8 Beauty Essentials You've Got to Have ...

Jennifer

Beauty Essentials: every girl needs them, but do we have them? In fact, do we even know what they are? If you’re not sure, I can help! I’ve interviewed stylists and grilled the girls at the MAC counter to get their opinions, and compiled this list of 8 beauty essentials you’ve got to have, the make-up and tools that your cosmetics bag was made for!

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Sephora Premium Slanted Tweezers

Sephora Premium Slanted Tweezers Price: $40.00 at sephora.com
While $40 may seem like a lot to spend on tweezers, recall all the frustration you’ve experienced using drugstore brand tweezers, and give these a go! They’re beauty essentials to the nth degree, because there’s nothing that will ruin your look more than an odd hair. Trust me.

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Philosophy Hope in a Jar with SPF 25

Philosophy Hope in a Jar with SPF 25 Price: $15.00 at sephora.com
This is hands-down my favorite moisturizer, reducing the look of fine lines, and protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays with a built-in SPF 25. Apply this beauty essential every morning after washing for glowing, healthy, radiant skin!

3

DuWop Lip Venom

DuWop Lip Venom Price: $16.00 at sephora.com
Want full, pouty, bee-stung lips? Then add a swipe of Lip Venom to your morning routine! Wear it alone or layer it with your favorite lippie for a pucker that’s irresistible and kissable!

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Sephora Professional Emery Board

Sephora Professional Emery Board Price: $2.00 at sephora.com
Keep one of these beauty essentials in your handbag at all time for graceful handling of every snaggy nail or accidental chip you encounter. Keep an extra in your desk or gym bag for your friends, who will suffer from the occasional hang-nail, and don’t have the foresight to keep an emery board on them.

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Urban Decay Baked Bronzer

Urban Decay Baked Bronzer Price: $26.00 at sephora.com
Get the sun-kissed glow of summer without dangerous sun exposure with this marvelous powder bronzer by Urban Decay. Choose from three beautiful hues… I especially like the gold glimmer. Gorgeous!

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Benefit Magic Ink Liquid Eyeliner

Benefit Magic Ink Liquid Eyeliner Price: $20.00 at sephora.com
Truly, the name pretty much says it all with this eyeliner: magic ink. This beauty essential provides a thin, clean line at your lashes to make your eyes pop. Layer with shadow and mascara or wear it alone for an easy natural look.

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Fairydrops Scandal Queen Mascara

Fairydrops Scandal Queen Mascara Price: $24.00 at sephora.com
Created by Japanese TV personality Aya Yasuda, this is my new favorite mascara. The brush is divine, catching every single lash, no matter how puny and thin and tiny, and adding volume and thickness galore. It’s amazing, truly a new beauty essential!

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Philosophy Purity Made Simple

Philosophy Purity Made Simple Price: $10.00 to $20.00 at sephora.com
Once your day is at an end, use this beauty essential to wash it all away, all the dirt and make-up and impurities that clog pores and dull skin. This one-step cleanser is a fab little multi-tasker, working as a gentle cleanser, pore purifier, and make-up remover.

Add these beauty essentials to your vanity or make-up bag, and you’ll have everything you need to stay well-groomed, glam, and gorgeous, no matter what the day (or night) brings! I think the tweezers and eye liner top my beauty essentials list, but which of these do you think is most important? Do tell!

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Where Thoughts and Opinions Converge

I consider Urban Decay Baked Bronzer an every day go-to bronzer. It looks great on medium-tanned skin tones. I use this to contour, mostly dusting in the hallow of my cheeks, forehead, and chin to give a glow. To finish, I dust a peach colored blush on the apples. It makes a huge difference to pair it with the right blush so that it pops. Great summer product, will get a lot of usage.

I have heard so many good reviews about Philosophy Hope in a Jar SPF 25, I have been tempted to buy this on many occasions, but what put me off was the smell..maybe its because I hv been sniffing really old samples they keep on display on Sephora.. my mom uses this and she has no complaints whatsoever..I might just pick up a half ounce trial version when I go shopping next time :)

Urban Decay Baked Bronzer is a nice, basic bronzer. I have pale skin and it looks very natural. It goes on smoothly without streaking, and provides buildable color so you can customize it (more color in summer, less in winter, etc). I remember reading that it was supposed to smell great, and I didn't get that at all--actually kind of smelled old lady-ish, but it was very faint so it didn't really bother me. I would definitely purchase this again.

Sephora Professional Emery Board is Perfect for filing my natural nails. They are a bit tough so I need something strong like this board. Plus great price!

jar spf 20 is one of the best moisturizers I have ever used. I have very dry sensitive skin and this leaves it soft and smooth. It has a whipped consistency that, when applied, melts immeditately into the skin. It is moisturizing enough for even my skin and it leaves no greasy residue. A terrific product!

I think most people would agree that it's not necessary to spend $40 to get a decent tweezer. I know a lot of people use the Tweezerman tweezer that is less than $40 and works well. Also, this post seems more like a shopping list for Sephora rather than a beauty essential list. Most beauty essentials lists have a list of the type of cosmetic/tool and then some suggestions regarding brands. But this list feels like a ad from sephora...

i have hope in a jar and purity made simple and they are both awesome!

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