From matte liquid lipsticks to metallic eyeshadows and everything in between, many of us ladies love our makeup products.
After all, they accentuate our features, conceal any flaws and provide us with the confidence we need to tackle a busy day ahead. Right?
Having said that, we’ve noticed that as you get older, you start to rely on the same failsafe items.
(You know, the ones that you consider life-savers when you wake up in the morning looking like a human Chewbacca.)
Speaking of, we’ve curated a list of the makeup products you need in your everyday collection that can’t be beaten in terms of quality, look and feel.
Makeup products you need 101: foundation.
Why? Well, foundation can hide a multitude of sins and skin issues such as redness, blotchiness and breakouts. It can also even your skin tone to provide you with a smooth, flawless complexion.
M.A.C Cosmetics is one of the highest-quality cosmetics brands currently on the market, hands down. Their foundations are on another level, especially the Studio Sculpt with SPF 15.
As well as being a dream to apply, it provides a solid amount of coverage without feeling too cakey – and lasts all day long.
Highlighter is a wonderful tool to bring out certain areas of your face and add depth. It can also be teamed with a contouring product that pushes back other areas of your face.
One way you can really get those cheekbones poppin’ is by using Benefit High Beam Liquid Highlighter. If you haven’t yet heard of High Beam as one of the makeup products you need in your life, then you seriously don’t know what you’ve been missing. It’s satiny pink goodness that honestly makes your cheekbones glow like a lightbulb.
Simply apply it with your finger on your cheekbones, cupid’s bow, down the centre of your nose, your eyebrow bones and maybe even in the centre of your forehead and chin for an Insta-worthy makeup look.
We also love the Kylighter by Kylie Cosmetics in “Salted Caramel” for a toned-down, more natural version for everyday occasions.
3. Spot Concealer
Full disclosure: I’ve used Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Concealer since what feels like the beginning of time (JK, it’s more like since I was a teen) and it properly gets the job done.
In fact, it’s kind of like a magic tool.
How come, you ask? Well, because I start with a face of pesky spots, and then they miraculously disappear once this concealer has been applied. It lasts all day and comes in various shades for all skin tones.
One word: obsessed.
All you have to do is apply one coat for all-day coverage. Alternatively, you can apply a few coats if you’re heading OUT out and want to amp up the drama.
Comb through with an eyelash comb like the Tweezerman Ilash Foldable Comb if you want to look like you’re wearing false eyelashes. It separates each lash without stripping away your mascara.
Either way, this mascara is something special and easily earns its place as one of the makeup products you need in your life, girl! Just wait until you try it for yourself.
5. Brow Gel
Lastly, one of our most favourite makeup products you need in your daily collection is brow gel. At the end of the day, your eyebrows frame your face. They can also bring out your eyes and enhance your overall appearance.
In other words, they need to look half decent. Right?
Step forward, Anastasia Beverly Hills, the holy-grail brand for brow products.
Honestly, we don’t know what we did with our brows before the wonder that is Anastasia Beverly Hills came onto the scene. Seriously, guys – there’s a reason why #AnastasiaBrows has its own hashtag on Instagram.
Both the brow powder and gel we mentioned are super pigmented, look proper professional when they’ve been applied and adds flawless definition to your brows.
It’s a big yes from us!
Dressing Up These Makeup Products You Need
The abundance of choice can be overwhelming in the makeup world, but don’t worry – these products have got you covered for the every day.
Use all of them together for a polished, natural look. Then add a statement lip or eye for smart-casual occasions.
Either way, you’re never going to want to go back to a time where you didn’t have these products in your life. Trust us.
Which is your favourite out of these makeup products you need?