Build a Beginner Kit at Walmart
Have your beauty junky friends finally inspired you take a dive into the makeup community? Makeup is a fun and creative hobby to have, but it can quickly become overwhelming when there’s so many products on the market and you’re unsure what to look for. This is where the wonderful world of Walmart comes in! Walmart’s cosmetic department features a wide variety of respectable brands to simplify your shopping experience. Build your first makeup kit in one affordable haul at Walmart with this guide we’ve put together for makeup beginners.
If there’s one thing you should remember from this blog post, it’s this: the golden rule of makeup is skincare first. Maintaining clean and clear skin will make applying product so much easier, not to mention more cost effective. By implementing a simple routine including cleansing, exfoliating, toning, and moisturizing, you’ll support your skin’s natural radiance while avoiding extra steps during makeup application.
Cleanse- Cleaning the skin of impurities is a vital skincare step that should be completed day and night. There are various types of cleansers such as foams, creams, oils, and gels. Examples of popular cleanser brands that you can find in stores include Biore, St. Ives, and Neutrogena.
Exfoliate- Reveal a new layer of skin by gently washing away dead skin and debris with micro-beads from an exfoliator. Clean & Clear, Shea Moisture, and Olay are well-liked exfoliator brands.
Moisturize- Adding essential moisture is the last step in a basic skincare routine. Products include creams, lotions, oils, and gels. Highly recommended moisturizer brands include Neutrogena, CeraVe, and Cetaphil.
Now that you’re fresh-faced, it’s time to shop the products to achieve a flawless complexion in four easy steps - prime, color correct, apply foundation, and conceal.
Color Correct- This step is only necessary if you find discoloration in the skin. Apply the appropriate color to the skin to diminish discoloration. Using the color wheel as a guide, apply the opposite color of corrector to your specific discoloration, i.e. redness from acne = green corrector and blue under eye circles = yellow concealer. **Remember to apply a small amount in a concentrated area to neutralize it. Product is not meant to be blended like concealer. Popular brands for concealer found in walmart include L.A. Girl cosmetics, Maybelline, and Covergirl.
It’ll be all eyes on you with this makeup lineup! Create the perfect eye look using eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, and eyebrow products.
Compliment the look you worked so hard to achieve with a corresponding lip product - lip balm, lip liner, lipstick, and lip gloss.
Once your base has been completed, it’s time to finish your look with these products.
Other Helpful Tips
Add these handy tools to your kit, and you’ll be set to create all of the looks your heart desires: Vaseline, Q-Tips, remover wipes, Shadow Shields, setting spray, and cotton pads.