15 Must Have Makeup Starter Kit for Beginners

15 Must Have Makeup Starter Kit for Beginners

If you’re a beginner who’s looking into makeup, we understand your struggle. There are so many different products to choose from that it can be difficult to decide on one thing. However, some must-haves should be included in your daily routine. Here is the basic makeup kit for beginners list:

  • Moisturizer
  • Primer
  •  Foundation
  • Setting Powder
  • Contour
  • Blush
  • Setting Spray
  •  Eyeshadow Palette
  • Highlighter
  • Eyeliner
  • Mascara
  • Brow gel
  •  Brushes
  •  A beauty sponge
  • Lashes

In this article, we will see what is the best makeup kit for beginners, and we will also share some professional tips and tricks on how to apply these products. Let’s dive in.

1. Moisturizer

Moisturizer should become an unavoidable part of your daily makeup routine. It ensures that your skin remains dewy throughout the day, without it looking cakey. It will also protect your skin from damage because it adds an extra layer of protection. We recommend using a moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid, which creates a nice moisture barrier on your skin, creating a perfect base for foundation later on.

2. Primer

The next must-have is a primer. A primer is used to improve skin’s texture, to blur pores, and to create a smooth base for your foundation. When choosing a perfect primer, you should always keep an eye on your skin type. If you’re some with dry skin, then use a dewy primer that won’t dry you out. If you’re someone with oil and acne-prone skin, then use a blurring, mattifying primer.

3. Foundation

Foundation is an unavoidable part of every high-quality makeup routine. Just like with primers, when choosing a foundation, make sure that it’s suitable for your skin type. If you have dry skin, use a dewy foundation with medium coverage. Our favourites are the JBB creams, which are light-weight, easy to blend, and their staying power is superb. Make sure to grab yours before the stock runs out. For oily to combination skin, though, we recommend using a matt foundation instead.

4. Setting Powder

When it comes to makeup kit essentials for beginners, a setting powder must be on that list. A setting powder ensures that your makeup stays locked in and intact throughout the day. When choosing a perfect setting powder, make sure that it’s lightweight, blurring, and silky. If you aren’t sure about your skin type, then you should buy a powder that is suitable for all skin types. The winner in this category is the Flawless Photofinish Powder. It’s suitable for all skin types, so make sure to buy it while it’s still available.

5. Contour

Contouring has become huge in recent years. It emphasises your bone structure and it makes your face look more defined. When choosing a perfect product, take note of your skin type. If you’re someone with dry skin, then purchase a cream contour that won’t dry you out. If you’re oily, on the other hand, then opt for a powder contour instead.

6. Blush

Blush adds warmth and dimension to your face. It is a mistake not to include blush into your daily routine, because it makes your face look soft and natural. Use a blush that is close to your skin’s undertone to ensure the best results. Our favourite is the Best Blush which is vegan and cruelty-free. Plus, it’s currently on sale, so grab yours now.

7. Setting Spray

If you’d like your makeup to last longer than expected, then you must invest in a high-quality setting spray. Setting spray is the last part of your makeup routine, so if you use the wrong one, your whole look will be destroyed. Here are a couple of tips for choosing a perfect setting spray. For dry skin, use a dewy setting spray with glitter reflux. For oily to combination skin, use a mattifying setting spray instead.

8. Eyeshadow Palette

Instead of purchasing multiple singles, you should invest in a good makeup eyeshadow palette. It’s more cost-effective and it will give you more options to work with. My Heart is In Havana palette is perfect for beginners because it has everything you need in a single place – softer eyeshadow colours combined with darker shades for bolder looks.

9. Highlighter

Highlighter is great for emphasizing the high points of your face. You should apply highlighter on your brow bone, cheeks, forehead, and the tip of the nose. For beginners, we recommend purchasing a softer highlighter which is suitable for daily use. If you’re not sure which one to pick, aim for golden highlighters – they always look good on every skin tone and skin type.

10. Eyeliner

If you’re someone who’s not afraid to go bold with their makeup looks, then you must include an eyeliner into your makeup starter kit for beginners. There are multiple eyeliner types, namely liquid, gel, and pencil eyeliner. Beginners should either use gel or pencil because they’re much easier to apply. When your skills improve, you can invest in liquid eyeliner as well, to achieve that perfect cat-eye look.

11. Mascara

Without applying mascara, your look will seem dull and boring. Mascara is a must-have in every beginner’s kit because it emphasises your eye colour and makes the whole look more intense and appealing. Tubular Mascara is perfect for beginners because it’s travel-friendly and the formula is out of this world – make sure to check it out.

12. Brow Product

Defining your eyebrows will make you look sharper and more put together. When choosing a brow product, you can either go with brow pencils, gels, creams, and powder. We recommend choosing the Shape and Stay Brow Kit because it has everything you need for that perfect brow in a single place. A darker brown shade to shape your brows, and a lighter crème colour to highlight the brow bone and clean any mistakes.

13. Brushes

Choosing brushes is difficult for beginners – there’s so many to choose from and they all look similar. We recommend looking for brush kits that are suitable for beginners. They should include at least one eyeshadow blending brush, one flat top brush, a kabuki brush, and an angled brush. We recommend purchasing cruelty-free brushes that weren’t made from actual animal hair.

14. A Beauty Sponge

A beauty sponge is a perfect product for beginners. It’s easy to use and you can’t use it wrong. Plus, it makes the whole makeup application process much faster and convenient. When choosing a beauty sponge, you should make sure that it’s soft and easy to clean.

15. Lashes

While false lashes aren’t a must-have, it is certainly great to have them on board for special occasions. False lashes will intensify your eye shadow look, giving you that striking appearance. What’s great about these is that they can be used multiple times, so they’re cost-effective as well.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, making a beginner-friendly makeup kit isn’t as difficult as it might have seemed in the first place. If you still have some doubts about which products to go with, then you should buy the Simply Flawless Skin Kit instead. It has everything that a beginner needs - moisturizers, bronzers, and a whole palette! Now that you know how to create a perfect beginner’s kit, make sure to share your looks with us. Have fun blending!
Written by Jennifer Bradley
Skincare & Beauty Professional

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