Whether you’re new to the world of makeup or an old-time fanatic, there are beauty essentials every woman can’t do without. For this reason, you need an everyday makeup bag with the essentials that you so love.
I know most people just randomly throw makeup products in their bags, while others don’t even know what makeup products to put in their bags. Whichever category you belong to, I’m here to help you sort out the mess.
First things first, every woman who plans on having some makeup items with her throughout the day needs a designated everyday makeup bag. It doesn’t have to be a big one, but something that can fit all your makeup essentials neatly. Having an everyday makeup bag helps you keep your beauty items organized, and ensures you know where to find whatever it is you need.
Now, for most beauty junkies it can be pretty confusing on what exactly to have in their bag. Not to worry, I’m here to give you a guide for your everyday makeup bag essentials.
Everyday Makeup Bag Essentials
Think of your makeup bag as an important part of your main handbag. Having the right items can save you or a friend from a beauty malfunction at any point during the day. You can easily touch up your makeup, or have a quick glam for that impromptu outing. The importance of a makeup bag can’t be overemphasized. So, let’s find out what your everyday makeup bag essentials are.
#1. Makeup bag
I know most people would have been expecting me to jump straight into a list of makeup products, but the most essential thing is the makeup bag itself. If you do not have a makeup bag, you should go and purchase one, ASAP! Kicking off the list without mentioning the makeup bag would be a great injustice – I’m just kidding, lol. But on a serious note, not having a makeup bag can make your handbag disorganized.
It’s a no-brainer that to create that gorgeous look, you need a base. We all know a foundation is an essential part of creating a makeup look, and having one in your bag is crucial. Be sure to get a foundation in your shade and in whatever formula you prefer – either liquid, powder, or cream.
Some people might need to put in a little more effort to effectively concealing blemishes, and this is where the concealer comes in. Concealers also help to brighten up certain areas of your face where light would naturally fall such as your under eye, forehead, chin, and sometimes jawline. It brightens up those areas of your face mentioned.
#4. Small eyeshadow palette
To add a pop of color to your eyes, you will need a small eyeshadow pallet based on the color combination you use often. An eyeshadow palette can take your look from daytime to night time ready in a matter of minutes.
A compact or loose powder (whichever you prefer) is a non-negotiable makeup essential that should be in every woman’s makeup bag. A touch of powder can go a long way in improving your look, whether or not you made use of foundation and concealer. However, if you will be making use of a foundation and concealer, then you will need to set it with some powder, just to get rid of that dewy look.
#5. Lip balm and lipstick
Makeup or no makeup, every woman should have a lip balm in her bag. You need to keep your lips moisturized throughout the day, and a lip balm does this for you. You wouldn’t want your lips to be dried out and patchy, would you? Also, if you already had lipstick on before stepping out of the house, you should have that same lipstick in your makeup bag so you can touch up after having a meal or a sip of your favourite drink. A basic lipstick shade should always be in your makeup bag just in case you want to switch up your look.
#6. Bronzer or highlighter
To complete your look, sweep some bronzer on your face for that sun-kissed look, or dust some highlighter for that extra dramatic look. You can have one or both products in your makeup bag, depending on which you feel you’d need and what look you’re aiming to achieve. I already discussed the difference between bronzer and highlighter in this article, so you can read up to know the difference if you didn’t already.
#7. Makeup brushes
There will be no point having all these items in your makeup bag if you don’t have the right tools to apply them. Ensure you have the right makeup brush for each product to enable you properly blend out the product. Basically, you’ll need an angled contour brush, eyeshadow brush, fluffy powder brush, and a kabuki brush for your foundation and concealer.
Even without a pair of false lashes you can still look your best with a lengthening and volumizing mascara. It will make your eye pop and add the finishing touches to your eye makeup.
#9. Makeup remover/wipes
Mistakes are surely bound to happen, and when you draw that liner too long or drag the eyeshadow too far, a makeup remover will be there to save the day. You could also have an unplanned sleepover and you’d need to take your makeup off to feel more comfortable. Whatever the case may be, they certainly come in handy.
#10. Face mist
Last but certainly not the least on this list is the face mist. A face mist is definitely a makeup essential to keep your face hydrated, especially in really hot regions. Spray some at different intervals during the day to replenish the moisture lost.
Now, you know the everyday makeup bag essentials every woman needs to own. There’s no need to worry about how you’d look on your next outing because you’d have all you need in your makeup bag. You never have to worry about not having the right makeup for that impromptu hangout again.
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