Affordable Makeup for Beginners

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It’s no secret that I love makeup. While I’m not exactly a beginner when it comes to applying makeup, there are times I like to try something new to see if it’s a style or color I like. Because I’m not sure if it’s something I’ll want to use all the time, I focus on finding an affordable brand that I trust to experiment with.

Affordable makeup for beginners

Affordable Makeup for Beginners

Whether you’re new to applying makeup or just want to experiment with a different look, finding affordable makeup for beginners is a great way to start.  Hard Candy is an affordable brand of makeup that can be found exclusively at Walmart. They’ve released some amazing shades and styles for spring and summer.

  • Hard Candy All Glossed Up Lip Crayon – A high shine lip gloss crayon infused with the hydrating benefits of a balm plus the long wearing power of a stain. The All Glossed Up Lip Crayon has a precision tip that makes lining your lips and accenting your pout much easier. Available in cream and metallic finishes. $5
  • Hard Candy Glow All the Way Sheer Glow – A lightweight pearly highlighter than can be applied to face and body. It contains a self tanner that gradually builds a lasting tan that darkens with time. This is perfect for the person that wants to experiment with a self tanner without an obvious all at once change in skin color. Available in Glamazon Bronze, Doll Face, Tropical Tan, In the Buff and Blushing Babe. $8

Affordable makeup for beginners

  • Hard Candy Poppin Pigments – A multipurpose glitter for the face and body that adds glamour to any type of makeup.  I admit to being a total novice when it comes to pigments so this is a great way to learn. Available in Silver Dollar, Land & Sea, City Chic, Deep Blue Sea, King Me and Lock & Key. $6
  • Hard Candy Nail Lacquer – These lacquers deliver high shine color with style. Includes classic must have shades, vibrant hues and bauble glitters. $4

Of course, they have a full line of face, lip and eye products and all of the products in the Hard Candy line of make up are available exclusively at Walmart and You can see from the prices above that they are a great choice when searching for affordable makeup for beginners or when experimenting with a new look. Why not step up your makeup routine for spring and find a few new favorites.

Affordable makeup for beginners


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  1. That is pretty cool – i’ve never heard of this brand, but I shall investigate

  2. Am I too old for glitter? I love the look of this make-up.  

  3. Pure glitters? I, um, I think I need those in my life!

  4. I love all the colors!! Lots of great options. 

  5. I love Hard Candy — it’s a great brand that’s also affordable!

  6. I haven’t tried hard candy makeup yet. Since college I haven’t been good about staying up on products and trends, but at the spread you show there are several items that caught my eye! Love the lip pencils and all the glitter and sparkles in the nail colors. I will have to look for this in my Walmart.