In My Makeup Bag
Who doesn’t love a peek into someone else’s makeup bag? Here’s mine. Ok, this is not EVERYTHING that’s in there, but it’s my daily essentials and very favorite finds – the things I actually use and rely on day after day.
Clockwise from top left:
Someone just told me recently how Stila is known for its eye liners and now I know why. I prefer a fairly natural look and these subtle shades amplify in a tasteful way and stay smudge-proof all day.
This light pink blush is called a “luminizer” for a reason. It gives you a soft pink glow that brightens up any complexion in a dash. And the packaging is cute. Always need good packaging.
For days when I want a warmer look, this Bobbi Brown bronzer has become my go-to. It gives you a bronzed effect without that “bronzer” effect, if you know what I mean.
Shiny skin is not a good look on anyone and sadly, it’s a problem I am plagued with. The salesgirl at Ulta recommended these blotting papers as an affordable solution and they have become a staple.
Can you tell I like a glow-y complexion? This illuminating foundation from Stila has made an appearance here before and with good reason. It has been a must-have in my makeup bag for years because it gives coverage that isn’t too heavy or too sheer with a slight shimmer that I adore.
I have tried a lot of mascaras, expensive and not, and this one is my very favorite. No clumps, lots of volume and a brush that separates each individual lash with just a swipe or two.
I am not a heavy lipstick girl. I have tried and tried, but in the end, anything not natural-ish feels Cirque du Soleil-ish on me. That’s why I am obsessed with the Fresh lip treatment in plum. It’s a sheer stain that gives more color than a simple lip balm but not enough to be called lipstick.
Speaking of lips, mine also seem to be perpetually dry. Baby Lips is my go-to these days because it’s just a nice simple moisturizer in a tube (I don’t do the little tins that you have to stick your finger in, drives me nuts) that instantly quenches my lips. I can use it on Little D too, which I love. Sometimes “double-duty” means mama and me…
What are the essentials in your makeup bag?