner in our Beginner’s kit: Lakme 9 to 5 Eye liner (Rs.290), Maybelline Gel eye-liner(Rs.350)
Options for Splurge: Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Electric Violet Eye Liner (Rs. 425),
5. Lip Balm: Save
A good moisturizing lip balm is quite necessary but doesn’t mean to buy high end ones. We do have lot many choices within budget.
Good options for a budget Lip Balm in our Beginner’s kit: Maybelline Baby Lips (Rs. 150), Nivea fruity shine Pink guava lip balm (Rs. 129), Jovees Lemon Lip balm (Rs. 70)
Options for Splurge: Forest essentials Luscious lip balm in sweet Narangi juice (Rs. 375), Loccitane shea butterRose petals Lip balm (Rs. 720)
6. Lipstick/ Lipgloss: Save over one and Splurge over the other
Make a choice to Splurge over what you wear daily and save over the other. Like, if you are a Gloss kinda girl, then Splurge over it and just stock a variety of long wear lipsticks. If you are a lipstick doll, then splurge on it and save on 5 or 6 glosses. Having a mixture of all these lovelies is always exciting!
Good options for a budget Lip Stick in our Beginner’s kit: Maybelline color sensational lipsticks (Rs. 350), Lakme Enrich Satins (Rs. 225), Lakme 9 to 5 (Rs. 400)
Options for Splurge Lip Stick: Revlon colorstay (Rs. 650), Loreal Color riche(Rs. 825), Loreal Paris Shine Caresse (Rs.499), MAC Cremesheen (Rs. 990)
Good options for a budget Lip gloss in our Beginner’s kit: Maybelline color sensational lipgloss (Rs. 350), NYX Round Lip Gloss (Rs. 400), Lakme Absolute Plump & Shine Lipgloss (Rs 375)
Options for Splurge LipGloss: Bourjois Effect 3D Lipgloss (Rs. 550), MAC Cremesheen (Rs. 1100), Chambor Glitzy gloss (Rs, 550)
7. Concealer – Save/Splurge
This depends on the coverage you need. If you want a normal coverage then go for Save, else Splurge. I always recommend a wise decision that for foundation and concealer, Splurge!
Good options for a budget concealer in our Beginner’s kit: Kryolan dermacolor camouflage (Rs. 350)
Options for Splurge Concealer: Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Concealer (Rs. 900), MAC Studio sculpt concealer (Rs. 1100)
8. Mascara – Save
These don’t last more than 3 months. They become dry very soon. So why get those high end and splurge on those.
Good options for a budget Mascara in our Beginner’s kit: Maybelline colossal Mascara (Rs. 330), Lakme eyeconic Mascara (Rs. 250)
Options for Splurge Mascara: Lancome Mascara (Rs. 1090), Clinique High impact extreme volume Mascara(Rs.1600)
9. Blush – Tough to decide
These are lovely tints that add a glow and look to your cheeks.
Good options for a budget Blush in our Beginner’s kit: Maybelline Cheeky glow (Rs. 225), Maybelline expert wear dream touch blush (Rs, 375)
Options for Splurge Blush: MAC Blush in peach, gingerly, lilicent, margin etc .
10. Eye shadow: Save
As this is a beginner’s kit, it would be the best option to go for Eye shadow palettes as it would be efficient enough to experiment.
Good Option for an Eyeshadow Palette is from Coastal Scents 20 shade palettes, Buyincoins eyeshadow palettes, MUA Palette, Maybelline Quads, NYX Eyeshadows
11. Brush set: Splurge
A good makeup brush set makes a lot of difference. Investing in a good brush set would give all that luxury you need to build up any amazing eye makeup.
Good Option for a Makeup brushes set: Coastal scents 22 brush set, Coastal scents 2 brush set, Sigma 5 pack brush set
12. Nail Paints: Save
What miracle does an expensive nail paint does to your nails? Nothing as such girlies!
Good Option for a Nail Paint: Maybelline Color show, Maybelline colorama etc.
What do you recommend to be included in this beginner’s kit? On what do you Splurge or save?