Buying and wearing make up can be really intimidating for any beginner. And with hundreds of options available today, picking up the best makeup products can be a nightmare.

If you’re ready to step your game up but don’t want to waste space (or money) on unnecessary items, I’ve rounded up the must-have makeup products—nothing more, nothing less. Not only are they easy for newbies to use, but have quickly become pro favorites, too.

Fortunately, I’ve put together this easy to follow list of makeup essentials that every beginner needs to have in their makeup sets. These products will cover all your basics and help you begin exploring the world of makeup.

Here Are Some Items That Any Beginner Should Have.


No makeup kit is going to be complete without a nice set of brushes. Now brushes can be one of the more expensive items that you put into your kit, and buying a good quality set can be expensive. Since you will use these every day, invest in the best set you can afford. The Beautyblender is perfect for effortlessly blending foundations, blush, and concealer. For affordable reach and to learn with go for Gorgio Professional Naked 3 Makeup Brushes


A good makeup kit will include both moisturizer and primer. Moisturizer keeps your skin healthy and soft, while primer allows for a smooth base to put your makeup on top of. Both of these items should make their way into your kit.

The Ponds Light Moisturiser is a great buy. It works well when worn under makeup and costs less than your fancy Starbucks coffee and sandwich! For Primer use Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Prime Blur + Smooth



For your beginner makeup kit, choose a foundation that is easy to blend and breathable. Always, always, always test your foundation along your jawline and neck. If it blends in flawlessly, you’ve got your shade. Foundation gives you the perfect base to apply the rest on your face. It smooths out and blurs your imperfections.I suggest Makeup Forever’s HD Invisible Cover Foundation, for a cheaper option go for  Foundation Fit me Hydrate and smooth (for dry skin) OR Fit me matte and poreless (for normal to oily skin)In both the options no one will be able to tell where your skin ends and the makeup begins.



A concealer is that magical product that can transform your appearance. If you are blessed with blemish and dark circle free skin, I urge you to skip this step. If you do, however, have problems in that area, a lightweight, colour correcting concealer (that matches your skin) is the best makeup product you need to make your eyes look like you had tons of sleep. If you want to splurge, a MAC Concealer will never do you wrong – it’s worth every penny and will last forever, else go for Maybelline Dark Circle Eraser


Look for a lightweight compact to set your foundation and concealer in place. A beginner makeup kit for oily beauties is incomplete without a compact which you would need for regular touch-ups.I suggest L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Matte Transforming Compact.


Every person who wears makeup should have two lipsticks in their pouch, their perfect nude color, and a red for a pop of color is required.No kit is complete without go-to lip colors. These two hues are universally flattering and versatile enough to keep you covered from the office to the dance floor. You can check out  Nykaa MATTE-ilicious Crayon Lipstick. They have some ahhmazingg shades!


The eyes are the windows to the soul, and mascara helps to frame them with lashes. Your beginner makeup kit should include a good-quality mascara that you can wear every day. my personal favourite is Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara 


Blush and highlighter can be worn either together, or separately depending on your situation. Pick up a few of your favorites and add them to your makeup kit. Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Contour Palette is must-haves for every kit.


Eyebrows will frame your face, so making sure they stand out is important. If your brows are a bit unruly or need some attention, add an eyebrow kit or pencil to your beginner makeup kit.I really loved Kay Beauty Brow Pencil.It gives a natural finish as well as blends easily.



A small eye shadow palette with colors that can be used for daytime and for the evening is an important part of your beginner makeup kit. Six to eight blendable colors work best, but buy what you can afford. If you’re experimenting with eyeshadows, Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow 10 Pan Palette – Rosé In The Air – is perfect for you. It offers a range of everyday nudes, plus a hint of bright colors to play around with.


A quality eyeliner pencil is one that doubles up as a kohl pencil. It is that tiny black line that gives your eyes an instant boost of energy. Pencil liners are the easiest to use and give you great precision for drawing those lines. Lakme Absolute Shine Liquid Eye Liner OR Nykaa Eyem 24×7 Kajal Eyeliner


Building Your Makeup Kit can be exciting and fun. Find your budget, and purchase items that will fit into that budget and make you happy. A few basic brushes, some foundation, a couple of lipsticks, eye shadow and mascara are the building blocks for your kit. Round it out with a good quality moisturizer and primer and you have pretty much everything you need to do up a variety of looks that will take you from daytime to evening.

Also, Also, Also Black Friday 2019 is already round the corner which means it’s time to put your savvy shopper hat on and get some epic deals on your favourite make-up products just in time for Christmas.

Happy shopping 🙂


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