Text: Aditi Shah
This one is for all the beauty addicts that believe the key to a well-equipped makeup bag is EVERYTHING. Let’s face it, more often than not our makeup bags are filled to the brim, bursting at the seams with products, old and new, just in case, what if, we may need that 5-year old (brand new) green eye shadow, on-the-go, tonight. Chances are, you won’t. It’s time to turn those bags over and let us help you do some monsoon cleaning.
Step one: If you’ve used the same bag for over 3 years, you need to swap it for something waterproof and easy to wipe down. Stains from a leakage or the guck from your eyeliner pencil are almost impossible to get rid of!
Step two: Smell everything. We tend to horde. We horde for years. Who wants to chuck that great bronzer you’ve used only once, and have been saving up because it was so darn expensive? Like it or not, everything has a lifespan and has sadly got to go. So, smell it all, the powders, palettes, creams, sticks – if they smell off, chuck it. Simple.
Step three: You don’t need all your makeup products, round the clock. Let us tell you what’s essential for your daily makeup bag. Everything else can be left at home.
Rosy cheeks make everything better. Adding a little colour to your cheeks after a long day at work is bound to have you not only looking fresh, but feeling great too! Don’t forget to add a rose/pink tinted blush to your list.
We love: L’Oreal True Match Blush
A little lipstick never hurts! There’s no better way to add that oomph to your look than dabbing on your go-to, favourite shade! Any makeup bag would be incomplete without it. I’m sure we don’t have to tell you that.
We love: Lip Lube and Lip Gloss Pencils by LAQA & Co.
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Mac concealer stick
There’s no need to lug around your primer, a bottle of foundation and your pot of concealer all day, every day. All you need is a concealer stick that matches your skin tone perfectly to touch-up on-the-go.
We love: Matchmaster Concealer Stick by Mac Cosmetics. It’s suitable for all skin types, its great for humid climates and is available in 12 shades.
Eyeliner and a stroke of mascara will always do the trick! Got dinner with that cute co-worker or meeting your gals for a night out straight after work and you just don’t have the time to put on a full face? Wing it!
We love: Waterproof Liquid Liner by ColorBar.
Body Shop Mini Brushes
Fingers are great when you’re absolutely desperate but now you never need to be! A set of mini makeup brushes is an absolute must. Not only is it the more hygienic option, they also give you the perfect finish in half the time.
We love: The Mini Makeup Brush Set by Body Shop.
batiste dry shampoo
Don’t forget to give your hair some love too! Dry shampoo will be your best friend. The perfect quick fix to all things oily, matted, limp or just not doing it right! Spray on a little to your roots and you’re ready in seconds!
We love: Batiste’s travel size Dry Shampoo, in a bunch of yummy fragrances!
Bare Essentials Brush with Mirror
And…. A hairbrush to tame that mane.
We love: This two-in-one folding brush and mirror from Bare Essentials.
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