My Top 5 Must-Have Beauty Products (That Every Girl Needs)

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I have sensitive skin which has led me to try a LOT of different beauty products.

At least, that’s what I tell myself. Truth is – yes I do have sensitive skin, but I just love makeup!

That said, there are ones I keep going back to, so here are my top 5 must-have beauty products I think should always be in your makeup bag:

Must-Have #1: Mascara

My go-to mascara – no matter what – is Cover Girl Lash Blast! If you’re looking for something a little different and don’t mind spending a bit more, I also really love Benefit’s They Are Real and Too Faced Better Than Sex.

Personally, I find I get the best results when I layer two different mascaras… Do this if you really want them to pop!

Must-Have #2: Bronzer

I’ve always had a problem with bronzers. Either they are too orange or too sparkly. Fortunately, Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer is just right. It gives you a great tan color and it’s a matte bronzer so it gives you just enough color.

Must-Have #3: Foundation

Hands-down, my go-to foundation is MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid Foundation. I’ve always had jobs in the past where I was active all day and no matter what… at the end of my 8-hour shift it would still look great.

(Secretly, I keep MAC’s Blot Powder on hand just to help with shine, but that is it.)

It may seem expensive, but it’s totally worth the buy. It lasts forever and it works really well for people with oily and sensitive skin. What more can a girl ask for?

Must-Have #4: Blush

I just recently started wearing blush in the last few years… And the verdict is: I love it!

I don’t know why I never wore it before, but it really completes the look. My favorites are NARS in Amour and Orgasm, and this summer I have really liked Benefit’s Coralista.

Must-Have #5: Eyeliner

Now this is my favorite! No matter what, I always need to have eyeliner on with a bit of a wing. I like a lot of different eyeliners, but I always go back to Revlon’s Colorstay. I’ve been using it for years and it never disappoints.

These are a few of the things in my must-have collection… I’d love to hear what yours are!


EMILY NESS is a full-time food and lifestyle author who’s passionate about developing simple yet mouth-watering recipes that anyone can make. Since founding her website in 2013, she’s went on to share her passion for cooking healthy and tasty recipes with the thousands of people around the world.
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