If you're a female, it is very likely that you wear makeup, even if it's just some lip gloss or eyeliner. But is your makeup bag overflowing? Are there just too many items in it that you don't even use on a regular basis that you need to get rid of? If you're like me, when you're travelling, do you probably carry two makeup bags because you just don't know what you'll ever use, and that takes up way too much space? As a result of this, I've been wanting to create this list for a while now to help females to have an idea of 7 makeup bag essentials they'll need to create an everyday look without the overflowing bags. This list might not be the perfect one for every female, but it will help you to figure out what you really need for your own everyday wear by giving you some basic ideas. Here goes!

1. Primer
A primer is everything! It minimizes your pores and provides a smooth canvas for your foundation application, thus preventing foundation streaks. Makeup artists swear by it, as it helps to achieve that flawless look.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 15 with Dermaxyl Complex - Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12 hr Perfecting Primer - MAC Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50

2. Foundation
This is a must-have for every woman, especially those with skin imperfections. With so many foundations available for different skin types, and the many shades they are available in, finding one to match your skin tone will be a breeze! I use bareMinerals Original SPF 15 Foundation.

bareMinerals Original SPF 15 Foundation  -  MAC Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation  -  Smashbox Studio Win 15 Hour Wear Foundation

3. Lip Gloss
If you suffer from dry, cracked lips, this is the one product you should always have on you. There are many types available such as those in a tube, in a pot, roll on lip glosses, etc. Some even have SPF which prevents your lips from becoming damaged by the sun rays, and moisturizing elements such as glycerin and aloe vera. This item is sure to give your lips a natural look, especially if you're not a lipstick fan. My favourite lip gloss is probably Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush.

Victoria's Scret Beauty Rush  -  NARS Lip Gloss in Luxor  -  MAC Clear Lipglass 

4. Mascara
Want those eyes to pop? Well, mascara is the way to go. It gives you those longer, fuller lashes you have always dreamed of!

Maybelline Great Lash 'Lots of Lashes' - Covergirl LashBlast volume blasting mascara - Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara


5. Eyeliner
Apart from mascara, eyeliners can pretty much do the job of making your eyes pop by defining them. It's so easy to use, and there are so many colours available. Black however, in my eyes, remain a classic.

 Christian Dior DiorLiner Precision eyeliner - MAC Eye Pencil - NYX Slim Eye Pencil


6. Eyeshadow
Choose an eyeshadow palette that gives you shades you can wear both night and day. Ensure that the colours go well with your eye colour. For this one, Urban Decay's Naked Palette takes the cake! It's a bit pricey, but it's a great investment.

Urban Decay Naked Palette


7. Brushes
Now with all of the above, you'll need your tools, right? The different brushes available help you to achieve the look you're working towards. Instead of purchasing separate brushes, get a quality brush set that includes the ones you'll always need on a regular basis. Remember to clean them regularly!

Bobbi Brown's Basic Brush Collection