Learning how to do your own makeup can be intimidating and overwhelming. Between the rows of products at Sephora and countless, complex makeup tutorials on YouTube, it can be enough to make anyone run in the other direction. However, learning how to do your makeup doesn't have to be hard if you start small. By taking the time to master these five products, you'll have a solid foundation to build your skills and take your makeup game to the next level.

1. Eyeliner

Who doesn't love a good cat eye? Learning how to use your eyeliner can add dimension to a no-makeup look or be the finishing touch on a beautifully blended eyeshadow look. Learning how to do your eyeliner well can take time and the most challenging part can be figuring out what style is best suited for your eye shape. When you're just getting started, try a Liquid Liner from E.L.F., and when you're feeling more confident, upgrade to the Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner from Fenty Beauty.

2. Mascara

For long and full lashes, mascara is an absolute key. Especially on those days where you're feeling exhausted, mascara can make your eyes look more open instantly. 

3. Concealer

Before moving into foundation, mastering concealer is an important base skill to have because it has so many purposes. You can use concealer to color correct, highlight, contour, or just to add some light coverage. For an affordable concealer with a great shade range try L.A. Pro Girl Concealer. As you progress you can invest in brands like NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Too Faced Born This Way Concealer, or Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Concealer.

4. Brow product

It goes without saying that a banging set of brows can frame your face and elevate your entire look. Whether you're going for a soft, natural look or a more defined one, mastering your brows will serve you well. Brow pencils can give you more control when you're just starting out but gel can give you a richer pigment so take your time and see what works best for you.

5. Gloss

A beginner starter kit would not be complete without a little something for the lips and lip gloss is a definite must if you're just starting out. It's easy to apply and can be paired well with lip liners and lipsticks that you might add to your collection in the future.

Makeup can be really intimidating but with these five products, you'll be well on your way to building your makeup skills, one face beat at a time. 

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