Once you enter the world of makeup, it’s difficult to stop yourself from splurging on all the amazing products out there. And before you know it, you’ve blown a month’s salary only on makeup products, some of which you’re never going to use.
But you are on your journey to becoming a makeup pro and that’s not happening unless you have what the experts use, right? We get it, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be an expensive affair. This article will show you exactly how to build a pro makeup kit on a budget.
- Prioritise what you want
- Watch tutorials for reviews
- Use multitasking products
- Buy combos
- Invest in an organizer
Prioritise what you want
Your favourite beauty bloggers may make it seem like you need every product in the market to achieve a flawless makeup look. However, that’s definitely not the case.
The first step of building a pro makeup kit is prioritising.
As a beginner, you shouldn’t be blowing your money on products you might rarely use. Begin by making a list of basics that are essential for the kit such as primers, foundations, concealers, a basic eyeshadow palette and so on. If there’s a particular look that you often create or a few products you can’t do without, prioritise those and buy them first.
Watch tutorials for reviews
Sometimes the shade and formula may look amazing in pictures, but in reality, it may seem completely off. Thankfully, we have beauty bloggers to help simplify our decisions.
Look for a blogger who shares the same skin tone/type as you and check out their recommendations and favourites. Bloggers have access to several brands and have tried and tested several products. Hence, you can rest assured that their favourites would usually contain the best of the lot.
Use multitasking products
The best part about makeup products is that a single product can be used in multiple ways. For example, liquid lipstick can double up as a blush or eyeshadow, you can use red lipstick to conceal dark circles and pigmentation. A brown eyeshadow can be used to fill in brow gaps. We can go and on, but you get the gist.
You can also invest in multitasking makeup products such as the Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color - it can be used to achieve a perfect pout and naturally flushed cheeks.
Lip liner and lipstick, mascara and kajal, eyeliner and mascara are often available in combos at a more pocket-friendly price. Invest in these combos instead of buying them individually to save a few bucks.
Also, keep an eye out for discounts and sales to grab these products at an even better price.
Invest in an organizer
No matter how big or small your makeup kit, an organizer will ensure you don’t end up repurchasing products that you already own, thus saving you extra bucks.