There are thousands of cosmetics companies in America and hundreds of categories of products, so it’s natural to become a little overwhelmed. Finding the mascara that’s perfect for your lashes can become a side job, while perfecting your red lipstick application can turn into a never-ending project. With the daunting amount of options out there, sometimes it’s best to think about getting back to the basics – a simpler time when your bathroom cabinet wasn’t so stuffed that it caused an avalanche every time you reached for the toothpaste.
To make life easy for you, we’ve put together a list of the only 10 must-have beauty products that your makeup bag needs at any given time. Whether the bag is a staple that doesn’t move from your counter or you’re picking it up and traveling with it every day, these 10 items are the only ones you absolutely need day to day. Take a look through our picks for makeup bag must-haves and tell us if you’ve got a product you can’t live without in the comments below!