If you’re wondering which items you absolutely need to have in your makeup and beauty collection, you’re not alone. Luckily, the experts at British hair company HairTrade have put together a list of 12 essential products to keep in your beauty kit at all times. That way, you’re always ready to look your best.
1. Miracle Moisturizer
Cold weather can dry out your skin. That’s why you should make it your routine to apply a good dose of moisturizer in the morning before you put on your makeup, and then again right before you go to bed. That way, you can ensure that your skin is looking bright and refreshed, no matter what time it is.
2. Firm-Fixing Hairspray
Nothing’s worse than going out in the morning with your big bouncy curls only to see your hair gradually drop as the day progresses. To keep your waves in place, a firm-fixing hairspray is all you need.
3. Makeup Remover
Nothing’s more important than taking your makeup off after a long day – and a good makeup remover will ensure every speck is off before your face hits the pillow. Some of the industry’s favorite removal products include micellar cleansing water, cotton wool pads, and cleansing foams.
4. Flawless Foundation
A well-matched foundation can add life to tired and dull skin. It can also help cover up any unwanted blemishes. Be sure to invest in a foundation that suits your skin type — regardless of whether you prefer matte or dewy — in order to get a long-lasting and flawless finish.
5. Bright Red Lipstick
From the deep scarlet shades to the zesty orange numbers, a colorful red lipstick is a must-have for every makeup-loving lady. Add a swipe of your favorite to take your look straight from day to night.
6. Staple Scent
New fragrances are being released every week, but we all have our favorite go-to scent. In the cold weather, try to pick a warm, sweet scent to get you instantly in the seasonal mood.
7. Trusty Hair Straightener
With a good hair straightener, you won’t have to fight the frizz for long. Just use after blow-drying with a quick touch-up each morning for a sleek and shiny style.
8. Powdered Bronzer
Fake your way to a tan with a dusting of bronzer underneath the cheekbones. You can buy them in either shimmer or matte finishings for your desired effect.
9. All-Black Waterproof Mascara
A quick swipe of mascara will complete any makeup look, and black is the No. 1 color in the industry. It can also be used to add volume and length to your eyelashes.
10. Sheer Pink Lip Gloss
On the days you’re in a rush, just quickly apply a coat of sheer pink lip gloss for a pop of color on the face.
11. Statement Nail Polish
Everyone has their favorite colors in the world of nail polish — from the bright reds to the browny nudes. Treating yourself to a pampering evening and giving your nails a coat is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
12. Repair-and-Rescue Shampoo
All of that heat-styling and coloring can leave our hair feeling damaged and unloved, but a deep-cleansing shampoo will make our ends feel happy again. Try to invest in a repairing mask and apply once every week. Your hair will thank you for it!
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