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03/13/2012 01:44 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

What Should Be In Every Woman's Cosmetics Drawer

Hello Huffington Post Makeup Readers! Many of the women that ask me about makeup all have one thing in common, they have no idea how to organize their own personal makeup kits at home. Their frustrations range from, "I have way too many items in my cosmetic draw, how do I know what to keep and what to throw away?" to "What are some must have key essential products to have in my own makeup bag & travel bag that won't break the bank?" As I feel your pain on these most important issues in life I have taken a moment to break it down for you. Hope this helps! Best, NB! xo

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What Should Be In Every Woman's Cosmetic's Drawer:

Head Band, Mirror, Tweezers, Face Cream, Eye Cream, Rose Water
Non-latex Makeup Sponges, Variety of Makeup Brushes, Foundation Primer, Foundation, Concealer, Blemish Cover Stick, Powder Puff, Powder, Bronzer,
Cheek Bone "Shimmer" Powder, Blush, Eye Shadow, Eyeliner,
Eyelash Curler, Mascara, Lip Gloss/Lip Stick/Lip Pencil, Sharpener (for Lip Pencil & Eyeliner), Sparkles (just in case), Eye Drops, Dental Floss, Baby Scissors & Baby Tooth Brush (to trim & groom brows), Q-tips, Tissues, Makeup Remover, Double Stick Tape, Nail Polish, Nail Polish Remover, Cotton Balls, Portable Air Brush Spray on Makeup (for all exposed body parts).

What Should Be In Every Woman's Cosmetic's Travel Bag?

Everything that is in your "Cosmetic's Drawer" should also be in your "Cosmetic's Travel Bag"!
Just Add:
Mini Mouth Wash, Mini Tooth Brush (for mouth) & Mini Tooth Paste, Mini Deodorant, Makeup Remover Pads, Mini Facial Soap.
I like to find the "mini" version of all of my favorite products so that the "Travel Cosmetic Bag" is compact and to the point. You can also always find mini palettes of shadows, blushes and lipsticks which are a lot of fun and definitely save space!

My Favorite Essential Beauty Items That Won't Break The Bank:

Additionally, my dear friend Style & Beauty Expert Mary Alice Stephenson partnered with REMBRANDT to put together her favorite must have items in a kit called "Get Glam Quick Prep Kit" By Mary Alice Stephenson. I have to tell you that her tips plus the products in the kit seen here are excellent essential beauty items that won't break the bank!

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What Should Be In Every Woman's Cosmetic's Drawer:
Head Band, Mirror, Tweezers, Face Cream, Eye Cream, Sunscreen, Rose Water,
Non-latex Makeup Sponges, Variety of Makeup Brushes, Foundation Primer, Foundation, Concealer, Blemish Cover Stick, Powder Puff,
Powder, Bronzer, Cheek Bone"Shimmer"Powder, Blush, Eye Shadow, Eyeliner, Eyelash Curler, Mascara, Lip Gloss/Lip Stick/Lip Pencil, Sharpener (for Lip Pencil & Eyeliner), Sparkles (just in case), Eye Drops, Dental Floss, Baby Scissors & Baby Tooth Brush (to trim & groom brows), Q-tips, Tissues, Makeup Remover, Double Stick Tape, Nail Clipper, Nail File, Nail Polish, Nail Polish Remover, Cotton Balls, Portable Air Brush Spray on Makeup (for all exposed body parts).

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