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Makeup artist Laura Shepherd shares her top 5 must have items for the perfect beginners makeup bag, to help you start creating yours…

New to makeup? Totally confused on what you should buy or keep? Here are 5 products that will help you start creating your perfect makeup look.


With so many beautiful bags out there to choose from, my top tip is to opt for a transparent one. It may not be the prettiest, but it gives you the simple advantage of actually being able to find makeup quicker and is also much easier to keep clean.


CONCEALER - A quality concealer is priceless. I recommend either COSMETICS A LA CARTE Secret Light which is lightweight with natural coverage or ESTEE LAUDER Doublewear for maximum coverage.

‘Concealing any blemishes or red areas that cause you concern is often enough for everyday makeup, if you do wear foundation then apply the concealer on top for the best results’

EYE LASH CURLERS – An essential tool to giving beautiful wide awake eyes, my personal favourite are the rose gold CHARLOTTE TILBURY Life Changing Lashes.

BRONZING POWDER - Perhaps one of the most important items of a makeup bag in my opinion these days is a matte bronzer. A multi-functional product that can help us all get a touch of colour, a soft sheer contour to create definition and combat shine. Apply below the cheekbones for definition, used with a large soft brush to create a natural wash of colour all over the face or used as an eye-shadow, I would highly recommend checking out NAR’s s matte bronzers.

BROW PENCIL - Define your eyebrows to create the perfect groomed finish to your makeup, my go to pencils are BOBBI BROWN Perfectly Defined Long-wear Brow Pencil.

'An automatic brow pencil that is both long wear and waterproof it is the perfect pencil for everyday use'

LIPSTICK - Choose a lipstick that gives long lasting colour whilst also hydrating your lips throughout the day. DIOR Lip Glow combines the comfort of a moistursing balm with a natural flush of bespoke colour.

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