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makeup for beginners

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for makeup for beginners.

If you're new to the world of makeup, you may be wondering where to start. The good news is that it's easier than ever to find a great foundation match and learn the basics, so you can get started right away.

Velour LashesPlant Fibre Lash Collection

ITEM: 2604544

Color: A New Leaf - full volume, round lash style, complimentary to almond, monolid and hooded eye shapes, hemp-derived fibres

82 Reviews


The lash band is thick enough and easy to apply for beginners. I had to cut the lashes in order to fit my eyes, but still look amazing!...This is a nice beginner-friendly lash! I like the natural style of these, they're not too dramatic. ...A New Leaf is great for beginners!

What it is: A pair of beginner-friendly, natural-looking false lashes that can be reused at least 20 times.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: These Plant Fibre lashes are handmade with hemp-derived fibers, so they are fluffy, natural-looking, and lightweight. They come on a full-length black band for all-day comfort. Velour Lashes’s packaging is also 100 percent recyclable.

SmashboxAlways On Liquid Eyeliner

Size: .02 ozITEM: 2060556

Color: Black

188 Reviews


I feel like this liner is good for beginners as well as experienced liquid liner users. ...After only 3 uses the cap came off and the eyeliner dried in my makeup bag. I have read other reviews with the same concern.

What it is: An ergonomic, vegan, waterproof liquid eyeliner pen to ace any eye look—that lasts up to 24 hours for total control and ultimate precision.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Line and define eyes with a waterproof eye liner formula that lasts up to 24 hours. The sweat- and transfer-resistant formula glides on smoothly. An ergonomic grip and super-fine felt tip draws precise, ultra-thin lines or a dramatic, winged eye like a pro makeup artist (even if you鈥檙e a beginner).

This product is an Allure Best of Beauty award winner.

stilaMini Stay All Day庐 Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

Size: .008 oz / .25 mlITEM: 2580769

Color: Black - intense black

22 Reviews


What it is: An easy-application, travel-size, waterproof liquid liner that stays on all day and night.

What Else You Need to Know: This travel-size, easy-glide, quick-dry precision liner stays in place until you say when—no smudges, feathering, or running. The thin, marker-like tip is easy to use, even for the beauty beginner, and delivers any look—from a thin line to a bold, dramatic stroke.


Size: 0.025oz/0.7gITEM: 2149466

Color: 11 Pure White

213 Reviews


i recommend for beginners...I鈥檓 a beginner at eyeliner and this mini pencil was so easy to use and was very opaque even if it鈥檚 a pencil...i love all sephora eye pencils and this is the perfect size for a travel makeup kit

What it is: A long-lasting eye pencil, now available in a mini format at a mini price.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This eye pencil ensures precise and gentle application, making it ideal for both lid and waterline application.

LYS BeautySpeak Love Lip Liner Pencil

Size: .014 oz / .04 gITEM: 2655025

Color: Driven - Terracotta Mauve

38 Reviews


The formula of this lip pencil is to DIE for. I am a beginner to lipstick and the application was so easy. ...Will be a now staple in my makeup bag.

What it is: A long-lasting, creamy-matte lip pencil to define and line lips for a luscious look.

Formulation Type:
Lip Liner

Benefits: Long-wearing, Plumping

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Castor Oil: A nurturing blend that helps hydrate and condition lips.
- Candelilla: Helps prevent moisture loss for dry, chapped lips.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Infuses lips with intensive, long-lasting hydration.

SEPHORA COLLECTIONGolden Hour Highlighter Duo

Size: 2 x 0.14 oz/ 4.0 gITEM: 2461176

Color: Sunrise - true gold sheen / bronze gold shimmer

38 Reviews


Beginner approved...I'm a highlighter junkie and this is going into heavy rotation in my makeup routine. Both sides of Full Moon were absolutely gorgeous.

What it is: A lightweight highlighter duo that enhances the look of skin with reflective finishes ranging from a soft, luminous glow to amped-up shine.

What Else You Need to Know: Find your perfect perfect glow with these silky , cream-powder hybrid highlighters that build and blend seamlessly on skin. Each duo Golden Hour Highlighter Duo includes two different finishes: low beam for a soft, lit-from-within glow and high beam for an amped-up shine. Plus its packaging is made from 51 percent % recycled plastic.


The look I create is stunning if I say so myself for a beginner. Very good for fall look and it can also be an everyday go-to work look....I鈥檓 not very experienced with makeup and find eyeshadow palettes intimidating, so I liked that this only had 5 shades.

What it is: A palette that is inspired by Natasha's bestselling Bronze Palette and features five warm-toned, creamy matte and metallic finishes perfect for summer.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and mineral oil.

What Else You Need to Know: This mini palette is inspired by Natasha Denona’s bestselling Bronze Eyeshadow Palette and brings together five warm-toned neutrals in creamy matte and metallic finishes perfect for summer or fall. These innovative, easy-to-use formulas offer the high performance and versatility Natasha is known for. This travel-size palette easily takes your look from day to night and allows you to complete a whole look on the go. These shades also wear beautifully on all skin tones.


Anastasia Beverly HillsMini Strong Hold Clear Brow Gel

Size: 0.085 fl oz/ 2.5mlITEM: 2311330

Color: Clear - colorless

112 Reviews


Honestly the best product for someone who has a lazy makeup routine....Does exactly what it is supposed to do! I am a beginner at doing my brows and this stuff is a huge help!

What it is:
A clear gel for all hair colors that sets, defines, and holds brows in place all day.

What it does:
This long-wearing clear gel sets and defines brows without fuss. The soothing chamomile formula also conditions hair and offers a lustrous, natural look.

DiorDior Forever Skin Correct Full-Coverage Concealer

Size: 0.37 oz / 11 mLITEM: 2639300

Color: 1 Warm - fair skin with warm undertones

362 Reviews


It is light and creamy I forget that I am wearing it minutes later. As a beginner makeup wearer my looks also come out FLAWLESS when I use this concealer....I'm very impressed and would most certainly recommend this makeup.

What it is: A transfer-proof, full-coverage concealer that delivers up to 24 hours of wear and hydration, visibly corrects blemishes, and reduces the look of undereye circles.

Coverage: Full


Highlighted Ingredients:
- Iris Extract: Hydrates and maintains hydration of the skin.
- Wild Pansy Extract: Comforts skin.
- Nasturtium Extract: Known for revitalizing properties.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also gluten-free.

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Iconic LondonSilk Glow Blush and Highlight Duo

Size: 0.21 ozITEM: 2554566

Color: Rose Glow

46 Reviews


It鈥檚 small enough to keep it in my everyday makeup bag and it gives a modern-classic look....They both illuminate- without being sparkly. I鈥檓 a bit of a beginner with stuff like this, and it looked good, and I didn鈥檛 feel like I could mess it up.

What it is: A beautiful blush and a luminous highlighter with a gel-powder texture to deliver a glossy shot of radiance and a flush of color in one sweep.

Coverage: Light


Pressed Powder

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Pearlescent Pigments: Deliver a luminous finish.
- Emollients: Provide a silky sensorial feel and blurring effect.
- Skin Conditioning Agent: Provides a silky feel.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, retinyl palmitate, sulfates SLS & SLES, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also cruelty-free.

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