Real makeup items a beginner should have!

If you are new to the world of makeup, this article is for you! God knows the amount of useless products I have purchased in my life because some influencer swore I needed it. It’s quite unsettling the amount of information that gets thrown at us daily. And like I like to say, I try it, so you don’t have to! I surely consider makeup to be an art, and it’s no secret that art requires a lot of material, but if you are just starting, you only need a few makeup items.

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So, in my mind, makeup should enhance what you already have. As a rookie, you don’t want to start by creating some crazy stuff, because more often than not, it will be a fail. The reason it will fail is that you haven’t figure out your face yet. Your face has a unique structure that you should treat adequately. You can find below the list of products you can start with before upgrading!

Makeup items a beginner should have

Overall, be smart with your money and start with drugstore makeup items. Not much separates these products from high-end products. My all-time favorite drugstore brand is NYX. The quality is amazing, the price is budget-friendly, it’s cruelty-free, and you get a huge range of products. I put on the list my 3 favorite items from them, which are the foundation, eyebrow pencil, and eyeshadows. 

This list is what I believe you need to create a perfect full face of makeup. Starting with the foundation, then concealer, a bit of eyeshadow, bronzer (a must), mascara, eyebrow pencil, and lastly the lips. I noticed for my face, I only need bronzer, mascara, and eyebrows. Then when needed, in special events, I will add more makeup.

Let me know if you agree with this list or if you would change somethings up! I would love to know your opinions 🙂

With much love,


Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.


Sofyah Ov is the founder of Sofyahscorner. Through her travels, she emphasizes the art of living comfortably while adventuring, showing readers how to strike a harmonious balance between world exploration and the soft life. Having lived in 3 different continents, the writer, passionate traveler, and lifestyle enthusiast would love to teach you how you can have it all!

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