The 6 Items for a Complete Makeup Kit
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream
Priced at less than $10, Maybelline’s tinted moisturizer with anti-aging benefits does the job of a serum, moisturizer, foundation, and corrector. What more could you ask for?
To buy: $7, target.com.
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E.L.F. Studio Endless Eyes Pro Mini Palette
For the cost of a fancy coffee drink, this limited-edition palette collects 32 cool-toned eye shadows to fit your needs for day, night, and everything in between.
To buy: $10, eyelipsface.com.
Cover Girl Super Thick Lash Mascara
The super-thick wand of this drugstore favorite sweeps on mascara from root to tip, for full, thick lashes. The formula is hypoallergenic, too—ideal for contact wearers.
To buy: $5, walgreens.com.
Almay Smart Shade Blush
With this product’s tone-matching technology, you’ll never have trouble getting the right hue for your cheeks. Just dot on a bit, blend in with a brush, and watch the blush become the perfect complimentary color.
To buy: $13; ulta.com.
Sephora Crystal Gloss
For a subtle, looks-pretty-on-every–skin tone hue, try this coral gloss. Dab on a little extra at the centers of your upper and lower lips to make them look slightly fuller.
To buy: $7; sephora.com.
Real Techniques Travel Essentials
Here are the three tools everyone should have: a multitasking powder brush, a foundation brush, and an eye shadow brush. The professional-quality trio comes in a case that will fit in any standard-size makeup bag.
To buy: $13; realtechniques.com.