If all the makeup videos on Instagram are anything to go by, then they will have you believe that you, an average woman, needs to own at least 269 makeup products to create any look. This can be slightly overwhelming for a real life, everyday girl. Because who really wears the perfect cut crease to work, anyway?
So let's take it back to the basics. Below is a list of the core products that'll get you through your day-to-day life and also help you sail through almost any occasion.
Of all the makeup products that you think you need, primer is the one you definitely cannot and should not do without. From giving you a poreless, flawless visage, keeping sweat and oiliness at bay to extending the overall wear time of your makeup, this is one holy-grail product everyone needs in their life.
BB recommends: Lakmé Absolute Under Cover Gel Face Primer
Honestly, most of us don't go about our daily life wearing a full face of makeup. Therefore it is completely all right to use BB or CC cream instead of a full-coverage foundation. From brunch dates with your girlies to your everyday office makeup, BB creams provide enough coverage to help you look put together.
BB recommends: Pond’s White Beauty BB+ Cream
Now, despite using your favourite BB cream, you could still be left with visible pimple marks or dark circles peeking through. If you don't feel like ignoring them, then go right ahead and apply a tiny bit of concealer to even out any imperfections that you do not like. From making you look wide awake to delivering a flawless face, there is no way you can skip having a concealer in your kit.
BB recommends: Lakmé Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer
Simply using base products could end up making you look a little washed out, so you a bit of colour. And since a contour product looks extremely OTT for everyday wear, there’s blush to your rescue. Just a touch of blush is one of the easiest and fastest ways to bring life and youth back to the face. A quick swirl on the apples of your cheeks is all you need.
BB recommends: Lakmé 9 to 5 Pure Rouge Blusher
A lot of people prefer wearing kajal or eyeliner on an everyday basis, but these products make your eyes appear smaller. Therefore, owning a great mascara is an absolute must. Whenever you’re feeling tired, you can count on mascara to open your eyes and look brighter. Just remember to coat your bottom lashes to help you look bright-eyed.
BB recommends: Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Volumizing Mascara - Black
A reliable lipstick
Whether you prefer a nude lip or want to go for something bright and poppy, a good go-to lip colour is something every girl needs in her everyday makeup bag. It is a great way to instantly make you look put together and fix a dull complexion.
BB recommends: Lakmé Absolute Matte Revolution Lip Colour
Written by Urvi Dalal on Dec 02, 2019
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!