5 Basic Makeup Kits You Don’t Have To Think About

If you don’t want to shop for all the makeup essentials, then check out these 5 basic makeup kit ideas that are already made for you. You don’t have to think about finding every makeup piece like mascara, blush, foundation, eyeshadow and more. With these complete makeup sets for beginners, you will have everything you need already packaged for you.

5 basic makeup kits for beginners by Austin, TX makeup artist and beauty blogger Kendra Stanton

5 Basic Makeup Kits for Beginners

If you are just getting into cosmetics, or don’t want to fuss with running around to every makeup store to gather products for  your makeup bag, here are some basic makeup kit ideas. Some of these sets are even customizable to your preferences so you don’t get anything you don’t want.

Beautycounter Flawless in Five Basic Makeup Kit

basic makeup kit for beginners with non-toxic products

This basic makeup kit for beginners comes with a ton of amazing and safe products for you to choose from. If you are concerned about ingredients, this is the makeup set for you. It is completely customizable and comes with everything you need for a full makeup look. You can see this post on my complete five minute face using this kit.

In This Makeup Kit

  • Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation
  • Touchup Skin Concealer Pen
  • Color Define Brow Pencil
  • Lengthening or Volumizing Mascara
  • Satin Powder Blush
  • Lip Gloss

Price: $150 ($187 value)

Where to Buy: Beautycounter

Trish McEvoy The Power of Makeup® Planner Collection Hampton Glow Basic Makeup Kit

Trish McEvoy complete makeup kit for beginners

Trish McEvoy is a genius with her makeup planners. I have had several over the years because they are easy to travel with and are super organized. This basic makeup kit does not come with any foundation, so make sure to add that if you get this. There are also some random things like perfume and skincare.

In This Makeup Kit:

  • Limited-edition Makeup Planner in White Sand
  • Eye Base Essentials
  • Intense Gel Eyeliner in Black
  • 24-Hour Eyeshadow & Liner in Rose Quartz
  • High Volume Mascara
  • Instant Eye Lift
  • FAST-TRACK™ Face Stick in Bronze
  • Translucent Finishing Powder
  • Blush in Easy Going
  • Blush in Perfect 1
  • Beauty Booster® Lip and Cheek Color in Rose
  • Beauty Booster Lip Gloss SPF 15 in Sexy Nude

Price: $250 ($534.50 value)

Where to Buy:Nordstrom Online

Ulta Beauty Favorites Basic Makeup Kit

ulta basic makeup kit for beginners

This is a very budget friendly basic makeup kit. It comes with all of the essentials except for foundation and blush. Though, some of those eyeshadow shades could absolutely double as a blush.

In This Kit:

  • Full Size Juice Infused Lip Oil (Peach): Peach infused nourishing lip oil
  • Full Size Illuminator (Radiant Diamond): Sheer, shimmering highlighting powder
  • Full Size Amped Lashes Mascara: Builds volume and lengthens lashes effortlessly
  • Full Size Brow Tint (Light): Fills in and conditions brows while giving a natural finish
  • Full Size Gel Eye Liner Pencil (Black Out): Super creamy, pigmented eye liner
  • Deluxe Size: Matte Makeup Setting Spray: Sets makeup for an all-day matte finish
  • Deluxe Size Eye Shadow Palette (6 shades): Matte & shimmer, everyday favorite shades

Price: $25

Where to Buy:ULTA

Sephora Favorites Superstar Makeup Kit

sephora favorites superstar kit

If you are wanting to try out mini makeup products, this Sephora makeup kit as almost all of the essentials. This kit comes with tons of fan favorites, but it does not have foundation or eyeshadow.

In This Kit:

  • 0.11 oz/ 3.2 g Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Pure Hollywood
  • 0.85 oz/ 2.4 g BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Champagne Pop
  •  0.1 oz/ 3 mL Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional Face Primer
  • 0.12 oz/ 3.6 mL Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
  • 0.85 oz/ 24 g Huda Classic Lash-Scarlette #8
  • 0.019 oz/ 0.55 mL Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper
  • 0.18 oz/ 5.5 mL Lancôme Cils Booster XL Super-enhancing mascara base
  • 0.12 oz/ 3.5 g Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
  •  0.16 oz/ 5 mL Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer
  • 0.01 oz/ 0.37 g Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer
  • 0.04 oz/ 1.3 mL Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick-01 Always Red
  • 0.13 oz/ 4 mL tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara
  • 0.13 oz/ 4 mL Too Faced Cosmetics Better Than Sex Mascara
  •  0.5 oz/ 15 mL Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
  • 0.33 oz/ 10 mL Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Primer

Price: $80 (value $205)

Where to Buy: Sephora

Estee Lauder Smoky Eye Makeup Kit

Estee Lauder Smoky Eye makeup kit


This is definitely not a full face makeup kit, but it’s pretty gorgeous for eyes. All you need to do is add in a brow pencil, blush, foundation, and concealer to make a complete set. If you need ideas for completing your makeup kit, check out my makeup essentials for beginners post.

In this Kit: 

  • Full-size Pure Color Envy Sculpting Eyeshadow Duo in Amber Intrigue and Vain Violet (0.03 oz. each)
  • Full-size Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara in Extreme Black (0.27 oz.)
  • Deluxe travel-size Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil in Onyx (0.02 oz.)

Price: $32 ($52 Value)

Where to Buy: Nordstrom 

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