Anytime a girl steps into her favorite makeup store, the experience is both beautiful and overwhelming at the same time. We’ve all had those moments when we’ve wanted to buy every single thing at Sephora! With the variety of makeup products out there it can be difficult to decipher what is necessary from what’s not. However, there are a few basic tools that every girl should have in her makeup bag in order to create a variety of looks with minimal products. Every girl loves collecting makeup, but rather than investing in products you will never use (we’re all guilty of this!) try buying variations of necessary products. Here are four things all of us should have in our makeup bags.
1. A fantastic foundation
Foundation is one of those things you should never feel guilty about investing in. Foundation can make or break any makeup look. A higher quality foundation will give you the perfect base for any look you’re trying to create whether it’s natural or made up. Foundation also has a huge impact on your skin. Most high end foundations will ensure that you don’t break out. They also provide the best coverage for any blemishes or imperfections on your skin and create the look of clear and luminescent skin. Armani, Chanel, and Dior are all fantastic brands to try for foundation. Saving up for one will be worth it!
2. A go to concealer
A concealer is a necessary product to have on its own and to use with other products. On those days when a full face foundation isn’t an option, dabbing on some concealer under the eyes and on any blemishes can create a look of fresh and clear skin. A concealer I also a must have to use after you’ve put on your foundation to ensure that any imperfections that are still visible are covered up.
3. The Perfect Shade of Lipstick
Every person has that one lipstick that they apply religiously to make them look and feel best. From bright reds, to light pinks, and orangey browns, there is a lipstick out there for anyone. When you have found that shade of lipstick that looks best on you, you will automatically know just by swiping it on. Having that one lipstick is essential because on those days when you don’t feel like putting on even a drop of makeup, a single swipe of lipstick can take your bare face from bland to beautiful. Experiment with lots of different colors until you find that magic shade!
4. A Great Mascara
Mascara is one of those products that can really create an impact. There’s nothing more attractive than eyes framed by long, thick eyelashes. Drug store mascaras have been known to work miracles on eyelashes so don’t write them off for high end products. A perennial favorite is Maybelline’s Great Lash Mascara. We’ve all seen the famous pink bottle but if you haven’t tried it yet, you must! Not only is it very affordable, it’ll give you longest and thickest eyelashes ever without getting clumpy or flaky!
These four products are just a base for a great makeup collection. Always experiment with new products but make sure you always have these four things on hand to create a number of different looks!