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Starting a makeup routine can be overwhelming, especially when you’re just a newbie in the beauty world. With so many products and tools to choose from, it’s easy to get lost in the vastness of the world of makeup. 

But never fear! If you are a rookie looking to find your footing in this tricky terrain, you have come to the right place. In this blog post, we will walk through all that goes into setting up a simple yet effective beginner’s makeup collection and provide helpful tips along the way. So read on because you’re just about ready for takeoff!

Makeup products for beginners

Are you new to the world of makeup? Don't worry, everyone has to start somewhere! The key is finding the right products that work for you. Whether you're after a natural look or something more dramatic, there are makeup products out there that will help you achieve your desired look. A great place to start is with some basic essentials, such as a good quality foundation, mascara, and a versatile eyeshadow palette. 

Look for products that are easy to use and don't require too much skill to apply. Remember, practice makes perfect, so don't be afraid to experiment until you find what works best for you. With a bit of patience and the right products, you'll soon be a makeup pro!

So, let’s talk about the makeup basics you need: 

How to do makeup for beginners

Want to know how to apply makeup for beginners? Here are some simple makeup tips and tricks you should follow.

1. Skin-prepping products

Skin-prepping products are essential in a makeup kit for beginners, for creating a smooth base before you apply makeup. Start by cleansing your skin with a gentle cleanser to remove any dirt, oil, and bacteria that can clog pores and cause blemishes. 

After washing your face, be sure to exfoliate at least once a week to slough away dead skin cells and keep your complexion looking bright and even. Finally, apply a moisturizer with SPF protection or sunscreen to shield the skin from UV damage. A good primer is also a must before you start applying makeup to help makeup last longer and really bring out the vibrancy of each product. For beginners, especially if you have oily skin, opt for one that is lightweight and oil-free.

Glow On Base Hydra
Moisturizer Glow On Base Hydra
Sale price$22.00
Tinted sunscreen
Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++ (01 Clear)
Tinted sunscreen Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++ 01 Clear
Sale price$18.00

2. Brushes and sponges

You’ll need the proper instruments to correctly apply your beauty products. So, brushes and sponges are a must among your makeup basics. These goodies are essential tools for makeup beginners to achieve a flawless makeup look. Here are the brushes you’ll need: 

You’ll need the proper instruments to correctly apply your beauty products. So, brushes and sponges are a must among your makeup basics. These goodies are essential tools for makeup beginners to achieve a flawless makeup look. Here are the brushes you’ll need:  

  • For foundation, a flat foundation brush or a damp beauty blender works best to apply and blend the product. 
  • For concealer, use a small concealer brush or a pointed sponge for precise application and blending. 
  • When it comes to eyeshadow, blending brushes, an eyeshadow brush and a smudger brush are great options to achieve a seamless eyeshadow look. 
  • An angled brush can be useful for applying brow products or gel eyeliner. 
  • When using blush, a fluffy blush brush is great for blending and distributing color seamlessly. 
  • Finally, a highlighter brush or fan brush is perfect for applying highlighter precisely to the high points of the face. 

Remember to clean your brushes and sponges regularly to avoid any bacteria buildup and to ensure a smooth makeup application.

Extra tip: You can also add cotton swabs to your makeup basics

Cotton swabs are a versatile tool that can be used for a variety of makeup techniques. Here are some tips for using them in your makeup routine:

  • For Eyeshadow: Use a cotton swab to clean up any mistakes or smudges when applying eyeshadow,  to create a more precise line when applying eyeliner or eyeshadow, or even to blend eyeshadow in the crease for a soft, diffused look.
  • For Lips: Use it to remove any lipstick that has smudged outside of the lip line. To create a clean, crisp edge when applying bold or dark lip colors. To apply lip balm or Vaseline to dry or chapped lips.
  • For Contouring: Use a cotton swab to apply contour powder or cream to the bridge of the nose for a more defined look, to highlight the inner corners of the eyes for a brightening effect, to blend out and clean up any harsh contour lines.

3. Foundation

Start by choosing a lightweight foundation or tinted moisturizer that is easy to blend and can provide a light layer of coverage according to your skin color and your type of skin.

Applying foundation to your skin correctly is an important part of any makeup routine. To get the best results, start by using a quality moisturizer and primer, which will help to create a smooth base for your foundation. 

Once you have prepped your skin, use either a brush or a makeup sponge to apply a thin layer of foundation across the entire face and neck. Use light strokes and blend each area carefully, adding more product as needed until you achieve the desired level of coverage. 

Finish off by using a damp beauty blender to help blend out any harsh lines or application mistakes.

Honey Glow Cover Cushion (01 Ivory)
Foundation Honey Glow Cover Cushion 01 Ivory
Sale price$20.00
BB Cream
M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42 PA+++ (13 Bright Beige)
BB Cream M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 13 Bright Beige PA+++
Sale price$24.00

4. Concealer

Concealer is also a great product for beginners since it helps you cover dark spots, dark circles, and other blemishes. For this, look for one with a light formula that contains natural ingredients like jojoba oil to nourish your skin while providing coverage. 

Use either a soft blending brush or your fingertips to apply the concealer in small dots over any areas you want to cover up. Then, blend outwards from the inside of your eye area towards the outer edge of your face. Be sure to build up coverage gradually until you reach the desired level of coverage.

5. Translucent powder

Setting your concealer and foundation with a translucent powder is essential to ensure that your makeup will last throughout the day. To get a perfect finish, start by using a damp beauty blender or brush to apply the powder over the entire face. This will help to smooth out any uneven areas and create a seamless canvas for the rest of your makeup. 

For even more staying power, use powder on your lids before you apply eyeshadow and on your lips before you apply lipstick. Make sure to only use small amounts of powder at once, otherwise, it can be difficult to blend it properly. Remember, translucent powder is not meant for coverage – merely as a setting agent!

6. Blush and bronzer

Add blush and bronzer to give your complexion a subtle flush of color. Applying blush and bronzer to your skin is a great way to add color and dimension to your look. Once your face is ready you can apply some bronzer on the hollows of your cheeks, sides of your forehead, bridge of your nose, and jawline for an all-over sun-kissed look using a fluffy brush. 

To finish off with blush, choose a shade that complements your skin tone and use a blush brush or powder puff to blend the product in circular motions onto the apples of your cheeks. For more definition, lightly blend the blush upwards towards your temples.

Water Tint
Dear Darling Water Gel Tint - Apricot Red #OR205 - Asian Beauty Essentials
Water Tint Dear Darling Water Gel Tint - Apricot Red #OR205
Sale price$10.00
Blush balm
Kisstin Balm Pink - Asian Beauty Essentials
Blush balm Kisstin Balm Pink
Sale price$40.00

7. Highlighter

Highlighter is a great addition to any makeup routine, as it can add a touch of glow and dimension to the face. To apply highlighter properly as a beginner, start with a small amount of product and build up slowly to avoid going overboard. Use a small brush or your fingers to apply the product to the high points of your face, including the cheekbones, brow bone, bridge of your nose, and Cupid’s bow. 

You can also apply it to the inner corners of your eyes for a brighter look. Be sure to blend well to avoid harsh lines, and avoid applying too much product to prevent a glittery or metallic look. With a light hand and some practice, a highlighter can add the perfect finishing touch to your makeup look.

8. Eye mascara, eyeshadow, and eyeliner

Mascaras, eyeshadows, and eyebrow pencils are all great options for beginners as well - just start with neutral colors and gradually build up your collection!

Applying eye products is a great way to enhance your look and make your eyes stand out. To get the best results, start by using an eyeshadow primer to ensure that the eye makeup stays put throughout the day. 

Once you have primed your eyelids, choose an eyeshadow shade that complements your skin tone and apply it using a blending brush, you can also opt for eye glitter or you can complement your eyeshadow with some eye glitter. 

Then, line your upper lashline with a pencil or liquid eyeliner of your choice. Use an angled brush for precision when applying darker shadows on the crease area and outer corner of the eye for depth. Finish off by curling and applying mascara for added length and volume. If desired, you can add some glitter or shimmer to the inner corner of your eyes for extra drama!

Eye glitter
Champagne Eye Glitter (#03 Rose Coral)
Eye glitter Champagne Eye Glitter -#03 - Rose Coral
Sale price$12.50 Regular price$15.00
Waterproof Pen Eyeliner (01 Deep Black)
Eyeliner Waterproof Pen Eyeliner - #01 Deep Black
Sale price$12.00

9. Eyebrows

Making up eyebrows can make a huge difference in framing the eyes and enhancing your overall look. To begin, comb your brows with a spoolie or clean mascara wand to ensure all hair is in place. Using a precision brow pencil, fill in any gaps or sparse areas using short, feather-like strokes. Be sure to use a color similar to your natural eyebrows to avoid an unnatural look. 

Next, outline the shape of your desired brow, paying attention to the arch and thickness. Using a brow brush or spoolie, blend any harsh lines and brush your brows evenly so they appear natural. If you’re looking for longer-lasting results, use a brow gel or pomade to set the hairs in place. 

Remember, it takes practice and patience to perfect the art of eyebrow makeup, but the results make all the difference!

10. Lips

When it comes to experimenting with lip products, there are a few tips and tricks that can help beginners achieve the perfect pout. Start by choosing a lip liner that is a shade or two darker than your lipstick color, this will help create definition and prevent your color from feathering outside of the lips. 

Related article: Must-read Guide on How to Pick the Right Lipstick Based on Your Skintone

When applying lipstick, start at the center of your lips and move outward for more even coverage; then use a tissue to blot off any excess product. Lip gloss is wonderful for adding extra shine and dimension to any look and has the added bonus of making your lips appear fuller. For an unexpected twist, layer matte lipstick over a gloss for ultra-dimensional lips!

Lip tint
Ink The Velvet 01 Good Brick - Asian Beauty Essentials
Lip tint Ink The Velvet 01 Good Brick
Sale price$12.00
Lip tint
Fixing Tint (07 Cranberry Plum)
Lip tint Fixing Tint 07 Cranberry Plum
Sale price$15.00 Regular price$18.00
Lip tint
Fixing Tint (07 Cranberry Plum)
Lip tint Honey & Milk Lip Oil
Sale price$15.00 Regular price$18.00

11. Makeup remover

Have you ever woken up after a night out or a long day at work, only to see your reflection in the mirror and realize you look like a panda? That's the lovely result of not properly removing your makeup. Not only that, but leaving makeup on overnight can clog your pores and cause breakouts. 

So, having a trusty makeup remover in your skincare routine means you can easily and effectively remove all traces of makeup, leaving your skin free to breathe and glow.

Makeup remover
Fixing Tint (07 Cranberry Plum)
Makeup remover Rice Water Bright Lip & Eye Makeup Remover
Sale price$15.00 Regular price$18.00
Makeup removing wipes
Fixing Tint (07 Cranberry Plum)
Makeup removing wipes Rice Water Bright Cleansing Wipes
Sale price$15.00 Regular price$18.00
Makeup removing balm
Fixing Tint (07 Cranberry Plum)
Makeup removing balm Biore Makeup Remover Rich Cream
Sale price$15.00 Regular price$18.00

Not sure where to start yet? Look for some makeup tips from a professional makeup artist

Turning to professional makeup artists on YouTube is a great way to learn different techniques and get makeup tips that suit your style and preferences. From basic makeup friendly tutorials to advanced makeup looks, you can find a wide range of videos from talented makeup artists. 

Look for youtube channels dedicated to sharing their expertise and passion for makeup, and many of them offer step-by-step tutorials, product recommendations, and makeup hacks that can help you take your makeup skills to the next level. So, not sure where to start with makeup? 

Head over to YouTube and find tutorials that interest you and start practicing!

Looking for basic makeup products? Asian Beauty Essentials is here to help!

As you can see, makeup for beginners is not so scary. There are so many easy ways to learn and, if you’re armed with the basics, creating your own makeup routine isn’t actually that complicated. 

If you’re looking for the right makeup goodies to create your own squad, you’ve come to the right place! At Asian Beauty Essentials you’ll find all the makeup products you need perfect your makeup routine, even if you’re just a newbie. 

Visit our makeup collection today!

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