Take it from me ladies; the makeup world is complicated! There are so many products that do so many things, how do you ever know what you actually need? If you’re just starting out or if you’re looking to simplify your makeup bag, today I am sharing with you 7 things every girl needs in their makeup bag. I’ve categorized these in sections and I have my favorite product recommendations below each section. if you have a favorite product I missed, leave it in the comments below so we can all discover new things.
This could be a number of things depending on your skin type. You may just need a tinted moisturizer in your makeup bag to even out your skin tone, or a foundation for extra coverage. A base will help create a smooth and even “foundation” (see what I did there?) for the rest of your makeup.
There are so many types of concealers in the market, but I recommend one that’s two shades lighter than your skin. A brightening concealer in your makeup bag will help you conceal and highlight at the same time.
Keep this one in your makeup bag or your clutch when you’re on the go; it’s a life saver! A dusting of setting powder will help set your foundation to last all day. Also, when you’re getting a little bit shiny, a sprinkle of setting powder helps take away the shine.
Have a bronzer in your makeup bag for a simple contour, or just to add color to the face. A bronzer can work for all seasons, and again, has so many uses. You can even use it as an eyeshadow to keep your makeup bag at only 7 items!
Mascara is a MUST in your makeup bag! A couple coats of this miracle product and your eyes open up dramatically! For every day, a little bit of mascara goes a long way and can be all you need.
A lipstick, whether that be in a gloss or a matte finish can tie your look together and complete a simply gorgeous face. Have a go-to shade in your makeup bag at all times to touch up if/when you need to.
Having a solid, filled-in brow really helps give shape and structure to the face. Add an eyebrow powder or a pencil in your makeup bag to even up your brows and fill in the sparse areal. I also use my brow powder as eyeliner at times.
I hope this list helps you put together your first makeup bag or downsize to just the right amount of things you need! Once you have these 7 items together, you can start to add other things like shadows and liners if you want to. But these 7 items together can help you create an easy, fresh face on the go that’s natural and gorgeous – just like you!