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11 Make-up Essentials For Your Everyday Face

11 Make-up Essentials For Your Everyday Face

First of all – don’t freak out. We’re not saying you need to apply 11 items of make-up on your face everyday. More along the lines of ‘here’s the top 11 products you need in your daily make-up bag, to ensure you look your very best, everyday’. We’d love to tell you that keeping just two make-up products with you can work a dream, but unfortunately, we often need more that that.

Concealer, foundation, bronzer, lipstick and mascara all work in tandem with each other, and that’s before you even bring highlighter, eyeliner and blusher into the equation. To ensure you look your best everyday, we’ve rounded up the 11 key make-up items you need in your life – those 11 essential products which guarantee a flawless face.

So without further ado, here’s the only products you need to go from get-up to glam…

  1. bareMinerals Bareskin Serum Concealer
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    bareMinerals Bareskin Serum Concealer

    The jury is still out there with whether applying concealer before or after foundation is the best option. We personally advice to do as you please! Either way, a dab of concealer under your eyes, over spots, in the center of your forehead and lightly over your eyelids is a way to ensure shadows and blemishes are hidden, and if you choose the right concealer, you’ll find it brightens and smooths your skin too.

    bareMinerals BareSkin Serum Concealer glides on with a dewy finish, and a luminosity to bring out glowing skin.

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  2. Pur 4 in 1 Liquid Foundation
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    Pur 4 in 1 Liquid Foundation

    It’s fine to use foundation everyday, but only if your foundation is skin caring and packed with benefical ingredients/ Wearing foundation daily transforms your skin no matter what it’s concerns – dullness, tiredness, blemishes, pigmentaion or unever skintone. You can layer it up for maximum coverage, or apply a sheer layer for a touch up.

    PUR’s 4-in-1 Liquid Foundation comes with SPF 15, and it’s lightweight and oil-free formula also provides hours of uninterrupted complexion perfection. It offers an all-day true color tone that won’t smudge, rub or fade. Enriched with super-hydrating Ceretin Complex, this foundation draws vital moisture to the skin for a look that is flawlessly fresh.

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  3. Dr Hauschka Face Powder
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    Dr Hauschka Face Powder

    Those with dry skin feel they don’t always need a face powder, but it actually does a lot more than treating oily skin and keeping shine at bay. Applying a light dusting of powder over your foundation sets your make-up to give it longevitity, and also creates a long-lasting base for the application of blusher, bronzer and highlighter.

    This Dr Hauschka powder gives a fresh finish, and contains Silk Powder and Rose Petal Extract to reduce shine and soothe the skin.

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  4. Du Wop Blusher Booster Watermelom
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    Du Wop Blusher Booster Watermelom

    Blusher is a genius product for so many reasons. Tired, dull complexions get that instant pick-me-up with even the tiniest amount of pink toned blush applied to the apples of the cheeks. It’s warming, it’s girly and it can easily take your face from day to evening depending on how much you apply.

    A light, feminine pink is actually a universal shade: every skin tone can pull it off. We love DuWop’s Watermelon shade for its luminous burst of peachy pink, but with added shimmer and highlight to really add that radiance.

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  5. Jane Iredale Eye Liner Pencil
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    Jane Iredale Eye Liner Pencil

    Eyes don’t come alive until a touch of pencil eyeliner is applied to the lower lash line! A striking sweep of black can shape the eye and bring it to life. Depending on how much you apply, you can have a subtle line for a pretty daytime look, or add smoldering smudges for a dramatic evening look. Nothing creates your look more than eyeliner!

    Jane Iredale’s Eye Liner in Basic Black is a make-up bag staple. Ideal for everyday use, it contains natural pigments that give you long-lasting color which is creamy and easy to apply.

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  6. Stila Eye Shadow in Trio Gold Glow
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    Stila Eye Shadow in Trio Gold Glow

    Wearing eyeshadow daily isn’t an essential, but its good to have it in your everyday kit because you’d be surprised how the smallest touch can transform your eyes. Gold is a universal color for the eyes, just like pink is for the cheeks. A trio of gold shades can mean you can add a dab of shimmer, bright gold to the corners of the eyes and brown bone during the day, and then layer up the deep bronze shades for evening.

    Stila’s Trio Gold Glow shadow is baked on a terracotta disk for a sheer, never chalky, application. The gold trio features three different tonal shades for use, the lightest as base, medium for crease and darkest to line lashes. It’s super easy to apply with your finger too, just dabbing on a smudge of shimmering gold to brighten up your eyes.

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  7. Sigma Monumental Lash Mascara
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    Sigma Monumental Lash Mascara

    OK so this one takes no convincing. Mascara is an essential – no two words about it. Keep a voluminous black mascara in your daily make-up bag and apply every morning to bare lashes. A light appliance will define your lashes, separating them and giving that wide-awake look. However, lashings of the liquid applied in upwards strokes amplifies volume, length and color, opening up your face and drawing much needed attention to your eyes.

    We love Sigmas Monumental Lash Mascara for daily high impact.

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  8. Anastasia Brow Definer
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    Anastasia Brow Definer

    Brows are the big time, and we’ve actually turned into a nation who class shaping our brows as one of our main grooming tasks. Filling in brows with pencils and powders can give us bold face framers, and many of us feel lost without this step.

    Keep a soft brow pencil to hand at all times in your desired shade, such as the range from Anastasia Brow Definers. These retractable mechanical pencils have a thick, triangular tip that outlines brows and fills sparse areas in one fluid motion. The smooth, creamy formula glides effortlessly to cover and define, while the soft bristled end blends for a natural finish.

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  9. Fusion Beauty GlowFusion Bronzer
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    Fusion Beauty GlowFusion Bronzer

    Whether its to match your neck with your face make-up, add an all over bronzed glow, or accentuate your contour/blusher – bronzer is the answer. It’s an all time, long time favorite, with many ladies relying on it everyday. And for good reason too, as a good quality bronzer can warm your skin, provide a faux tan and really brighten up your look.

    Avoid a heavy pigmented one and instead opt for one which promotes a fresh glow and brings luminosity. We recommend Fusion Beauty’s GlowFusion Bronzer in Luminous for a soft, sun-kissed look.

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  10. Dermelect Smooth and Plump Lipstick
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    Dermelect Smooth and Plump Lipstick

    A quick swipe of lipstick added to your everyday face can do wonders. Lipstick can add personality, create gloss, brighten your look and add definition, all depending what color and finish your lipstick provides. Adding a touch of a peachy rose pink shade everyday can add warmth to your face and give it that ‘pretty’ look. However, head out for the evening and a striking bold red can do all the talking for you.

    Dermelect have a great Smooth and Plump Lipstick which tackles the issue of ‘thin lips’. Offering long-wearing, vivid color with a sumptuous satin finish that glides on effortlessly, these lip colors are enriched with advanced plumping peptides and moisture-rich molecules. Lips are left looking volumized and feeling super soft.

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  11. Jane Iredale Eye Highlighter Pencil
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    Jane Iredale Eye Highlighter Pencil

    One of the newest additions to our daily essentials is highlighter, praised for its many beautifying abilities. It gives a lift to our eyebrows, makes our eyes look bigger, gives our eyes that far apart look (which models have!), and brings to life our favorite facial parts. They come in all different types: pencils, liquids, powders and creams. We find keeping a soft textured highlighter pencil in our daily make-up bag is the best, as you can just draw on or dab a touch of the pencil for that instant highlight, smudging in with your finger.

    Jane Iredale has a specialist two end highlighter pencil, perfect for drawing underneath the brows and into the inner corners. Instant beauty!

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For more make-up essentials, browse our world of cosmetics over at our make-up page here.



Emma

Emma

Beauty Specialist

During the day, I’m a busy Beauty Content Manager, musing over all things beauty and make-up. By evening, I’m a dedicated beauty blogger, experimenting with shiny products and the newest lotions and potions. I trained in make-up artistry just to satisfy my cosmetics addiction. Overly interested in natural and organic beauty, as well as how diet and fitness have an effect on how we look and feel.


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