Essential Makeup Products For A Beginner

The makeup industry has grown these last few years exponentially, so when you’re getting into makeup, you may feel overwhelmed for all the products available. With new launches almost every day, it’s nearly impossible to stay up to date, even for the most experienced artist! That’s why you must build a kit that suits your needs to perfection. Here are some products that are worth checking out in each category.

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We all remember playing with our mom’s makeup, and the first thing you always grabbed is a lipstick, right? Well, nowadays, there are many options to choose from. To get a smooth application with any lipstick, it’s vital that you prep your lips properly.

Exfoliate, put on lip balm, and there you go, ready for lipstick! Lip balm is a must-have in any makeup kit, but often people forget about it. Try the Eos Lip Balms, the Vertly Balm, or you could even use Vaseline!

Nude Lipstick

A nude lipstick is vital in any collection. Go to the store and choose the one you feel is more comfortable to wear. For example, if you only spend a few hours out of home, you may want to use something creamy or hydrating.

On the other hand, if you work long shifts, you may want to look for a lipstick that lasts all day, like a matte liquid lipstick. An excellent and affordable recommendation is the Colourpop LUX Lipstick or their liquid lipsticks if you’re looking for a long-lasting one. They have a lot of nude lipsticks to choose from, and the formula is stunning.

Bold Lipstick

Everyone needs a bright red lipstick or a color that makes you feel empowered. If you don’t wear makeup that often, people will be impressed when they see you with a bold lipstick on a special occasion.

The most beautiful and universally-flattering lipstick is a red one. A great lipstick that works with every skin color is the Stunna Lip Paint in “Uncensored” by Fenty Beauty. It has a lovely formula and a long-lasting wear time.

Skin Products

This is the most important part of any makeup routine. The cosmetic products you put on your skin can either make or break a look. Make sure that your skin looks as flawless yet also with a natural, so people don’t say that you’re wearing pounds of makeup.

Forget about primer or full-coverage foundations, if you’re starting out it’s good, to begin with, simple products that will make you look put-together. There are many steps and products required to complete a full face of makeup, and here are some essentials you need to get started.

Natural Coverage Foundation

Consumers often want a full-coverage foundation even if they don’t need it, and why is that? The answer is simple; they want to follow their favorite “beauty guru” on YouTube. This type of foundation usually doesn’t look good in person; that’s why we recommend going with a low to medium coverage foundation.

A personal recommendation is using the BB cream from Missha or the Almay 4-in-1 Clear Complexion Foundation. These are medium coverage products that will leave you skin with a natural finish, and people will wonder if you’re even wearing makeup!


The powder is crucial for the longevity of your makeup. Even if you have dry skin, you could use some powder on specific parts of your face to make it last a long time. Powder can be a very personal thing, and everyone has their preference, and some work for most people, like the Coty Airspun Loose Setting Powder or the Becca Hydra-mist Set & Refresh Setting Powder. The Becca one is perfect for dry skin because it contains 50% of water and glycerin, so it hydrates, and it also has a cooling effect on the skin.


This product is key for making you look healthy and glowing. You can use a shimmery bronzer to get a subtle glow, or just use a matte one if you want to look bronzed. The Chocolate Soleil Bronzer by Too Faced is the most popular one currently available, and the Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer will quickly be taking its place! Blush and highlight are optional if you’re just getting started, focus on looking healthy with bronzer, and then you can begin experimenting.

Eye Products

The most basic eye product to own is a mascara, being the Better Than Sex Mascara by Too Faced a bestseller internationally! When you’re feeling confident and want to try new things, you could think about buying an eyeshadow palette. Colourpop has outstanding eyeshadow formulas, so try one of theirs.

In Conclusion

Stepping into the makeup world can feel overwhelming, but with the right guidance, you’ll learn quickly about what you like and what you don’t. Don’t be scared to experiment with your look!

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