The Real All-Star Makeup Bag Essentials from TotalBeauty's Top Reviews
See the contents of the best (hypothetical) makeup bag, based on reviewer ratings of thousands of products
We love digging in to those reviews to see what you're saying about new beauty products, the faithful classics, and those obscure drugstore finds we might never know about otherwise. We analyze all of that information to come up with the comprehensive Best Of/Worst Of products roundups we're so famous for. Now, we've drilled into the research and come up with a new angle: the Best of the Best -- the #1-ranked product in every category -- foundation, mascara, blush, and the rest of the stuff we put on our face every. single. day.
And, as always, we had our b.s. meter cranked up high during the selection process. We skipped over the products with a dozen "10" reviews on the exact same day in April 2011 (all by users who, not surprisingly, have reviewed just that one product), and the ones that sounded like they were written by the product owner's mom or UTILIZED THE CAPS LOCK too frequently. We made sure that the products we chose had reviews from some of our most trusted TotalBeauty.com members -- and not PR hacks from the brand. We weeded through the rubbish to find the true "Greats" in makeup. Click ahead to see which life-changing products earned the title of All-Star Makeup Bag Essential.
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