The Ultimate Makeup Kit For Beginners

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Whether you’re looking for beauty inspo or taking your first leap into the world of makeup, we’re here for all the need-to-know on which basic makeup essentials every beginner needs, and how to apply them. 

Before you start experimenting with the latest TikTok and Instagram makeup trends, it’s important you’re equipped with the right tools! Below you’ll find Revolution Beauty’s ultimate beginner makeup kit and how to apply each product for stunning yet simple makeup looks! 

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Makeup Kit for Beginners:

So, what makeup should a beginner buy? Check out our basic makeup list of all the essentials any makeup beginner should need to kickstart their beauty love affair:

How to Apply Makeup for Beginners

Now that you’re set with your shopping list, let’s learn how to do makeup for beginners! We’ve created this simple step-by-step makeup tutorial for beginners alongside our top recommendations for your brand new kit!  

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Step 1 – Prime

After applying a generous amount of moisturizer, apply a light layer of primer across your whole face to smooth your skin and prep for foundation.  

Best Primer for Beginners:

We recommend the Revolution Makeup Glass Liquid Skin Primerto any makeup beginner, to create a flawless makeup base.  

Step 2 – Apply Foundation

Once you’ve chosen your shade, it’s time for foundation. Start by putting a small amount onto your beauty blender . Applying to your face gradually, adding more as needed. 

Best Foundation for Beginners: 

When it comes to shopping for foundation, it can be a little overwhelming. We suggest trying the 2 in 1 Conceal and Define Foundation, its blendable finish makes it easy to achieve the exact coverage you need.  

Step 3 – Conceal

Next stop on our makeup for beginners list - concealer! If you’re lucky enough to have a clear complexion, you may be able to skip this stage, but if you want to minimize any dark patches or unfortunate pimples, then conceal away by gently dabbing a light blob onto the necessary area.  

Best Concealer for Beginners:

Our go-to is the Revolution XX Conceal Superfixx Concealer. Available in a jaw-dropping 55 shades, this concealer is enriched with Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid to treat the skin as well as provide a flawless, satin finish. 

Step 4 – Brows

Brows are a very important part of our makeup routine that a few years ago could have been overlooked, but not anymore! We love a sculpted, fluffy, full brow and the easiest way to achieve this is with a good eyebrow gel. Brush in an upwards motion and add pencil strokes into any small gaps.  

Best Brow Gel for Beginners:

For all you makeup beginners, we’re choosing the Revolution XX Brow Fix Gel to keep our brows in place all day long.   

Step 5 – Shadow

A neutral shadow palette is your go-to makeup product for beginners. They’re equipped with all the shades you need to create simple makeup looks that are versatile and fail-safe. 

Before you rush into any colorful or smokey eye looks, make sure you know how to perfect your blending with neutral shades. Start with a lighter shade and sweep across your whole eyelid. Follow this with a slightly darker shade halfway into your lash line, blending outwards to add definition to your eyes.  

Best Shadow Palette for Beginners:

For your first shadow palette, we recommend the Makeup Revolution Colour Book Shadow Palette. It contains a plethora of both matte and shimmery nudes, allowing you to practice to perfection before branching out into brighter shades. 

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Step 6 – Eyeliner

A simple winged eye is the perfect addition to a makeup routine for beginners. Start from the inner corner of your eye and follow outwards, creating a thicker line on the edge. From here, create a small flick at a 45-degree angle and touch up with a cotton swab to make neater if necessary.   

Best Eyeliner for Beginners:

Adding a feminine flick to your lash line couldn’t be easier with the Makeup Revolution Renaissance Flick Eyeliner. 

Step 7 – Mascara

Mascara is a must for makeup beginners. It completes any eye makeup look by lengthening, volumizing and even curling those lashes. 

Best Mascara for Beginners:

For lust-worthy lashes, apply a few coats of the Big Lash Volume Mascara to enhance your eyes. 

Step 8 – Contour, Bronze and Highlight

One of the last steps in our guide to applying makeup for beginners is a light contour using a bronzer and highlighter. Sculpting and defining your natural features is an easy way to bring definition to your look.  

Sweep bronzer under your cheekbones and down the middle of your nose for a naturally sunkissed look. Then, buff a light layer of highlighter over the top to create a gorgeous glow.   

Best Contour Kit for Beginners:

Try the I Heart Revolution Chocolate Contour Palette which contains a versatile bronzer and highlight to create glowy yet subtle definition.  

Step 9 – Lip liner

For fuller lips and to add staying power to your lip color, choose a slightly darker shade of lip liner to your lipstick and trace around your lips. Choose from our selection of Satin Kiss Lip Liners. 

Step 10 – Lipstick

Finish your look off with a classic lipstick. Beginners’ makeup doesn’t need to be dull, add a statement lip to your look for the final stage.  

Best Lipstick for Beginners:

We’re choosing Powder Matte Lipstick in Fascination to add a pop of color to our makeup look this season.   

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