Are you lugging around a makeup kit to rival Kim Kardashian’s personal glam squad? This is super impractical and totally unnecessary! For trips away or simply for touch ups throughout the day, you will only ever need these five beauty items in your bag.
Want to know what they are? You may be surprised.
1. Nude lipstick
The perfect shade of nude lipstick is an absolute essential to any makeup buffs beauty arsenal. A slick of nude lipstick instantly makes you look more put together, and it doubles as a crème blush. Simply warm between your fingers and dab onto the apples of your cheeks for a rosy glow.
Having a great concealer at arms length is a no brainer for any woman not blessed with a picture perfect complexion. Choose a hardworking formula that can work as well for under eye circles as it can for dark spots or blemishes. We love a stick applicator for no mess touch ups on the go.
3. Brown pencil
Find a brown pencil in a shade that suits your skin tone and complexion. A good brown pencil can be used as a natural looking alternative to eyeliner as well as a brow shaper. Smudge along the roots of your eyelashes to add depth and sparkle to your lash line, or fill in gaps in your brow with short strokes.
A matte, neutral bronzer is a lifesaver and can fix a multitude of makeup sins. If your foundation is too light after a few days in the sun, simply dust lightly across your face to even out your complexion. For nights out, use it to contour and play up your cheekbones and jawline. It also doubles as an alternative to eye shadow. Use a damp applicator brush and smudge along your eyelid for a natural looking smoky eye.
Who could live without mascara? Nothing makes you look fresh and awake quicker than a few coats of mascara. The tricky part is finding the perfect formula for you. Live somewhere rainy or humid? Opt for a waterproof formula. Have sensitive eyes? Go for something gentle with natural ingredients.