If you’re anything like us, you probably have a massive collection of beauty products. When it comes to cosmetics, it seems there is always something new and exciting to try. While we’re always on the lookout for the next latest, greatest product (hey, it’s our job!), we also have a few staples that we’re never without. These are the products we love that are effective and time-saving. Here are a few of our favorite products that every woman should keep in her cosmetic bag.
1. Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is always going to pop up on our list of must-haves. When you’ve skipped a wash or simply don’t have time to shampoo your hair, dry shampoo is a savior. It instantly soaks up excess oil, deodorizes, and bodifies in seconds. Whether you’re rushing to get to work or trying to refresh after a long flight, dry shampoo is your hair’s best friend. We love: Bumble and bumble Pret-a-powder, $27
2. Bold Lipstick
In a rush and need to look polished in seconds? Always keep a bold lipstick on hand and simply swipe it on when you’re pressed for time. Lipstick has a way of making you look like you made an effort without actually making an effort. So, next time you’ve slept through your alarm, just reach for your perfect hue, and you’ll be looking awake and vibrant in seconds. We love: Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in 43, $20
3. Long-Wearing Eyeliner
Like lipstick, eyeliner can instantly define your face. Eyeliner can make such a difference that some people actually get it permanently tattooed on. We don’t exactly recommend going to such extremes, but always having a long-lasting eyeliner in your makeup bag can give your face an instant boost. Black or brown shades are usually best. We love: Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer, $25
4. SPF BB Cream
BB creams that contain SPF are definitely one of our favorite beauty products. They instantly smooth, conceal, protect, and create a natural glow on all skin types. They essentially do the job of moisturizer, primer, concealer, sunscreen, and foundation in one product. If you don’t have an SPF BB cream, you need to get one stat! We love: Guerlain Meteorites Baby Glow, $54
5. A Soothing All-Over Mask
Whether you tend to get puffy in the morning, have sensitive skin or a sunburn, having a soothing all-over mask that you can apply to your face and eyelids is always a good idea. If possible, keep it chilled so you can get even more effective soothing, anti-redness, and de-puffing action. We love: Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask, $45
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