The world of cosmetics is no joke. With colors and options galore, we know makeup can be a tad intimidating. OurStyleBlog rounded up the creme de la creme of the essentials. This is all you need to look fresh and fabulous. Have fun, beauty queens!

Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator
It’s all in the prep, ladies. Great makeup requires the perfect canvas, and that starts with skincare. Clinique’s Moisture Surge is just what you need to plump up any fine lines, stem off dry patches and prevent your foundation from cracking.

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation SPF 15
Long gone are the days when makeup was mask-like and theatrical. You should look like yourself, but a little bit better. MAC’s Studio Fix Foundation is our go-to for evening out skin tone, controlling oil – all while leaving a soft matte finish that lasts all day. Bonus points: you are SPF covered!

Temptu – Undereye Concealer – Porcelain 102
Panda eyes no more. The only bags we like in our life are Chanel! Temptu undereye concealer is just what you need to look refreshed and put together. This magical wand offers medium coverage and will go on smooth and dewy, hiding away any pesky imperfections.

MAC False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara
Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend probably forgot about mascara! Dark, voluminous, long lashes are just what you need to go from drab to fab! And who needs falsies when Mac has the answer? This mascara will curl, shape and give you some serious sultry eyes…

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner
We have a feeling Cleopatra started all of this. Truth to be told, we are all after the perfect flick. Stila’s all day liquid liner has earned its place in our makeup bag as it’s so easy to use, dramatically bold and offers zero flakes. Get ready to shake it off, shake it off all on the dance floor!

BY TERRY Women’s Crayon Sourcils Terrybly – Eyebrow Pencil Definer
Pardon the pun, but this one is indeed, terrybly good. A bold, beautiful brow looks youthful and chic. By Terry’s pencil definer will give you the soft but noticeable definition you need. The spiral brush helps soften any harsh edges and makes application a breeze.

NARS – Blush – Deep Throat
No makeup look can be complete without a healthy flush. Add a little glow with the right blush! So let’s get cheeky with the perfect hue: Nars Deep Throat. Expect pigmented, coral shaded and shimmer-flecked perfection.

NARS – Semi Matte Lipstick – Jungle Red
f you take only one thing from this article, let it be a red lip. Fierce, bold and sexy – it will take you from daywear to nighttime in a single swipe. Nars lipstick in jungle red offers both moisture and a long-lasting semi-matte finish. Trust us, it’s what all the beauty junkies out there swear by.

Beautyblender Red carpet beauty blender
Last but not least, don’t forget the right tools. Every day we thank the beauty lords for gifting us with the ever-so-powerful BeautyBlender. Get yours in the fabulous red carpet edition and unleash the movie star in you. This little gem is easy to clean and will give the most professional application you could dream of.

There you have it, lovelies. Get your kit ready!