We always talk about what you should have in your makeup arsenal, and what is worth spending the money on. But in the spirit of Spring cleaning, I thought we should talk about what you DON’T need and what everyday makeup bag beauty essentials are must haves. This will be especially handy if you’re in a rush or just like to keep your beauty routine quick and simple. So here are six things you don’t necessarily need in your everyday makeup bag.
1. Eyeshadow Primer
I feel like having an eyeshadow primer in your makeup bag is just taking up extra space. Your concealer can do the job of the primer easily. All you have to do is apply it with your fingers on your eyelids and set it with your translucent powder. The Mac Pro Longwear concealer works well. I also love the NARS Radiant Creamy concealer for every day use.
2. Transitional Color
I love using transitional colors on my eyes to add dimension, but you can use your bronzer to achieve the same look. I actually think using a bronzer creates a really natural finish and blends in nicely with my skin. I think you can try this too and you’ll notice a much more natural blending process.
3. Under Eye Corrector
I know you’re probably thinking “But my dark circles!” It’s okay – you can use a lipstick that’s a similar color! Dab some lippie on your ring finger and apply it to your dark circles, and go over it with your concealer. I promise you this works.
I definitely don’t think you need a liner unless you prefer to have that defined line every day. An eyeshadow can help you achieve a lot of great looks, like a smokey eye, a light cat eye, or a smudged, grungy look. I think using a shadow gives a natural finish that really helps the eyes stand out.
5. Setting Spray
You can keep a setting spray in your makeup bag if you’re going somewhere special, but you don’t need it every day. Instead be sure to use a primer before your foundation and then set your foundation with a setting powder. You’ll get better results this way than using a setting spray. Your makeup will be locked in for the day and will stay in place.
Lastly, I don’t think you need a blush in your makeup bag because you can add color to your face with lipstick or bronzer. You can dab a little bit of lipstick on the apples of your cheeks for that rosy effect, or stick with your bronzer for a golden glow.
I hope you enjoyed learning how to condense your makeup bag a little bit and what everyday beauty essentials you should have. Also, let me know what the one thing you HAVE to have in your makeup bag everyday is!