Curating a makeup bag seems simple, but it's really not. You can't just throw your favorite products into a zip-up kit and call it a day. Because chances are, not everything you put in there will be used. Imagine carrying excess baggage all day!
Hence, everything you pack must have a purpose (or two!) that'll make touch-ups easier. This means leaving those seven lipstick options and that full bottle of foundation at home where they belong. Here's a list of essentials for your decluttering sesh!
1. Face mist
Before retouching your makeup, blot off excess oil with a tissue and rehydrate with a mist. A few spritzes will make your skin seem newly-cleansed.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir, P809, Sephora.ph
2. Translucent powder
Prevent that cakey look with a finely-milled translucent powder. The colorless pigment won't disturb your foundation color and will mattify your skin without sinking into any fine lines and pores.
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Pressed Powder, P2250, SM Megamall
3. Powder brush
Although using powder puffs gives the skin an airbrushed look, they're better for initial application. For touch-ups, use a soft powder brush for an even product distribution.
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Happy Skin Powder Brush, P499, Powerplant Mall
4. Creamy concealer
After a few hours, your concealer might begin to budge in a few areas. Reapply with a creamy, hydrating concealer to avoid looking overdone. Set the concealer with powder to prolong the wear!
Benefit Boi-ing Airbrush Concealer, P1200, Glorietta
5. Eyelash curler
Leave your mascara at home and bring an eyelash curler instead. Just make sure that your mascara doesn't smudge and stays on all day so you'd only need a curl boost!
FS Cosmetics Eyelash Curler Slim, Watsons
6. Cream eyeshadow
Bringing an entire eyeshadow palette is a no-no for packing light. For an emergency day-to-night look, slap on some cream eyeshadow with your fingers instead. No blending brushes required!
Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow in Undertone, P1950, Rustan's Shangri-la
Your skin needs to be glowing 24/7, so having at least one highlighter in your makeup bag is a must. We recommend stick highlighters for quicker application.
Revlon Photoready Insta-Fix Highlighting Stick, Watsons
8. Eyebrow pencil
In case you scratch your brows by accident, having a pencil on hand will be a life-savior. It can even double as eyeliner if it's creamy enough!
Maybelline 3D Cream Pencil, P199, Watsons
Compacts tend to weigh down makeup bags, so it's best to bring just one—that being your face powder. For blush, opt for a multi-purpose tint that you can also use to color your lips.
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The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain, SM Megamall