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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.

SmashboxAlways On Liquid Eyeliner

Size: .02 oz·ITEM: 2060556

Color: Black

186 Reviews

$23.00

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’re a beginner).

This product is an Allure Best of Beauty award winner.

Benefit CosmeticsGimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel Jumbo

Size: 0.2 oz/ 6 g·ITEM: 2305647

Color: 2 - warm golden brown

38 Reviews

$40.00

It is great for beginners and advanced makeup lovers. If you are on the fence... ..., it's super easy to use for brow beginners, and it gives my brows the perfect "natural and fluffy" look.

What it is:
A jumbo-size brow-volumizing tinted gel with tiny microfibers that create natural-looking fullness and definition.

What it does:
Benefit’s Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel contains tiny microfibers that adhere to skin and brow hairs, creating natural-looking brow volume. The custom tiny, tapered brush provides an easy, mess-proof application, and makes it easy to tame, tint, and volumize the look of your brows. The buildable formula is also water-resistant and long-wearing.

tarteMini Sketch & Set™ Brow Pencil and Tinted Gel

Size: pencil : 0.0017 oz/ 0.05 g; gel: 0.0253 oz/ 0.75 mL·ITEM: 2309169

Color: Taupe - dark blonde & red hair

13 Reviews

$14.00

Not for Beginners! Love that it’s a duo, the pencil side is fine, but the gel part gets too much product on your brow and it dries hella fast.

What it is: A two-in-one brow tool featuring a full-size, ultra-slim pencil with micro tip to fill in brows and tinted gel to keep them in place all day.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Babassu: Nurtures and conditions brow hair.
- Amazonian Clay: Minimizes oil around the hair follicle to balance skin and keep pigment in place.
- Vitamin E: Acts as an emollient and antioxidant.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, and triclosan. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This thin, tapered spoolie is great for targeted precision and mess-free application.

Anastasia Beverly HillsMini Strong Hold Clear Brow Gel

Size: 0.085 fl oz/ 2.5ml·ITEM: 2311330

Color: Clear - colorless

78 Reviews

$9.00

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.

Yves Saint LaurentYSL x Zoë Kravitz Rouge Pur Couture Satin Lipstick

Size: 0.13 oz/ 3.8g·ITEM: 2427359

Color: 149 Midnight LA - deep crimson

49 Reviews

$38.00

This stick smells fantastic for beginners! It has a champagne-like fragrance and applies uniformly and nicely across the lips.

What it is: A limited-edition collection of creamy satin lip shades that deliver long-lasting hydration and color—brought to you by Zoë Kravitz and Yves Saint Laurent.

Formulation Type:
Lipstick

Benefits: Hydrating, Long-wearing

What Else You Need to Know: Inspired by four cities that influenced and shaped Zoë Kravitz, this collection offers creamy, full-coverage color for soft, smooth, moisturized lips. The iconic Rouge Pur Couture Satin Lipstick is dressed in a feminine yet edgy silver-on-silver glitter bullet.

Iconic LondonSilk Glow Blush and Highlight Duo

Size: 0.21 oz·ITEM: 2554574

Color: Coral Glow

43 Reviews

$39.00

It’s small enough to keep it in my everyday makeup bag and it gives a modern-classic look....They both illuminate- without being sparkly. I’m a bit of a beginner with stuff like this, and it looked good, and I didn’t 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

Finish:
Radiant

Formulation:
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.

Iconic LondonLiquid Brow Silk Max Hold Gel

Size: 0.1 fl oz / 3 mL·ITEM: 2577062

39 Reviews

$24.00

This had become a new essential for me in my makeup bag!...I’m still pretty new at doing my eye brows but this product makes it so easy, especially for beginners. Highly recommend!

What it is: A formula for fluffed, lifted, finished, and fixed brows that will wow all day.

Coverage: Medium

Finish:
Natural

Formulation:
Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitamin Peptides: Contain thickening, strengthening, and growth-supporting benefits.
- Moroccan Argan Oil: Provides nourishing, restoring, and conditioning benefits.
- Texturizing Polymer: Enhances natural volume for fuller effect.

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.

stilaMini Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

Size: .008 oz / .25 ml·ITEM: 2580769

Color: Black - intense black

16 Reviews

$12.00

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.

$27.00

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’m 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.

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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

81 Reviews

$24.00

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.

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