My Top 9 Makeup Bag Essentials

Ever wanted to take a peek inside someone’s makeup bag? (I always have) With so many new products on the market, I’m always trying something new – but I have a few favorites that are absolute tried-and-true essentials that are a must-have for any beauty lover. From my favorite moisturizers, lip gloss, highlight and more – I’m letting you take a look inside my makeup bag to share a few of my beauty secrets with you.

Lanolips: Tinted Lip Balm

The number one staple in every makeup bag is a great tinted lip balm. Made with Lanolin, Shea Butter,  and Vitamin E, this beauty guru cult-favorite is an absolute essential. Not only does it make my lips feel ultra-smooth, it works overtime to heal and soothe chapped lips. It helps solve the problem areas even before they begin!

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Base Blue Cosmetics: Airsponge

This is your new favorite makeup applicator. Simply dampen before use and gently dip into your foundation or concealer! Then apply your makeup using a light stippling or bouncing technique. Make sure you don’t rub or smudge! The Airsponge will seamlessly blend your makeup to give you a flawless finish. Plus, it’s super easy to clean between uses!

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Tarte: Arch Architect Brow Pencil & Gel

woman applying makeup to eyebrows

No makeup bag is complete without the perfect brow tool. The Tarte Arch Architect is a two-in-one tool designed to give you effortless, naturally perfect – looking brows. This neutral brown is a universal tone, perfect for all complexions. Use the angled brow pencil to shape and fill your brows, using short, light strokes. Then use the clear gel to lightly brush and tame any unruly hairs with short, upward strokes in the direction of your hair growth.

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Amazing Cosmetics: Amazing Concealor in Medium-Beige

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A great concealer is a must-have for your makeup bag. This universal shade is perfect for blurring blemishes, smoothing skin texture, or even using as a highlighting shade when you contour!

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AHC: Eye Cream For Face

This Korean Beauty cult-favorite is a permanent fixture. Use just a little before applying makeup to moisturize and prime your face. This luxurious cream is lightweight and incredibly hydrating, which makes it the perfect moisturizer to use to get your day started.

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Undone Beauty: Nonzer 4-in-1 Highlighting Palette

The Nonzer 4-in-1 Highlighting Palette is incredibly versatile. The 4-shade palette is customizable and buildable, and blendable for any complexion. Use it to create a natural glow, strobe, contour, and more!

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Woosh Beauty: Spin-On Lip Gloss

Everyone needs a good lip gloss (and this is a really good one). This Spin-On Gloss has a unique applicator that rotates 360 degrees to give you complete, smooth coverage.  Plus, their Shea Butter formula not only looks stunning but never feels sticky or tacky on your lips.

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Clean Try-On

Ever get frustrated with smudging your makeup, or even worse, getting it all over your clothes? Your problems are over! Simply place the hood over your face while you’re changing and voila! Problem solved!

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Kiss NYC: Pro Touch Setting Powder

Everyone needs a good setting powder! This ultra-lightweight setting powder is translucent and perfect for any complexion. Just use a little as needed for the ultimate matte finish.

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