I Rarely Wear Makeup, But I Always Keep These 14 Essentials in My Beauty Drawer

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To be honest, I've never been a huge makeup gal. Growing up with two older brothers made me a tomboy of sorts, and since my mom also leaned into a more natural look, makeup was something I didn't really care to explore. But being a fashion editor at Who What Wear has shown me the ways in which makeup can complement my outfits, and I've been lucky enough to work alongside our expert beauty writers, who always recommend the best products. Here are three of the key tips they've shared with me: Less is more, use makeup to enhance rather than to cover up, and practice makes perfect. Slowly but surely, my beauty drawer has become stocked with all the essentials, and I've discovered some of my forever products, which can all be picked up at Nordstrom. Below, I've shared the 14 items I'll never part with, including a soft matte lipstick by Hourglass and Estée Lauder's smudge-proof mascara. Keep scrolling to shop.

Raina Mendonça
Associate Fashion Editor, Branded Content

Raina Mendonça is an associate fashion editor on the branded content team at sister titles Who What Wear and Marie Claire. Previously, Raina was an editorial assistant at goop.com. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her crafting new playlists, exploring Los Angeles, or making a cup of English breakfast tea.