Whether youre starting your first job, commencing college or are a 9-5 veteran, its hard to know which beauty products you should be spending your hard-earned (and sometimes limited) cash on. So heres a checklist of ten absolute must-have makeup, skin and hair buys. We know many of our beauty yearnings are impulsive but there are some lovelies that a pretty, accomplished gal like you cant possible live without *dramatic sigh*
Instead of losing sleep over dark circles, moaning over every zit and redness, its time to learn the magical art of concealment! Masking minor imperfections like the odd blemish and an uneven skin tone is the key to flaunting a flawless complexion at meetings, the boardroom, the classroom or over brunch. End your search for your newest BFF right here. We love Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer
for minor imperfections and LOreal Paris True Match Le Crayon Correcteur
to cover larger blemishes like dark circles.
Its the ultimate pick-me-up on days you have to drag yourself out of bed feeling anything but bushytailed and bright eyed. This humble beauty product may have been outshone by the bright lip and the cat eye but never underestimate its power to make your face brighter in a flash. Just take care to pick a shade that matches the color of your cheeks when you have a natural flush. Prone to breakouts? Choose a powder formula like Faces Glam On Perfect Blush.
Clear skinned beauties should opt for a stain or creamy formula like Maybelline New York Master Flush Stick
Like your favorite scent, every girl needs a red lipstick that pretty much covers all the bases. Makes you look sorted and confident at important meetings, adds necessary glamor to a party look and generally makes you feel like a million bucks. Take your pick of fire engine red, cheery cherry, smoldering cinnamon or happy candy apple. Just pick a shade that suits your complexion best. For more pointers on how to pick your red, click here
. Then sit back and enjoy the envious glares that come your way.
If anything can make you look instantly glam and ready to face the day, its mascara. Despair not if your natural lashes are not show-stopping worthy. Fake a long, curly, sweeping, thick or voluminous fringe thanks to a dizzying array of formulas at quick reach. Take your lashes from sparse to stunning in 30 seconds flat by just swiping on a few coats of mascara. For long, luscious lashes try Flower Beauty Lash Warrior Mascara
. For curls made in heaven give Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara
go. For unbelievable glamor just swipe on a coat of each. Vrah Vrah Vhoom!
The first place to show the effect of fatigue and late nights is the under-eye area. Its also the first place to show signs of aging; fine lines and wrinkles. The only way to keep them at bay is by using a good eye cream BEFORE puffiness, dark circles and crows feet show up. We cant stop singing the praises of Colorbar Eyebelieve Ultimate Eye Cream
packed with caffeine to banish puffiness and dark circles. If hollows and darkening are ruining your looks look no further than Kaya Brightening & Firming Eye Serum
. You can thank us later!
How on earth did we manage without it? Theyve been around a while but theyre still the biggest, best things in beauty. Why do we love them? Lets count our reasons. Lightweight coverage that builds like foundation? Check. Stays in place even when were sweating buckets? Check. Skincare benefits? Oh yeah! How can anything that makes our skin look flawless and works from within to make our complexion perfect be anything but absolutely essential? This is double-duty beauty at its best! We adore Natio Pure Mineral Skin Perfecting BB Cream SPF
and L'Oreal Paris True Match BB Cream
We know youre busy but spare a few minutes every month to lavish some TLC on your strands with a deep conditioning spa treatment. We especially love Wella Professionals INVIGO Nutri Enrich Deep Nourishing Mask
that nourishes dry and damaged hair, seals split ends and makes your strands healthier and lustrous.