Quick and Easy Makeup Routine for Beginners

by ModaMob
16 Materials
25 Minutes

Follow along with my easy makeup routine that’s great for beginners!

If you’re looking to start wearing makeup or just perfect your routine, you’re in the right place.

Tools and materials:

  • Foundation with SPF
  • Concealer
  • Assorted makeup brushes
  • Beauty blender
  • Translucent powder
  • Eye primer
  • Eyeshadow palette 
  • Nude eyeliner
  • Gold eyeshadow
  • Eyebrow brush/spoolie
  • Eyelash curler
  • Mascara
  • Bronzer
  • Blush
  • Nude lip liner
  • Lip gloss
Applying foundation

1. Apply foundation

For daytime, apply a foundation with SPF. Apply a few dots and rub it in. The natural oils from your hands will help blend the makeup.

Also, a serum formula will be extra light and easier to blend.

2. Apply concealer

Apply concealer with a brush under your eyes and anywhere else you need more coverage.

Applying concealer

Then blend with your fingertips.

Applying concealer

Then dab with a beauty blender. 


3. Apply translucent powder

Use a translucent powder to set your makeup, but don’t blend it just yet. 

Applying powder

4. Apply eyeshadows 

Apply eye primer to your lids. 

Applying eyeshadow

Next, apply a light, base eyeshadow color with a crease brush. 

Applying eyeshadow

Add a darker shade to the outer corners. The key to using multiple eyeshadows is to blend the colors well. 

Applying eyeshadow

Grab the base shade again to lightly blend the two colors.

Applying eyeshadow

Wet a flat brush. Then apply a shimmer shade to the rest of the mobile lid. Don’t drag it, just tap, avoiding the dark eyeshadow section. 

Applying eyeshadow

Allow the eyeshadow to dry and then take more of the base color to marry the shimmer section to the crease area. 

Applying eyeshadow

5. Apply eyeliner

Apply a nude eyeliner to your lower waterline to make your eyes pop.

Applying eyeliner

Then, use the same dark shade that you used at the top edges to meet the bottom edges, bringing it until you reach the middle of your eye.

Applying eyeliner

Then use a lighter color to continue the line all the way to the inner corner. 

Applying eyeliner

6. Add brightness to your inner eyes

Apply a touch of gold shadow to the inner corner of each eye.

Brightening inner corner

7. Address your eyebrows

Start by brushing your eyebrows down to find the natural line of your brows, filling in with a shade that matches your coloring. 

Filling in brows

Then brush upwards and fill in the bottom, if necessary.

Brushing brows

8. Address your eyelashes

Curl your eyelashes.

Curling lashes

Then apply mascara.

Applying mascara

9. Remove excess powder

Use a brush to remove the excess setting powder from the skin.

Removing excess powder

10. Add contour and blush

Add some light contouring with bronzer to your nose.


Apply it to contour your cheeks too.


Blend it with a large brush.


11. Apply lip liner and lip gloss 

I recommend a more subdued lip color since the eyes are sparkly. Apply a nude lip liner.

Lining lips

Then apply your lip gloss.

Applying lip gloss

12. Apply brow gel

For the final touch, apply a brown brow gel to hold and lift your eyebrows.

Applying brow gel

Here’s the final look: 

Easy makeup look

Easy makeup routine

My easy makeup routine is perfect for beginners, so try this out and let me know what you think in the comments!

Then check out a cute date night makeup, hair and outfit idea with me.

Suggested materials:
  • Foundation with SPF
  • Concealer
  • Assorted makeup brushes
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