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 😀

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January Favorite + February Rotation

Hey Pretties,

I’m a self procrastinator, so here I am in the second week of February discussing my January Favorite

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  1. Sweet Peach Palette

You guys, this palette is going up to my favorite palette list really fast. This is the palette that I constantly reach for almost everyday since I get it. In fact, this is one of the palette that I’ve been using non stop for straight for a month. The colors here are so wearable for every day look. I personally not always reach for warm tones but this palette makes me loving warm tones more and more. And yes, the smell is also another reason why I love this palette so much. It’s just so refreshing to put your makeup on and have a nice sweet smell while doing it.

  1. Sugar Pop

Even though this is a very colorful palette and I need other palette to tone down the colors, but this is a really nice palette. I’ve mentioned this palette before (check it here) With the spring is just around the corner, I believe this palette is gonna be a staple accessories for my other neutral palette.

  1. Mac Lipstick Giddy and Sunny Seoul

Y’all know I have special place in my heart for Mac lipstick. This two shades are very wearable for everyday look. Giddy is more nude pink while Sunny Seoul has brighter pop of pink. Yes, I’m guilty for having so many nude pink lipstick

  1. Elf Blush Palette

First time I got this, I feel that these blushes are kinda dry and I don’t like the texture that’s not buttery soft. But my oh my, it’s pigmented, and blends sooo nicely on the cheek. You can also mix the colors in this palette to get the blush tone you like.

  1. Rimmel Scandaleyes Kajal liner

I’m not a fan of wing eyeliner, so my choice for eyeliner is tight line or just a simple liner on the lash line. Rimmel eyeliner doesn’t play game when they say it’s waterproof. These pencils stay put on my eyes, glide smoothly and doesn’t budge, doesn’t smear. With the price of $3.49 the quality of this liner is definitely high up there.

  1. Formula 10.0.6 Mud Mask

I was trying to find a more affordable mask to replace my Origins Charcoal Mask and came across this brand at Ulta. Instant result in minimizing and clearing pores, firm and tight skin without making my face feel pulled. I mentioned this in my skincare routine before, and I love love love it. I’m thinking to try their peel mask next as skincare variation. The scent of their products are also really nice and refreshing.

For this month, here are the products that Im trying to use more :

  1. Lorac Pro Palette
  2. Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte
  3. BH Cosmetics blush
  4. Laneige Mask
  5. Too Faced La Crème Lipstick
  6. Essence eyeliner pen

PS: Giveaway is happening on my Instagram Head out there for the chance to win some beauty products

Ciao!