Trust Us, These Are The Only Makeup Essentials That Every Beauty Lover Needs In Her Pouch

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Believe it or not, it is not easy being a makeup hoarder. You may have enough lipsticks to open a mini store but honestly, when was the last time you used most of them. Forget lipsticks, are you making full use of all the makeup that you've proudly collected over the years? Umm, probably not!

Let's not forget about the fact that our makeup does expire after some time. Don't you worry as today, we're listing down the only makeup essentials you need to slay that face.

The Only Makeup Essentials You Need In Your Makeup Bag

If you love, live and breathe makeup, then you need these makeup essentials in your bag. After all, you never know when you might bump into your ex, right?


A concealer is a fab product to keep with you at all times. Even on the days you don't feel like applying foundation, just dab your concealer to hide your acne scars or dark circles and we bet you'll look fresh as a daisy.

Pro Tip: To instantly look lively, dab a few drops of concealer (at least 1-2 shades lighter than your skin tone) under your eyes and dab it using your fingers.


Even Better All-Over Concealer + Eraser

INR 2,400 AT Clinique

CC Cream

Do not like the way foundation sits on your skin? Then a CC cream it is! Unlike your foundation, a CC cream feels lighter on the skin and is also sometimes infused with skincare benefits. Just squirt out some product on your face and spread it all over your face & neck for an even finish.

Pro Tip: Mix a few drops of CC cream with your concealer to turn into a full-coverage makeup base.


e.l.f Camo CC Cream

INR 1,019 AT e.l.f Cosmetics

Makeup Sponge

A beauty sponge is your solution to a seamless makeup base. Just wet it and use it to apply your foundation or other cream-based products such as blush or contour.

Pro Tip: If you are going for a 'naturally pink' makeup look, then apply a ton of blush on bare skin, followed by the application of foundation. Use your makeup sponge to dab everything, naturally.


Makeup Blender

INR 700 AT MyGlamm

Lip And Cheek Tint

A colour tint is such an underrated makeup product! You can use it to add a flush of colour to your cheeks, lips and even lids. Just run your finger into the pot and pat, pat, pat!

Pro Tip: After you've applied your lipstick (preferably liquid), dab some tint in the middle of your lip and slowly pat it for an ombre effect. We know, genius!


Herb Enriched Lip & Cheek Tint

INR 695 AT Just Herbs

Liquid Highlighter

Want to blind out the haters? Then you need to get your hands on a liquid highlighter. Apart from being super pigmented, you can use it many ways than one; as an eyeshadow topper, to add a metallic touch to your lips, to bronze your legs, and what not!

Pro Tip: Mix some liquid highlighter with your daily moisture and voila, your DIY strobe cream is ready to be used.


BECCA Ignite Liquified Light Highlighter - Strength


Eyeliner Sticker

The best way to upgrade any eye makeup is to do a graphic eyeliner look. But what if you are in a cab and just got to know that your crush is going to be at the party? Yup, panic mode is definitely on!

Do you know what can save the day? Eyeliner stickers! The MyGlamm LIT Stick-On Wing Liners are just the makeup staple you defo need in your makeup kit. Just peel off, stick them on and slay.

Pro Tip: If you want your eyes to do all the talking, then keep the rest of your makeup to a minimum. But if you're thinking about applying tons of highlighter, do not stop till it is enough to be seen from space.


LIT Stick-On Wing Liner - High Key

INR 295 AT MyGlamm


No makeup look is ever complete without applying mascara. Yup, even on the days you're not wearing any makeup, just apply your mascara and you're good to go.

Pro Tip: You can totally use your mascara to define your brows as well. Simply brush them from top to bottom to make 'em sparse and then from the inner to the outer corner to define them further.

Make Up

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Plumping Mascara Enriched with Hyaluronic Acid

INR 1,883 AT Neutrogena

Liquid Eyeshadow

Liquid eyeshadows are awesome to add a pop of colour to your lids as they're easy to apply, move around and simply transform your look in a matter of few seconds. If you are a makeup beginner, then you need them in your life, STAT!

Pro Tip: You can totally create a kickass cat eye using a liquid eyeshadow if you do not feel like covering your entire lid with it.

Make Up

Matte & Metal Melted Double Ended Liquid Eyeshadows - Minted & Dinero

INR 1,950 AT Huda Beauty

Lip Palette

Why spend so much money on lipsticks when a classic lip palette is all you need? Simply scoop out some product on a makeup dish to mix and match. You can also add some loose glitter fragments for an impromptu DIY glitter lipstick.

Pro Tip: Lip palettes are the backbone of the makeup world. Not only to create a custom lip shade every time, but you can also use them on other parts of your face. Eg: you can use the darker shades to carve your cheekbones or lighter shades to use as a blush.


Revolution Pro Lipstick Kit Reds & Vamps

INR 1,850 AT Revolution Pro

Ready to upgrade your makeup stash?

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