Basic Makeup Items Every Woman Should Have
You don't have to own lots of makeup, but having these basic makeup items can help you look and feel your best.
Start with the basics: basic makeup items, that is! You may think that carrying all the makeup tools of the trade is a necessity, but that can weigh you down - literally. By condensing your makeup bag to include only basic makeup items - foundation, eye shadow color, lip color and blush – you can look your best all the time without lugging a ton of makeup products around.
Basic Makeup Item #1: Foundation
One of the most important basic makeup items you can own is foundation. When deciding on a foundation, first ask yourself what type of coverage you need. During the summer, a lightweight foundation like Translucent Veil works best. This foundation does not clog pores and offers light coverage over skin. During colder months, try a foundation with more protection, like the Cream-to-Powder Foundation, which is infused with Meadowfoam Seed Oil, a rich emollient that replenishes skin with vital moisture. Also, remember to choose a foundation that matches your skin tone.
Basic Makeup Item #2: Eye Shadow Color
Draw attention to your most prominent feature, your eyes, with a complimentary eye shadow color. When selecting this basic makeup item, remember that neutral colors like grays and browns work well with any eye color.
If you like having a whole array of colors to choose from, try the Eye Shadow Cream Color Mix Mini Compact, which comes complete with 10 different eye shadow colors. It's also the size of a credit card, and won't weight you down.
Basic Makeup Item #3: Lip Color
The right lip color can enhance any pair of lips. This basic makeup item can come in lipstick or lip gloss form and is always an important item to have on hand. Dark complexions look best with equally deep shades like plum, wine and berry. If you have a lighter skin tone, try apricots, soft pinks and rose lip colors.
Basic Makeup Item #3: Blush
When selecting a blush color for your cheeks, remember: your blush should look as natural as possible. Sometimes it is helpful if your blush color matches you lip color. If you have a darker skin tone, choose a burgundy or wine blush color; those with lighter skin tones may want to try pink blushes to enhance the skin. Read more about choosing the right blush color.