With so many options out there, it’s not easy knowing exactly which beauty products you should spend your hard-earned cash on. And if you’re new to the whole makeup thing, the scene can be even more difficult to deal. We’ve put together a list of 9 beauty products—across makeup, skin, hair and body care—that every women must-have in their beauty kits with product suggestions so you know exactly what to add to cart.
Every woman’s secret weapon. Whether you’re hiding spots, looking for the best concealer for dark circles, or highlighting your favorite feature, make concealer your beauty BFF—nothing stands a chance against this cosmetic camouflage.
2. BB Cream
If you’re first starting to get serious about makeup, it can all get a bit overwhelming. Girls should look for a BB cream as it’s a good all-in-one product, meaning you’ll also save money. It not only offers buildable coverage to hide even the worst of blemishes but actually treats them. That’s what we call double-duty beauty!
If you have to choose only one makeup product to use, it would definitely be a mascara. And it’s OK if yours aren’t naturally showstopping—you can easily add a little oomph to your everyday look. Take your lashes from short and sparse to full and fluffy in 30 seconds flat by swiping a few coats of mascara through them.
A blush that almost disappears and just gives you a natural flush is a must. Be it rose, apricot, raspberry, or fuchsia, gel, cream, liquid, or powder, nothing livens up the face faster than faking a fabulous flush with a pretty pop of color swiped across the apples of your cheeks.
5. Red Lipstick
There’s something about red lipstick that you don’t get from the other colors. When you wear it, you just feel different, in a good way. But it can be intimidating. Whether it’s crimson, cherry, cardinal, cinnamon, or candy apple, choose a shade that flatters your specific complexion and enjoy the high-fives on your bold beauty move.
Sunscreen has been developed to take care of your skin from those unwanted and very harmful UVA and UVB rays which tend to damage the skin, either by darkening the complexion, or by leading to skin aging, thus giving you those unwanted fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet. We’re always shocked by the number of women who declare they’ve never used sunscreen!
Eyeliner enhances your eyes and makes them appear larger. A dark brown eyeliner at the edge of your eyelashes will make your eyes stand out. It is an easy way to enlarge the eyes.
Perfumes and colognes are scents that men and women wear to enhance their beauty or even attract a potential mate. They can lift a mood, evoke fond memories, or just simply help you smell really good. For some, scent defines who they are and when it becomes a part of your everyday, a signature fragrance can provide a sense of familiarity and even a comfort to loved ones.
9. Dry Shampoo
If you’re as busy as we are, you typically don’t wash and dry your hair every morning — after all, it can be a long, arduous process full of waiting, heating and styling. Dry shampoos are easy to use, travel-friendly, and quick. And they have similar effects as washing your hair. So, that means having fresh and well-styled hair throughout the week with less than half the effort.