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Whatever your individual style may be, and whatever your budget is, there are a few make up essentials that should be in every women’s make up bag.

Play essential make up bingo by counting how many of these essential make up items you own and use on a regular basis.

Primer
Primer is the first thing you should put in your make up bag. This minimises pores and helps to create a flawless base for the rest of your make up. If you are on a budget, consider the Accessorize primer, available from around £5.95. At the luxury end of the market, Clarins Instant Light Complexion Perfecter will set you back around £22.

Foundation
After applying primer, you should go to your foundation, and this is the next make up bag essential. Foundation will smooth over any imperfections. Of course, you must choose a foundation that matches your skin tone. The wrong shade of foundation can be overpowering.

Miss Sporty So Clear Foundation is available from £3.50 and suits light, medium or dark skin tones. At the other end of the market, L’Oreal True Match Minerals costs around £15 and can match a full spectrum of skin tones.

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Blusher or bronzer
A quick sweep of blusher along your cheeks can give you a healthy glow, and this should definitely be in your make up bag. Blusher can also accentuate the cheekbones. If your skin is naturally darker, a hint of bronzer can be used in place of blusher, as this will give you a more natural look.

Make Up Academy blusher is only £1 and you can choose from four different shades. This will help you choose the most natural looking blusher. Bourjois blusher also comes in a huge range of different shades. If you are willing to spend a bit more, this will cost around £10.

Make Up Academy also make a bronzer for only £1 if you choose this over blusher. Revlon Sunkissed Bronzeis available for around £8.

Mascara
Now it is time to move onto your eyes, and mascara is the next make up bag essential. This will make your eyelashes look longer and more curled, drawing attention to your eyes.

2True Glitter mascara is available for around £1.99. Not only will this make your eyelashes look longer, they will sparkle. Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara will cost around £12. This lasts up to 24 hours, and will make your lashes look much longer.

Eyeliner
Eyeliner is also used to accentuate the eyes, and can be used to perfect that smoky-eyed look.

Make Up Academy do a huge selection of eyeliner, with colours ranging from blue to gold. Glitter shades are available to make your eyes sparkle.

Revlon Colourstay Creme Gel Eyeliner is a soothing gel rather than a pencil, so it can be easier to apply. This is available from around £9.

These are just a few essential make up items that can be used as part of day to day beauty routine there are so many products on the market that selecting make up can become overwhelming. Ask your friends which brands or products they prefer and for tips and advice. The Internet is also home to an over whelming amount of advice on beauty and make up in terms of blogger product reviews and even video tutorials for creating specific looks with beauty products.

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