When I started working, I stopped using a makeup kit to keep my makeup in place. I just throw what I need—usually just powder and lipstick—in a bag then bolt out the door. But in the rare moments that I need to carry a pouch, it gets frustrating and time-consuming to choose products to bring.
This is where makeup sets come in handy as they already come with pre-picked products for different needs. No need to stare at your collection for several minutes, you just need to snatch one set and put it in your bag. From doing your work makeup to when you don’t know what lipstick shade to use, there’s a kit for that.
There are days when you leave the house bare-faced and just do your makeup at the office (or in the car). This Benefit Cosmetics set comes with a POREfessional PRO Balm, Hello Flawless Wow mini, Boi-ing Concealer, and Hello Flawless powder. Everything you need for a natural-looking base. Just add your preferred blush, bronzer, and highlighter if you want. Available at SM Megamall.
For that glowy look opt for Laura Mercier’s Glow All Out Kit. This comes with the Foundation Primer Radiance, which gives you a healthy glow from within, and Face Illuminator for that champagne highlight. Completing this set is a Lip Glace for that moisturizing glossy lip. Available on Nordstrom.
The choices are endless with this massive ColourPop collection in collaboration with beauty vlogger iluvsarahii. It comes with two eyeshadow palettes: Chic-y, which has warm browns; and $aucey, which has a more mauve-purple set. Of course, you’ll also get six ColourPop lip products (three Lippie pencils, one Ultra Satin Lip, one Ultra Matte lip, and one Ultra Glossy Lip) in the nude to dark burgundy family. Have fun mixing and matching these colors for daytime and nighttime use. Available online.
I look at this kit and see it as an easy way to transition from work to party makeup. It comes with Smashbox’s Full Exposure Mascara, Always On Gel Liner, and Cover Shot: L.A. Glow eyeshadow palette for that neutral-brown eye look. When you’re headed to the club, all you need is to intensify your eyeshadow with the darker shades and apply the Be Legendary Liquid Metal in Mauve Squad. Available at Beauty Bar.
There are times when we want to switch from light pink lipstick to bold red. Make it easier to choose by bringing all three of Stila’s Beauty in Bloom lip tints. You can pick up peach brown (Camellia), rosy-brown (Peony), and deep berry (Tulip) shades depending on your mood for the day. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source.
Of course, you can’t forget about the brushes. Wherever you’re going, the Zoeva Bon Voyage Set will be useful for applying powders and eyeshadows. Each set has five brushes and it’s small-sized so it doesn’t take up much bag space. Available on Sephora PH.
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