BEAUTY TO-GO: Four Products You Can’t Leave Without
It is easy to fill our makeup bags with lots of different products, but before you head out into the great, wild world, here are the four basic beauty products that pay to tote around with you.
Skip the foundation and just use concealer. Concealer can cover up any blemishes, discoloration, or brighten up your undereyes. It’s easy to apply and it is a great lightweight summer alternative. If you find it hard to match your skintone, try something like the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit (featured as product #1 in the photo below). It is a dual palette so you can mix the tones for your perfect shade. The other three products from Hourglass, Shiseido and Clinique are a few more great summer concealer choices.
1. Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit / 2. Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer / 3. Shiseido Natural Finish Cream Concealer / 4. Clinique Airbrush Concealer
If you have a minimal makeup style, simply toss a tube of cheek gel and a tube of gloss in your bag..If you really like to travel light, try multipurpose products, like the NARS Multiple (product #2 below), or my personal favourite, Benefit’s Benetint (product #4 below). A little colour on your cheeks or lips can go a long way in completing your look
1. Givenchy Sparkling Magic Lip & Cheek Balm / 2. NARS Multiple / 3. Edward Bess Compact Rouge For Lips and Cheeks / 4. Benefit Benetint
3. Lip balm
Everyone gets dry lips, so a moisturizing lip balm is a must. It will condition your lips to keep them soft and hydrated all day long. It’s also great for massaging into your cuticles and dabbing on dry patches of skin if you’re in a pinch. I’ve been carrying around my Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment; it’s moisturizing and smells amazing. Check out some other favourites below.
1. Dior Addict Lip Balm / 2. Clinique Superbalm / 3. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment / 4. EOS Lip balm
A quick flick of mascara is the quickest way to define your eyes and make them appear brighter. Black mascara gives your lashes the most definition, but in case you find that too harsh, go for a charcoal shade instead. The mascara wand is just as important as the formula. The mascara I’m loving right now is the new Lancôme Hypnôse Star; check out some other great mascaras below.
1. Lancôme Hypnôse Star / 2. Benefit “They’re Real” / 3. YSL Shocking Faux Cils / 4. Dior Diorshow
There you have it: four products worth toting around all day long! What is your must-have product that you can’t leave the house without?
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