Basic Makeup for Beginners
Basic Makeup List for Beginners by Very Easy Makeup
Are you new to makeup?
Here’s a basic makeup list for beginners. You don’t need to make your daily makeup complicated!
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Daily Makeup Items and Affordable Makeup for Beginners
Below are the top makeup picks to add to your makeup list by Very Easy Makeup.
1. Under Eye Concealer for Basic Makeup – NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
If you want extra coverage for under-eye circles, apply a concealer on top of the color-correcting fluid. NARS is a solid choice. I use Vanilla.
An alternative to this under-eye concealer is the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser for Dark Circles.
You can see my full review of the Maybelline concealer on YouTube.
2. Primer for Makeup Newbies – Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer
Some primers are too greasy and cause breakouts, whereas others are too watery or too shiny and bring attention to less-than-perfect skin!
The Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer is easy to use for beginners.
3. Daily Foundation and Makeup Must Have – Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in 1C1 Cameo
Beginners (and makeup experts too!) should not use a heavy foundation. Thick foundations don’t look natural and they are difficult to apply. I swear by the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer in 1C1 Cameo.
The Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer has SPF and you can apply it to your skin with your fingers. It is easy to use! (So much better than a heavy foundation!)
Check out this Very Easy Makeup review of the best-tinted moisturizers.
4. Blush for Makeup Beginners (and Makeup Experts!) – Orgasm Blush by NARS
The Orgasm blush my NARS is my holy grail. It looks great for going out, for a professional makeup look, and for a natural makeup look. It’s the top pick and all-around beauty favorite by Very Easy Makeup!
Buying Tip: NARS has two blushes with similar names: Orgasm and Super Orgasm. You want the color that is Orgasm.
You can see what the NARS Orgasm blush looks like in this NARS blush review on YouTube.
5. Eye Shadow for Beginners and Your Basic Makeup List – Too Faced Pineapple Eye Shadow Palette
This eye shadow palette is perfect for beginners. Simply use any of the shimmery colors on your eyelids for a natural no-makeup look.
Plus, the eye shadow palette has a how-to guide in it for beginners.
6. Drugstore Mascara for Your Basic Makeup List – Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara by essence for Easy Daily Makeup
The mascara by essence is so easy to use and it looks great! This is a top drugstore mascara pick by Very Easy Makeup, and a hidden gem!
If you are new to mascara, check out this YouTube tutorial on how to apply mascara.
7. Easy to Use Lipstick that Stays on for Beginners – Revlon Colorstay Overtime in Perennial Peach
The Revlon Colorstay Overtime lip gloss is so easy to use. This lipstick is a mix between a lip stain and lipstick.
You don’t need to be precise while putting it on, and it stays on all day!
I love the Perennial Peach color the most because it’s natural looking.
Optional Daily Makeup Items Recommended by Very Easy Makeup
If you want to add more makeup products to your makeup kit, I’d recommend a highlighter, an under-eye concealer, an eyebrow pencil, and a bronzer. Of course, a simple set of brushes is always helpful too!
1. Easy to Use Highlighter for Beginners – L’Oreal Magic Primer
Apply this easy-to-use highlighter to the inner corner of your eyes and below your eyebrows to brighten your eyes. Then apply to the tops of your cheeks for a light shimmery look.
Added Benefit: This drugstore highlighter lasts FOREVER!
2. Natural Looking Eyebrow Pencil for Your Makeup List – Laura Mercier Fair Blonde Pencil
The Laura Mercier eyebrow pencil looks natural and is easy to use for makeup beginners.
Use the pencil to fill in the thin areas of your eyebrows and use the brush on the eyebrow pencil to brush your eyebrows up.
3. The Best Bronzer for Your Basic Makeup List – Bobbi Brown Bronzer in Golden Light – Light Tan
Apply this bronzer with a large brush around your forehead line, below the cheekbones, and your jawline. Think of making a backward number three.
4. Easy to Use Brush Set for Beginners – SHANY Bamboo Brush Set from Amazon
A brush set is a brush set in my opinion. I personally like bamboo. For under $15, you can’t beat the SHANY bamboo makeup brush set. Unlike other brush sets, this one actually includes what you need!
It includes an eyeshadow brush, a thin brush for applying liner along the upper and lower lash lines, a blush brush, and a bronzer blush. These are the brushes you truly need.
Easy How-to Makeup Video for Beginners
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