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Beginner’s Guide to Assembling a Makeup Bag at Every Budget

If you are a makeup beginner, assembling your first bag of go-to makeup products can be overwhelming. To make your life easier, here’s a guide to assembling your first makeup bag. Every product on this list is something both me and the Song of Style team swears by. I’ve also included products at different price points so you can get the best products that fit within your budget!

Foundation:

High-end: Armani Luminous Silk Foundation – $42
Mid-range: Too Faced Born This Way Foundation – $39
Drugstore: Maybelline Fit Me Foundation – $6

Concealer:

High-end: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer – $30
Mid-range: Tarte Shape Tape Concealer – $27
Drugstore: Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer – $7

Eyebrows:

High-end: Save yourself some money and get this $5 Etude House Brow Pencil, it’s just as good as any of the high-end brow pencil I’ve tried.
Mid-range: Glossier Boy Brow – $16
Drugstore: Etude House Brow Pencil – $5

Mascaras:

High-end: Dior Pump’N’Volume Mascara – $30
Mid-range: Glossier Lengthening Mascara – $16
Drugstore: Heroine Make Waterproof Mascara – $12

Highlighter:

High-end: Diorskin Nude Air Lumizer – $56
Mid-range: Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator – $18
Drugstore: Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter – $7

Blush:

High-end: Nars Orgasm Blush – $39
Mid-range: Glossier Cloud Paint – $18
Drugstore: Milani Baked Blush – $6.99

Bronzer:

High-end: Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow – $68
Mid-range: Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer $30
Drugstore: Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer – $10

Makeup Applicator:

High-end: Beauty Blender – $20
Drugstore: anything from Real Technique

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