Whether or not beauty is a passion of yours, beauty products are part of most women’s life. It could be a simple hair product, moisturizer or a full set of makeup, but each woman has a beauty routine. Therefore, it’s no surprise that the beauty industry is a $445 billion industry, according to an article in Forbes magazine.
So with so many options on the market, how do you know if you have the best of what is available? How do you know if you’re taking full advantage of new products and ideas in beauty? While a beauty routine is very subjective and depends on each woman’s skin tone and personality, there are a few products that every woman should not be missing out on. Take a look at some of the must-haves to keep in your bathroom drawer.
1. A Good Moisturizer
Essential for everybody, a moisturizer keeps your skin healthy and glowing. Look into buying a body moisturizer as well as a separate face moisturizer so that your whole body can have soft, smooth skin. It’s important when picking out a lotion that you take into consideration your skin type — consult a professional if you’re unsure what would be best. Also, in the winter time, double up on your dose of moisturizer to combat the dry weather.
2. Foundation and Concealer
Nobody can really have perfect skin all the time, so keeping some cover-up handy is always a good idea. While some of you may use concealer and foundation as an everyday routine, others may just need in case of sporadic breakouts or for special occasions. Either way, you have the option of liquid, powder and sticks, as well as a variety of brushes to apply and blend in with your skin.
3. Lash Extensions
Applying a simple coat of mascara can make a huge difference to your overall look. But what if you could have this look permanently, without having to continuously apply mascara throughout the day? Lash extensions are a popular new beauty product that are easily applied and come in various styles. Choose between a natural, everyday look or something more dramatic and glamorous. If you’re feeling extra bold, you can always keep a pair of colored lashes in your drawer. When you book your appointment, make sure the technician uses reputable eyelash extension supplies so you get a beautiful, long-lasting set.
4. Lip Gloss or Lipstick
Many times, the lips can be forgotten as part of the makeup routine. But you’ll be surprised how much of a difference a little gloss or lipstick can make to your overall presentation. Depending on your style, always keep something for your lips readily available — either a gloss or lipstick, or even a simple lip balm that moisturizes and keeps your lips glowing.
5. Dry Shampoo
Life can get busy and doesn’t always facilitate for a lot of time for a full beauty regimen everyday. Dry shampoo is your lifesaver for these times, when your hair just isn’t working out or you didn’t have time to properly wash and style it. Keep a bottle close by and apply either the night before or first thing in the morning, and make sure to blend in to avoid white patches in your scalp.
6. Perfume and Deodorant
Giving off a smell is never an attractive quality, so if nothing else is possible, be sure to have a product that makes you smell good. Whether it’s a scented deodorant or nice perfume, taking the time to pump a few sprays is an essential step in the morning.
Maintaining a regular beauty regimen can be time-consuming, however with so many products available, it does not have to be frustrating. Be sure to keep these products close by and notice a difference in the way you look and feel.