Even though every woman has her own different makeup routine, there are certain beauty items every woman should have in her makeup bag. I might not have all the makeup items I want but I have all the essential ones I need and as you all know sharing is caring so I've decided to share the essentials with you.
Moisturizers are absolutely one of the beauty items every girl needs. It is essential to use one before putting on makeup so that you're working with a clean base. Makeup should never be put over dry or flaky skin. Some good moisturizers are:
BUDGET: AVEENO positively radiant brightening moisturizer $12 or SIMPLE hydrating moisturizer $14
INVEST: CLINIQUE moisture surge extended thirst relief $55 or PHILOSOPHY hope in a jar $67
If you're in a hurry and you only have very little time to put on some makeup, the first thing to go for in my opinion should be your foundation. It is also important to find the right shade for your skin tone which also provides the coverage you need.
BUDGET: REVLON colorstay foundation $15 or MAYBELLINE fit me foundation $17
INVEST: KAT VON D lock it tattoo foundation $41 or SMASHBOX studio skin 15 hour wear foundation $45
Mascara is very essential, to make your eyes bright and wide, it also makes you look more awake. Make 'em pop girl.
BUDGET: NYC lengthening sky rise mascara $3 or MAYBELLINE the colossal volum' express mascara $8
INVEST: DIOR diorshow iconic mascara $35 or BENEFIT they're real mascara $26
4. BROW PENCIL
Because nobody wants a beat face with scanty/looking ass brows…lol. Statement brows are everything right now..they don't have to be perfect just fill them up and clean it nicely girl.
BUDGET: NYX auto eyebrow pencil $4 or REVLON brow pencil and gel $9
INVEST: DIOR diorshow fine precision brow pencil $30 or ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS perfect brow pencil $27
An investment that will never go to waste is a good set of makeup brushes. Never use the same brush to apply foundation, powder, blush, etc to the face…you'll look like a clown.
BUDGET: ELF studio 11 piece brush collection $30
INVEST: SIGMA essential kit $139
6. RED LIPSTICK
Every girl needs a tube of red lipstick in her makeup bag. It is appropriate for every occasion and can be worn any time day (and night) :) Red lipsticks come in different shades like cardinal, crimson, cherry, candy apple. Make sure to go for one that flatters your skin tone.
BUDGET: REVLON wine with everything $11
INVEST: YVES SAINT LAURENT 203 rouge rock matte rich red $39
Every woman should have a good concealer. Nobody's perfect, we all have some things we like to conceal once in a while. It could be dark circles, pimples or any other imperfections. Our imperfections make us perfect.
BUDGET: HARD CANDY glam of lauge concealer $6 or MAYBELLINE fit me concealer $12
INVEST: NARS radiant creamy concealer $32 or MAKE UP FOREVER full cover concealer $37
There are lots of other good and affordable products out there. You just have to find and stick to what works best for. Stay beautiful. xoxo