Knowing where to start with makeup these days can be a very daunting task! When I started wearing makeup there weren't Sephora's on every corner so I had fairly limited product access. Now there are so many brands that I couldn't come even close to naming them all. Most of the magazines list their favorites or what is the best of the best for the current time.. but that all changes so quickly and the brands they choose tend to be expensive- not what you want as a newbie for sure! Even now as an avid makeup connoisseur I find myself always drifting back to drugstore favorites! This my friends, is the best place for makeup beginners to.. well.. begin!
You probably know that you need to get some eyeshadow, but before you do that you need to pick up an eyeshadow PRIMER! Primers are all the rage now, and they are one of the few hyped about products that I actually think make a huge difference. ELF Eyelid Primer is amazing.. and it's only $1!! Lightly rub this in across your lids before applying shadow for mega staying power and a look that is going to last all day long!
Eyeshadow is probably one of the most plentiful products out there. You will find so many different shades and such that you won't know what to do with yourself! This is when you make a trip to WalMart and pick up Wet 'n' Wild's Walking On Eggshells eyeshadow trio. This is only $2.99, and has all three colors you will need.. and tells you where to place them! I have re-bought this mini palette numerous times, and I love the natural eye it gives!
Next comes eyeliner.. probably the scariest product to actually apply. When it comes to eyeliner there are two things that I find most important.. staying power, and easy application. Pixi's Endless Silky Eye Pen's are perfect for both of those! You can find this brand at your local Target, and one liner will set you back $15. Yes, that isn't the cheapest.. but good eyeliner is a must! Start out with Black Cocoa, the perfect dark brown! Only use this on your upper lash line.. if you want to apply liner to your lower lash line buy an angled eyeliner brush and dip it into the crease color from the eyeshadows above!
Lastly on the eyes is mascara! Mascara is a pretty easy thing to use. I would recommend buying a cheap eyelash curler from the drugstore and curling your lashes at the base. Then sweep on a black mascara and you're good to go! My current favorite is Maybelline's The Falsies Volum Express in the Flared version!
I hope this helped any of you that might be new to the makeup world! I am going to follow up this post with a part two dealing with face products (blush, foundation, etc). If you have any questions about different brands or how to apply certain products feel free to ask! :)