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My Basic Drugstore Makeup Essentials For Beginners

1. Foundation
Function: To hide uneven tone or discolouration.
Suggestion: Boujois Healthy Mix Serum. Review here
Price: RM55
Where: Selected Watsons


A compact powder. I'm using Maybelline Clear Smooth All In One. Around RM20.

  • SPF 32 so I don't need to wear sunblock or suncreen
  • Light to medium coverage, for daily use
  • Can reduce my dark circles and redness
  • Because I have dry skin, I need to really moisturize my skin first, before using

2. Concealer

Function:Cover up dark circles, blemishes, parut jerawat.
Suggestion: Maybelline Pure Concealer Mineral in shade 01
Where: Any Watsons or Guardian
Price: RM18.90 (but normally ada discount)


  • Easy to blend
  • Enough to hide my dark circles and blemishes
  • Doesn't dry my skin
  • Small, easy for travelling
  • Only have two shades, and the light shade is not light enough

3. Blusher

Function: Add colour to your cheeks, so that your face won't look pucat, berseri seri sikit
Suggestion: Wet n wild Mega Glo Illuminating Powder in Catwalk Pink
Price: Around RM25
Where: Sasa outlet (You can find the list of Wet n Wild store here.)

  • Can be use as a highlighter, blusher and bronzer! 
  • Can work individually or blended together.
  • I usually use the pale shimmery colour as my highlighter
  • Can be use as eyeshadow too. Sometimes I apply the champagne bronze colour on my eyelids.
  • Easy for travelling

  • The lid is screw top, susah nak pulas lepastu bukak. Lagi senang kalau flip open je.

However, I LOVE THIS! 4 in one. Highlighter, blusher, bronzer and eyeshadow.

4. Mascara

Function: Open up and define your eyes, making you look more awake
Suggestion: Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara
Price: RM15.90
Where: Selected Watsons


  • Nice volume and length
  • I love the pink packaging
  • No clumping 
  • Cheap!
  • Easy to remove
  • Not a waterproof mascara

5. Eyeliner Pencil

Function: Make your eyes pop
Suggestion: Silky Girl Long Wearing Eyeliner in Brown
Price: Around RM20
Where: Any Watsons or Guardian


  • Easy to apply even for beginner and glides on smoothly!
  • Retractable, meaning tak perlu leceh pakai sharpener
  • Natural finishing

6. Brow pencil

Function: Define your brows
Suggestion: Catrice Eye Brow Stylist in 020 Date With Ash-ton
Price: Around RM17
Where: Selected Guardian


  • Easy to control
  • Have spoolie at the other end! So you can brush your brows. LOVE
  • Not retractable. Leceh nak sharp kasi tajam.

7. Lipstick
The final essential is lipstick. You can view my top 5 everyday lipsticks under RM30, here.

That's all for my basic makeup essentials!