Today I want to talk about makeup and the very basic items every girl should have covered. When it comes to beauty, we all have different tastes, favorites, and routines; but whether you like to go all out with makeup or keep it natural and simple, I believe there are 10 makeup items every girl should have in her beauty arsenal. Consider these 10 items the basic foundation and what you really need. Whether you're going for a "natural" look or a bit more of drama (like a smokey eye), these will have you covered ;) And speaking of covered, there's nothing like getting all your personal faves in one stop. I used to get my products at department stores, but I find it way more convenient to get it all in one place annnd since Sephora has an amazing return policy, which in all honesty I just found out about recently, I either hit the store or order online (they have free shipping for orders over $50 and free returns). Plus, sometimes it's nice to go in the store and try the products, don't you feel like you could spend hours in there?!
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2. Powder: To set your makeup and keep shine under control.
3. Foundation: To even up your skin tone. A tinted moisturizer also does the trick ;)
4. Blush: Nothing livens up the face like a bit of cheek color. There's a reason why the Nars in orgasm blush is a bestseller, it really works beautifully on most skin tones ;)
5. Bronzer: For an instant glow and sun-kissed look. Sometimes I'd layer a bit of blush and a bit of bronzer.
6. Eyeshadow: I think that when it comes to eyeshadow what you really need is a versatile palette that can take you from day to night.
7. Eyeliner: To create a cat-eye or add a bit of drama to your look.
8. Mascara: Trust me, sometimes it just takes a few swipes of mascara to open up your eyes and feel more awaken ;) My absolute fave is They're Real.
9. Brow Pencil: Great to have on hand to fill empty spaces or to simply make a statement with bold brows.
10. Lipstick/Lip gloss: Sometimes all you need is a bright lip to look put together. It's incredible how a bit of color can brighten up your face! I like wearing Fresh Sugar Lip treatment and Benefit tinted lip balm during the day, they give you just the right tint of color ;)
Personal Faves (same as up in the collage): YSL Touche Éclat || Lancome Dual Finish Powder || Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Coverage || Nars Blush in Orgasm || Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess || Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner || Benefit They're Real Mascara || Benefit Gimme Brow & Clinique Eyeliner || Nars Lip gloss.