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The 4 makeup essentials we can’t live without

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At DB Cosmetics, we’re the first to admit that we’re not above playing favourites - at least not when it comes to building a makeup collection. Let’s face it, no matter how big your makeup kit is, chances are you’ll always have a handful (or two) of favourite products that you can’t live without.

Whether you love a bold lipstick or can’t imagine life without your favourite hydrating foundation, everyone’s got their own list of makeup essentials. Curious to see what made it onto our list? Read on to learn our top 4 makeup essentials and see if your fave made the cut.


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1. BB cream


Perfect for those days when you need a little coverage but don’t want to wear a full face of foundation, a hydrating BB cream will leave your skin looking healthy and radiant. Our BB Creme features a rich formula that glides on beautifully and works to moisturise, protect, perfect, correct, and brighten your complexion.

Enriched with skin-loving natural ingredients like Aloe Vera and green tea extract, Q10, and Vitamins C and E, it’s one of the best BB creams for everyday use. Plus, our BB cream is packed with natural pigments that even out your skin tone and reduce the appearance of pores and blemishes. How’s that for an essential makeup product?

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2. A multi-tasking makeup palette


Say hello to your new favourite multi-tasker! With a bronzer, blush, highlighter, and four highly pigmented eyeshadows, our On the Go All-In-One Face Palette is a makeup must-have. For a perfectly ‘done’ face in just five minutes, follow these easy steps:


  1. Dust bronzer onto anywhere the sun would naturally kiss - your cheekbones, nose, and the top of your forehead.

  2. Apply blush onto the apples of your cheeks, or the fullest part of your face that lifts when you smile.

  3. Dab a little highlighter on top of your cheekbones, under your brow bone, and above your cupid’s bow.

  4. Draw attention to your eyes with a light dusting of eyeshadow. Use the darker shades on the crease of your eyelid, and the shimmery shades on the centre and inner corners. 


Top Tip: Take multitasking to the next level by sweeping the blush, bronzer, and highlighter across your eyelids, too, for a consistent full-face colour.


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3. Vegan mascara


You know what makes extra long, full lashes look even better? Knowing they’re completely cruelty-free. Our Beyond Amplifying Mascara is vegan and highly pigmented, making it one of the best mascaras for everyday use. In just a few strokes, it coats and separates each lash without any smudging, clumping, or flaking. Plus, our formula includes a nourishing Lash Food Complex that helps lashes grow and keeps them soft and lush. The result? Longer, thicker and stronger lashes.

When it’s time to take off your mascara, you won’t need to wrestle with makeup wipes or micellar water. Thanks to the unique tubing mascara formula, you can just apply warm water and gently pull off the mascara - goodbye, panda eyes! 


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4. A nourishing lip treatment


Give your perfect pout the pampering it deserves with our Lip Elixir Nourishing Lip Treatment. Packed with Vitamin E and Q10, this deep conditioning treatment delivers a hit of hydration and leaves your lips feeling plump and moisturised. Wear it on its own to master the sheer lip gloss look, or pair it with lipstick for rich, glossy colour. 

A makeup must-have and handbag hero, this lip care product is ideal for dry, chapped or flaking lips. At DB Cosmetics HQ, we also love applying this lip care essential just before bed and waking up to soft, perfectly plush lips.


Everything you need for an affordable makeup kit 


So there you have it: The 4 makeup essentials we can’t live without. The best part? You can score all four for under $65 - and if you shop online, you’ll automatically get free shipping on all orders over $60.

Ready to build a basic makeup kit or refresh your top shelf? Shop online now or get more makeup advice on our beauty blog.