I'll admit, I'm an absolute beauty product junkie. I have more shades of eye shadow than I care to count, at least 20 different lipsticks, and an entire cabinet dedicated to solely to hair products. I've tried everything from heated eyelash curlers (which, for the record, I detest) to the Clarisonic face brush (an amazing exfoliator) and am always looking for the latest and greatest.
But while I love building my ever-growing collection of all things beauty, I cull it down to the bare essentials when it comes to my everyday makeup bag. (Who wants to schlep around 10 pounds of products in her purse?) Here are my picks for your day-to-day must-haves: seven products that will fit into a clutch or small makeup bag and provide everything you need to touch up during the day and before the evening's events.
4. Baby PowderPerhaps your "day two" hair is looking a little more like day three, or maybe you just want to freshen or volumize your locks. In either case, dusting a little baby powder on your roots will absorb oil and add volume (not to mention a fresh scent) to your mane. Just be sure your shake it out, especially if your hair is dark-don't want it looking gray!
Tell us! What are the go-to items in your makeup bag?
This article was originally published on The Daily Muse. For more on looking fabulous all day long, check out:
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About the Author: Lindsay Mueller's passion is making people feel beautiful. Her blog, that je ne sais quoi integrates her love of beauty, fashion and lingerie, and explores what it means to have "that certain something." She holds a degree in journalism and psychology from New York University and has had the opportunity to wear several different hats in New York's fashion and beauty world, including working for ELLE Magazine, RealBeauty.com and ELLEDECOR.com. She lives in Brooklyn with her beloved kitty and loves a good glass of wine. Follow Lindsay's irreverent adventures on Twitter at @linmuemuse.