The makeup market can be daunting: New products launch every week, there are thousands of reviews to wade through, and all you want is a good mascara, dammit. And all the great options can be tempting, turning a routine trip to Sephora into a shopping spree that ends with you leaving the store with four shopping bags full of makeup products and a collection so large it could rival a professional makeup artist’s.
My advice: Look at your makeup collection as a stash of products that can take you not only through the summer, but through every season. Whether you want to pare down the products you already own for a more minimalist-friendly collection or you’re just looking to get the perfect summer face with brand-new goods that’ll also be useful six months from now, these must-haves will help you do it.
From a lightweight foundation to products that’ll get you out the door quickly and stay in place all day, it’s easy to switch up your look with just a few staples. To avoid the stress of navigating the plethora of options online and in stores, here are some of the best items to stash in your beauty arsenal.
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