It's been a while since I've posted, but here are some of my favorite affordable things that I love using and it's part of my make up kit for Cosplay. Both women and men can benefit from things listed here. If you haven't used make up or if you are now planing on making a starter kit, this would be my suggestions to add to your collection.
-N.Y.C Sunny Bronzer $2-3 /Completely matte and great for contouring. Only suitable for Fair to Medium skin tones. Sadly they don't have a darker shade for darker skins./ (Can be found at Target(s))
-NYX HD Concealer $5 /Liquid concealer that blends out to a powder finish./ (Can be found online at cherryculture.com or any store that sells NYX. If you live in Socal, Little Tokyo has a store that sells it in person.)
-NYX HD Primer $7 /Eye Primer which ensure lasting power of liner/shadows and prevent creasing. Also enhances vibrant of the colors./ (Can be found at Ulta and cheeryculture.com or any store that sells NYX. If you live in Socal, Little Tokyo has a store that sells it in person.)
-e.l.f. Complexion Brush $3 /Used for blush, bronzer or all over face powder./ (Can be found at selected Target(s) and also http://www.eyeslipsface.com/)
-e.l.f. Shine Eraser Sheets $1 /Used to blot face of oil and sweat./ (Can be found at selected Target(s) and also http://www.eyeslipsface.com/)
-e.l.f. Defining Eye Brush $1 /Used for blending out eye shadow or smoothing out contour lines./ (Can be found at selected Target(s) and also http://www.eyeslipsface.com/)
-e.l.f. Eye Shadow Brush $1 /Used for packing on eyeshadow, contouring nose, and can be used to place shadow on top of liner to ensure staying power./ (Can be found at selected Target(s) and also http://www.eyeslipsface.com/)
Optional items I would suggest if you feel you are more in depth with your make up.
Bulletproof Liquid Eyeliner : Milani Infinite Liquid Eye Liner $6 (Can be found at selected Target(s), Ulta, Walgreens and anywhere else that carries Milani products.)
Intense Black Eyeliner Pencil : Milani Liquif'eye $6 /This is good for the waterline and to use as a regular liner if you aren't a Liquid or Gel person. However when you use this, be sure to let it set in a few seconds before touching it. (Can be found at selected Target(s), Ulta, Walgreens and anywhere else that carries Milani products.)
Good White Eyeliner Pencil : NYX Slide on Liner /Safe on the waterline and one that stays longer than any other drugstore ones I have tried./ (Can be found at Ulta and other online stores.)
Gel Liner : Wet n' Wild Gel Liner $3 (Can be found at selected Target(s), Walgreens and anywhere else that carries Wet n' Wild) //Warning : This product is really good but do NOT use the brush it comes with, You will need to buy a gel liner brush. There is one sold by e.l.f. for $3 if you are looking for affordable or you can get whichever you work best with. Also this product is known to dry out if you aren't that careful with closing it when it's needed to be closed. This happens to all Gel Liners.//
Finishing Powder : e.l.f. High Definition Powder $6 (Can only be found at e.l.f. website. http://www.eyeslipsface.com/) //Warning : I suggest using a fluffy brush to apply the powder to your face after you finish your face make up. I highly suggest NOT to use the puff it comes with, remember less is more.//
Affordable Good Eyeshadows : Wet n' Wild Palettes , especially the singles ($2) and 6 pan color icon palettes with 3 matte shadows ($3-5). Below is the new limited edition holiday palette only available at Walgreens stores. They claim it's all Matte Shadows, majority is, only the purple and blue has some sparkles in them but not that bad. You can see the swatches on my hand, this is without a primer and it's already that vibrant. The quality of Wet n' Wild shadows really top a lot of higher end brands big time in my opinion. Perfect for people who want to play with color and want to work with high quality shadows. (Important!! : The black is perfect for setting your liners. You can also get a rich matte black from the 8 pan palette "Blue Had Me At Hello.")