5 must have essentials for your makeup bag


5 must have essentials for your makeup bag

These days it’s almost impossible for women to leave home without their makeup done as they would walk out the door without wearing pants. Makeup has become a true essential which is why a woman’s makeup kit is usually known as one of her most prized possessions- it holds every tool she’ll need to apply, reapply, or touch up with during her entire day. But what happens when your makeup bag becomes larger than the actual purse you carry? It’s time to nip it down to the true essentials. Although these may vary from each individual, there are some quality standbys you can always resort to to touch up your look. Check out these top 5 items that definitely belong in your makeup kit!


Do not underestimate the power of a great moisturizer. Moisturizers and lotions help to lock water inside your skin so it doesn’t dry out. To keep your skin hydrated, you need to have a good moisturizer handy and use it every day. Provide a smooth palette for your makeup by prepping and hydrating your skin daily.


We all have minor blemishes and minor skin imperfections such as scars and dark spots. A great concealer can hide those blemishes and minimize redness. I recommend Annemarie Borlind Makeup for its quality line of concealers that come in different shades and forms. I love that this concealer is a very natural and light cover up cream. With prior application of a quality primer, this concealer will stick the entire day!

Liquid eyeliner

Eyeliner is a must have because it defines and accentuates the shape of your eyes and can add a touch of glamour to an everyday makeup palette. I highly recommend Lancome Liquid Eyeliner. One of the things I love about this eyeliner is its smooth and straight lined application where there is minimal clumping around the eye.


A blusher will add a pop of color to your face and accentuate your cheekbones. You can also add a brush of shimmery bronzer to give your face a sun-kissed glow but make sure to go about the sides of your face, your nose, forehead and chin to give your entire face that complete natural looking tan.


No matter what your skin tone is or how much makeup you prefer to wear, chances are you wear something on your lips. When deciding between lipstick versus lip gloss, the gloss tends to give more of a subtle shine which is great for making the lips look plumper. On the other hand, lipstick is more apparent and is great for women looking to make a bolder statement. Remember that your lipstick color should match your skin tone. Brownish pinks, soft pinks, light red and beige lipsticks are the best accents for lighter skin, while darker reds, burgundies and browns play better off dark skin.

Written by La'Dasha Thornburry

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