The Only 5 Makeup Items You Should Have in Your Purse -- Ever
The essential products you need to lighten your load and still have your best makeup day
The fix: A product that color corrects and evens out your skin tone is key, says Posnick. "The Susan Posnick Color Correct is a dual-ended brightening and correcting pencil that conceals blemishes like sunspots and redness, and brightens up your complexion for that wide-awake, natural look. "You can apply it under the brow to lift the eye and define the eyebrow. It can also be used to highlight the top of the cheekbone, the nose and the tip of the lips.
If you're into even more coverage, Emmy award-winning makeup artist Melanie Mills recommends having a foundation stick as a staple item.
"I love foundation sticks, like the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick," says Mills. "They're portable and can be applied directly to the face." You can apply it lightly or in layers for more coverage as a concealer. You can also use it as a primer. "It's compact and you'll use it everyday," she says.
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We talked to an expert panel of award-winning celebrity makeup artists and cosmetic company execs, who shared with us the only five (gasp) makeup products you need to carry with you-- ever.