It can be a bit scary when you are first starting out with makeup.You have probably looked online and seen so many reviews and now you have a list as long as your arm. Which only means a very expensive shopping trip. I have cut it down to 8 products that will give you amazing results but will also keep your bank balance happy.

I remember back when I was a teenager. I had no idea where to start, I think I wore a foundation too light for me for about a year. I must have look well out of place. I wish youtube and blogging was around then It would have made life a lot easier. I have put together some key pieces that I personally love and think are worth investing in to start off your makeup journey.

Starting with foundation, everyone's nightmare when you are starting out, what shade do I get? what texture should I buy? Well as a teenager you should take advantage of your youthful, radiant skin and only go for a light coverage foundation. I've chosen Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum, not only is this a light coverage foundation, it leaves the skin looking radiant, glowing and flawless. Now you can skip powder if you can, however if you need it, I recommend Rimmel Stay Matte, a pretty good dupe for the famous MAC MSFN, but literally a fraction of the price. Now the next product is totally optional, I don't think I wore a bronzer ever really as a teenager. However some people like to venture out, if that's the case you cannot go wrong with Sleek Contour Kit, not only do you get a good quality bronzer, you also get an amazing highlighter. Finishing off with face products, you cannot go wrong with Sleek Blushes as well. They are pigmented, last along time and come in a variety of shades. I also love Rimmel Blushes aswell, so if sleek isn't available in your area, then Rimmel is my second option.

Ok onto the extras, eye makeup is something we all like to play around with, so I recommend getting a little palette that you can play with and create some looks, my favourite is Soap and Glory The Lid Stuff. You can rock a neutral look with this palette and they are easy to work with so great for beginners. Now brows is optional, some people don't need to mess with their brows however if you do, the Sleek Brow Kit is an awesome little product or Rimmel Brow Pencils are really good, again if sleek is not available. Mascara is something you will need to try and test. You might find your perfect mascara straight away or if your like me, it will take buying a few until you find the one. I love Maybelline mascaras in general and my fave is The Collassal one.

Lastly is lip products. You might want to stick to regular lipbalms or tinted lip balms. However if you are in the market for a lipstick, I recommend two brands. Rimmel Lipsticks are amazing, the quality is excellent the shade range is fantastic and they are overall very good lipsticks, or if you want a more glossy/balmy style product the Revlon Lipbutters are the way to go.

So there you have it. I hope this helped. I wanted to say, when you are starting out with makeup, don't feel the need to have to have MAC and all those high ended brands. I can tell you from experience that those brands have their 'duds'. You are basically paying for the name when it comes to highend. There is a lot from Mac I personally don't like and would happily swap for a drugstore product. Just because a product has a certain name on it, doesn't mean its better than what you can buy at the drugstore.

Happy Shopping