The next makeup essentials are a must-have for every woman’s makeup kit or bag. Regardless of the trends, fashion whims or changes, these makeup essentials will always come in handy.
Here are 10 makeup essentials that every woman must have. Make sure to choose the shade that flatters your facial features, skin type and color.
Being one of the most important makeup essentials, the primer is used as a base for the foundation. It makes any foundation last longer, making it vital especially when it comes to special events or hot summer days.
Alternative: drink more water to make your skin be healthier and less prone to oily or dry pores.
Every makeup artist recommends having a great foundation. Make sure to pick a famous brand to assure you use the best ingredients and choose the shade that is closest to your skin color for a natural look.
Alternative: you can choose a BB cream if you’re not a big fan of typical foundation beauty products.
This is the most popular makeup base around. No wonder it is on any makeup essentials list. Most women use foundation and powder so that their makeup lasts longer.
Alternative: typical liquid foundation or cream.
4. Blush/ Bronzer
Foundation alone isn’t enough. In order to attain that natural look you need to add a hint of blush. Any blush product will do.
Alternative: during summer you can use a bronzer to highlight that natural glowing skin
Applying highlighter on your cheeks, nose and Cupid’s bow will make all the difference in the world. Your facial features will be instantly highlighted thus helping you achieve a flawless look.
Alternative: if you don’t like the way in which a highlighter works, you can use a light eye shadow or a CC Creme Color Corrector
Lipstick is for makeup essentials what Audrey Hepburn is for elegance. Lipstick is an iconic makeup item that you need to have.
Alternative: lip gloss, lip balm, lip pencil.
7. Eye shade
All makeup essentials kits focus on one thing: to highlight your natural beauty and your best features. Eye shades are very important since they can make your eyes pop or look more glamorous.
Alternative: cream eye shadow if you don’t like the power based one.
Mascara is definitely one of the most used makeup essentials out there since it helps you have longer lashes.
Alternative: fake eyelashes.
9. Eye pencil/eyeliner
A good eye kohl or eye liner (the difference between is that you can smudge the kohl to create a smoky effect and the liner simply stays a line) will contour your eyes and make them appear smaller or wider, depending on your preference. You can even opt for the classic cat eye for a more sophisticated look.
If you’re into retro looks or incredibly glamorous ones, having an eyeliner will definitely come in handy.
Alternative: liquid eyeliner
10. Brow gel/brow powder
If you have thick and unruly eyebrows, then you will need a colored or colorless eyebrow gel (depends on how pigmented your brows are) and if you have sparse eyebrows that need filling in, get a brow powder. If you don’t want to invest in a powder, here’s a tip: you can use brown eye shadow to fill them in. Although it can be considered a new entry, the brow gel is as important as the rest of the items on the list since brows are the most efficient way to express emotions.
These makeup essentials are recommended for beginners mostly, but even the most talented makeup artists use the basics since they are the most important element for any type of makeup. It may seem like a lot, but we assure you that if you have these essential makeup items you can face any situation that requires makeup! What are your favorite products? Do you think we missed anything? Drop us a line and tell us!