Beauty Essentials: the Only 9 Items You Need In Your Makeup Bag

Try using the arrow keys

It's always fun to try out new — and, let's face it, entirely unnecessary — beauty products. How does that old adage go? "If you've never tried purple eyeliner, you've never truly lived?" No? No one has ever said that in the history of speaking? Well, whatever. The point is, makeup is fun, but all those gratuitous products mean nothing if you don't have a makeup bag stocked with the essentials. Whether you're a makeup hoarder (aka me) or you're just looking for the nuts and bolts of beauty, here are the cornerstone products you need.

More Slideshows