10 May

Makeup Kit For Beginners – 10 Items Every Novice Needs

By: AfriBeautyCollective Makeup

In the era of Instagram Models, beauty gurus and society’s overall obsession with one’s appearance it can be daunting for a makeup novice to even know where to begin.

We’ve decided to take on that stress for you and help you build your beginners makeup kit.


1. Moisturiser & Primer:

Moisturiser of choice and Yanga Beauty or PONDS Vanishing Cream as a primer

Source: Yangabeauty.com

Source: Ponds.com

Moisturisers and Primers are the difference between smoothly applied, even toned, long-lasting foundation and blotchy uneven makeup. Ever wondered why your favourite beauty bloggers look so flawless? It’s the primer!

2. Foundation & Concealer for Your Skin Type

MAYBELLINE Fit Me / So Aesthetic Foundation / Estee Lauder Double Wear foundationNARS ConcealerLA Girl Concealer

Source: Allure.com

3. Brow Pencil & Spoolie Brush:

Evita JosephRimmel eye pencil and spoolie

4. Eyeliner & Mascara:

Source: yangabeauty.com

Yanga Beauty black eye liner  and mascara from Maybelline

5. Translucent Powder:

Ben NYE / MAC Laura Mercier

Wondering why you need powder? Translucent powder doesn’t only set your makeup holding it in place for hours, it evens out the tone, brightens up the areas it’s applied to and give you that flawless matte look.

Our beautiful East African model Alice with a natural makeup look by the awesome Nigerian MUA @casskoncept1

6. Contour & Highlight Kit:

ZARON contour palette / Ms Salon London

Contouring can be intimidating to any woman. We’ve got you covered with the beginner’s guide to contouring. Zaron provides both in this no-fuss “face definer” kit. There are different shades pallets per kit which makes it ideal for all skin tones

7. Eyeshadow Palette:

Juvia’s Place / Swiitch Beauty

8. Lipstick Nude & Coloured:


9. Beauty Blender & Brush Kit:

Evita Joseph / Real Techniques

Source: Evita Joseph Brush Kit

10. Micellar Water, Cotton Wool & Q Tips:

Garnier’s Micellar water / generic cotton wool & Q tip


Source: Garnier

It’s that simple. If you get your hands on these makeup necessities you will be well on your way to being your own natural or glam makeup artist.

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