Most women wouldn’t dream of going out in public without at least some form of makeup. Because of how crucial it is for women to always appear their best, a woman’s cosmetics bag is a must-have fashion accessory. This little tote has everything a lady needs to keep her face looking flawless day and night.
That being said, what items do you see as absolute musts? Everyone has their own unique style, but there are several tried-and-true ways to enhance your appearance.
This blog will discuss the items that should be included in your emergency makeup pack and explain why they are important:
In the Bag – Top Makeup Bag Products You Will Need
1) Translucent Powder
Makeup should never seem overdone or artificial; rather, it should complement the wearer’s features. The use of a translucent face powder might help you achieve that carefree appearance. It’s undetectable when applied properly, yet it gives the skin a smooth, even tone.
A translucent powder is an extremely fine, transparent, and colorless powder, and offers various benefits:
- Blurs the lines between your various makeup elements (eyes, foundations, cheeks)
- Regulates shine and oil.
- To prevent the foundation and concealer from fading or streaking, a translucent powder “sets” the said products.
- Conceals shine on the eyelids, lips, nose, forehead, and chin.
- It can reduce the impact of mistakes (applying excessive cheek color, for instance)
Face powder, whether loose or pressed, may be found in a wide range of translucent shades to complement any tone. Makeup artists recommend pressed powder for use on the fly. It’s less prone to spill everywhere and usually has an applicator built right in, saving you the hassle of bringing along an extra brush.
2) Brush Set
Face brushes are the paints you’ll need to transform your skin into a work of art. Using makeup brushes also prevents you from touching your face, which can spread bacteria and lead to outbreaks.
There is a unique makeup brush for pretty much every makeup type:
- Blush Brush –rounded tip; narrow at the corners.
- Eye-Shadow Brush — soft bristles with a rounded tip and tapered sides.
- Powder Brush –large, and soft-bristled.
- Lip Brush – firm, with tapered bristles.
- Lash/Brow Groomer – slanted or square tip and rough bristles.
You don’t have to buy all of them, but you also shouldn’t use the same brush for all of it, unless you want to end up with eye shadow on the cheeks or blush on the lids.
Try out a beauty brush set before investing in it. An effective brush will have uniformly moving bristles that allow for good control during application. The bristles should not break when pulled.
It’s likely that you use a lip product, regardless of your style or skin tone. Whether you’re going for a natural or dramatic makeup look, polished lips are the finishing touch.
But how do you choose between lip gloss and lipstick? Opaque lipstick stands out more than transparent gloss because of its greater pigmentation (although that depends a lot on color choice). Gloss gives lips a more understated shimmer and can create an impression of fullness.
Sticks and glosses are both available in a wide variety of colors. Lipstick shouldn’t clash with your apparel, but complement your skin tone. Lipsticks in shades of beige, light red, soft pink, and brownish pink complement fair skin, while shades of dark red, burgundy, and brown look best on dark skin.
So, there you have it – a few makeup products that can get the job done under fire and should be a mainstay in your bag.
To check out the full range of Khuraira makeup products, please feel free to explore our website.
We’ve also launched the Khuraira Affiliate Program for exclusive makeup wardrobing services. Our makeup experts can visit you at home, or you can book your appointment at our flagship location in Tenafly to help you de-clutter your makeup stash and educate you about your skin so that you only buy the right makeup products.
Khuraira Musa has been a celebrity makeup artist and expert for well over 20 years. In 2008, she founded the eponymous Khuraira Cosmetics, a boutique and flagship store for locally-made makeup products in New Jersey.