Getting started with makeup? Totally newbie and it is hard for you to decide where to start from as you are on budget? Worry free, let me share with you some tips especially for makeup beginners that you should put your hands on to get started.

Before we go further, let me share with you some shopping tips. Most of the girls are facing difficulties on deciding items needed for a makeup transformation due to tight budget. Do you know that having a tight budget should not stop you from getting much more confidence with some makeup on? If you are a newbie and on budget, you can start by using drugstore’s products such as Essence Cosmetics, Maybelline, Catrice and many others. You can also buy one at a time and do not have to buy everything at once.

So the must-have items you need to figure out, here’s the list you needed, makeup beginners.

Makeup Beginners #1 – Moisturiser & Primer

It is crucial for you to prep your skin with moisturiser before makeup. Moisturiser will help you to cover your pores and create a flawless look.  Best choice, find a moisturiser that suitable for your skin. I think it wont be a problem as most of of us have personal skincare choices. Best work with primer too as your makeup base to make your makeup last longer.

Makeup Beginners #2 – Foundation & Concealer

Foundation will help you to cover the flaws on your face well. It is also to make sure your skin to have an even tone. That is why it is important for you to choose the right shades for your skin. I would suggest you to try Essence Pure Nude Foundation as it creates natural look with no makeup feelings. It only cost you RM 20.90 and you can find it at Watson. Concealer can be useful to cover dark circles and obvious acne scars. You can also conceal your eyebrow for clean look. You can buy Maybelline Pure Concealer Mineral for only RM 18.95 also at Watson.

Makeup Beginners #3 – Face Powder

If you are not a fan of foundations, you can try on Silky Girl Magic BB White Powder Foundation from Watson for only RM 17.91. Face powder helps you to remove oil and excessive shine.

Makeup Beginners #4 – Eyeliner

What makes your makeup stands out? Eyeliner! Use eyeliner tricks to create your look. Wing liner, cat eyes and others, find which one suits you. For precise line, try Maybelline Hypersharp Liner Laser Precision for only RM 26.91 at Watson.

Makeup Beginners #5 – Eyebrow pencil

Eyebrow is the frame of your face. I am a fan of dark brown eyebrow pencil. Currently using Silky Girl Natural Brow Pencil for only RM 9.81 and Essence Little Eyebrow Monsters Brow Mascara also around RM 10.

Makeup Beginners #6 – Mascara

Short eyelashes and not a fan of fake lashes, use Essence Get Big!  Lashes Volume Waterproof Mascara and Essence Get Big! Lashes Volume Boost Mascara. The price is so much cheaper and worth buying than any other brand!

Makeup Beginners #7 – Blush

Blush brighten your face. Use brush and apply lightly on the apple of your cheeks. Too much blush will turn you into a clown, so be careful lol Silky Girl Blush Hour 03 Flashing Rose only cost me RM 19.71 also from Watson. I usually wear it for daily makeup as the colour looks so much natural and soft on my face.

Makeup Beginners #8 – Lipstick

For natural, daily makeup,  i would suggest nude colour lipsticks such as beige, light orange, light pink and others. Find suitable colour for your skin.

If you have an extra budget, these things are great to have;

Micellar water or cleansing oil

This could come handy when you need to clean your makeup. Micellar water and cleansing oil remove your makeup better and leave your skin moist and supple too. You can also use it to clean up your brushes.


Brushes help to apply your makeup much better.

Eyeshadows palette

Pop up some colours on your eyelids.


Apply some highlight or bronzer on your face to create shiny and professional look makeup touch.

Contour palette

Contour your nose and cheeks to make it more outstanding.

Hope this article helps you to budget your expenses on makeup well. Any comments?

Would love to hear from you ! ❤

Makeup Beginners | What You Need? was last modified: April 27th, 2017 by Melly