Have you been wondering what beauty must-haves absolutely need to be in your makeup bag? It’s no secret that we makeup lovers have endless amounts of palettes, products, and everything in between. But, at the end of the day, keeping the absolute essentials with you can be a lifesaver! Knowing which products or types of products you should keep stocked in your portable makeup bag will make your beauty life just a little bit easier! Here are a few of the essentials we think you should have in your beauty bag.
1. Primer + Moisturizer
Prime, prime, prime! We cannot stress this enough – priming your skin is the most important step when applying makeup. If you don’t take care of your skin and keep it healthy, you’ll be wasting your time and effort with all of those beautiful product! Keeping a primer and moisturizer duo in your bag will save space versus having two different products, and will help you keep your skin happy while letting your makeup last longer!
2. Foundation and Concealer
Whether you are a liquid foundation kind of girl, or you love your powdered mineral makeup, you need to have a reliable foundation in your to-go makeup bag. Having a foundation and concealer both (or better, one product that can double as the two!) will help you in those situations when your skin needs a major touch up!
Blush can help you add the pop of pretty that will take your makeup look to new heights. Try changing out the blush color in your makeup bag to keep your looks fresh! One month you might have a peachy tone that you can use all over the face for a summer glow, and maybe the next you decide to go for a plum flush to take on the cold winter air. In any case, don’t forget this product in your beauty bag!
We love bronzer. No, really. It is one of our favorite makeup essentials. If you just need a little bronze glow, all you need is a tiny bit of product around the cheekbones and anywhere else you might come under light. Or, if you’re looking for a heavy contour, the right bronzer will help you do that too! Talk about multi purpose!
5. Lip Balm and Your Perfect Lipstick
Okay, so we know you love your lipstick. We love it too. But, having one lipstick – you know the one we are talking about, your favorite, most-worn color – will help your makeup looks stand out. Take it from Taylor Swift, having a favorite lipstick can set you apart from a crowd of girls changing their lip color every minute. Of course, don’t forget the lip balm. Moisturize, ladies! Moisturize!
Why do we love mascara? In an instant, it helps you go from drab to totally fab, and it is light as a feather which means there is absolutely no reason you can’t add it to your makeup bag. Black is the best color in our opinion, but switching it out for an occasional brown might be a good idea to keep things interesting.
Just like mascara, eyeliner can help your eyes get an instantly dramatic, sexy look. We find that keeping our favorite eyeliner (pencil, gel, or liquid) in our makeup bag helps us feel confident and calm knowing that at the drop of the hat, we can change up our look. For those who love bold looks, a black liner will serve you well. If not, try keeping a brown and a white liner in your makeup bag to help you achieve nearly any look you could dream up.
8. Eyeshadow Palette
Okay, we know we’ve already stressed the importance of eye makeup in your beauty bag. But, the eyes really are mirrors to the soul! An eyeshadow palette will add to your mascara and eyeliner, allowing you to create the most glamorous looks in the nick of time.
9. Brush Kit
Of course, no makeup bag is complete without a few high-end makeup brands and a whole lotta makeup brushes. After all, how are you going to apply your killer makeup without some amazing brushes? If you haven’t already checked out our #MorpheMe monthly brush subscription, now’s your chance! You’ll get new brushes every month, and you will definitely find the basics you need to keep in your daily beauty bag!
What’s In Your Makeup Bag – Beauty Must-haves?
Do you have any favorite products that you can’t help but carry around all day? Let us know your beauty must-haves in the comments below, or show them off using our hashtag #LiveGlam on Instagram!
Preeti Sareen is a freelance writer and blogger who identifies as a twenty-something girl trying to find herself one piece at a time. She is a lover of beauty, wellness, and all things fitness and loves sharing those passions in her articles on LiveGlam. View all the posts by Preeti Sareen