10 Drugstore Products you need for your Ultimate Makeup Starter Kit

When you’re just starting out on makeup it can get a little overwhelming and sometimes we can easily fall into a trap of buying almost everything. But you have to keep in mind that there’s absolutely no need to spend a lot of money on makeup when there are tons of beauty products for beginners at drugstores. Navigating the overwhelming drugstore makeup aisles can be like managing your books to read, you know there’s tons of amazing stuff, but where do you start? When it comes to being a makeup newbie, it’s all about selecting the right essentials. You just have to know what your face needs. Learning the basics shouldn’t be expensive.


So, to help you out, I have decided to create the ultimate drugstore starter kit. Check them out!

ultimate makeup starter kit


Physicians Formula Spotlight Illuminating Primer


Newbie or not, a primer is always essential. This product is perfect in boosting radiance on your skin, it also blurs out your pores and redness. Plus, it makes your makeup last all day. Great, right?



Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation

This foundation will make your skin look flawless and smooth. It’ll cover your pores making your skin look extra flawless plus it’s very affordable- perfect for those who are just starting out on makeup.

If you want something that doesn’t look cakey and would last all throughout the day even if you’re out in the sun then you should definitely try this one.

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Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer

Hate those dark circles? Try Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer. It will not only conceal your under eyes but it also creates a radiance that’ll make you look like you just had the best night sleep. It is formulated to help erase the appearance of dark circles and fine lines, while visibly diminishing the appearance of puffiness around the eyes. This product is totally worthy to be in your makeup starter kit.



Airspun Loose Face Powder

This translucent loose face powder can hide tiny lines, wrinkles, and blemishes- giving you a flawless finish. It is designed with tints that are spread out, which are made to lay flat and evenly on the skin. Your foundation will definitely look extra flawless after using this, plus it’s only $7.



NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil

Create flawless arches with this eyebrow pencil. I’ve tried numerous drugstore brow pencils and nothing beats this one. This pencil is just so good! It is super thin and allows for drawing perfectly precise little hairs. You can build beautiful, full brows that will have you feeling like a celebrity. Totally worthy to put in your makeup kit.

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Nyx Cosmetics Warm Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette

I honestly think that an eyeshadow palette is not really that important if you’re just starting out on makeup but if you want an eyeshadow palette then I recommend you use this. If you love warm neutral shades for your eyes then this is perfect. It has the most beautiful warm tones perfect for your everyday makeup. Plus it’s very easy to work with and it’s surprisingly high pigmented. You can easily create a whole eye look with this palette, you don’t need anything else.



Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer

This bronzer will give you the most perfect radiant glow. I honestly think that this bronzer is better than other high-end bronzers. A lot of beauty gurus swear by this product. It’s incredibly creamy and soft texture combines the best features of a powder and cream bronzer, to deliver a lit-from-within tropical glow unlike any other.



Milani Baked Blushes

Honestly there are a lot of good drugstore blushes, you can pick anything that you would like to add to your makeup starter kit but personally, these ones are my faves. It has 11 different shades so you can choose anything that suits your skin tone. It’s richly pigmented and highly buildable, the beautiful matte and shimmery shades are the perfect cheeky pop of color for every skin tone.

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Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter

This highlighter takes glow to a whole new level. If you are looking for the perfect product that will deliver a warm, metallic finish, then this product is just the ticket. If you’re worried that the metallic powder would leave chunks of glitter on your skin, you certainly don’t have to, because the reflective pearl pigment blends seamlessly – creating a flawless all-over glow.



Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick

I know we all want a super long lasting lipstick and this one by Wet n Wild is just perfect. It has a lot of shades that suit any kind of skin tone. This dries to a totally opaque finish, and it stays flake-free for hours. If you want something that is easy to apply and long lasting then try this one.


You don’t need to spend tons of money just to create your own makeup starter kit. You just have to be willing to look for alternatives and try different products. So, try these products today and let me know what you think.


What about you? Do you see any favorites on this list? Let me know in the comment section below or send me an email, I would love to hear from you!

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