Tuesday, 16 February 2016

My makeup starter kit

Looking at my makeup collection now, I'm pretty proud of it and how far it's come. I remember the days when my clear mascara was my prized possession and I used to think I was the bee's knees. At first when it came to buying makeup I had no clue. But with the help of YouTube and then blogs I gradually learnt all about makeup and my love for it grew immensely. Building my collection started off slowly, I would save up my money and spend it all on Mua products. But then as I got older and learnt about other brands and the world of high end beauty I was completely sucked in and would spend my money trying out loads of new makeup from loads of different brands, which is what I still do today. However my choices of what to buy these days are greatly aided by reading reviews of products before I buy them. Anyway thinking back to the early days of my makeup stash I really could have done with some extra help of what, and what not to buy on a budget. So I thought I'd give you a round up of my top products for starting a makeup collection.

So to start off with foundation and concealer I'm going to keep it really simple with both products being from the same line and brand, the wake me up collection from Rimmel. As a starting foundation I think the Rimmel wake me up is perfect, it gives a nice amount of coverage and leaves your skin looking fresh. Then to go with that a perfect concealer is the Rimmel wake me up concealer, this is really cheap and it's my favourite one from the high street as it's so creamy and easy to blend.

For face products the Natural Collection blushers are amazing and only £1.99 each, so great for starting off blushers. My favourite shade is peach melba. Then for bronzer the Kiko beach babe bronzer is the perfect choice because it's a matte bronzer and it comes in a variety of shades to suit your skin tone and also isn't too expensive. 
Moving on to eyeshadow, you want to keep it pretty and simple so I would recommend the Natural Collection eyes uncovered palette in nude. This has 6 gorgeous shades that would compliment all eye colours and it's a really compact palette that makes it easy to carry around with you.
For mascara I would really recommend the Maxfactor false lash effect mascara. You can get it in the waterproof version or the non waterproof one and they are both amazing at giving length and volume.
Finally for some lipsticks to add to your collection the Rimmel Kate Moss ones are amazing, they have a huge range of shades, some matte and some not and they are under £6 so you could even get a few. If you are wanting a dark lip to add to your collection then number 107 would be perfect and if you want a pinky shade then I personally love 05.

I hope this helped if some of you are looking to start building a makeup collection or if you are just looking for some more things to add to your already growing one. I would love to know what your makeup essentials are. Thanks for reading.

Kate Rose xo



  1. That eyes uncovered palette is a brilliant one for beginners!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

  2. The Kate Moss lipsticks are must haves for beginners! Xx


  3. I have tried most of these and definitely agree they are must haves especially the lipsticks!


  4. Max Factor do some of the best mascaras :) I'm a huge fan of the Natural Collection single eyeshadows and the Collection palettes too xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    1. They do and me too, they are amazing for the price! x

  5. Hi! I hope you don't mind but I have nominated you for the Liebster tag award. I love your blog!!! Liv x

  6. These are some great picks! I know and love a fair few of these products!

    Troves and Roses

  7. There are some great products here, I used to love the wake me up foundation so much! x


    1. It's a staple for me, thanks for reading. x


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