There are many reasons why women wear makeup. Young girls use them because they want to look more mature. On the flip side, mature women use cosmetics to help them look younger. For someone with complexion problems, they use makeup to even out their skin tones. Some use them to enhance their natural beauty, while some just wants to look more glamorous.

For whatever reason why you love makeup, one thing is for sure—wearing them helps us, women, gain more confidence. And—really—what can be more fun for us girls than trying out different lipsticks, foundations, mascaras, and other cosmetics with our BFF’s, right?

However, because of our love affair with makeup, most women often buy beauty products they don’t really need, which, of course, results in overflowing cosmetic bags. If you are one of those who doesn’t exactly have an idea what to do with all those products stuffed in your bag, maybe you should ditch some of them and go back to the basics.

I know it’s going to be hard to let go of some your stuff, but unless you want your cosmetic bag looking like a jungle, you have to part with some of them. To help you out with this rather difficult task of choosing what to let go and what to leave inside your bag of tricks, here are some of the makeup essentials you would really need on the go:

Lipstick or Lip Gloss


Depending on what your peg is at the moment, you can either leave your favorite shade of lipstick (for a more glamorous look) or your lip gloss (for a more casual look) in your bag. This helps in making your lips appear fuller and helps avoid dry-looking lips.



It helps even out our skin’s complexion. But aside from that, foundation is actually good for your skin as it helps in protecting your skin from the sun, pollution, as well as helps in balancing dry or oily skin.



Aside from concealing your skin blemishes, it also helps in protecting from your skin from the elements outside.



Blush will help you get that rosy glow on your cheeks and make you look young and healthy.



Eyeliners are essential parts of our beauty regimen as it helps make our eyes more defined.


Together with the eyeliner, mascara, with the right color that complements your eyes, can help your eyes pop out—well, not literally, of course, but you probably get what I mean.

Eye Shadow

Same with Mascara and Eyeliner, Eye Shadow helps highlight your eye’s color.

Different Brushes

woman  applying dry cosmetic tonal foundation  on the face
Closeup portrait of a woman applying dry cosmetic tonal foundation on the face using makeup brush.

What you will need are five different brushes for applying different cosmetic products, these are:

  • Fluffy Brush – for dusting powder into your face when you’re done with your makeup
  • Blush Brush – for blush-on application
  • Eye Shadow Brush – for eye shadow application
  • Crease Brush – for getting into the crease of your face for more definition of your face’s shape
  • Eyeliner Brush – for eyeliner application


Yup, this is important as it will help remove unwanted facial hair. Need I say more?

So you see, you really don’t have to have a lot in your makeup kit—just these few essentials will do to get you through the day with your makeup intact.