Today is National Lipstick Day, so to celebrate the make-up bag essential, we reveal the things your make-up bag shouldn’t be without right now…which does, of course, include a pillar box red lipstick!
The Lady In Red
No make-up bag is complete without a trusty red lipstick, and it goes without saying, MAC really is the brand to turn to if you’re looking for a fail-safe lipstick. Red adds a touch of instant glamour, it’s a great way of making your face look a little more awake by attracting people to your gorgeously bright lips rather than your tired looking eyes.
MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick, £15.50
Goodbye Tired Eyes
This little beauty conceals dark circles, fooling everyone into thinking you’ve had the most glorious night’s sleep. It’s the
must-have pen of all major make-up artists, so why should you go without? Every make-up bag needs one!
YSL Touche Éclat, £25
The All Nighter Make-Up Fix
This is a cult favourite with make-up junkies. Mist on this weightless Urban Decay spray after applying your face to give your make-up some serious staying power. It’ll give your make-up that just-applied look all night long – perfect for a night out or an occasion like a wedding, when you want your make-up to stay in place all day.
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, £21
The Liner Flick You Need
Whether you wear eyeliner on a daily basis or save it for creating a glamorous evening look, this one is definitely worth investing in! Dramatize your look with this easy-to-apply liner in the blackest of black colour.
YSL Shocking False Lash Effect Eyeliner, £25.50
Say No To Strays
Say goodbye to stray, unwanted hairs with Benefit’s new tweezers. Start by using the custom-blended bristle brush to brush your brows upward to see where needs tweezed, then use the slanted tweezers to pluck away even the finest of hairs.
Benefit Grooming Tweezer and Brush, £15.50
Wake Me Up Before You Glow, Glow
The highlighter diffuses light so your skin looks softer and younger, while adding that much-needed subtle glow.
The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter, £17.49
Lashes For Days
Another cult favourite, this Benefit mascara is their top rated product – it’s really no wonder why. One coat over the lashes grabs, separates, lifts and curls, to create enviable lashes in seconds.
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara, £19.50
Create The Perfect Brow
There’s no getting away from the recent focus on brows, and no one has embraced this more than Benefit. If you only buy one item from Benefit’s biggest ever brow range, then make this eyebrow pencil your go-to product. Fill in your eyebrows easily with this filling and shaping pencil – the soft colour and glide on formula make for a very natural looking brow, because we’ve all fallen victim of a harsh brow over the years.
Benefit Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil, £18.50
Look Bronzed All Year Round
With eight different shades to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the perfect one for you. Use a powder brush to apply this lightweight powder bronzer on the apples of the cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin – where the sun naturally hits your face. You’ll be left with a soft, matte finish and a beautiful sun-kissed look that’s achievable all year round.
Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder, £28.50
The Perfect Primer
Smashbox is notorious for its amazing primers, and with this new hero blend, it’s no wonder why. The primer softens your complexion to make your foundation look like skin. It instantly absorbs and adds radiance. Simply use your fingertips and massage two drops onto clean skin. If you’re applying before
make-up, make sure to let your skin absorb the
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil, £28