7 makeup items every woman needs in her makeup bag

Every under and over 25 makeup lover needs these.

Makeup items every woman needs in her makeup bag (Courtesy)

You don’t have to be a makeup guru. In fact, a majority of us only have the basic knowledge when it comes to all things makeup. However, thanks to all the beauty vloggers out there, we are slowly learning how to perfect our makeup skills. If you fall on the team au naturel side, that’s fair enough. If you are on the other side of the spectrum and love to play around with makeup, then this article is for you. There are some makeup items and products you must have in your makeup bag, at least if you want to step out of the house looking decent-makeup wise!

1. A foundation that’s the right shade.

We have said this time and time again. Please, shop for the right shade of foundation and if you have no idea, get help from the assistants in makeup stores. Every good makeup store has assistants to help customers. Always test on your jawline before buying the foundation so as not to buy the wrong shade and end up looking like a walking catastrophe.

2. A foundation brush.

You can get away with not having a powder or highlighter brush and other brushes, in my opinion, but a foundation brush is a must-have. Without a good brush, you will not be able to blend in your foundation, and poorly blended foundation is a huge makeup sin.

3. A primer.

It doesn’t have to be an expensive primer. No, even a drugstore primer will do. It’s important to prep your face first. It’s like prepping your canvas to prepare it for the paint job. The primer acts as a foundation base and helps it last longer and give it a smooth finish.

4. A good moisturizer.

It’s underrated. Find a moisturizer to prevent your skin from drying out, and one that works for your skin, depending on whether you have a dry, sensitive or oily skin.

5. A powder.

For a great finish, you need a powder to set the foundation. Plus, you can apply it throughout the day to minimize the shine on your face especially if you have oily sin. Just like the foundation, it’s necessary to get a powder that matches your skin tone.

6. A bold lippie.

Regardless of your skin tone, you can never go wrong with a red lipstick. In fact, every woman needs a red lipstick in her makeup bag. It comes in handy not just for nights out but also days when you simply need a pick-me-up.

7. A pair of tweezers.

You don’t always have time to go to your hairdresser for eyebrow threading and that's why you need to own a pair of tweezers to pluck out those stray brows, especially if you have the bushy kind of brows. Bad brows can ruin an entire makeup look.

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