What Every Beginner Needs in Their Makeup Kit
Posted on January 21 2020
Looking to make the switch to green beauty or simply need to KonMari your life and take it back to the basics? We’ve put together a list of staple items that everyone—from beginner to expert—should have on hand in their makeup kit.
Check out our list of everything you need in your beauty arsenal below.
Prep your skin with a face primer—like our Universal Color Correcting Primer—to ensure a flawless and smooth base that will keep your makeup in place all day.
Concealer & Foundation
Whether you wear it everyday or every once in awhile, it’s important to have a liquid or powder foundation on hand to even out your skin tone. Pair it with our Cream Concealer to camouflage imperfections and under eye circles.
Mascara & Eyeliner
Make your eyes pop with a tube of your favorite mascara to curl, lengthen, and add volume to your lashes. Use a matching or contrasting eyeliner shade to further define and softly accent your eyes.
Your eyebrows are one of the most important features on your face—shape, fill in, and define them with our Cream Brow Pencil or simply groom and tame them with our Clear Mascara, which doubles as a brow gel.
Red & Nude Lipstick
No kit is complete without a pair of versatile lip colors—a red or similar bold shade along with a neutral shade—that can take you from day to night or work for any occasion. Try Pomegranate, Starlet, or Beso Beso along with Sandstorm, Taupe, or Nude.
Brushes & Sponge
The right tools are essential, and a few brushes along with a blender sponge are all you need. A large rounded brush like our Blush Brush, a small flat brush like our Super Fluff Brush, and a precision brush like our Angle Brush.
Blush & Highlighter
Give your complexion a warm dose of color with a powder or cream blush and add a natural glow with a highlighter or bronzer (or both) depending on the look you prefer—if you lean towards minimal makeup, choose an illuminating powder instead.
A neutral eyeshadow palette will allow you to create a multitude of looks with ease—try our Classic Palette II or our Beach Beauty Palette.
For on-the-go and travel-friendly application—or the rare occasion when you can’t wash your face—have a package of biodegradable Cosmetic Wipes handy to effectively remove and cleanup makeup.