Updated: Mar 19, 2018
I was never really really into makeup when I was younger. I remember I first tried to wear makeup to school in the sixth grade and out of all things it was green eye shadow. And from then on it went probably just how you imagined it'd go.
I never got my eyebrows waxed until the 9th grade (thanks mom); two years later, half of my forehead burnt very badly due to maintaining the proper beauty essential brow wax and now I have not waxed them since. I still don't know how to apply falsies correctly, and honestly, how do you even properly wing eyeliner or perfect the blend of your eye shadows?
So your first impression? I'm sure, it's a wild mess. But ever since I got into that drug store green eye shadow in the sixth grade, I've been married to drugstore brands ever since (and also because I'm completely ballin' on a budget). And although I use a variety of different brands for products, brushes, mascara and more, I've never been left unsatisfied after any use of whichever brand it may be, or for whatever occasion I'm applying makeup for. They always get the job done and they do it exceptionally well.
So if you're like me and you, too, are ballin' on a budget or just love drugstore brands, check out the products I use below.
Foundation: CoverGirl truBlend - Liquid Makeup (Classic Ivory)
Concealer: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind (Ivory)
Contour/Highlight: CoverGirl truBlend Contour Palette (Deep)
Blush/Highlight: Rimmel London Kate Sculpting Palette (Golden Sands)
Contour/Highlight: Maybelline Master Contour by Face Studio (Light to Medium)
Loose Powder: CoverGirl Professional Loose Powder (Translucent Medium)
Foundation: e.l.f. Total Face Brush
Contour: Luxie Precision Foundation Brush
Blush: Ulta Beauty Blush Brush
Highlight: Luxie Small Duo Fiber Face Brush
Powder: e.l.f. Powder Brush
Beauty Blender: Ulta Collection Beauty Blender (similar)
Mascara: CoverGirl Lashblast Fusion
Eyeshadow: CoverGirl truNaked Palette (Nudes)
Eyeshadow: e.l.f. Eyeshadow "C" Brush
Eyeshadow: e.l.f. Professional Blending Eye Brush
Lip Moisturizer: Vaseline
Lip Plumper: Buxom Full On Lip Polish (Abigail)
Matte Lip: Tarte Tartiest Creamy Matte Lip Paint (Birthday Suit)