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There isn’t a day that goes by when we’re on social that we aren’t shown ads for must-have beauty products. Coupled with the fact new brands are always popping up and established ones releasing new product launches, it’s really hard for a cosmetic lover to differentiate between what they should buy and what should stay on the shelf.

Wasting your money on expensive products and not getting the desired result is an act of foolishness. To be honest, beauticians and skin professionals say you don’t need to have a lot of cosmetics in your makeup pouch – and they’re right. This post will help you pick must-have beauty products that are absolutely worth investing in.

Let’s check out these must-have beauty products

Vitamin C Serum

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It is the most effective anti-aging cosmetic. It works by giving your skin a soft complexion. Say goodbye to pigmentation and dry skin. It is no doubt the best serum to hydrate and brighten your skin.


1. BREYLEE Vitamin C Serum – $15.97
2. RoC Multi Correxion Revive+glow Vitamin C Daily Serum – $24.99
3. Tree of Life Vitamin C Serum – $10.95
4. Vitamin C Serum – $19.99
5. Eva Naturals Vitamin C Serum – $14.95
6. Noche Y Dia Vitamin C Serum – $29.95


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A good sunscreen with SPF 15 or 30 is extremely essential to avoid dark spots and sunburns. Sunscreens absorb the harmful radiations from Sunlight and allow your skin to be tan-free and beautiful.


1. Missha Soft Finish Sun Milk – $14.85
2. DRMTLGY Anti Aging Clear Face Sunscreen and Facial Moisturizer – $19.95
3. Olay Sun Facial Sunscreen and Antioxidants Makeup Primer – $19.97
4. ETUDE HOUSE Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk – $9.90
5. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen – $19.99
6. Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen – $34.00


Foundations are no longer used to just enhance or correct your skin tone. It actually protects your skin from pollution and maintains the oil balance of your skin.


1. Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation – $8.97
2. L’Oreal Paris Makeup True Match – $8.58
3. NYX PROFESSIONAL Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Full Coverage Foundation – $10.49
4. COVERGIRL TruBlend Matte Made Liquid Foundation – $8.42
5. wet n wild Photo Focus Foundation – $6.49
6. Black Radiance Color Perfect Liquid Make-Up – $4.74

Hand & Body Cream

Using a body cream is essential for your smooth and beautiful skin. Not only your face, but your legs and arms also need the correct care too. Hand and body creams moisturize your skin and give it a soft texture.


1. L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream – $29.00
2. Sea of Spa Luxury Body Cream – $25.00
3. RITUALS The Ritual of Sakura Body Cream – $22.50
4. Nest Fragrances Hand Lotion-Bamboo – $24.00
5. H20+ Hand Cream with Shea Butter – $15.00
6. Aveeno Skin Relief Intense Moisture Hand Cream – $5.35

Night Cream

After a tiring day and getting exposed to all the pollution your skin needs to relax. A nourishing and vitamin c enriched night cream helps your skin to relax and makes it healthier.


1. L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Skin Renewing Night Cream – $13.38
2. Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream – $22.00
3. InstaNatural Retinol Moisturizer Anti Aging Night Face Cream – $19.47
4. RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Anti-Aging Retinol Night Cream – $16.98
5. Eve Hansen Vitamin C Night Cream – $24.99
6. Radha Beauty Retinol Moisturizer Miracle Cream for Face – $18.95

Compact Powder and Bronzer

Much like foundations compacts are more beneficial now. Besides holding your foundation and giving you an even skin tone, compacts are now coming with SPF 15 and 30. It ensures you don’t get a sunburn and also holds on to extra oil. If you are not a compact fan you can also use a loose powder.


1. YEOTWIN Small Compact Mirror – $4.99
2. Empty Luxurious Golden Portable Make-up Powder Container – $8.99
3. L’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Powder – $7.97
4. Iman Cosmetics Sheer Finish Bronzing Powder – $16.00
5. Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer – $11.19
6. Maybelline New York Dream Wonder Powder Makeup – $4.22

Lipsticks and Lip Balm

A great lipstick will transform your whole face, especially red shades. Now before using any lipstick ensure that your lips are getting the proper care. A medicated or branded lip balm should be used in addition to a good quality lipstick to ensure it’s going to last all day or night long.


1. Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Un-nude Liquid Lipstick – $7.98
2. Fenty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip – $33.00
3. The Lip Bar – $12.00
4. Burts Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lipstick – $4.99
5. butter LONDON Plush Rush Lipstick – $22.00
6. Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick – $24.00


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Everyone loves volume. Mascara enhances your eye beauty to another level. Instead of using fake lashes, grab a mascara. A good mascara gives your eyelashes enough volume and is easy to carry too.


1. Essence Lash Princess – $4.99
2. Maybelline Lash Sensational Washable Mascara – $6.78
3. 4D Silk Fiber Lash Mascara – $17.99
4. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara – $25.49
5. L’Oreal Paris Conditioning Primer Mascara – $6.74
6. Vivienne Sabó – Classic French Mascara – $12.95

Body Oil Fragrance

Having a dull day? Grab your favorite fragrance dab it on. I prefer essential body oils. The scents will lighten up your mood in seconds and give you a renewed sense of energy.


1. Rose Multi-Use Oil for Face, Body, and Hair – $13.95
2. Ancient Greek Remedy Natural Body Oil w/ Olive, Lavender, Almond, Grapeseed Oils, and Vitamin E – $14.99
3. EO Body Oil French Lavender – $19.98
4. FarmHouse Fresh Agave Nectar Ageless Body Oil – $23.00
5. Eminence Apricot Body Oil – $23.41
6. Caudalie The des Vigne Body Oil – $32.00

Makeup Remover

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Makeup and cosmetics are add-on layers for your skin. Going to sleep without removing your makeup can cause pigmentation, acne, and pimples. Using a makeup remover is a vital skincare routine. It also reduces and clears the layer of dirt and pollution on your skin.


1. Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Face Wipes – $8.97
2. Bioderma Sensibio H2O Soothing Micellar Cleansing Water and Makeup Removing Solution – $14.90
3. Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water – $6.78
4. Cetaphil Gentle Waterproof Makeup Remover – $8.47
5. Almay Oil-Free Gentle Eye Makeup Remover w/ Aloe (2pk) – $8.24
6. Farmacy Natural Makeup Remover – Green Clean Cleansing Balm – $34.00

What are your must-have beauty products and brands? Share with me in the comments below.