As a college student having a budget is important, and being a fan of makeup takes a big chunk of that budget. On occasions (like at Christmas time) I can give myself a well-deserved treat with a trip to Sephora or Ulta and to buy a little high-end brand like Too Faced or Kat Von D, but today I’m bringing you tips of what you can buy to have a full-face of makeup that is not going to cost you a kidney
For me, primer is very important, not only because it makes your foundation last way longer (if you have an oily face like me, you may have to remove a little bit of the natural oil of your face every 4 hours) but it makes your foundation set better. Elf is a brand that has been on the market for a long time, but in my opinion, they have stepped it up a lot with the formula and they now have better products. This primer is from Elf and is available at Target for $5.79.
This foundation (I use it myself) is so good. It is full coverage and lasts a long time and for me, as someone with oily skin, it is very gentle and doesn’t clog my pores. This option is from L’Oréal and is available at Target for $10.79.
For me, eyebrows are the most important feature of your face. It doesn’t matter if you have an expensive foundation that makes your face look perfect if you don’t have the right color or right product for your face your makeup is not going to look complete.You have two options: there is a powder option and a pomade option. In my case, I love to make a perfect arch and pomade is very easy to use but I have to admit that you need practice to achieve perfect eyebrows. This option (and my personal favorite) is from NYX available at Target for $6.99
This concealer is the most amazing discovery ever, it is very light but is full coverage and lasts a long time. This option is from Maybelline and is available at Target for $6.79
This is an important step in the makeup process, it is important to set everything to avoid wrinkles and to make your makeup look finished. You can use compact powder or loose powder; my personal favorite is loose powder because I feel it covers a little bit more. This option is from Covergirl and is available at Target for $5.89
I have to admit that contour is not for everyone because at first it is hard to know how to apply it and where, but after a lot of makeup tutorials I think I got the hang of it. This option that Elf came out with I think is the safest option to start with and for me works perfectly, this option is from Elf and is available at Target for $3.99.
The blush is completely up to you and your skin color, I am Caucasian and I always lean tours a light pink or peach color. This option if from NYX and is available at Target for $6.49.
This step is also important because it makes your eyes look finished and makes your eyeshadow (which I will speak about in another article) pop. This option is from Rimmel and is available at Target for $4.99.
Finally, this last step is the one that completes your makeup, you can be as bold as you want or as a conservative as you wish too, personally I always lean towards a more brownish color or a nude, I also like matte colors but in winter is not going to be the best option because it dries out your lips. This option is from NYX and it is available at Target for $5.99.