A Gift Guide For Makeup Beginners – Blogmas Day Fifteen

A Gift Guide For Makeup Beginners – Blogmas Day Fifteen

A Gift Guide For Makeup Beginners – Blogmas Day Fifteen

I’ve done a rundown of the Best Stocking Fillers Under £10 and A Gift Guide For Bloggers, but I haven’t get done a little gift guide for those of you that may want to buy a gift for someone who loves makeup, or maybe they are only starting to use makeup, and you want to get them some useful products. Here are some of my staple items I think would be good for a beginner!

The Beauty Blender – £16

When it comes to applying foundation, nothing is better than a Beautyblender. I have tried every knock off sponge like it form every brand, but none of them are like the original. It’s like they say the original is the best. It is a little pricey for what it is, but it completely changes your makeup game from Day 1.

MAC Face & Body Foundation – £23.50

This is a great beginners foundation as it is versatile enough to be sheer up to medium coverage. So, it’s perfect for someone who is not used to wearing makeup! It’s also used by many professionals in the biz, so it’s trusted far and wide! It comes in a great range of shades too, so it should be suitable for every skin tone! I do think that if you have oily skin, you might want to give this a miss, and try the MAC Matchmaster foundation instead!

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick – £16

This liquid lipstick is the only one I’ve every really tried. I did try a few others that said they were matte liquid lipsticks, but they didn’t completely dry down. I never enjoyed that kind of formula, but I love Jeffree Star Cosmetics’ formula. It stays put all day, even through drinking and eating, and comes in SO many shades to choose from — black, white, purple, blue, nude, pink, red, green, yellow — you name a shade and JSC will have made it at least once. (The shade above is Anna Nicole by the way!)

The Morphe 350 Palette – £23

I have to admit, I’ve never had THIS palette in particular from Morphe, but it seems to always be in demand. Morphe shadows are pigmented, blendable and cheap for the amount you get. It’s a good palette for a beginner because of those very reasons! They also come in all of the shades of the rainbow. But if you see one, you better snap it up quick because it’s not going to stay in stock long. You don’t need to spend a fortune to get started!

Bourjois Blush Pots – £6.49


I love these blushes and I have for years. I have a few of them, and my mother has actually always used them. They smell like roses, and come is shades for all skin tones, and you can find them right on the High Street in Boots or Superdrug! These are pretty pigmented though, so start of slow and build up!

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder – £3.99


There are loads of setting powders, loose and pressed, but for beginning I think pressed is best. I use this powder every day, and it’s so great for keeping down shine and helping your skin look extra smooth and soft. It’s definitely not very expensive which is a plus, and it does last for a long time! Once again, it can be picked up at Boots or Superdrug. They do come in different shades, but I always tend to go for the Transparent shade or the Complexion Clearing shade (which has blue packaging). I do that mainly so I’m not adding pigment over my foundation in case it changes colour!

I hope you enjoyed my picks for makeup beginners, (I am by no means an expert, but I have tried a lot of makeup!) and I hope you’ll leave me a comment down below telling me what makeup you first bought!

I’ll be back every day during December to bring you a post, so don’t forget to come back! Don’t be a stranger! Also, Day Five was a £25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! If you want to enter the link to that post is down below!

Take a look at my other Blogmas posts:

Day One – Bourjois Holiday Collection

Day Two – LanaiBlo Personalised Hairdryer

Day Three – Stocking Fillers £10 & Under

Day Four – My Top Christmas Movies!

Day Five – £25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Day Six – My December Bucket List 

Day Seven – A Gift Guide For Bloggers

Day Eight – Jeffree Star Holiday Lipsticks

Day Nine – My Christmas Wishlist 

Day Ten – My Christmas Playlist 

Day Eleven – The Best Christmas Jumpers

Day Twelve – Yankee Candle Holiday Scents

Day Thirteen – The Best Winter Palettes

Day Fourteen – My Winter Skincare Routine

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Emma Louise McCaw

22-year-old English graduate and part-time beauty & lifestyle blogger from Northern Ireland. I spend my time reviewing makeup, thinking about makeup, applying makeup... and drinking more coffee than is probably healthy.
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