I must admit, my makeup bag never stays the same. I always have waaaay too much stuff in it, and I am constantly changing things out and rotating colors. Here’s my latest bag, and it’s filled with most of the ‘regulars’ as well as a few ‘guest stars’ for the week.
I love my make up bag, I think it’s so pretty with that sweet flower. This was a special from Sephora, although I got this one as a gift from an amazing friend. And you would not believe how much stuff I can cram in there:
I never realized how much I had jammed in there until I put it all together for the family photo!!
I always have some primers, loose powder, and concealer with me. Here I have my favorite primer, Reviva Makeup Primer. It’s perfect under any type of foundation. I also have Eye Rescue, an eyelid primer from Make Me Smooth. MMS quit carrying this a few years ago, but I totally stocked up before that happened. It’s the best eyelid primer there is. I also have a pot of concealer by Cinema Secrets for quick touch ups, and a little jar of Make Up For Ever HD Finishing Powder.
I always carry these two foundations with me, because both last forever and conceal any flaw without looking fake. On the left is my trusty Dan Read Silver Screen Series Foundation, the best cream foundation ever. On the right is a can of ERA everyday foundation by Classified Cosmetics. This is a spray on foundation, remember how Carmindy used to use this on What Not to Wear? It’s fantastic, quick, and easy.
For blush, I have my trusty Paula Dorf applicator which smooths out both foundation and blush. I also have two Origins Pinch Your Cheeks liquid blushes, one in Raspberry and one in Coralberry. These are flipping amazing – the best natural color that just doesn’t fade. I also have a Suqqu powder blush in 02, which is a super pretty peachy/pink (I think was a gift from Lydia!).
Lately I have been using Dior Extase mascara, although this tube is just about ready for the trash. I also always have one pencil liner and one brow liner with me. In this bag, I have Make Up For Ever’s Gypsy Aqua Eyes pencil, the perfect matte brown, and a new addition to my bag, Senna’s Sketch-A-Brow.
I always have two eyeshadow palettes with me, one with cool colors and one with warm. In this bag I have Kevyn Aucoin’s Palette #2, which never lets me down for an amazing cool eye look. The black eyeshadow works as a great black eyeliner, and as you can see this is one palette where the applicators are actually fabulous and get a lot of use from me. Next to it is a Shu Uemura Holiday Palette in Dignified Grace, with a gorgeous selection of warm colors plus a pretty peach blush.
And finally, my lip products. These probably get the most rotation, I grab different lippies almost every day. Here I have Armani Lipstick Mania 14, a sweet peachy-pink, then Lipstick Queen Butterfly Ball in Goodbye, a deep shimmery mauve, and then Armani Shine/Brilliant 13, a sheer medium pink. My lip gloss is Le Metier Sweet Cream, which makes every color look even better.
Whew, that’s it! I hope you enjoyed this quick peek into my make up bag – well, this week’s version anyway! – Lisa