I don’t know many women who don’t either have so much makeup they don’t know with, or don’t have enough because they don’t know where to start. I have compiled a list of 12  product that should be in your makeup bag.

1-  Full coverage foundation

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Full coverage foundation – Easy to sheer out with a damp sponge, yet enough coverage to conceal most imperfections

2 – BB cream

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For days when you don’t want to fuss with makeup, adds a health glow to the skin along with some sun protection

3 – Concealer 

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A product with a peach/salmon tone will work best to correct bags/discolouration under the eyes. For blemishes use a product the same colour as your skin/foundation. Using something lighter will only highlight imperfections, not disguise them.

4 – Powder

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Either loose or pressed. Using a powder puff and press the powder into the school will give a better result than trying to buff over the top of foundation with a brush.

5 – Eyeliner 

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I prefer a gel as I find it most versatile and easy to use. Liner can be worn as a bold line around the eye or smudged out to create a smokey look.

6 – Mascara 

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Mascara can become thick and clumpy over time. If yours is clumping time to replace it. To coat each lash starting at the root to the ends zig zag the brush all the way up.

7 – Highlighter 

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A slight shimmery highlighter has a few uses, it can be mixed into foundation to achieve a dewy look. It can lift the brows and slim down the nose. Nude, pink or peach are the most wearable shades.

8 – Neutral eye shadow palette 

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The most versatile colours are just a few safes darker than your own skin tone, such as plums and light browns for olive skin tones. Taupes and golden tones work well for medium skin. Light Peach and golds are beautiful on fair skin.

9 –  Bronzer

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A matte bronzer can add a golden kiss to the skin, also adding dimensions and contours to the face. Steer clear of products with any shimmer in them as this will highlight areas rather than contour them.

10 – Brow definers 

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Pencil,powders or a gel/cream product used to define the brows and fill in any gaps. Defining your brows can make such a difference to your overall look. Try using an angled liner brush to fill in brows. If you only add on of these products that should be in your makeup bag, this is it.

11 – Lipstick & gloss 

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A wearable everyday shade such as a nude/pink is perfect for versatility. A bolder shade for evenings and special occasions such as a kick ass red will have you sorted.                                                                          

12 – Brushes 

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The right tools can make all the difference. Investing in good tools and maintaining them will change the way your makeup looks.

I hope you found this list helpful, are there any products that I didn’t list that you can’t live with out?

Stay tuned for my top skin and hair care products and all the tools you need in your makeup arsenal.