When putting together your makeup collection, it’s easy to lose yourself in a world of sparkling lip glosses and shimmering eyeshadows – and completely forget the essentials of any home makeup kit. Here’s a quick list of those boring, but essential, items:
Inevitably, at some stage you’re going to apply makeup and it’s going to go wrong. Keep a set of cotton pads handy in the same bag as your makeup products to help make those unfortunate slips clean up easily.
A mascara is only as good as the lashes it is going on to, so keep a set of eyelash curlers handy. Remember to apply a thin layer of mascara before using the curlers so you don’t damage your eyelashes.
This small and affordable product can do anything, from smoothing out eyebrows to making lips appear glossy and healthy. Keep Vaseline in your makeup bag so you have a go-to for any makeup malfunctions, or just in case you want some extra shine.
A pencil sharpener
Eyebrow pencils and eyeliner always seem to run out at the least opportune moments, so get into the habit of keeping a size applicable sharpener with the products themselves. For total convenience, you can now buy liners and pencils that come fitted with a sharpener on the other end of the product.
A pocket sized mirror
It may seem obvious, but many women apply their makeup in front of a bathroom mirror so don’t remember to keep a close up pocket mirror in their makeup bags.