Starter Collection is what we recomend for beginners!! Why?? Because you need the Gloss to seal the pigment and to add hydration if you need it!! You do not need a Starter Kit everytime you buy a Lipsense, since Lipsense won't come off once it is dry, then you can use the Gloss for the other Lipsense shades you own or that you will own!! The Oops Remover, it is important to have it for the Oops mistakes. Yes, you can take Lipsense off with any oil base eye makeup remover but Oops Remover makes it a difference to have one handy without the mess!!