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.




There are SO many makeup products we’re told we absolutely need, and yet half of them are totally unnecessary. But face primer is NOT one of those products. Not only does it extend your makeup wear time, but also makes for a smooth and even makeup application. Additionally, they help fill in pores, offer radiance, and keep shine at bay.

BB recommends: Lakmé Absolute Under Cover Gel Face Primer

6 must have makeup products for working women

BB cream

For normal day-to-day makeup, it is totally alright to ditch the foundation and opt for a tinted moisturiser or BB cream. Whether you’re running errands or heading out on a date night, a BB cream gives just the right amount of coverage without looking overdone. Use it all over to cancel out redness and even out your skin tone.

BB recommends: Pond’s White Beauty BB+ Cream

6 must have makeup products for working women


For any imperfections that the BB cream may have left behind, there’s always concealer. Concealer is the miracle product of beauty. It brightens you up, hides the most annoying imperfections, and helps you look awake even if you’re running only on a few hours of sleep. You can also use it as a primer on your eyelids and lips.

BB recommends: Lakmé Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer

6 must have makeup products for working women


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

6 must have makeup products for working women


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

6 must have makeup products for working women

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