Why haven’t I talked about this before??? Obviously I love all makeup but there are certain essentials that I just can’t live without. It was honestly so hard to choose, but bronzer, mascara, and lip balm (or gloss) are my absolute must-have beauty products. I seriously don’t go anywhere without them! Each of these products does so much for your face and are absolutely essential to any makeup look, whether you’re going for full on glam or a pared down, simple daytime look. Not only are these products essential, but you can also use some of my tips and hacks to extend them even further!
Bronzer adds a bit of extra dimension and color to your face. Since I wear sunscreen every day, my face is a bit paler than my body and bronzer gives me a sun kissed glow. Whether you live in sunny Los Angeles or in a cooler climate, we can all agree that bronzer helps you to look like you just spent the summer lounging at the beach! Not only does it give you that enviable glow and help to bring out your features, but if you have a round face, a bit of bronzer is so slimming!
PRO TIP: Use bronzer as an eye shadow on your crease, it will give your eyes an extra lift to look more open. You can also use bronzer as blush, just brush some on the apples of your cheeks for extra warmth.
As soon as I put on mascara I feel so much more put-together! It makes a dramatic difference to your face, opening up your eyes and making you look more awake and less tired. Even if I’m going for a natural look, a swipe of mascara is essential. It’s also so fun to layer and use with false eyelashes for an even more dramatic wide-eyed look!
- Lip Gloss or Balm
I don’t know about you guys, but the feeling of well-hydrated lips is so much better than when they’re all dried out. A bit of lip balm or gloss helps to moisturize and ties together my look for the day. Even though I love matte lipsticks, they can be drying and some soothing lip balm really does wonders! I usually wear tinted lip balm for a simple look when running errands and lip gloss for the same hydrating effect but with a dose of extra drama!