Grab your makeup bag and dump it out. Now think about which of the products you're looking at are absolutely essential, and set them aside. Are there beauty tools you can't live without? Chances are, you just set aside most of the stuff in there.
Well, sometimes it helps to simplify your life — and your beauty routine. As a professional makeup artist, here are my recommendations for what you really need to carry in that cosmetics bag, especially if you're getting ready for a big party or date night, and just can't seem to get your many products together. Some of these staples — like Vaseline — may surprise you, but trust me, lots of products that don't seem particularly glam do double duty and work wonders on your face. After all, our Irresistible You (IY) survey revealed that 41 percent of women find putting on makeup is one of the most self-confidence boosting activities. Ready to boost yours?
PHOTO GALLERY: 10 Irresistible Beauty Essentials
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