Minimalist Makeup Kit – Drugstore Version

Dear Pretties,

Have you ever sit on your makeup vanity and wonder how do we end up with all those goodies there? How did it begin? When did it start to piling up? 😉 Well, I did.

While reorganizing my collection during my moving period last month, a random thought crossed my mind. If I have to start all over again, knowing what I know now about makeup, what will be my choice to start a makeup collection?

Here I create two kits based to start a simple, complete and pretty solid choice to begin your makeup journey. Or, if you just want to downsize your makeup collection (check out my downsizing post here) dMy kits here are created based on my skin condition and need. I have combo oily skin with big pores on my nose, sensitive, and hormonal acne during that time of our life, Girls, every month 😉

Let’s begin with the drugstore version, shall we

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Face

1.Nyx Angel Veil – 15.99

This is claimed to be the dupe of Hourglass Mineral Veil. For me, it’s not necessarily a dupe. The Nyx is a tad bit more slippy than the Hourglass one but the feel on the skin

2. Loreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation – 12.99

This is my most preferred foundation that won’t make me look like grease ball for the longest time

3. Rimmel Stay Matter Pressed Powder – 5.49

Need I say more about this cult classic? Keep oil at bay at all time

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4. Physician Formula Butter Bronzer – $ 14.99

Great smell, have a pretty neutral undertone, easy to build the pigmentation without going overboard

5. Nyx Sweet Cheek Blush Palette – $ 19.99

It has all the color choice of blush that you can think of

*Optional

  • Elf Contour palette, if you’re into detail contouring, if not the bronzer will do just fine
  • Nyx Strobe of Genius, for the highlighter fans, you will get all tones of highlighter you need in one palette

Eyes

 

6. Nyx Avant Pop Eyeshadow Palette – $16.99/ Colourpop Pressed Powder (singles option) – $ 5.00

I like the formula of these eyeshadow, very comparable to the high end one. Both, the palette and the singles are very easy to work with. Nix Prismatic eyeshadow is also another good choice for singles.

7. L’oreal Silkissime – 9.49 Pencil Eyeliner / Maybelline Master Precise – 8.49

The Silkissime is great for waterline (PS: Emily Noel APPROVED) and the Maybelline is great for that sharp wing

8. Lash Sensational Mascara/ L’oreal Carbon Black – 8.99

I love the curvy wand of the Lash Sensational and the dense of Loreal one for more volume and dramatic effect

PS: i think drugstore mascara are better than high end one, Maybelline has the best choice 😉

Lips

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9. Maybelline Lipstick – 7.49

Maybelline has one of the best lipstick choice at the drugstore. Be it the type of lipstick (classic bullet or liquid), color, pigmentation and formula. If you’re a fan of liquid lipstick, Wet n Wild Catsuit is a great option. But if you’re picky like me, and doesn’t like the drying feel on the lips, L’oreal Infallible Lip Paints is a much more comfortable choice.

Finish

  1. Mario Badescu setting spray (rose) – 12.00

This spray works really well for skin prep, to set the makeup to make it stay put. Smells really good too. A recent choice that’s also really great is the Milani Make It Last setting spray.

Total : $ 124.41

So, do you have these in your collection? or what will you suggest for creating a complete makeup kit? Let me know in the comments down below, or leave your idea on my Instagram and Twitter

Stay tune for the “more fancy” version of this minimalist makeup kit 😀

Mini Haul 1 – First Impression

 

Hey Pretties!

Just want to share a little first impression for my mini haul from Target (because who can walk to Target and not grabbing something from makeup aisle haha…)

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  1. Laneige Goodnight Kit (on sale for $5)

This box consists of 2 masks, one is the water sleeping mask, and two is the Mulberry Yogurt Repairing Mask. I’ve tried both and they felt nice on the skin. Both are on the creamy gel consistency with nice floral scent. I love me some subtle soft fragrance in my products, but if you’re sensitive to smell I don’t think this is gonna be a problem for you.

The water sleeping mask doesn’t really give any plumping effect in the morning like what’s all the hype said but still feel hydrating. For my oily skin, the first time I apply it, it feels a little tacky and not absorbed quickly. I will definitely need to use more of this to know how well it works

The repairing mask gives more instant result. No, you won’t have silky smooth flawless skin in one application (I wish!) but you can see the shrinking pores and firmer skin but not drying. Almost feel like jello feeling – the firm one, not the too much water one (what a worst way to explain it). I like both of this mask so far, but will give you an update once I use them more.

  1. Essence Pure Nude Highlight ($ 4.49)

Holy moly! January wasn’t over yet when I bought this and I broke my “what not to buy in 2017” list. But, in my defense I’ve been wanting to try this highlight since last year but the Target and Ulta near me always out of stock, and when I shop online at Ulta I always distracted by other stuff (good job for knowing what you want and what you need, Nic!)

Anyway, been using this for about 3 times now and I LOVE IT! This highlight gives you the nice sheen glow (not shimmer) on your skin. One thing that I love so much about this highlight is that it doesn’t accentuate the texture or pores on my skin, which what other highlight tends to do to me.

So, if you want a nice highlight that’s not blinding (which I prefer) this one is definitely for you.

  1. Essence Eyeliner Pen

There is nothing really special about this eyeliner. It does have a very thin tip that can give you precise liner (reminds me of Kat Von D tattoo liner) Well, almost all drugstore and high-end eyeliner have the same tip with this one (another reason why I always grab drugstore eyeliner, cause they’re just as good). For the price point that’s on the very affordable side, I can see I might get this one more often.

I think I’ll have to try more product from Essence. What do you guys think? What product from Essence that you like or I should try next?

Thanks for reading, Guys and please check back in about 2 weeks for the update on these products

Peace out!