Wednesday, November 6, 2013

What's In My: Makeup Bag

I've been seeing 'What's In My: Makeup Bag, Handbag, Backpack, etcetera' all over blogland lately & I've been dying to do my own.  Well I finally got around to taking the pictures of what is in my makeup bag, so here we go!
I keep my makeup in a tray on my desk that I use as a vanity.  I recently started doing this & it has been working so well, it's great to have everything out & not have to dig through a bag to look for things!  The only time I use a makeup bag anymore is when I travel.  I am obsessed with this tray, I made it over the summer & you can find the tutorial for it here.  It's so sparkly & girly, & is overall such a fun piece.  Now onto the makeup, I decided to break my makeup into two different categories so it was a little bit easier to share!  For everyday I do a very natural look, but I have a lot of great products to dress it up too.

1. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer- I love this stuff it smoothes your skin & allows face makeup to glide on effortlessly.  On a day to day basis I use this under my eyes, but when I am going out I put it under my eyes, on my t-zone, & on my chin.
2. Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up!- This is a much buzzed about highligheter that lives up to the hype.  I like to use this on my cheekbones over blush to make them really standout.
3. NYX Green Tea Blotting Paper- I picked these up on a whim & am happy with them, I typically use the Clean & Clear ones, but I don't really prefer one over the other.  You can use these to soak up oil throughout the day without messing up your makeup.  For some reason the area under my eyes is super oily so I use them before I apply concealer there.
4. mark Just Blushing Powder in Afterglow- The color of this is comparable to NARS Orgasm, it gives you a sexy flushed look.
5. me Makeover Essentials Shimmer Powder Brush Bronze- I love this bronzer, it has great color that you can build up & it is very blendable.
6. mark Good Riddance & Conceal for Real- I only use Conceal for Real occasionally on a stubborn pimple because it has super thick coverage.  Good Riddance is my favorite I am so bummed they stopped making this, but I may have brought 4 of them before they did.  It is the perfect color & goes on so easily, you can use it anywhere on your face to coverup imperfections.
7. theBalm timeBalm Concealer in Lighter than Light- I've been using this under my eyes mixed with Good Riddance.  While I do still do that, I recently realized that my eyelids are super veiny thanks to my very fair complexion, this amazing girl at Sephora showed me that if you put some concealer on your lids when you don't wear eyeshadow (which I typically don't for day to day) it just makes them look so much better.  I was pleasantly surprised & have been doing it ever since!
8. AVON Ideal Flawless Loose Powder in Translucent- I use this to lock in the concealer under my eyes.  Recently I haven't been loving it because it seems to darken wherever I put it, so I am looking into getting something new.

1. Makeup Palette- One of my friends gave this to me for my birthday last year.  I'm not sure of the brand, but the eyeshadows in this kit are amazing.  They are so pigmented, are very blendable, & go on so smooth.
2. Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler- The mecca of eyelash curlers deserves all the buzz it gets.
3. Too Faced Liquif-Eye Shadow Collection- I got this limited edition kit a while ago, it combines some of Too Faced's most popular eye shadows with a product called Liquif-Eye Eyeliner which is a clear liquid that turns eyeshadows into eyeliner.  I use the eyeshadows included as both eyeliner and shadow, they are great colors that look super pretty.
4. LANCÔME Artliner in Noir- I only do liquid liner, it has just always been my favorite.  Lancome makes the best ones that glide on smoothly & stay put.
5. LANCÔME Artliner in Navy- This is the same as #4, but in navy!
6. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion- Another much buzzed about product, when you apply this your eyeshadow & eyeliner will not budge until you take it off.  I recommend using a natural oil to take it off though because that is definitely the most effective way to remove it.
7. COVERGIRL Professional Natural Lash Mascara in Clear Neutral- I use this to groom my brows & keep them in their place!
8. Mary Kay Lash Love Lengthening Mascara in I ♥ Black- I really like this mascara, it's easy to apply & stays on for a long time without flaking.
9. Mary Kay Lash Primer- Read my review here, this stuff is great.
10. Too Faced Shimmer Veils- This is a fun liquid eyeshadow, it's a gold color that has some chunky glitter in it, it's nice to wear when going out.
11. mark Winkstick in Demure- This is a stick shadow, it is a golden tan color that glides on & blends well with powder shadows.
12. Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow in No 63 Under the Covers- I like to use this to highlight the brow bone & the 'V' area in the inner eye.
13. MaryKay Cream Eye Color in Violet Storm- Read my review about this here, it works well for a smokey eye look.
14. Clinique All About Shadow Duo in Strawberry Fudge- I love this shadow, it goes on great.  The colors are so pretty, it includes a pink & a brown shadows, they both have gold undertones & compliment each other well.

So that is what I have in my makeup tray.  I asked for some new makeup for Christmas to replace somethings that are getting old, so I will have to do another one of these in the new year!  Lately I have been super obsessed with Sephora & have been having fun experimenting with makeup again.  Now that you know what makeup I have, do you have any of the same things?  What's your favorite product in your makeup bag?
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  1. That tray is super cute! You have all the necessities in there! xx

  2. Great post! Love seeing what make-up other people have!

  3. The palette is amazing! Adore this post, love. If you get a free moment, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest post.
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  4. I really love my baby Watts Up! Perfect to stash in the bag for little touch-ups. (Your blog header is adorable, by the way.)

    Elise @ A Bow On Top

  5. I am kind of obsessed with that tray. That may have to be a new craft project soon!

  6. I have the same Mary Kay products! My favorite product of the moment is my Estee Lauder DoubleWear Foundation.

    ♥Emma, of It's Emma Elise


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