Whether you’re a dedicated follower of all the beauty trends or you’re building your collection from scratch, there are some products that no woman can do without. Of course, there are countless niche products that everyone from celebs to bloggers swear by, but what are the real essentials? Here’s our guide to the top five products that should be in every beauty bag.
Even the most skilled makeup artists need a good canvas to start on, and that’s why it’s really important to keep a good concealer in your collection at all times. Whether you prefer the airbrush-like quality of a matte cream formula or the flawless coverage of a liquid foundation, this is a vital step in achieving whatever look you’re hoping to create.
Of course, sometimes we all need a little more than foundation to achieve a perfect complexion. You might be experiencing an unfortunate breakout, or battling against the dark eye circles from too many late nights. Whichever it is, make sure that your makeup collection includes a handy concealer to dab over those blemishes and create a dazzling finish.
Perhaps one of the most transformational items you need to keep in your makeup bag! A slick of lipstick can transform any look from drab to fab in just a few minutes. And while we all like to collect our favourite shades, most of us will have one go-to colour that suits us and is ideal for any occasion. Find your signature lipstick, and never let it go – it’s a great way to ensure you can always look polished in no time at all.
We suppose this one is a bit of a cheat. After all, a good eyeshadow palette is actually several products in one. But pick the right version and you’ll be able to create a wide variety of looks including smokey eyes, bright block colours, natural shades and more.
Finally, a decent blusher is a vital part of any makeup collection worth its salt. Choose something with a cream base to create a subtle, healthy glow or opt for loose powder for a shimmering look that’s perfect for adding a bit of glamour. Whether you like the understated, minimal makeup look or something with more wow factor, blusher is an essential piece of kit.