Everything You Need in a Makeup Kit for Beginners

Makeup products have become an undeniable part of daily life. Starting makeup for the first time could be overwhelming as it has lots of steps. Putting together every essential makeup product for beginners can be daunting. Figuring out which product is suitable for your skin and which complements your face, is a difficult and lengthy task.

There are various makeup products all around the world which is owned by different brands. The process to choose a makeup kit is difficult as different social media such as TikTok, and Instagram viral users are promoting different brands. Their main purpose is to sell more products by attracting customers.

Not all product is good for your skin or useful. You need to choose which product is suitable for your skin and not cause breakouts. Not only is it challenging to find a perfect makeup kit for beginners but also professionals.

The initial step to pull off a flawless makeup look is to put together a friendly makeup kit for beginners. We have compiled a complete guide for building the perfect makeup kit from the scratch.

Types of Makeup Kit

We all have experienced a situation while applying a perfect makeup look but notice it slowly fading away as hours go by. We all want our makeup to last long enough. It does not matter what brand you are using or how expensive the product you are applying is. For any makeup kit, beginners they need to know the types of makeup kits.

There are three types-

  1. Skin Prepping Products
  2. Makeup Products
  3. Makeup Remover Products
Skin PreppingMakeup productsMakeup remover
1. Cleanser1. Face primer1. Makeup wipe & Makeup remover
2. Toner2. Concealer 
3. Moisturizer3. Foundation 
4. Prepping lips4. Sunscreen 
 5. Contour 
 6. Makeup brush or Beauty blender 
 7. Eye primer 
 8. Brow gel, Eyebrow pencil 
 9. Eye-lash curler, Mascara 
 10. Eyeliner & Kajal 
 11. Eye shadow palette, Setting powder 
 12. Lipstick, Lip liner, Lip gloss 
 13. Blush, Bronzer, Highlighter 
 14. Setting spray 

19 Makeup Kits for Beginners

The lasting makeup effect depends on how you are prepping your skin before applying the makeup. The final look depends on the products that are suitable for your skin and applying them properly. There are plenty of products that are used to remove makeup using damaging the skin.

Without prepping your skin before applying makeup you cannot expect to have all the benefits of a long-lasting makeup effect.

1. Cleanser


Before applying anything to your skin, you have to keep in mind that without clean skin you are damaging your skin beyond words. When you wake up in the morning or are about to get ready you need to properly clean your skin with a cleanser. You need to wash your face by doing circular motions while rubbing with your favorite cleanser.

Use for:

  • Stating with your clean skin will prevent breakouts.
  • Your skin will have a healthy glow.
  • Helps remove dirt, oil, and impurities.

2. Toner


Toner is also an essential part of skin prepping. If you are a lit bit conflicted about how to use a toner. Don’t worry we got you. Just apply a little bit of the product onto the cotton and gently swipe it on your skin and neck. It can also be used to remove makeup.

Use for:

  • Calm the skin.
  • Protect the skin from future blemishes.
  • Restore skins pH balance.

3. Moisturizer


Putting a nickel-sized amount of moisturizer serum while it is still moist will help the skin to absorb products without damaging the skin. Before using any moisturizer, you need to keep in mind your skin type.

Use for:

  • Healthy, glowing skin.
  • Reducing uneven pigmentation while having a radiant effect.
  • Smoothen skins surface.

4. Prepping lips

Prepping lips

Using moisturizer on the lips will help you to have healthy lips. Before applying lipstick, you must apply lip primer.

Use for:

  • Hydrates the lip.
  • Have a smoother finish.

5. Face primer

Face primer

Makeup newbies often overlook the usage of primer. For a long-lasting makeup look, you must apply primer. Primer makes your skin smooth and creates an even canvas so that foundation, blush, and highlighter stay without looking patchy. Choosing the perfect primer for your skin tone is an essential step. Without applying primer you cannot achieve the glam look.

Use for:

  • Fills the pores so that makeup can have an even finish.
  • Smoothen outlines and blemishes.
  • Helps your skin to have an even base.

6. Concealer


Face concealer is used to hide dark spots and make skin smoother. You should think about your foundation shade while purchasing concealer.  If the shade does not match the skin, if it is brighter than your skin tone, it will have a white outcast.

This color concealer helps to hide yellow spots, pimple marks, dark spots dark circles, blemishes, and redness. There are different types of color-correcting concealer for different spots. Purple concealer cancels out yellow spots, green concealer hides red zits and orange concealer takes care of bluish dark circles.

To hide puffy eye bags and dark eye bags under the eye concealer comes in handy. If you want to brighten the under-eye, you can purchase lighter shade concealer.

Use for:

  • Conceal the discoloration and different color spots.
  • Hides acne and gives an even tone.
  • Takes care of purple bruises, veins, and redness around the eyes.
  • Hides the dark circle and Makes the puffy eyes less visible.

7. Foundation


There are various types of foundations such as cream foundation, and powder foundation. Before applying foundation to your skin, you must find out your skin tone and match a similar shade of foundation. You also keep in mind that due to our different skin types, not all foundations will work on the skin.

Use for:

  • Gives full coverage.
  • Provides a matte finish and even tone.

8. Sunscreen


Sunscreen protects your skin from ultra-violate rays and sunburn. Daily you need to use sunscreen.  You need to choose UV protection SPF 30 or SPF 50 sunscreen and apply it using one finger which is the amount from your index or middle finger fingertips to palm. You also need to apply it 30 minutes before going out.

Use for:

  • Prevents skin from premature aging.
  • Protects skin from sun and skin cancer.

9. Contour


To achieve a chiseled look and make the cheekbone pop up more, you can try contouring. It may look difficult but with practice, you can easily achieve the chiseled look celebrities are applying.

Use for:

  • Gives a more prominent bone structure.
  • Adding a dimension to the face.

10. Makeup brush or beauty blender

Makeup brush or beauty blender

To blend the makeup products smoothly, you need a makeup brush or beauty blender. There exist different makeup brushes for different purposes. It varies from blending eye shadow to a foundation.

Use for:

  • Helps makeup to sit properly on your face.
  • Gives a smooth finish.
  • Hides any patchiness.

11. Eye primer

Eye primer

Eye primer is used to make the eye makeup more prominent and vibrant. Without eye primer sometimes eye shadow does not pop up, which gives it a dull look.

Use for:

  •  Making the eye shadow more pigmented.

12. Brow gel, Eyebrow pencil

Brow gel eyebrow pencil

The brow gel helps to define a more natural look to the face.  You can apply an eyebrow pencil if you desire to have a thicker/fuller eyebrow look.

Use for:

  • Gives a more natural and defined shape to the brows.

13. Eye-lash curler, Mascara

Eye lash curler mascara

If you want to have a bigger and more curled eyelash, you must use an eyelash curler and mascara. The length of the eyelash depends on the amount of product you are using.

Use for:

  • Makes the eyelash bigger.
  • Gives the eyelash curler shape.

14. Eyeliner & Kajal

Eyeliner kajal

Eyeliner and kajal give the face a structure. You can change your look by applying a different eyeliner style. You can use kajal to make the eye look bigger by applying it on the water line. You can always be creative with eyeliner such as cat eye, or doe eye look.

Use for:

  • Gives more focus to the eyes.
  • Eyeliner style can change the whole makeup look.

15. Eye shadow palette, Setting powder

Eye shadow palette setting powder

People have been using eye shadow to make their makeup look more pigmented. Setting powder needs to be set under the eyes after applying eye makeup and you need to leave it for 1-2 minutes.

Use for:

  • Brings focus to the eye.
  • Setting powder helps to not cause a crease to the under eyes.
  • Setting powder gives the under eye a brighter and smooth appearance.

16. Lipstick, Lip liner, Lip gloss

Lipstick lip liner lip gloss

Without lip products makeup look is incomplete. You can always decide how you want to sculpt your lips. For example, if you want a natural look, you can apply nude-colored lipsticks. You can only use lipstick in old fashion way. Or you can give it a 3d look but applying both lipstick, lip liner, and lip gloss. It depends on you how you want to shape your lips.

Use for:

  • Gives a 3-dimensional look.
  • More pigmented lipstick brings attention to the lips.

17. Blush, Bronzer, Highlighter

Blush bronzer highlighter

Blush is used to make the cheeks more prominent. You can brighten the face and add sparkle by using bronzer and highlighter.

Use for:

  • Blush helps to set a tone for your face.
  • Highlighter helps to make the prominent cheek more noticeable.

18. Setting spray

Setting spray

Setting spray is used to set the makeup so that it doesn’t look dull or cakey after spending all day with full face makeup. This is the last step of applying makeup.

Use for:

  • Have a matte finish to the makeup so that it doesn’t lose its glow.
  • Gives a refreshing look.

19. Makeup wipe & Makeup remover toner

Makeup wipe makeup remover toner

You can use a makeup wipe to easily remove makeup. All you need to do is take one tissue and wipe your face with it. After that, wash your face with lukewarm water and wipe your face with a clean towel.

You can use makeup remover toner instead of a makeup wipe. Take one cotton pad and apply a little bit of product and wipe your makeup off.

Use for:

  • Removes dirt and reduces the chance of causing breakouts.
  • Keep the skin fresh and healthy.


1. What makeup is needed for beginners?

As beginners, you need primer, concealer, a foundation for your skin shade, and a brush for blending makeup, eyeliner, and lipstick.

2. What makeup should I apply daily?

Before applying any makeup you need to moisturize your skin and apply sunscreen. You need to use foundation or cc cream, Eyeliner if you desire, and lip liner if you are going for a natural look.

3. Should I start with hair or makeup first?

The answer completely depends on you. If you prefer to do your makeup before applying makeup, you can do it. Or you can choose to do makeup before and do hair afterward which is ok.

4. Where do you put concealer?

Concealer is used to hide dark spots, dark circles, or any blemishes. You can apply concealer around your mouth, under your eye, and on any spots.

5. How do I know which concealer suits me?

Before purchasing any makeup products you need to find your exact shade. You can try the swatch test, it will give you an idea of which shade goes with your skin tone. You cannot apply concealer too lighter than your skin tone it will give you a white outcast on the skin. You can swatch the concealer on your wrist or cheeks.

Final Thoughts

It is impossible to have all knowledge about all makeup products. You also can not expect to be benefited from all the products. For every beginner, it is essential to understand their skin tone and the type and choose products based on their preferences. They will most likely to be benefited if you choose the right products which suit your skin. If you feel conflicted about the makeup kit, you can include these products as a beginner.

Key takeaways

  • Prepping your skin before makeup can have an unimaginable effect on the skin.
  • Long time using any makeup products can cause damage to our skin. That’s why you need to have an exact understanding of makeup products.
  • To keep your skin healthy and youthful, you must take special care while applying or removing makeup products.

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