Style gurus who preach the gospel of closet staples are right: The perfect trench, a well-fitting pair of jeans, and a little black dress pull together a wardrobe like magic. Naturally, the same principle works for your makeup bag. Having an extensive cosmetic collection is fantastic, but what every woman REALLY needs are the perfect beauty basics; the products so versatile and essential that you reach for them again and again.
So if you’ve ever wondered “What makeup do I need,” here’s your answer: these are the ten beauty essentials that every woman needs in her makeup wardrobe. Consider these the Little Black Dresses of cosmetics.