Navigating beauty aisles can be quite the experience, especially when you don’t know which products you really need. Are primers and finishing powders a necessity? Do you have to have 10 different eyeshadows to get the perfect smokey eye? Debate no further—we answer all your questions here.

Fixing up your complexion is the easiest part of your beauty routine to overdo. From moisturizers to primers to foundations to setting powders, there is no shortage of products to use on your face. But unless you are getting made up for an event—a situation in which you will always want to amp things up, cosmetically speaking–all you need is a tinted moisturizer. Lancôme’s Rénergie Éclat Multi-Action Tinted Skincare Illuminate + Lift Instant Enhancer not only provides great coverage, but also evens out your complexion.

Making up your eyes can similarly become involved. There are so many wonderful products–primer, eyeshadow (in powder, pigment, cream, and liquid varieties), eyeliner, and mascara—on the market. The only two products you truly need, however: a creaseless cream shadow, like Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Cream in #2, Steel, and a volumizing mascara, like YSL’s Volume Effets Faux Cils.

You also don’t need several products to prep, plump, and color your pucker. When it comes to lips, all you need is a stain like Benefits Posietint. A stain gives you the benefits of all four products, without the hassle of having to reapply them.

So ladies, say bye-bye to the army of products. When it comes to beautifying your features, sometimes less can truly be more.

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