So if you are a teen (or even just new to wearing makeup), you’re probably wondering what you should buy first and where to begin. I’ve created a list of my favorite products to start with that won’t break your wallet!

These items are in order of what to buy first based off of what is the most natural looking and easiest to apply. Start wearing one product at a time and add others as you like until you create your custom look.

Loreal Voluminous Mascara

Loreal Voluminous Mascara

Mascara is usually the makeup product that everyone starts with as it is easy to apply and makes a big impact in your look. This Loreal mascara is my favorite for thickening the lashes and is inexpensive, which I love!

Marlena’s Tip: For the first few times of use, scrape off the excess mascara on the end of the tube- otherwise it may clump as the formula is thick.

Where to buy: Target , Walmart, or any drugstore

Prestige Waterproof Eyeliner

Prestige Waterproof Eyeliner

Smudging a pencil eyeliner along the lashline is a fast and easy way to make your lashes look thicker and add a bit of color to your eyes. This eyeliner is super creamy, so glides with little effort and is easy to smudge.

Marlena’s Tip: Start by wearing brown eyeliner- it is the most natural looking and looks good on everyone. Once you feel ready to pump up your look, wear black or purple.

Where to buy: Select drugstores or Ulta

NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss

NYX Lipgloss

Now that your eyes are glammed up, you can start playing with the lips. I find that lipgloss is the easiest to apply and adds a nice shine to the lips which makes them look full and sexy! I like NYX’s lipglosses as they come in a huge array of colors, plus the texture isn’t overly sticky.

Marlena’s Tip: Keep your favorite shade of lipgloss in your purse or in your locker for touchups throughout the day- lipglosses tend to wear off after a few hours or wipe away when you eat or drink.

Where to buy: Select drugstores or the Makeup Geek Store

Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush

Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush

Applying blush is the scariest step for most people as too much and you look like a clown, too little and why bother… I like the Maybelline Mousse Blush as it looks natural and is easy to apply without going overboard.

Marlena’s Tip: Using your ring finger, pick up a bit of the mousse, smile,...