7 Essential Face Products Every Girl Needs

Whether you are new to the makeup world or have been obsessed with purchasing everything you see in Ulta for years lol (I am guilty of that too), it’s imperative to have a collection with makeup essentials that will help you create a go-to everyday look. After getting all the makeup basics, it is wayyyy easier to get playful or the latest makeup products to your collection and include them into your beauty routine.

That’s where I come in. Knowledge is power, and what a better time to share my knowledge with all of my beautiful audience.

In this beauty article, I’m going to take you through the most important makeup products that I have personally used for years and some new products that I am loving at the moment.

So, take out a pen and pad and keep scrolling to see my list of important makeup essentials for your face.


While some women think that face primer is not a necessary step, as a makeup artist, I view it as an extremely important step in my makeup routine.

You ask, but Why?

Here is why, face primers’ exact effects on your skin and makeup can vary, but generally, their main purpose is to keep your skin looking smooth and your makeup looking fresh all day long.

Regardless of your skin type, there is a primer for you, whether you’re looking for a formula to control oil and/or acne, moisturize, smooth out uneven texture, color correct, etc.

Laura Mercier makes some of the most famous face primers on the market. All are fabulous, but if your skin is especially prone to dryness, this hydrating pick, in particular, will be a standout for your complexion. It's a lightweight cream-gel hybrid that contains helpful things like vitamins A, C, and E alongside other essential hydrators like glycerin and hyaluronic acid. To keep things from getting too dewy, I love pairing it with a long-wearing matte foundation, which I will be sharing next. Together, they make for a flawless, satiny-smooth complexion. 

2. Foundation