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Even if you aren’t a makeup junkie or a beauty product diva, there are some base beauty products every woman needs.

You do not have to be into beauty products to have these 10 basic items.

I enjoy trying new makeup brands, and I have my favorites.

However, I do not consider myself an expert when it comes to makeup.

Beauty products are not just limited to makeup though.

10 Beauty Products Every Woman Needs

10 Beauty Products Every Woman Needs - Even If You're Not Into Beauty Products

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10 Beauty Products Every Woman Needs

I do mean a great tweezer too!

The edges should come together and line up perfectly.

Tweezers can be used for the obvious, our eyebrows, but I find I use them more often for other things.

I can admit, I have two places where a pesky whisker wants to grow.

Tweezers to the rescue.

We also use them to remove splinters, and sometimes dead skin.

I carry tweezers everywhere I go and people have thanked me for my resourcefulness.

It’s probably a mom thing but tweezers have come to the rescue with kids and men.

So even if you are not worried about the perfectly tweezed brow, there are other uses for them.

Clearly, an item every woman, and man for that matter should have.


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10 Beauty Products Every Woman Needs

Every woman, every young lady, starting as early as age 12 should be using a good face cleanser.

Not soap!

True skin care should start with a cleanser that is alcohol-free, and healthy for your skin.

You only get one chance at having healthy skin.

The earlier one starts, the better.

Yet, it is never too late to start taking great care of your bodies largest organ!

If you visit the Beauty & Skincare section here on the blog you can find a lot of great products.

Whatever product you decide to use, I always suggest cruelty-free.

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10 Beauty Products Every Woman Needs

A good cleanser is a great place to start but every woman absolutely must have moisturizer.

Again check my Beauty & Skincare section linked above for some excellent suggestions.

The fact is ladies, if you are going to use only one skincare product moisturizer is what you need.

Our skin requires moisturizer to be healthy, look great, and keep its elasticity.

Not using moisturizer on your skin is akin to not watering a plant.

I realize not all of us look forward to a nightly beauty routine.

Sometimes I skip my own.

I never skip moisturizing though.

Even if that means I douse my skin in moisturizer over my makeup before crashing.

Moisturizing is should also not be limited to the face and neck.

A good all over body moisturizer is a great tool for your beauty arsenal!

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10 Beauty Products Every Woman Needs
Yes, Sunscreen!

It is a beauty product.

Just ask any Sun Goddess from the 1980’s or 90’s!

Those hours baking in the sun getting that perfect tan are coming back to haunt many midlife women.

The regret is real for some.

Fact is, sunscreen still allows us to get a nice glow.

Sunscreen blocks the harmful UV rays protecting us from withered, leathery skin.

And skin cancer!

Once we view sunscreen as a true beauty product perhaps we will be more diligent using it.

It’s not just for our kiddos.

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10 Beauty Products Every Woman Needs

Nothing is more attractive than a pretty smile.

Our lips are skin too.

They need to be moisturized as much as our facial and neck skin.

Approaching someone with chapped parched lips is not putting our best face forward.

It’s okay if you do not like color on your lips.

Using a Chapstick or a non-colored lip balm is perfectly fine.

Just be sure that there is sunscreen in whatever product you use.

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10 Beauty Products Every Woman Needs - Even If You're Not Into Beauty Products

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10 Beauty Products Every Woman Needs

Not all hair brushes are created equal.

Different hair types require a different type of brush.

No, you do not have to brush your hair 100 strokes the way your grandmother may have told you.

What you do need however is a brush with quality bristles!

Your perfect bristle also depends on your hair type.

A little google searching can clear the muddy water on this dilemma – there is a lot of advice out there!

The consensus is that boar bristles are the best, yet there is a lot of contention about if they are cruelty-free or not.

You will find as many people saying that they are, as saying they are not.

As for me, I stay away from them simply because until I am convinced they are cruelty-free I can’t bring myself to use them.

With that said you can find quality synthetic brushes on the market.

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10 Beauty Products Every Woman Needs

Everywoman – for that matter everyone needs a basic nail care kit.

I have short nails and really do not like having my nails long.

However, I do like to be sure my cuticles are in decent shape and that my nails look tidy.

Cuticle oil is a must along with a basic care kit.

A basic kit includes clippers for both fingernails and toenails, a file, and cuticle tool.

I prefer putting together my own kit as I find the pre-made ones to be archaic.

The cuticle tools that come with them can be cruel to use.

The files – metal – not my favorite.

A good glass fingernail file is a beautiful thing to have!

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10 Beauty Products Every Woman Needs

Please consider the shampoo and conditioner you use on your hair.

Some products just don’t cut it!

Good shampoo and conditioner will be tailored to your hair’s needs.

I always look for sulfate free since I color my hair.

My favorite is OGX.

Specifically the Thick and Full Biotin and Collagen product.

That is the line my thin, fine hair needs.

There are specific types of shampoo and conditioner for all hair types.

If you use heat on your hair for styling daily you want a product that will help repair your hair.

For itchy scalp, a Tea Tree shampoo and conditioner can be very soothing.

I know ladies who do not like to spend a little extra and pick up whatever they see at the dollar stores.

Some of those products are doing more damage than good.

OGX is not that expensive and is available on Amazon or on the shelves in your local store.

You need to spend big bucks at the salon to buy them.

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10 Beauty Products Every Woman Needs

You do not have to be a makeup guru to appreciate a quality set of makeup brushes.

A good set can last you a very long time if they are cleaned regularly and cared for.

One of my favorite sets is from Bella and Bear.

Bella and Bear have a lot of beautiful products you should check out.

The makeup brushes I have from them have lasted me forever and they work perfectly.

I admit, I only use three of these brushes on a daily basis but some days, I use most all of them.

It all depends on where I am going.

Most days, I go for a very natural, minimal makeup look.

Other times, when going to a function, I appreciate having quality makeup brushes.

Even though I am by no means a makeup professional, I admit, I do have a longing for the trending Unicorn Makeup Brushes.

I can’t attest to their quality, but oh goodness they are pretty!

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10 Beauty Products Every Woman Needs

Ladies, I can not tell you how much I depend on my cotton rounds!

From taking off makeup to applying product.

Cotton Rounds are my BFF!

I discovered the best Cotton Rounds ever by an Amazon seller.

Please check out the original article on Anna Lisa Cotton Rounds.

You can purchase them on Amazon.

These rounds stand up to several rinses like and are more like a disposable wash cloth.

They are way better than any I have purchased in stores.

Another cool thing about these cotton rounds is that you can buy them in different types.

They even have an Argan Oil infused version.

They are also super large.

I can not recommend these more – love them!

I have used cotton rounds for everything from makeup removal, application, and first aid purposes.

So, There You Have It! 

My Top 10 Beauty Products Every Woman Needs.

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  1. September 20, 2017 / 12:33 pm

    I’m not that into makeup and what not, so this post was awesome! This was a great list, of real honest things that every woman should be using.
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    • September 21, 2017 / 12:04 am

      I am so glad you enjoyed it Joanna! Not everyone IS into beauty and honestly I do not have half of the items my daughter does lol. I just know we ALL can use the basics. I am really happy this resonated with you!

    • September 21, 2017 / 12:06 am

      Exactly Stacie. I know not everyone is into the latest blush or whatever but we all have those items that are necessary in life when it comes to simply taking care of ourselves. Glad you enjoyed the post.

  2. September 20, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    You are so right on these, they really are items every women needs and in some cases, great items to have in the home, I mean you never know when you will need tweezers.
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    • September 21, 2017 / 12:02 am

      Exactly! I am so glad you liked my list. We all need these basics.

    • September 21, 2017 / 12:00 am

      I am so glad to hear this Jennifer! We need not all be girly girls but we all need the basic TLC items.

  3. September 20, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    This list is truly awesome. I totally agree with everything on this list! I appreciate you sharing this. It was such a good read.

  4. September 20, 2017 / 10:59 pm

    I agree with all of these! It’s really important to have a good moisturizer especially when it comes to seasons like the Summer and the Winter. I have all of these in my dresser!

    • September 21, 2017 / 12:09 am

      I am so happy you enjoyed the post! Moisturizer is everything if you ask me! Glad you are stocked up on the basics!

  5. September 20, 2017 / 11:40 pm

    Mascara is top on my list because it always makes me look and feel more awake in the morning LOL. I also love my lip stick. I started selling lipsense and being able to put it on once in the morning and call it a day has been fantastic!

    • September 20, 2017 / 11:58 pm

      Oh yes I know exactly what you mean! I am a zombie without some mascara! I truly need to try Lipsense, I never have!

  6. Tomi C
    September 21, 2017 / 4:29 am

    Red lipstick is one of my beauty must haves. I always had it in my purse just in case I need a pop of color.

  7. michele d
    September 21, 2017 / 6:59 am

    I love all of your suggestions. I’ll have to agree with you, applying cream or moisturizer is important for me to have as well. Great post!

    • September 21, 2017 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you so much Michelle I am glad you enjoyed the post. Oh absolutely I think moisturizer is the most important of all!

  8. September 21, 2017 / 7:56 am

    Mascara is a top for me, if I wear nothing else makeup wise I can at least make sure I put on some mascara!

    • September 21, 2017 / 12:36 pm

      Exactly Nancy and I believe moisturizer to be the MOST important on the list!

  9. September 21, 2017 / 7:58 am

    I am a huge fan of lip gloss of some sort, it just makes me feel better if I haven’t had time to put makeup on that day. Mascara is up there too!

    • September 21, 2017 / 12:37 pm

      Jessica I agree! I can’t stand it when my lips feel dry! Moisturizer has to be the most important though. I have seen what lack of use of it can do over the years.

  10. Kathy
    September 21, 2017 / 7:59 am

    All of these sound great. My favorite is moisturizer. I love using it for my skin.

    • September 21, 2017 / 12:38 pm

      Indeed and that is the MOST important beauty product ever in my book!

  11. Michelle Waller
    September 21, 2017 / 9:21 am

    These are al important products for every woman to have. I never leave my house without moisturizer

  12. September 21, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    I don’t use any makeup brushes, but everything else was pretty on the money. My tweezers have to be AMAZING or I get so annoyed lol

    • September 21, 2017 / 7:36 pm

      So glad you could relate to the post! Oh yes, LOL I am exactly the same with tweezers! Bad tweezers irritate the heck out of me!

    • September 23, 2017 / 12:43 am

      So happy that you liked the post Mimi! And that you have every product on the list!

  13. September 24, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    These are definitely some must-have beauty products us women must have. I love Caudalie for facial cleansers and moisturizers. Great list!

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