How to refresh your makeup bag for 2021

How to refresh your makeup bag for 2021

Every year we look at January as a clean slate. From setting ourselves new challenges to focussing on practices that make us feel better, we see the month as a fresh start and an opportunity to have our best year yet.

At Ciaté London, we’re using this time to step up our self-care – starting with our makeup bag. If, like us, you have a big beauty collection, streamlining it is a great way to refresh for the year ahead.

Begin by grouping your existing products into two piles: ‘keep’ and ‘throw away’. Then look at what products, shades and tools you need to fill in the gaps in your beauty routine. Do you need a new shade of foundation to adapt to seasonal changes? Are you missing a blush to give you a fresh pop of color?

To help you update your makeup bag, we’ve listed our favourite products to have on hand. Keep scrolling for five beauty essentials that are sure to give you a new year glow…


1. Watermelon Burst Hydrating Primer
As well as making the skin look more luminous, primer prepares your base for flawless makeup application. Essential to every makeup bag, our Watermelon Burst Hydrating Primer is a delicately scented formula that grips foundation for long wear and added glow.

The lightweight pink jelly base actively brightens and refines pores while the seed-like watermelon extract droplets burst through the pump and supply the skin with intense hydration. It’s suitable for all skin types too.


2. Extraordinary Foundation
Ace your base with our bestselling Extraordinary Foundation – it creates a medium coverage glow whilst blurring pores and imperfections. The versatile, buildable formula can be buffed into the skin, applied just where needed or layered all over for a fuller coverage.

Not sure which of the 22 shades to try? Enter the details of a foundation you know suits your skin tone into our Match my Makeup tool and we’ll tell you your perfect Extraordinary Foundation shade.


3. Dewy Blush
Give your cheeks a radiant pop of color with our beloved Dewy Blush – the next-generation gel tint that’s set to shake up your beauty routine. Created with natural extracts of yuzu and dragon fruit, its ultra-lightweight formula leaves a subtle hint of colour that blends effortlessly into a glass-like sheen.

For an instant complexion refresh, apply two to three small dots onto the apples of the cheeks, and blend upwards and into the skin for a beautifully flushed finish. The best part? You can choose from four natural shades with fruity scents.


4. Everyday Vacay Coconut Setting Powder
Lock in makeup for long-lasting wear with our soft-focus Everyday Vacay Coconut Setting Powder. Core to every beauty collection, this finely-milled and lightweight loose powder smooths over makeup for a crease-free finish with no flashback.

To apply, use our big fluffy Multi Brush to lightly swirl over just the areas of your face that tend to get extra shiny and oily – like your T-zone or under your eyes. This will seal in your makeup and prevent unwanted sheen. Did we mention its delicate coconut fragrance transports you straight to the beach too?


5. Triple Shot XXL Mascara
Our bestselling Triple Shot XXL mascara promises dramatic, feathery lashes that won’t smudge all day. Infused with Diamond Powder, its flower shaped fibres work to lengthen the lashes longer than traditional mascara formulations.
In a fierce black pigment, this volumizing brush defines lashes with every coat. Apply one to two coats from root to top for out of this world length and thick, fluffy and natural volume.


By refreshing your cosmetics bag, you'll have all your beauty essentials to hand when you need them – and some new Ciaté London products to play with in the meantime! Make sure to share your 2021 makeup looks with the hashtag #Ciate for the chance to be featured on our Instagram.