What's weighing you down? Is it a messy bottle of foundation, ancient eye pencils, or six lipsticks in the same colour? It might be tough to cut beauty products from heavy handbag rotation, but a pared-down makeup kit can really lighten your day-to-day load. Make Up For Ever lead artist Jacquie Jeffery has seen it all before.
"Women have a tendency to spill their bags out in front of me," she says."I get to go through and say, 'Why are you carrying around this huge bottle of foundation'?"
Makeup artists may have endless palettes of colour while on the job, but Jeffery says the company is big on products that multi-task. "A pro won't look at an eyebrow pencil as just an eyebrow pencil," she says, it could also become a lip colour, lipliner or eyeliner. "It's pigment. How do you want to use it?"
Finding products that can take on those multiple roles, like Make Up For Ever's Aqua Cream pots -- "it's eyes, cheeks, cheek highlights, lip colour, lipliner - it's literally whatever you want it to be," Jeffery says -- are key to building a do-it-all makeup arsenal. These beauty picks will have you prepared for whatever the day dishes out.