LACE TIPS: The Ultimate Makeup Starter-pack

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Want to step up your makeup game? You’re not alone. Most people, like myself, are in awe when watching makeup tutorials. However, many of them explain that they “just don’t know where to start.” Ponder no longer, here are the top 10 makeup products that are sure to get you going on the right track.

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1. Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector

If you’re a newbie to makeup, you’re probably wondering, “what the #%$ is a primer?” A primer is used after moisturizing your face, but before you put your foundation on. It helps to create a layer between pore-clogging makeup and your precious skin.

This face primer by Becca retails for $36 at Sephora. I recommend this specific primer for those who have oily or combination skin types. The primer has a tacky and matte finish which helps to eliminate oil, especially when used on the T-zone.

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2. Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer

If you’re looking for a primer that satisfies more dry or normal skin types, I recommend using this one by Too Faced. It retails for $32 at Sephora and is vegan and cruelty-free. The consistency resembles a moisturizer and gives off a glowy finish. (and it smells like coconut!)

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3. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

After applying your primer, you’re going to need a reliable and flawless foundation to add on top. The “Born This Way” foundation retails for $39 at Sephora and comes in 24 different shades. The coverage for this foundation is full to medium so if you’re serious about this makeup thing, it will definitely have you shook! This product works well with all skin types and is vegan and cruelty-free.

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4. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Next up we have a widely-loved product in the makeup industry; the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder. And it’s not just all talk, this weightless powder gives off a silky smooth finish and combines well with any liquid makeup. It retails for $38 at Sephora and works with any skin tone due to its translucent quality. However, if you’re looking for a darker powder, choose the translucent medium deep powder for deeper skin tones.

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5. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

Yet another popular choice among beauty gurus is the NARS concealer. It’s popularity comes from it’s creamy, but not cakey, consistency. It works well on top of foundation (under-eyes) or even just by itself. Yes, it’s THAT good. It retails for $30 at Sephora and comes in 16 different shades.

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6. Kat Von D Shade + Light Face Contour Refillable Palette

If you’re looking to jump on the contour bandwagon, don’t worry, it’s not too late. The first stop on the bandwagon is to pick up your Kat Von D contour palette. It’s the perfect training wheels for any contour rookie. (The formula blends like butter!) It retails for $49 at Sephora and is cruelty-free.

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7. Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

Want to contour the eyes too? Our girl Kat has you covered. The formula for the face and eye contour palette are impeccable and add dimension to any look. This palette retails for $48 at Sephora and is cruelty-free.

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8. Morphe Brush Set 692

If you’re going to dive into makeup, you need to have the right tools. This 10 piece deluxe brush set will definitely help to blend out those contours. This brush set is just one example of the array of brushes, makeup, and tools available at Morphe Cosmetics. This set retails for $39 at

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9. Urban Decay Afterglow 8-hour Powder Blush

Once you’ve beaten that face to perfection, you’re going to want to add a pop of color. This Urban Decay blush will add a new element to your look. The blush comes in 9 different, colorful shades (my favorite is “fetish”) and retails for $26 at Sephora.

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10. Becca Champagne Pop Highlighter

Last but certainly not least, you need to make it glow, baby! Highlighters are an important part of defining your makeup and giving you a finishing glimmer. This one created in collaboration with beauty guru and youtuber, Jaclyn Hill is a fan-favorite and will never fail you. Consider it your new best friend. It retails for $38 at Sephora.

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