Makeup Starter Kit — it’s not as easy as you think.
theCovets team’s inbox was filled with many beauty-related questions from our audience. Therefore, we thought that maybe it’s time to answer these questions, accordingly. If you have any questions on anything beauty or lifestyle — or if you’re generally confused/new to makeup seeking for advice; send over your email to us at with the subject: Ask theCovets Team. I will be answering today; and if you have any request for any of our writers to answer your questions — let us know in your email!
For today’s first segment, features a beauty question from Karen*.

Makeup Starter Kit
*not her real name | Photo: Adlil for
Hello, Karen!
Thank you for your interesting question.
Not to worry, you are not alone in this. Different women cater to different set of basics when it comes to cosmetics. Some cater according to their skin tone, as well as others might cater to their skin type — you get the gist. Since you mention that you are experiencing uneven, dull skin and dark under eye circles, I would highly suggest that you sort out a more effective skin care first. However, for today we can just start off with the bare necessities.
If you read my post on starting a high end makeup collection — allow me to reiterate; the branding does not matter so long as it’s a product that gives you benefits. In a different case, when it comes to splurging high-end makeup brands; most people would be asking on which brands to start. Especially where justification is needed to be spending so much on a single product. Obviously to buy these things at the same time, you’d have to win the lottery (because I cannot promise within a RM 500 range). These products are mostly to appoint you to the right direction, according to your complexion.


Side note: All products can be found in!

 Makeup Starter Kit: Face


Some of the minis we cant live without. 😉 What is yours benebabes?

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This silky pink primer brightens your skin, thanks to its light-reflecting pigments. It blends into your skin to illuminate your dull appearance instantly. Contains a cool, silky pink shade. Promotes a smooth and bright complexion. Contains raspberry and chamomile to soothe skin.



This innovative Under Eye Brightening Corrector completely eradicates under eye darkness by brightening and blurring imperfections. Infused with ultra fine light-reflecting illuminators, this rich, luminescent cream won’t settle into fine lines or wrinkles as it preps skin for smooth, even concealer coverage.


TOO FACED Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer


Our all-star line up. Which shade are you? #toofaced #tfbornthisway

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Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer banishes the appearance of dark circles and imperfections while it blurs the look of lines and wrinkles. The creamy and comfortable oil-free formula is packed with natural skincare benefits and a proprietary blend of color corrector to create the look of flawless skin. The result: a complexion that appears naturally radiant when applied over or under foundation—even when worn alone.



This powder will help you create the perfect illumination for your face. With Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, a collection of finishing powders that recreate the most flattering light. Infused with innovative Photoluminescent Technology, each finishing powder captures, diffuses and softens the look of skin. The micron-size, color-correcting particles refract light and create transparent coverage, filtering out harsh light and refining skin’s appearance.


Create a glorious all-over glow or healthy flush with this stay-all-day universal bronzer! Encased in gold-tone packaging, this leopard-pattern bronzing and blushing powder combines shades of golden bronze, gilded pink and neutral fawn with a slight shimmer.

May your days be MARY(Lou) and bright… #ImDreamingOfAWhiteChristmas #MaryLouManizer #MaryLou #theBalm

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The ever cult classic, Mary-Lou Manizer Luminizer is a 3-in-1, honey-hued powder that acts as a highlighter, shadow and shimmer. By diffusing light, it imbues skin with a soft, warm and luminous appearance. This luminizer will give your skin a dose of delicate, elegant glow.


@UDAmanduh know’s what’s up with sneak peeks of Spring 2017. #PrepPrimeSet #UrbanDecay

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And last but not least, to stop makeup meltdown, just Chill! This cooling and hydrating spray by Urban Decay mists on to keep makeup from smudging or settling into fine lines. Temperature Control Technology actually chills the surface of your makeup to keep it looking gorgeously just-applied for up to 12 hours. Developed in an exclusive partnership with SKINDINÄVIA, this groundbreaking formula holds foundation, eyeshadow, blush and concealer in place. The result? Vibrant makeup that lasts and a glowing, dewy complexion.
Good luck!
Makeup Starter Kit | Q&A with theCovets Team was last modified: May 12th, 2017 by Adlil Zulaikha