Makeup kit essentials for beginners!


It can be quite daunting with it comes to knowing what makeup to buy especially if you are new to the world of makeup. These days there is so much choice that it can make people totally confused. But if you have these few essential items in your beauty bag you can’t go wrong!


                                                   Here are some of the items you may need:



This helps to keep the foundation in place all day!


Prep + Prime by MAC, POREfessional by Benefit, LA BASE PRO by Lancôme.



I would recommend spending a bit more on a good foundation especially if you need more coverage.


Lasting Finish 25hr foundation by Rimmel, Double Wear stay-in-place by Estée Lauder, HD perfect cover up foundation by Inglot



This helps to conceal any imperfections and dark circles. Some concealers will have an illuminating effect to them where as others won’t. It just depends on what your needs are.


Bareskin complete coverage serum concealer by bareMinerals, Pro longwear concealer by MAC, Pro.conceal HD high definition concealer by L.A.Girl


Translucent powder:

This helps to set the foundation and gives a more matt finish.


Mineral Veil by bareMinerals, Cosmetics HD Finishing powder by NYX, Mineralize skinfinish natural powder by MAC



This helps to add warmth to the skin and enhances the face.


Coralista by Benefit, Baked powder blush in luminoso by Milani, High Definition blush, in summer by NYX


I would recommend using a highlighter to add a beautiful glow to the skin.


High glow mineral hightlighting powder (light infusion 010) by Catrice, Strobe cream by MAC, Mary-loumanizer by The Balm



A bronzer gives that sun kissed look to the skin but is also great for contouring.


Hoola by Benefit, Ambient lighting bronzer by Hourglass, Laguna by NARS



There is a mascara out there for everyone, you just need to find the one that works for you.



Roller lash by Benefit, Voluminous volume building mascara by L’Oreal, Grandiôse wide-angle fan effect mascara by Lancôme


I would recommend having three basic lipsticks (Red, Nude and brown) then you can build on your collection once you get to know what shades suits your skintone.



Ruby Woo by MAC, Velvet Teddy by MAC, Antique Velvet by MAC


Plush Red by NYX, Bare it all by Wet n Wild, Wing Woman by Benefit


Eyebrow Pencil:

Finding the right colour takes time but make sure to go with a shade that matches your natural eyebrow or as close to it as you can.


Browtec by HD Brows, Auto eyebrow pencil by NYX, Colour icon brow pencil by Wet N Wild


Eye shadow Base:

This is important as if you don’t use an eyeshadow base/primer your eye makeup may crease during the day.


Soft Ochre by MAC, Eyeshadow primer potion by Urban decay, Eyeshadow base by NYX



This is an essential item to have in your makeup kit. For starters you need to have the right tool so that your makeup goes on effortlessly.


MAC, Blank Canvas, Real Techniques, Sigma, Crown




Have you used any of these products before or have tried a different product and think I should give it a try, then let me know by commenting down below!

Love Aoife xxx

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