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good face makeup- lm tinted moisturizer & concealer
nars blush- madly or orgasm
nars laguna bronzer
UD naked palette
lashblast mascara
any neutral lipgloss

I would recommend using a blush, covering spots and curling eye lashes.. makes a big difference! 🙂 I recommend starting slow and just experiment.

I definitely like the idea of giving someone a little bit of everything- eyeshadow, foundation, lipgloss, etc- so they can decide what products they like and want to use, and which they can do without. For instance, I don’t use eyeshadow hardly ever (the reason I wanted to get into makeup for the first time this year!) but have really grown to love lipstick (never though I’d want to wear ever!)

That, or perhaps a chaperoned trip to makeup counters- those always intimidated and confused the hell out of me when I first started going. So easy to be overwhelmed without guidance.

If it’s someone still young, then maybe just a lipbalm, tinted gloss, some cheek color (a gel would be most natural looking, I guess) and a lash curler. For someone who is older, then a concealer/foundation or tinted moisturizer, powder, mascara and an mlbb shade of lipstick for everyday use. Maybe a neutral es palette and a shade to add to that to create a smoky eye.

I remember when my dad finally allowed me to wear makeup he took me to Aveda to have a consultation. That was a really great way to start out, granted he paid for all of it and it was not cheap (so maybe not the best way for everyone to start out…). I learned lots of tips, and got a personalized palette with eyeshadows and blushes, mascara, eyeliner, and lip gloss. I’d definitely go into a store or to a counter just to learn some application tips and have them pick out good colors.
Hah, wow. It’s been 5 years since then and my how my makeup skills and collection have grown.

I’d just give this person a drugstore or maybe Sephora/Ulta makeup kit that comes with an assortment of all the essentials like eyeshadow, blush, lip color, eyeliner, etc.. This would give them something to practice with before they venture into the luxury brands.

I would go for colors. Lipstick, e/s palette, blush, of course in easy-to-pull-off colors. I think foundation/concealer/… is kinda risky, you don’t know if it suits their skin type/complexion or not. The same goes for mascara, it may work for me but not for them. Brushes are nice but I won’t pick them for beginners.

I would have to disagree. Before I had makeup brushes I had ssssooooo much makeup and couldn’t find much use for it until I discover brushes and that allowed me to really fall in love with makeup and not struggle so much with application.

a mascara that gives clean length and a neutral eyeshadow with a little shimmer….something like sin from urban decay, champagne from smashbox or glamazon by too faced. a little bit of attention to the eye area goes a long way.

I would say some concealer, powder, an eyelash curler, mascara, a very natural and sheer blush and then a tinted lipbalm. And lessons on how to use it all 🙂

Makeup essentials for a new comber would be to have a good set of tools, maybe something inexpensive like eco tools. Then suggest some good drugstore items like black eyeliner (liquid & pencil), a couple lipsticks from neutral to a light red, a soft pink/peach blush, an eye primer, and a few eyeshadow in an array of colors and neutrals.

My nieces are 4 & 2 and they love playing with my makeup. Im giving them a leg up on this newbie process!

good concealer
tinted mosturizer o a lightweight foundation
CS 88 palette
L’oreal or Covergirl Mascara
Black Eyeliner

Chances are, if they haven’t been wearing makeup, anything close to a “routine” will frighten them.

I would suggest:
-Aveda Tinted Moisturizer
-NARS Orgasm Multiple
-Aveda Innerlight Translucent Loose Powder
-NARS Corfu creme eyeshadow
-MAC Opulash Mascara
-NARS concealer

With dryer skin, they could even skip the loose powder… ;o)

concealer, an easy to use foundation or tinted moisturizer depending on skin issues, powder, lash curler, mascara, brushes, lipstick slightly darker than natural skin tone, sheer gloss, links to temptalia and youtube

maybe a simple small palette of shadows and primer or just something like the buxom cream shadow that doesn’t need a primer


superminimum: concealer, mascara & curler, gloss

if it was some like a family member I’d actually just do a few makeovers on them and let them experiment with my stuff to see what they liked. I’d probably give them a bunch of stuff I don’t use much (like shadows, extra powders, etc) and then gift them with something special of whatever things they liked most whether it was mascara, liner, lipstick, highlighter, etc.

thebalm’s balmbini is a nice way to start since it has 2 blushes that double as shadows, a shadow/luminizer, 2 shadow/liners, a lipstick and a gloss in one. sephora has a $25 or $29 I <3 sephora brush set that covers all the basics or there's a nice set from ecotools. loreal is great for cheap mascara and powder. maybelline for concealer. both ok for foundation.

the estee lauder blockbuster isn't bad either– give someone else the perfume and for $55 you've got a ton of makeup, plus a case and brushes which are really nice starting out. and a bunch of samples.

I’m pretty much a makeup newbie, just started a couple months ago so I can practice for my wedding. I would say a concealer, mascara, easy application eyeliner, blush and lip gloss is all you need to start. Foundation gets irritating for starters since your skin really isn’t used to it.

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