I thought I would do a post about my top 10 items I think should always be in your makeup bag. If like me, your makeup bag has turned into a hand luggage, then you're carrying far too much stuff. Obviously we are all different, and you might think otherwise, but I would like to think of these items as staples which we may all use at some point and can make or break a look. They aren't in any particular order or in relation to any particular brand.
Mascaras can take your eyes from a sleepy
look to a sultry look with just a few strokes. It brightens up your eyes
and your face. You can start your day with top-lashes only for a more natural look and
then add the bottom lashes with one or two extra coats to transition to
2. FOUNDATION & CONCEALER
This is the basis for
flawless skin. Unless you're blessed with clear skin, we all have
blemishes. Whether they are scars or dark circles, I am sure we have
experienced one or both. For more information on choosing the right
foundation or concealer, please click here.
Now this could be a translucent, bronzing or foundation powder. They all work differently but finish off a look perfectly. The idea is not to look too made up, rather, natural and effortless. A translucent powder is sheer and fine and can be used to set a foundation. You can use a bronzer to contour your face and add some glow to it. I always carry a powder with me..
No makeup bag would be complete without a
blusher. A blusher can give you that healthy rosy cheek glow. It can
just lift a tired appearance and add freshness.
Whether it's a gel, liquid or pencil eyeliner, it is definitely a staple for any makeup bag. From precise eyeliner looks to smudgy kohl eyes, eyeliner is a versatile makeup bag must
Polished lips can complete an overall makeup look or stand on their own as attention-grabbers. Having a lipbalm is also necessary, especially as the weather is getting colder.
I love the fact that there are different types of eyeshadows. They are just so versatile. Eye color can be dramatic for evening or understated for daytime. It's a great makeup item to have in your bag.
Hydrated skin is the best canvas for make up, so a decent moisturiser is a must. You need to keep your skin hydrated to provide a smooth palette. It is definitely necessary to have a good moisturiser handy on a daily basis.
9. BROW SET
If like me you have thin eyebrows, you will want to fill them out. Some people use eyeshadows but I prefer using a brow set. To read a review of my go to brow set, click here.
What did you think you were going to apply all that makeup with?! There are so many brushes around, but if you carry the essentials like a powder, blusher, eyeliner and eyeshadow brush, you will be fine.
So, If I got stuck in a desert and had all these items, I could still look good whilst waiting to be rescued. No seriously, I could have added more items, but these are my top 10 makeup bag essentials. These are my go to items on a daily basis.
What would you add?