Fashion & Beauty Advice: Every Woman’s Five Makeup Essentials

By Maggie Malach

With such a wide variety of cosmetics available to us women, it can sometimes be overwhelming to know what exactly to keep on hand.

tintedmoistLuckily, the experts at are here to help! Ron Robinson, cosmetic chemist and founder and Megan Johnson, editor, have compiled a list of the top five products every woman should have in her makeup bag.

TINTED MOISTURIZER: Patricia Wexler’s Tinted Moisturizer $29.50

“This lighter-than-foundation formula enhances skin’s radiance with sheer natural coverage as it hydrates the skin.  Helps fill in visible pores and adds an even glow to tired, dull skin. It contains skin-regenerating MMPi and SPF 30 protection from the sun’s harmful rays. This slim tube is easy to carry in your handbag for a quick glow when you’re on the go.”


MASCARA: Almay Pure Blends Volumizing Mascara $6.99 or most major drugstores

“Not only is this mascara 97.5% natural, hypoallergenic and eco-friendly plus it makes lashes thicker and longer and clump-free : yes, this mascara does it all. The unique brush is made of rubber but with longer bristles, thereby coating each lash to give us a long full fringe.”blush

CHEEK COLOR: CoverGirl Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush $12.99

“Give cheekbones a lift and cheeks a flush with a creamy blush that goes on with a single swipe. Plus it contains Olay anti-aging vitamins and antioxidants to help skin look younger.”


LIP GLOSS: mark Pretty Wild Color and Shine Lip Gloss $7

“This high-shine gloss with a sweet mint flavor has a cool tube-in-a-tube packaging, allowing glassy clear gloss and colored gloss to combine.  Any of the three shades can transition from the boardroom to dance floor in a snap.”


EYE LINER: Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner $10

“To bring out your eyes, a quick lining of the lower rim of your eyes is one of the fastest ways to move to an evening look.  Plus, it lasts all day and is smudge-proof and water-proof.”

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