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When you first learn to apply makeup, you make tons of mistakes, experiment and have fun. As you grow up and learn what works for you and your skin, you begin to make investments in quality beauty products, but often beauty tools are left off the list. Here are the Top 10 Must Have Makeup Essentials that every woman should own. Not only are these great for daily use, but they are also all practical for any beauty regimen. Whether you are a minimalist who rarely wears makeup or a beauty queen who wears daily – you'll find something on this list for your needs.
Makeup Basics – 10 Must Have Makeup Essentials
I have to share I don't even want to think about the coast of the make up I wasted learning how to do my makeup and what worked and what hasn't. Please learn from my mistakes (and money down the drain) here is what you really need!
Even if you don't like to wear makeup, an eyelash curler can give your face an instant lift. A little curl on your lashes opens up your eyes and makes them pop. It's also great for helping with those random stray hairs that want to grow toward your eye instead of up and away. Use a bit of mascara to hold it in place all day!
A simple coat of mascara can completely change a look. Many women swear by this and won't leave home without it. Grab a tube of a great brand of volumizing mascara and have in your bag and your makeup kit at all times.
From getting rid of stray eyebrows to picking out splinters, every medicine cabinet or makeup drawer should have a quality pair of tweezers in it. We actually recommend having a pair in your purse as well as in your bathroom for those emergency needs, and trust me they will happen with kids!
Applying makeup, tweezing random hairs and checking for fine lines and wrinkles are all done easily with a great magnifying mirror. Get a no fog variety and mount in your shower for your husband to shave with too. Dual purpose and great for the whole family.
Blending with your fingers is so old school! Invest in quality makeup sponges like the blender sponges that can regularly be reused after a simple wash. Your makeup will go on smooth, and your hands will stay clean. I was skeptical to try them, but I love how evenly my makeup goes on with them!
Quality Makeup Brushes
There is a lot to say about applying things like bronzer, blush, and eyeshadow with a brush that was created just for that purpose. Not only will it go on smoothly, but you'll also have fewer streaks and less mess to clean up. I went through a lot of junk brushes and spent a lot more than one set of good makeup brushes and wish I had just invested in a good set to start with.
Your skin needs hydration to look good under your makeup, or without makeup. A good daily moisturizer is essential for all skin types year round. You can get matched with one that works for your skin at Sephora and use my savings hacks to save on your purchase! I also suggest a good night time cream, and I love Smoky Mountains Night Time Cream.
Nobody wants to have sun spots on their skin from too much exposure. Apply sunscreen to all exposed skin every day for radiant and healthy skin. I suggested getting a daily moisturizer with sunscreen in it to cut out one step in your routine.
This simple fix helps cover a multitude of blemishes with ease without giving you a caked on appearance. Makeup doesn't have to be thick on your skin to create a beautiful, clean look. A light layer of translucent powder is great for keeping other dirt and pollutants off your face, and assuming you clean your face each night and remove the makeup I've noticed it helps keep blemishes at bay!
A super polished look is nothing if your lips are chapped and raw. Stop licking your lips and start applying a simple lip balm like Smoky Mountain's Lib Balm on a regular basis.
At the end of each day, it is very important to remove all the makeup you applied. I like using Olay's makeup removing clothes they are gentle on my skin. I then apply the night cream I mentioned above.
E.L.F Cosmetics is known for their $1 makeup and great sales. This is an excellent way to see what you like and don't like.
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No matter what your regular makeup or beauty routine may be, these must have beauty items have a place in your daily routine.
What are your makeup basics must haves? Let us know in the comments below!
I am a mom to 5 kids, homeschool mom, blogger, social media junkie, Frugalista, Book Worm, and Closet Want-to-be Chef. We are a Roadschool family (homeschooling on the road while traveling fulltime).
I grew up learning ways to save from my mom and grandma. I started my own coupon journey when my first child was born in 2009 and started the blog on 2010 when baby #2 was born to share my tips with everyone who kept asking about how I was getting diapers for $1 a pack!
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