Every makeup artist has their go-to beauty essential. They know which concealer will hide dark under-eye circles the best, the eyeliner that achieves the perfect cat eye, and the best makeup tool for contouring (hiding), and highlighting facial features.
We are not makeup artists, but we still want to look professional at work, polished for every day, or if going to the once a week catch-up with the girls, we want to look glam! Here we feature wallet-friendly makeup products every girl should have in their cosmetic bag.
You may have seen a “real housewive” whip out this brush roll-on. Who knew that applying sunscreen could be so chic? Peter Thomas Roth Instant Oily Problem Skin Mineral SPF 30 is a mineral foundation powder with SPF 30 sunscreen. It fits perfectly in any cosmetics bag, and the mineral makeup is dispensed with just a simple shake. We love how practical it is. No makeup tools or sponges needed! Why is this a must have? Applying sunscreen is a daily beauty ritual we all have to practice, and this brush roll-on gives our skin the protection it needs and it doubles as a foundation!
The perfect cat eyeliner features eyes in a very sexy way. What is great about the cat eye look is the different ways you can wear it. There is the bold line, the classic style with a bold red lip! or the funkified-looking cat eye courtesy of Bows and Curtseys, (it looks like rainbow colors). Whichever your style or your mood, TIGI Cosmetics Precision Eyeliner is a must-have! It is a fine, easy-glide felt tip liquid eyeliner for super-perfect precision. It dries quickly to prevent smudging, and its waterproof long-lasting formula makes it a winner anywhere.
Contouring and highlighting is the perfect way to accentuate features you like and hide features you don’t like. Glo Minerals Bronze Duo includes two shades to help you achieve a sunless tan. If this bronzer duo intimidates you, go to our blog post: How To Apply A Dual Bronzer. Highlight your forehead, chin, and underneath your eyes with a blush powder brush. Contour the sides of your face, and the sides of your nose. Voila! Now, you have a healthy glow, and look made up with just bronzer!
A tinted lip balm we are in love with is a 2-in-1 lipstick and lipgloss. TIGI Cosmetics Lip Creme is loaded with antioxidants and lip moisturizers to keep your pucker super soft and healthy-looking. You can find these lip crème in 6 shades, and each shade is named after a metropolitan city meant to symbolize each respective city’s allure. Our favorite? Lip Crème in Miami is in a warm hue that has us thinking of sand, beach, and cocktails.