Ready to begin your journey learning makeup? Here are the best makeup kits for beginners with all the essentials you need!
Makeup looks, tutorials and experiments are in trend now. Whether you are a beauty enthusiast, a headstrong artist, or an amateur, everyone is getting into it.
And if you are looking to get inducted to the wave yourself, the way to begin is to invest in a few basics. Doing makeup is as much as reflexive, as it is an art. So getting your fundamentals sorted – lipliner, eyeliner, lipstick, blush, makeup brushes, foundation, and so on – is the best way to go about it.
Now, curating your own makeup can be quite intimidating, but will a little bit of knowledge, browsing and help, you can always kick-start your makeup journey with a bunch of staples from the brand that suits you the best.
We have built a list of makeup kits for beginners, which have a mix of general makeup essentials and sets that focus on specific parts. So go ahead, look at our favourites and pick your preferred one based on what you need and what you are interested in.
This kit is your starter back to a mild, almost-no-makeup makeup look. This bestselling kit has five of their most popular must-haves for your face, eyes and lips, in travel size (minis). And what is more, these products are created without Aluminium, BPA, Parabens, Phthalates, Silicone, Sulphates, and other chemicals. In fact, it includes natural ingredients like Green Tea, Ginseng, and Vitamin B that renew the appearance of your skin while also targeting premature ageing.
Coming to the kit itself, it includes a travel size No Filter Blurring Primer, a Skin Perfecting Powder Highlighter in Afterglow and Mineral Glow, a Lip Oil, a Lit Mist Illuminating Setting Spray, and a full size Fully Charged Mascara.
Nothing better than having a kit of Selena’s absolute must-haves for lips, eyes and cheeks. It has four pieces, and all of them come in a dainty, travel-sized set which is perfect to carry and/or gift! The entire set is vegan, cruelty-free and free from harmful chemicals as well, so it is kind of ideal for anyone who has been apprehensive about the quality and side effects of makeup.
The set contains mini versions of the Soft Pinch Liquid Blush in Joy, the Positive Light Liquid Luminizer in Mesmerise, the Lip Soufflé Matte Lip Cream in Inspire, and the Mini Perfect Strokes Universal Volumizing Mascara in Black. Use the blush to gently add some colour onto your cheeks, use the Luminizer for a visibly soft glow, you can even try mixing it with your foundation or concealer. The Lip Cream can be used like any other, apply on your dry lips to make it supple, and use the Mascara from the root to the tip until you reach your desired look.
And voila, Selena’s go-to look is now your own!
The best part about this makeup kit is that it is entirely customisable, when it comes to colours, hues and shades. The set includes three easy to apply makeup essentials that gives you a quick fix at any time, for any occasion.
It includes their Boy Brow gel which grooms your brows, and comes in Blond, Auburn, Brown, Black, or Clear. And then there is the Cloud Paint which ensures seamless cheek colour, and comes in a range of sunset-inspired shades which ranges from a Rich Mulberry to a Soft Peach. And finally there is the Lash Lick, their fill form mascara that comes in the quotidian deep black shade, and visibly lengthens and curls your lashes.
Sephora is a standard name amongst those who indulge in makeup, and even a brand that a lot of people swear by. So the brand’s collection of their bests definitely made it to our list, and for good reason. With six pieces in a kit, which includes all the essentials – right from skincare, hair-care, to fragrance – you also get a voucher for a 15% percent off this time around.
Getting down to the specifics, the kit comes in two sets. Set A in particular in brilliant, with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Medium Brown, their Clear Brow Gel, the Glow Screen Sunscreen (SPF 40), First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub, the OUAI Detox Shampoo and the Mugler Alien Eau de Parfum.
Sigma Beauty Travel Kit – Make Me Classy – Black contains all the essentials for a perfect makeup application. From foundation and blush to eyeshadow and liner, this kit has your covered. Perfect for travel, the snap-top case keeps your brushes in perfect condition while doubling as organiser and storage.
Now, this kit has all the essential makeup brushes you will need to explore the art of makeup. This kit comes with seven kinds of brushes, each for its unique specific purpose. There is a Pencil Brush to soften and smoken up your eye, a Tapered Blending Brush to soft blend creases, an Eye Shading Brush to even out the application of colour, a Small Angle Brush to draw lines, a Powder Brushfor application, a Contour Brush for delicate hues, and a Foundation Brush. Along with this, comes a Coral Brush Cup Holder as well!
A kit which is exclusively on Nordstrom, which has all the essentials for brow shaping, if you are looking to begin or focus on brows specifically. It is a five piece kit, which includes brow stencils, tweezer, brow powder duo, a duo brush and a brow gel. The kit is accommodative of different bone structures and hair growth, and all products are cruelty-free.
You can begin by choosing the stencil that is most suitable for you, there are five options to pick from. Remove the excessive hair using a tweezer and then use the brush to fill in the arch with brow powder. Finally, apply some of the brow gel to make sure everything is in place, use a brush for the same. Use gentle, upward strokes and you are set for the day.
The jane iredale starter kit is everything you need to get started on makeup, for a radiant glowing skin. The products keep your skin nourished and hydrated, while also giving you the glitter. This particular kit includes their PurePressed Base SPF 20 in Warm Silk, Amazing Base SPF 20in Warm Silk, their Smooth Affair, the Pommisst Hydration Spray, and the Mini Powder Brush. All of this comes in an elegant cosmetic bag with a mirror, making it compatible and travel friendly.
First start with the smooth affair, spread it evenly and let the primer do its thing. You can also use a moisturiser with or without it. Next, use the powder in downward stroken, followed by the foundation in a similar manner. Finally, top it off with the Pommisst by spraying it from an arm’s length.
Probably the priciest of the lot, but this set has everything one can possibly imagine and need to get started with the basics of makeup. It includes their Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencil in Amber Haze, the Feline Flick E yeliner in Panther, the Full Fat Lashes Mascara in Glossy Black, the Cheek to Chic Blush in Sex on Fire, the Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Kiss ‘n’ Tell, the K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in So Marilyn and a Lip Lustre Lip Gloss in Red Vixen. And the best part? All these gorgeous products come in a complimentary makeup bag with kiss impressions of some of the post iconic, popular female figures in the fashion industry.
There are two important aspects that you need to zero in on, before exploring the many options foundations for yourself. One is that you need to determine the type of coverage you want to achieve: sheer, medium, or full.Two, you must decide on the kind of finish you want: matte, natural, or dewy. After that, you pick one that is closest to your complexion and take the leap and try it out.
A little concealer under your eye is an instant fix to look awake, bright and fresh. Add a little bit of kohl to your eye, and some lipstick, and you should be absolutely good to go for a new day. A pair of sunglasses, or a bold lip colour will make you stand out further, if it is that kind of a day.