Makeup Kit Must Haves: What You Need In Your Makeup Bag

Hi Girls :)

You buy tons of makeup products, fills shelves of makeup, overload your makeup kit, go on buying so many unnecessary things when all you really need are these 13 essentials!

Makeup Kit Must Haves What You Need In Your Makeup BagMakeup Must haves:

Foundation: It’s a must have in any makeup kit. Flawless, even tone skin starts with a good foundation and you should really invest in a good foundation, if you ask me what should I spend on in my makeup, I would say on foundation coz good flawless skin begins with a foundation in your makeup routine. Use a light-weight foundation for good coverage and even skin tone. Make sure to blend well. Blending right is the key with base products specially foundation. So use any tool that works for you or just use your fingers to blend in your foundation.

Concealer: If you have good skin, you can do away with foundation but if you got dark circles, blemishes, acne, pigmentation, you really can not survive without concealer in your makeup kit. I mean you can survive but you ought to have a concealer in your kit! Concealer is a must for me and I have different concealers for my under eye circles and for my blemishes. I use a highlighting concealer (Maybelline dream lumi touch) for my under eyes as that works best for the under eye area and a regular concealer for blemishes coz a highlighting concealer doesn’t work for blemishes as it highlights the blemishes rather than hiding them.

Blush: Blush gives an instant hint of color and is great for days when you need an instant boost of freshness and vibrancy! Blush comes in two different forms: powder and cream blush.

Kohl Pencil: Kohl Pencil is a must have in every Indian girl’s handbag. I recommend you to get a black or brown for a look that goes with all outfits and also complements Indian skin tone. For brown, try Lakme eyeconic in brown and for black you have so many options in the market to choose from, get any black kohl that you like.

White Kohl Pencil: The trend of white pencil started recently and you should really own a white pencil coz it’s a multipurpose product in makeup. It helps to give a illusion of big eyes when used on waterline, can be used on brow bone as a highlighter, above the cupid bow to highlight your lip’s shape, as a lip liner to make your lip’s shape more pronounced and in many different ways, I should share a post on ways to use a white pencil, what say? The affordable, easily available white eye pencil in India is the Lakme eyeconic white pencil.

Mascara: You need a mascara in your makeup kit! Here’s the answer why, mascara is a secret to drool worthy sultry eyes. You can do away with kohl many times when you don’t want to go over the top with makeup but you can’t with mascara as it gives a different illusion to your eyes. You can just apply mascara when you are not wearing eye shadow to pop up your eyes or on days when you feel sick and don’t want to wear eye shadow, just wear a mascara alone or with shadow for more drama.

Curler: Not an optional item! Curler is also a must have in any makeup kit and you should invest in a nice one to get wide rolled up lashes.

Pearly Eye shadow: Pearly eye shadow helps create a gorgeous, yet subtle day look. For the night look, apply pearly shadow with heavy hand and add lots of kohl for a dramatic look.

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Makeup Kit Must Haves What You Need In Your Makeup BagGrey Eye shadow: It is an essential shade for creating looks for the night. Go smokey with grey eye shadow or subtle paired with bold, glossy red lips.

Black Matte Eye shadow: A must have in my opinion! It’s great for creating smokey eyes and giving an extra drama to your whole makeup look. You can go bold by pairing smokey black eyes with red lips like I do most of the time or just subtle by pairing smokey eyes with n*de or pink lips.

Red Lipstick: My favorite item in my makeup bag! My friend calls me a red heroine seeing my love for red lipstick :D Red lipstick is a classic that never goes out of style and will never even go according to me. Pick a shade of red that suits you best and your skin tone keeping your undertone in mind.

Sheer Gloss: It can be used as it is when you want subtle fresh look or with your lippies to give glossy lips. It makes any matte lipstick turn into shiny, glossy lipstick. It adds shine to any look.

N*de Lipstick: N*de lipstick is a must have on days when you want not so loud lips. Apply it as it is or with a sheer gloss for shiny, glossy lips anytime (during the day or night).

Hope you enjoyed reading this post, I will be coming with more of such series as I feel people quite enjoy reading posts like this!

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63 Responses to “Makeup Kit Must Haves: What You Need In Your Makeup Bag”

  1. srinjla says:

    nice list….i would like to add a primer and makeup setting spray :-)

  2. Shreoshe says:

    Such a lovely & helpful post dear

  3. That’s an absolutely perfect list dear.

  4. Richa Saxena says:

    Lovely list Arzoo! Along with all that I carry Brow Powder & a compact to seal the foundation too.. :)

  5. Gowthami says:

    Nice products to add! :)

  6. laks says:

    Nice compilation Arzoo.

  7. Mayuri says:

    Awesome post sweetie!! Loved the items listed.. Perfect :) very well written.. <3

  8. Simera says:

    Great list of products. I totally agree with your selection.

  9. rose says:

    concealer,mascara & kohl or liner is a must have for me

  10. Preethi says:

    Very useful post dear

  11. Esha says:

    That’s a perfect list Arzoo!!!

  12. mily says:

    such detailed post Arzoo…..can u suggest a matte black eyeshadow? i cant seem to find a nice one anywhere….

    • Arzoo says:

      Thanks Mily, get the Rimmel one listed above or I have Revlon Colorstay siren quad which has a black shade in it which can not be said perfect matte black but is a good matte black and the sad part is that I got the quad just for that shade and that stupid shade broke into pieces, couldn’t get the pieces also so that I could fix it :/

  13. Ray says:

    great post :) I prefer grey over browns too & think its an absolutely must product! I would prefer fuchsia over bold red any day & also orange lipsticks these days!

  14. Arpita♥ says:

    I have most of them in my makeup kit :D Lovely post Arzoo, bookmarking it :D

  15. Sarah B. says:

    Good compilation I would essentially add lip balm, contouring powder highlighter and a brow kit

    • Arzoo says:

      Thank you but I don’t consider lip balm as a makeup essential, it’s more of a beauty essential and contouring and brow kit are optional items as beginners don’t really need this!!

  16. Manasi says:

    Agreed!! They are actually makeup bag must haves!!

  17. Radha says:

    Wow cool post loved your write up hun <3 :D

  18. Somdatta says:

    That’s a great list sweetheart! very helpful for beginners, like me, indeed :) very well written as well :D ….kisses :*

  19. pari says:

    Hey nice post..every bit of it is useful..

  20. pragya says:

    love love love……:D…haha.. I guess I do carry most of them except for concelar and n*de lipstick… GR8 POST BABY!!

  21. krupa says:

    Very well thought out list..

  22. Now that a handy list :) Good post will definitely recommend this to my friends :) shared on my gplus n facebook

  23. Rashmi says:

    These are true essentials of a makeup bag….great post Arzoo…:-)

  24. Arshita says:

    Lovely write up dear, this is the ultimate makeup essentials list for beginners! :-)) :yes: Very helpful! :-*

  25. Lovely compilations.. One more thing that I would always like to have in my make-up bag is dry face tissues :) I have an oily skin so those are must :)

  26. Thanks fr sharing.. lovely post :)

  27. Vaishu says:

    Yes indeed u hv to make a post on white eyeliner and its other uses :D i ve always ignored it .. for me just eye liner and mascara ok as i dot prefer eye shadows and all may b i ll gey some eye shadows for my farewell party :D but for now no plans so i ignored white liner too and now lemme read d uses and then buy one ;-)

    I prefer primer for lines n pores prone face and u missed compact :( other than these 2 i just loved this and yes i ll note d white eyeliner frm now on :D awesome.. :blush:

  28. Arzoo says:

    You should buy a white eye pencil Vaishu as it plays a big role in changing the whole look, makes eyes appear bigger, works as a highlighter, makes tired eyes look fresh and open, and what not, I will be soon coming up with a post on its uses. Primer is a staple essential in my makeup kit also but it’s just an optional item, not everyone needs a primer in their makeup and many can do without it most of the times. For the compact, I think it’s mostly for oily skinned people and dry and normal skin can do without it most of the times, so I have not included these two as I think they are an optional item and not must haves in every makeup bag though I’m soon coming up with a post on must haves for beginners where I have included these two items as well. Will come up with that post soon.

    • Vaishu says:

      Aww thats so sweet of u.. am waiting for d post then… :-) if it makes eyes look big then i must get one cuz my eyes shrink weneva i smile widely :( and also i dont get much sleep so my eyes dlook tiresome at tyms and thats d only emotion it reveals to d world.. glad tht thrs smethin that can hide that too.. woww… sure then am waiting for d white liner.. post a pic of ur eyes too with d white linerso i ll knw how to put it.. :D haha may b cuz i hv a oily face so i suggested compact.. and yes these r so essential… :-))

  29. Awesum post dear.. red lipstick is truly a must have! :D :D

  30. Swati says:

    Thanks Arzoo
    This is really informative !!

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