So if you are a teen (or even just new to wearing makeup), you’re probably wondering what you should buy first and where to begin. I’ve created a list of my favorite products to start with that won’t break your wallet!
These items are in order of what to buy first based off of what is the most natural looking and easiest to apply. Start wearing one product at a time and add others as you like until you create your custom look.
Loreal Voluminous Mascara
Mascara is usually the makeup product that everyone starts with as it is easy to apply and makes a big impact in your look. This Loreal mascara is my favorite for thickening the lashes and is inexpensive, which I love!
Marlena’s Tip: For the first few times of use, scrape off the excess mascara on the end of the tube- otherwise it may clump as the formula is thick.
Where to buy: Target, Walmart, or any drugstore
Prestige Waterproof Eyeliner
Smudging a pencil eyeliner along the lashline is a fast and easy way to make your lashes look thicker and add a bit of color to your eyes. This eyeliner is super creamy, so glides with little effort and is easy to smudge.
Marlena’s Tip: Start by wearing brown eyeliner- it is the most natural looking and looks good on everyone. Once you feel ready to pump up your look, wear black or purple.
Where to buy: Select drugstores or Ulta
NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss
Now that your eyes are glammed up, you can start playing with the lips. I find that lipgloss is the easiest to apply and adds a nice shine to the lips which makes them look full and sexy! I like NYX’s lipglosses as they come in a huge array of colors, plus the texture isn’t overly sticky.
Marlena’s Tip: Keep your favorite shade of lipgloss in your purse or in your locker for touchups throughout the day- lipglosses tend to wear off after a few hours or wipe away when you eat or drink.
Where to buy: Select drugstores or the Makeup Geek Store
Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush
Applying blush is the scariest step for most people as too much and you look like a clown, too little and why bother… I like the Maybelline Mousse Blush as it looks natural and is easy to apply without going overboard.
Marlena’s Tip: Using your ring finger, pick up a bit of the mousse, smile, and apply to the apples of your cheeks for a beautiful rosy glow!
Where to Buy: Target, Walmart, and most drugstores
Coastal Scents Camo Quad Concealer
Let’s face it, we all have blemishes or spots on our face that we’d like to hide some. This concealer comes in 4 shades to match your skin tone, and the texture is creamy enough to where it doesn’t cake on the skin.
Marlena’s Tip: You don’t necessarily need a full face of foundation especially if you are just starting to wear makeup. Just use a bit of concealer where you feel you need it and apply a very light layer of powder on top to set it.
Where to Buy: Coastal Scents