Have you ever wondered how some women just look so put together at all times? Their makeup is on point, everything flows, their skin is glowing, and they look well-rested and ready to tackle whatever is thrown at them. Chances are they have a little help along the way with a variety of essential beauty items. Putting together the perfect beauty kit involves gathering all the must-have items that will help you look and feel your best, no matter what the reality may be.

If you’re ready to revamp your beauty kit and make it more effective, then here’s a look at five essential items you’ll want to include.

Foundation and Concealer

Even if you’re not the type that likes to wear a lot of makeup, evening out your skin with a foundation and concealer can do wonders for your look. You can choose the level of coverage you want, opting for something light and natural to something full-coverage that creates a blank slate. The key is to make sure you pick not just the right formula but also the right shade.

A Universal Blush Shade

Contrary to what you may think, there is no need to own a handful of different blushes. Instead pick a shade that is flattering on your skin tone and gives you that look of a natural flush. If you go with a blush that is too cool or too warm, it won’t be as versatile. A neutral tone can always be built up if you want to create more drama.

A Thickening and Lengthening Mascara

Mascara is another must have for any beauty kit. Again, even if you’re not the type to wear a lot of makeup, mascara can just really pull your look together. Pick a formula that is thickening and lengthening so you get the most drama.

A Neutral Eyeshadow Palette

Again, eyeshadow is one of those things that women often assume they need all kinds of, but in reality, one solid neutral eyeshadow palette is totally capable of giving you all you need. Just be sure that the palette contains a light shade (cream or white), and a black so that you can take things from subtle to high-drama. You can also use the eyeshadow as eyeliner, which will take the guesswork out of what color to pick. Just use an angled eyeliner brush to apply the shadow and stamp it along the lash line.

Don’t Forget a Signature Fragrance

As a final touch, it’s a great idea to give a spritz of fragrance. This is an opportunity to let your own personality shine and pick a signature fragrance for yourself that becomes a staple in every look.

A Makeup Kit that Meets Your Needs

Each of these tips will help you to put together a makeup kit that meets all your needs.