Revamp Your Makeup Bag with These 6 Items
When it comes to makeup, we could all use a little refresher every once in a while. If you are feeling like your makeup collection needs some updating, look no further. We have put together a list of some of the best items to help revamp your makeup bag. Keep reading to find out more.
1. Eyeliner Pencil
While winged eyeliner has been a major trend for years, we have recently seen more natural makeup looks coming back into style. Many people are swapping harsh and defined lines for a more smudged and carefree look. Revamp your makeup bag to fit this trend by swapping out your liquid or gel liner for a good old fashioned eyeliner pencil. Eyeliner pencils are much easier to apply and are more forgiving then a liquid or gel liner, so this is a swap that we are happy to make. And even if you are not ready to let your liquid liner go, an eyeliner pencil should be a staple in everyone’s makeup bag for the days when you don’t have the time or desire to spend a chunk of your morning getting your wings just right.
2. Eyelash Primer
Eyelash primers are not a new concept, but they are far from a popular product. Not many people keep an eyelash primer in their makeup bag, but if you are looking to step up your makeup game, this is the perfect way to do it. An eyelash primer goes on immediately before you apply your mascara and will help your lashes to hold a curl and stay lifted throughout the day. Additionally, it helps to separate your lashes and prepare them for a coat of mascara. If you are looking to achieve a false lash look without the effort or price tag, try out an eyelash primer.
Recently, makeup trends have been all about the glow. Achieving a natural dewy look is all about having the right highlighter. The right highlighter will give you an enviable flawless glow. But the wrong highlighter can make you look like a sparkly disco ball. So, while you probably already have highlighter in your makeup bag, we recommend revamping your stash with the right highlighter. The rule of thumb is to find one that has a sheen to it rather than glitter. Chunky glitter is fun but can make your makeup look unnatural and jarring. Also make sure you find one that matches the undertone of your skin. If you have olive or yellow undertones, find a highlighter that has a gold tint. If you have pink or blue undertones, you can use one with a rose or violet tint. Use these tips to help you find the perfect highlighter.
4. Setting Spray
There is a good reason that these have become so popular. Setting sprays are great at helping your makeup last all day long and preventing it from transferring onto clothes or other people. There are formulas for dry, oily, or combination skin so make sure to pick up a setting spray that is formulated for your skin type.
5. Neutral Matte Eyeshadow Palette
While shimmer, glitter, and bold colors will always have their place, everyone should have a set of neutral matte eyeshadows for everyday use. Matte shadows make for a more sophisticated look while shimmery shadows in the wrong setting can look juvenile. Find a palette that contains shadows in a range of colors that compliment your eyes. For example, if you have blue eyes, orange toned browns will help to make your eyes pop. Or if you have green or brown eyes, violet toned browns are going to compliment your eyes best. If you are lacking in matte eyeshadows, this is going to be the best way to revamp your makeup bag.
6. Tinted Lip Balm
When it comes to the winter months, there is nothing better than a tinted lip balm. Dry and chapped lips not only look bad under lipstick or gloss, but they can actually get worse if you are using the wrong products. Revamp your makeup bag with a high-pigmented tinted lip balm to keep your lips moisturized and looking great all winter long.
If you are feeling bored or uninspired when it comes to your makeup collection, try out a few of these items to revamp your makeup bag. Sometimes all it takes is some fresh new products to spark creativity. Try out an eyeliner pencil, a new highlighter, or a set of matte shadows to stay up to date.