What's the beauty equivalent of a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear? Carrying around a purse loaded with 20 pounds of lipstick and perfume options, only to find yourself stuck without eyeliner to refresh your look for your evening date. The solution: having a well-edited makeup bag filled with five basics
. Add your regular foundation, concealer, and any tools, and you can create myriad unique looks. Don't believe us? We'll prove it!
Using only five key products — a burgundy lipstick, a cream bronzer, a rosy blush, an espresso eyeliner, and a powerhouse mascara — and a little ingenuity, we put together seven unique, flattering makeup looks
. From glowing and natural to vampy and smoldering, click through to learn how to get the most out of fewer products — and never be weighed down (or unprepared) ever
again.Modeled by Natalie Finch; Makeup by Andy Colvin.
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