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A Beginner’s Guide To Makeup Essentials + 5 Easy Makeup Tutorials

A Beginner’s Guide To Makeup Essentials + 5 Easy Makeup Tutorials


In today’s world, fashion and beauty are ever-present. Makeup collections are launched every now and then and our Instagram feed is almost always flooded with perfectly executed glam looks. As a result, it’s easy to get lost or confused by it all, especially as a beginner. However, not to worry as we’ve curated this beginner-friendly makeup guide that’s so easy you wouldn’t need to break a sweat. 

As a beginner, it’s important to start out by knowing the basics of makeup. You want to be sure that you know what it what as well as the best practices when it comes to the art of makeup. This will ensure that you not only opt for the right products but also use them the right way. Although this may seem like a huge task, it really isn’t. With this guide and the beginner-friendly makeup tutorials that follow, you’ll surely hit the ground running in no time. 

These are the eternal basics of makeup…

#1. Face

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Skincare is the foundation of a perfectly executed face beat. That is why you need to moisturize and prime before you begin. Once this has been taken care of, you then need to conceal or apply your foundation if you have nothing to conceal. Then reach out for your powder and a bit of blush if you so desire.

#2. Eyes


If you have “perfectly” shaped brows, you might save yourself some penciling time. Otherwise, you need a well-sharpened or retractable eyebrow pencil to draw your brows into the desired shape or just to fill in scanty brows. Be sure to be light-handed with the pencil so you don’t over-apply and then have to start all over again.

Depending on the event, you can decide to try your hands on eyeshadows to make your eyes pop. Finish off with mascara for elongated lashes but be careful not smudge your entire makeup look.

#3. Lips

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Once done, it’s time to make your lips shine with a lip gloss of choice or add a touch of color with your lipstick. Remember, when starting out on the path of makeup, less is always more. If unsure, always go for a shade darker than your natural lip undertone or stick to nudes.

#4. Tools

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Perfectly-executed glam beat, even for a beginner, comes with having to know how to blend properly using the right tools. This is why you need a variety of brushes for your concealer, foundation, brows, eyeshadow, and more. Having a brush for each part will save you the time of cleaning one brush to reuse and will also help you avoid ruining your makeup.

We understand that this might be so much information to consume especially with no practical example. But not to worry, we’ve got your back with the perfect makeup tutorials for beginners.

Check out 5 super-easy makeup tutorials for beginners…

#1. Know the dos and don’ts


#2. Narrow in on details


#3. 15-minute everyday special


#4. 10-minute everyday special


#5. Flawless makeup using drugstore products 


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