Make Up Bag Essentials Checklist

These basics should be the foundation of your beauty arsenal. Consider this the ultimate everyday makeup kit.


Concealer : Choose a creamy formula that can hide under-eye circles and cover blemishes.

Foundation : Choose a foundation that works with your skin type and matches your coloring. Liquid foundation is a fine choice for many types of skin. You can also use tinted moisturizer or BB cream.

Setting Powder : A quick, light dusting of powder sets makeup and controls shine.

Blush : Look for a warm tone to add a pop of color to the apples of your cheeks.

Highlighter : If you're not using a highlighter, you might as well put your skin in a nursing home. The easiest way to create a youthful, dewy complexion, these must-have highlighters help turn back the clock


Mascara : There’s no better way to define your eyes than by enhancing your lashes. Stick with basic black (or dark brown if you have light hair and lashes).

Neutral Eyeshadow : A neutral beige or taupe is an instant brightener when swiped all over the lid.

Defining Eyeshadow : Choose a medium, neutral shade like a warm brown or charcoal gray. Brush it in the crease of the eye, under the brow bone, to add depth.

Eyebrow Powder : Nothing defines eyebrows better and naturally more that eyebrow powder.

Eyeliner : You can use your darker shade of eye shadow as a liner along the lashes—or use a dark brown or black pencil to create a thin line that will define and enhance your eyes.

Lipliner : Lip liner is to outline your lips in order to even them out on both sides. It can also help your lips look fuller, keep lipstick in place, and help prevent feathering or smudging of lip color.

Lipsticks : How about some color? Lipstick (or gloss, if you want a more casual look) is the perfect antidote to the blahs.

Powder Brush : Have one big, rounded brush to dust on powder once you’ve finished your makeup.

Blush Brush : This brush is a bit smaller than your powder brush and is the right size for dabbing the cheeks and blending along the cheekbones.

Angled Eyeliner Brush : A small, flat, angled brush can be used to line the eyes or add a bit of brow powder to thin eyebrows.

Eyeshadow Brush : An all-over brush that gets your lid covered in one swipe.

Crease Brush : This smaller, rounded brush will get into the crease when you add a darker shade for definition.

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