The Staples: Classic Makeup Items Every Girl Should Have

Stylisted - The Staples: Classic Makeup Items Every Girl Should Have

When it comes to makeup, there are plenty of products for people who like to add to a classic makeup look, like contouring kits and glittery highlighters. While these products are great to have as an extra boost to a look, there are some things every person who uses makeup should have. It’s always fun to think about starting our makeup collection fresh (what products we’d add, what we’d skip, etc) so with today’s post, we’re doing just that! Here are the must-have makeup staples we’d restock immediately:


Mascara is one of our favorite types of makeup. It’s a quick to apply and automatically makes you look put together. It works to draw attention to your eyes, and it can be used on its own or to finish off a full face of makeup. Our current favorites are Yves Saint Laurent’s Shocking and MAC’s Haute and Naughty.

The Right Base

Whether it be foundation, tinted moisturizer, BB Cream, or something else, the base is such an important part of your makeup routine. It evens the skin tone, and I guarantee that there’s one that gives the right amount of coverage for your skin depending on what you need. Be sure to use a primer before you put this on to ensure your makeup stays beautiful all day!

An Eyeshadow Palette

We love playing with eyeshadow. It’s a way to subtly change your makeup look without having to do much else anywhere on your face, and an eyeshadow palette will have the range of colors you need to switch up your makeup look. A great palette can help you switch up your colors easily to move from day to night. A common favorite is the Naked palette from Urban Decay and its variants, but we really love MAC palettes because you can choose your favorite colors and build a palette of your own!

Something for the Brows

We can’t deny that a product to shape or fill the brows is an absolutely essential product in everyone’s makeup arsenal. With people coveting brows from the likes of Cara Delevingne, brows are at the forefront of the beauty world, and all we can do is try to make ours look as great as hers. We use two brow products, an eyebrow pencil, and some brow gel. With these two products, we can fill and shape my brows to fit the look we want.

The Perfect Bronzer

There are a lot of shades of bronzer out there, and sometimes it’s hard to figure out which is the right one, but once you find the right shade, it becomes an essential product, especially during the summer months. Bronzer is a product that adds depth and color back to the face after foundation takes that away. For girls who don’t like contouring, bronzer is a great product because it can add an effortless glow to the skin without looking over the top.

Lip Balm

This is an essential, even for girls who aren’t huge makeup fans. Dry lips can be a bummer, and this is such an easy and inexpensive item that makes life and lips so much better. There are so many different types, from colored balms like Baby Lips to regular Chapstick.

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