Makeup newbie? Here’s a list of what to include in your kit

Getting started with makeup can be such an overwhelming experience, from finding out what products work and how to apply them…it can be a little too much. Here is a list of our budget friendly makeup kit suggestions that can help you start your makeup journey.

All the things can be found in most drug stores.



You makeup brush kit needs at least 6 brushes that will help you apply your makeup products. Your brush kit should have a;

  • Foundation brush: For applying foundation..
  • Concealer brush: For applying concealer, when shaping your brows or highlighting.
  • Powder brush: For dusting off excess powder when baking or applying compact powder.
  • Eyeshadow Brush: For applying eyeshadow and blending it out.
  • Spoolie: For brushing your brows to prep them for shaping.
  • Contour brush: For applying contour and blush.

2. Beauty blender

Beauty blenders are useful when blending out foundation. They are very handy when you want to have a flawless finish with your foundation.


  • Primer: Primers help your makeup stay in place. You apply them before applying any product on your face.
  • Foundation: Before you buy a foundation, check if it’s your right shade. Drug store usually have samples of products, try them out and don’t be afraid to ask for help from a shop assistant or go shopping with a friend so that they help you with picking out the right shade. Another useful tip is to watch Youtubers who have the same or similar skin type and shade as you, they’ll give you great recommendations.
  • Concealers: As the name suggests…they conceal! You can apply them to any spots or blemishes before you apply foundation. Concealers are also used for shaping brows and highlighting.
  • Eyebrow pencil: Never buy black eyebrow pencils! Always get a dark brown one for a more natural finish.
  • Highlighter: A highlighter brightens your skin on the areas light falls on.
  • Powder: It mattifies your face and keeps your makeup intact. Powder is also used for baking.
  • Eyeshadow: When starting your kit it is advisable to get an eyeshadow palette with neutral colours before incorporating bright colours. A neutral palette will include shadows that can also be used for contouring.
  • Mascara: It defines your eyelashes.
  • Lipstick/gloss: Get one which lasts longer and doesn’t tend to transfer easily.
  • Setting spray: It mattifies your face and holds it in place during the day.

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