I finally got into makeup during the later part of 2015.
Not the entire thing, but you know, the basics. I’ve always been just the BB cream + lip balm + eyebrow pencil girl, and it served me well, but I noticed that I looked pale in pictures. That was the sole reason why I started mulling over full lip colour (good bye, sheer lip balm!).
As I’m a novice when it comes to the makeup game, I have no idea what colours would work for my face and skin tone. No way am I going to buy expensive makeup without experimenting first — that would be too risky for a clueless girl like me!
So I’m starting with cheap — as in cheap — drugstore makeup, brands like e.l.f. and Maybelline. I already have a handful of lipsticks, but I wanted to experiment with matte lippies. Here’s my most recent drugstore makeup haul:
1. Simply Pretty Pressed Powder
I wasn’t planning on purchasing this but I needed something cheap to avail of free shipping from Zalora LOL, and since I was almost out of pressed powder, I added it to my cart on impulse. It works well (then again, my face is not that choosy when it comes to makeup), but not the best pressed powder out there.
2. Maybelline Hyper Curl Volume Express Mascara
I got this one on sale! I usually don’t wear mascara, but who can resist the P149 price tag? (Yes, when I said cheap, I meant cheap!). And I’m loving it! I can wear it all throughout the day and it doesn’t flake at all. Even when exposed to the sun and the elements, at night, the mascara is still there, no smudging whatsoever. It’s even waterproof (at least in my experience — I wore it to Buda during a storm). All for the dirt-cheap price of P149. Must. Hoard. This.
3. e.l.f. Lipliner Pencil in Mauve
I just bought this because I don’t have a lipliner. Truth is I don’t really need a lipliner, I think. (I could be wrong, of course.) I just want to build up my nonexistent makeup collection, and this is an essential.
4. Wet N Wild Matte Lipstick in Just Peachy
This is my new daily lipstick. I am in love with peachy-nudes! I think they totally work for my skin colour. I love that this one gives me an MLBB (My Lips But Better) look. I even wear this at home.
5. e.l.f. Eyebrow Stencil Kit
Eyebrows are the bane of my existence. I love shaping and grooming my brows, but sometimes, they don’t cooperate. Maybe because they are, in nature, unruly? I like experimenting with different brow shapes using this stencil kit!
6. e.l.f. Matte Lip Color in Cranberry
This is my new go-to lipstick for evening events. I like how it is not overpowering — and it doesn’t make my teeth look yellow (ick!). My favourite thing about this lippie? It tastes sweet!
So… what else do I need to buy? Any tip for a makeup newbie like me? Drugstore brands only please. I’m not that confident yet to take the MAC plunge! 😀