What makes this kit “classic”? To us, classic has an understated elegance. Think of the Parisian aesthetic; minimalist, natural and fresh. Glowing skin, healthy color and messy waves. Classic beauty is about simply highlighting what makes you naturally beautiful.
Every product in our Classic Essentials Kit has been hand picked by the curators at Beautycon for their universally complimentary shades, easy to use application, and classic qualities to help you get that glowing-from-within, natural beauty look that’s perfect for wherever your day takes you.
The main staple of the classic look is great lashes. Mascara is an instant eye opener and is arguably the one product necessity of any woman.
The trick to getting thick, full lashes (without extensions) is a great mascara of course, but also a lash primer to help give your lashes some body. L’Oreal’s Voluminous Lash Primer works wonders to enhance your mascara. Apply a coat of primer prior to the L’Oreal Voluminous Feline Mascara and see your lashes instantly magnify.
We’ve been obsessed with the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils for a while now. They are so easy to use and incredibly versatile. The Cashmere shade is a beautifully understated warm golden shimmer which can be applied all over the lid to complement or even replace shadow. Alternately, adding a little to the inner corner of the eye helps to brighten up tired peepers.
Speaking of NYX and easy to use products, another fan favorite of ours is the Bright Idea Illuminating Stick in the shade Rose Petal Pop. It glides onto the cheekbones and blends like a dream to leave you with a natural looking rosy glow.
Another staple is a good neutral lip color. Beautycon collaborated with Colourpop to create our very own Beautycon crème finish Lippie Stick in just the right shade of dusty rose. It’s a super comfortable formula loaded with skin-loving ingredients like shea butter and Vitamin E, so it nourishes and keeps your pout perfect.
But we know one lippie is never enough. We often have multiple lip products on us at any time. OFRA’s Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Mocha is a mauve nude with a hint of red and a hydrating matte finish… for those days you're feeling a little more adventurous and want to pump up the volume of your smile.
Milani’s Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadows are shadows that start as a gel and dry with a powder finish. They’re highly buildable, so you can add a stroke for a delicate wash of color or build it up for a more vibrant look. Try applying wet for a bolder look.
Since classic beauty is all about highlighting your natural beauty, a little contour does wonders to accentuate your cheekbones, and even fake ‘em a little. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer is a rich, matte powder which, when lightly added along the hollows of the cheeks, add depth and give shape to your natural structure. Use the Luxie Rose Gold Large Angled Face Brush 504 to apply a line along the underside of your cheekbone and then blend it out. A little goes a long way with this bronzer so if you feel as though you’ve gone too heavy with it, take your Luxie Rose Gold Duo Fiber Powder Brush 516 and apply a little powder over top to tone down the brown.
Redken Fashion Waves 07 Sea Salt Spray is a medium hold sea salt spray to give you those coveted beachy waves. You can spray over towel dried hair and scrunch to help encourage wavy curls OR for those of you, who like me have poker straight hair, spray on freshly washed dry hair for extra gritty texture.
Of course makeup wipes are a staple in any kit no matter your style. Simple Cleansing Wipes come in an easy to carry resealable package, so keep them by your bedside for those lazy nights or carry them with you for when you need a quick refresh.