Basic Beginner Makeup: Almay tinted moisturizer, under eye concealer (should be slightly lighter than your skin tone), a neutral eyeshadow quad or trio (a light cream, light brown, and darker brown), a brown & black eyeliner, a brownish black mascara, a good chapstick/ lip balm, lip glosses, an eyeshadow brush, eyelash curler, and tweezers. Covergirl, Maybelline, and Physicians Formula are really good drugstore brands. DON'T FORGET you need to buy a makeup remover. The wipe forms are easy and convenient. You'll need to start washing your face before bed also.
You always want to look natural. Or remember if you want to us red or dark lipstick only were mascara and a lighter eyeliner. If you want to use heavy smokey eye shadow use a natural lipstick. Always have mascara, eyelash curler, lip moisturizer, pink blush, and white eyeliner on your lower water lid makes you look awake even when you are not ; ). But who ends at a beginners kit? I didnt I'm crazy about makeup! Good Luck.
Find yourself a Mary Kay Consultant in your area and she will show you what you need and how to use it. And the best thing about it is she will let you earn it for FREE. Anything you want. I have been a Mary Kay Consultant for 4 and a half years. The products are WONDERFUL. Go to www.marykay.com You should be able to find a consultant near you. Good Luck. That is the ONLY thing I would recommend to anyone, beginner or not. :) Have a good day.
Mascara, eyeliner, natural eye shadows, concealer, some bronzer and a clear lip gloss and a sheer pink lip gloss.