Makeup Bag Essentials

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We all have those friends that carry heavy-duty foundations and a million lipsticks in their bags. Yesterday I realised that both Kvitka and I were surprisingly good at carting around only the essentials. I decided to compile a list of those ten essential makeup items I never leave the house without:

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Moisturiser–I have dry skin all year round and you will never catch me without a travel size tube in my bags!
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Primers are brilliant at toning down redness or reducing the appearance of that surprise zit. I always have a small tube in my carry-on makeup kit.
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BB Creams are such a lifesaver! My BB is by GOSH and I love it. It’s easy to apply and sometimes, on a good skin day, I don’t even need moisturiser underneath it. They cover up imperfections all while looking natural= makeup essential.
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Concealers are fantastic with or without a base underneath. Sometimes, I only use my NARS concealer by itself without any other product on my face. It’s blend-able with fingers making it a must on my top 10 list!
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A quad palette like this one by Revlon (Decadent) contains mattes and shimmers. It’s convenient when you don’t have time to head home to change for a day to night look. It is tiny and fits perfectly into my small carry-on kit!
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This was a present from my sister and I love it. It’s a two-sided Urban Decay eyeliner pencil. One side is a matte black and the other, an electric blue. It’s long-lasting, smudge proof and absolutely fantastic for a classic or fun look on the go.
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Another gift (this time from Kvitka), this small bronzer/highlighter duo by L’oréal suits my skin tone perfectly. It contours without being obvious and is small enough to carry around for touch ups.
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This was part of my free birthday present from Sephora. It’s a travel sized mascara from Makeup Forever. It’s doesn’t clump, lengthens my lashes and is convenient for carrying around. A win in my essentials kit!
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This is my new Anthropologie Albeit (Azalea) lipstick in bright pink. I switch up my lipsticks/pencils based on the season. This summer, this is my go-to lip colour and its beautiful 20’s packaging makes it perfect for lipstick application in public
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Lastly, I never leave without a roll on perfume or travel size spray on in my bag. I love a light, fresh scent that I can carry around. This one is a Fleurs bottle from Anthropologie.

If you decide to give any of these suggestions a go, share it with us by tagging @lipstick_trilogy on your Instagram photo. Leave us comment below to share your thoughts on,

What’s in your essential makeup kit? 

Rochelle

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