The other day, after a conversation with a dear friend about beginning a decent makeup collection, I got to thinking....
If I had to start my cosmetics collection today, from scratch.....what would I buy?  I spent a few days thinking about this and jotting things down. I decided to share it here. Why? If you are someone who is just starting to get into makeup, this will serve as a guide as to what you might want to buy. Also, many of these things are tried and true "product heroes" that will serve anyone well regardless of what they currently own for cosmetics.
I broke this down by category. The name is listed on top, the link is listed below in hot pink.  As I've said countless times before...I'm not a writer. I have 0 aspirations to "Be a blogger" or generate income from blogging. I tell you this so that you'll know that you can confidently shop from these links if you so choose. They are directly connected to the products. I receive no "commissions" or anything like that. This is just me sharing with you what I personally purchase :)

Also, I've tried to include at least one "affordable" product in each category. Full disclosure, I pretty much tend to only buy cosmetics which would be classified as "prestige". That does not mean that you have to though. The things I've listed in the affordable categories , all hold their own against the higher end stuff. The only category which I have not included an "affordable" option is with the eye shadow palettes. This is for two reasons. The first of which is I just don't have enough familiarity with any drug store palettes to to encourage anyone else to go spend their hard earned money on them. The second reason is that most of these palettes that I mention, have 10+ shadows in them. If you break it down, each shade is literally costing you just a few dollars.

Lets get right into it!

*Too Faced Hangover RX
Too Faced Hangover RX Primer

* Kat Vov D Lock It Primer
Kat Von D "Lock it" Primer

*NYX Angel Veil
NYX Angel Veil

* Dior Foreverskin
Dior Skin Forever

*Cover Fx Power Play (my new HG foundation!!)
Cover FX Power Play

*Wet & Wild Photofoucs (Its under $6.00!)
Wet & Wild Photofoucs

Under Eye Concealer :
* Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector
Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector

* Kat Von D Lock It Cream Concealer
KatVonD Lock It Cream Concealer

*NYX Dark Circle corrector
NYX Dark circle Corrector

Eye Shadow Palettes:
* Urban Decay Naked Palette AKA Naked I (Buy this one if you are warm toned)
Urban Decay Naked I

* Urban Decay Naked II (Buy this one if you are cool toned)
Urban Decay Naked II

* Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Contour
Kat Von D Shade & Light

* Nars Orgasm
Nars Orgasm

*Milani Baked Blush
Milani Baked Blush

* Tarte's Lights! Camera! Lashes!
Lights! Camera! Lashes!

*L'Oreal Lash Paradise   (No matter what, get the WATERPROOF version of this)
Lash Paradise

*Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil
ABH Perfect Brow Pencil

*Rimmel Brow This Way
Rimmel Brow This Way

And there you have it....This is what I'd focus on getting if I had to replace all of my makeup .
Of course, there are so many other categories of stuff I love and use daily, such as setting spray, powders, false lashes, etc.
What I have here would get me through if say, the airline lost my luggage containing my makeup.
Also, if you are just getting started out with makeup, there is no reason to over complicate things.

As always , if anyone has any questions , just give me  a shout, I love this stuff!


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