Just walk into a drugstore and there are thousands of products to choose from. Click on one YouTube video and you’ll be introduced to five new makeup products. It seems like everywhere you go, beauty products are being pushed, advertised, and recommended. Knowing which are worth trying out can be confusing, but when it comes to daily life, there are a few basic beauty staples you should have ready at a moment's notice. These versatile products won't fail you, just toss them into your bag and go.
1. Lip Balm
Our lips are always at a disadvantage because of their delicate skin tissue. Lips don't have protective oil glands or enough melanin, the natural skin pigment that filters out the damaging rays of the sun. This makes them prone to chapping and makes it important to carry a good lip balm with you. Look for a moisturizing product infused with nourishing ingredients like shea butter, jojoba oil, or lanolin.
2. Hand Cream
There's nothing more aging than dry, chapped hands. It's not your fault, everyone's hands take abuse. A hand cream made with anti-aging extras like glycolic acid and vitamin E will offer softness and protect against future wrinkles. You can even use your hand cream around the neck and décolleté when needed, for superb soft skin and less aging wrinkles.
3. Essential Oils
When you carry along tiny bottles of essential oils, you can create a versatile beauty cabinet on the go. For example, a doTERRA product like concentrated lavender or rosemary oil is fantastic for keeping blemishes at bay. Tea tree oil rubbed on your fingernails and toenails keeps them looking healthy and you can also massage this oil on foot for its cleansing benefits.
4. Black Mascara
Most beauty fashion editors agree that a simple tube of mascara allows your eyes to pop and will make them stand out with only a small effort. There are many different mascara brands, formulas, and textures to choose from. Some mascaras even curl your lashes for you. One coat makes an incredible difference.
5. Pressed Powder
A pressed powder compact is another convenient beauty game-changer you can stash in your bag. Instead of applying a full liquid foundation base daily, pressed powder can perform the same task in a snap. It's excellent at absorbing oil, hiding blemishes, and balancing out the skin tone.
6. Lip Stain
A pretty stain of color on the lips makes your face look warm and attractive. This kind of formula wears well and leaves behind a sheer wash of pink, red, or nude. A lip stain is lighter than a gloss or lipstick and doesn't require frequent touchups making it perfect to take on the go.
Beauty doesn't have to be complicated, expensive, or consist of fifty different items. Our six beauty products here will serve you well, and each item will perform for every woman at every age.