I am currently out of town but wanted to type a blogpost… and all I have with me is my makeup bag so I decided to do a quick post about what’s in my makeup bag! Also, I just got a new makeup bag and I am completely in love with it, so I just wanted to show you guys.
I got a makeup bag from forever 21 a couple days ago when I went shopping with my sister. It was at those “baskets” at the check out. I am a huge sucker for anything black and white (except checkers), and I just think this bag is the perfect size and it’s easy to clean! My old one is absolutely disgusting since my MUFE foundation had a mini explosion. I believe I got this for $6.80CAD.
I think I will start with my face makeup first. I have my Kiehl’s Superfluid SPF50 sunscreen. I have been absolutely anal about wearing sunscreen everyday, even if it’s cloudy out. I love this sunscreen so much, and I think I will repurchase this when I run out, because it feels so lightweight on my skin, and doesn’t leave me face sticky at all. It barely feels like I’m wearing any sunscreen!
Another staple is my Too Face Primed & Poreless Face Primer. I got this last December and have been using it everyday since. It turns my face into a smooth canvas for me to put make up on. It helps prolong the wear of makeup on me, but I don’t think it does too too much in minimizing my pores.
The foundation I have been using lately is the Make Up For Ever HD foundation. I use this in the shade 118. I got this around a year and a half ago I think. I have been switching up my foundation between then and now so I stil have around half left. I really like this foundation because it gives me good coverage, it’s really blendable, and most of my pores are gone after I apply this!
I set my foundation with the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in the shade Sandstorm. It does set my makeup quite well, and it used to be very good at keeping my face (especially T-zone) matte. However I noticed recently that it’s not working as well… maybe it’s time for me to try another face powder after I’m done this one (this is my second one)!
As for bronzer, I am using Rimmel’s Natural Bronzer in Sunlight. It’s a matte bronzer. I like how it doesn’t make me look orange, and I like using it for contouring. I don’t usually use a bronzer all over my face since I don’t tend to go for that “tanned” look. So excited that I hit pan on this, but I don’t think I will repurchase simply because I have a mini Laguna to use up, and I want to try the NYC bronzer next!
For concealing my under-eye circles, I use the Bobbi Brown Corrector and Creamy Concealer Kit. I use the corrector in the Bisque and the concealer kit in Warm Beige. I absolutely love these products! Don’t think I ever want to part with this. I even bought back ups in HK because they are so so much cheaper there!
Before I use my corrector and concealer, I use the YSL Touche Eclat highlighter (2.5) to highlight my under-eye area. I learnt this during my “foundation class” in MAC in Hong Kong. The makeup artist did that and it looked so much better. Apart my under-eye area, I also use this to down my nose, on my brow bones, and around my nose. I don’t think I will repurchase because 1. the price tag is steep (I got it with a $10 off coupon); 2. I don’t think what it does for me is worth that money. I will be trying the MAC one, or even some drugstore ones next.
Oh and before I use the highligher, I have been trying out the mini Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer that I got from Sephora a couple days ago. So far I don’t think it’s doing much for me at all… but we will see.
Next up is eye makeup. I use the Urban Decay Primer Potion (original) to prime my eyes. Love this stuff, but I have a quite a few other eye primers so I will aim to finish them before I decide if I will repurchase. I have heard a lot about the NARS one and since I have a mini one I am excited to try it!
I got my first MAC Paint Pot when I was in HK. It’s in the shade Bare Study. I apply this all over my lid, then add a darker colour at the outer 1/3 then blend it up my crease. I love how this looks on my lids, the way it looks when the light hits it is gorgeous! It also makes the colour of any eyeshadow I put on top shine!
I carry a MAC custom quad of eyeshadows with me. I have a 15 shadow palette at home, and I just switch up the colors occasionally. What I have here is what I have most of the time. Ricepaper for highlight, Satin Taupe for the outer 1/3, Star Violet instead of Satin Taupe if I want a some colour, and lastly Concrete for filling in my brows. I love all these shadows and would recommend it to everyone!
For eyeliner, I use my MAC fluidline in Blitz & Glitz. It’s a softened black with gold microglitters in it. The microglitters are basically invisible once you apply the liner. I am in love with gel liner and I would like to repurchase this, but I have 6 other gel liners at home that I need to use up. I’m excited to see if Bobbi Brown gel liner is as good as the MAC fluidline!
I am currently using Covergirl ExactEyeLights mascara in Black Sapphire. I love how it lengthens my lashes without clumping them, and it has a bit of a volumizing effect. It doesn’t really show up as blue on my lashes because my lashes are black, but I got this just because it was in a bonus pack with an eyeshadow, so I didn’t really care about if the blue shows up.
For blush, I am using NARS Liberte. I absolutely love NARS blushes, and this shade is perfect for summer because it’s coral-pink. It gives my cheeks a gorgeous flush of colour, without making me look like a clown.
I only have one lip product in there, and it’s the NARS lipstick in Niagara. I totally forgot to get a picture of it.. but I am planning on doing a review on it so yeah.. my bad! By the way it was a gift from pearlessence and I absolutely love it!
I also have a random comb in my makeup bag, and a tweezer… just because I can.
What’s in your makeup bag? I would love to hear about that because I’m nosy like that! :p
Disclaimer: All products are purchased by myself, with the exception of a gift as stated above. All opinions are my own!