I thought I'd share a fun little post today on what I keep in my makeup bag. I've had a lot of fun these past few months trying out new products and really getting a feel for what works with my skin. I definitely have my fair share of favorites and hopefully you'll enjoy hearing about them!
1 // smashbox halo to go hydrating perfecting powder : i love how light and airy this powder feels. it's the perfect touch for year round wear in my opinion. (i wanted to test the waters before buying big so i bought this starter kit!)
2 // be a bombshell felt tip eyeliner : the thickness of this tip really comes in handy for me as i'm less likely to make a streaky mistake when applying a winged lid. i'm still a n00b, but i'm trying!
3 // e.l.f. tinted moisturizer : by far the best $3 find ever. this stuff is absolutely perfect for summer. i have naturally dry skin so i need moisture all day, every day. two thumbs way up for this stuff!
4 // anastasia beverly hills brow genius kit : DUDE! this stuff is by far my favorite beauty find of the year. it was a very kind gift from the ABH folks and i'm beyond thrilled with the product. i remember testing it out the very first day i received it. i promptly tossed out my benefit browzings and i've rationed out this post ever since! you need this. your brows will thank you!
5 // make up for ever rouge artist natural lipstick in "n34 - candy pink" : this color is my go to lip for every day. it's natural enough to blend in, but just enough color to give me a pep in my step.
6 // smashbox high definition concealer : (i also tried this from the starter kit!)
7 // nars smudge proof eyeshadow base : i think i picked this up as part of my 500 point perk at sephora a while back, but it's been in heavy rotation during my daily makeup routine.
8 // benefit watt's up luminizer : my daily makeup bag boasts the travel size version of this, but it's just as powerful! holy moly, one little swip of that tube and boom! my face is glowin! i'd say this is probably my secret little weapon in my bag. i don't wear it every day, but it makes a statement when i do!
9 // too faced "new year, new you" palette : i bought this as part of the NYNY kit and it's fantastic! i love the soft color of the blush, and the two eyeshadows in the palette have become my everyday colors. they're neutral and perfect for almost any occasion.
10 // juicy couture perfume : i hope it doesn't make me "uncool" to admit that i love this juicy couture scent. i can't help but think of terry cloth track suits and velour handbags when i think of juicy couture, but this perfume is perfect. i keep a full size bottle in my office and then this travel size spritzer in my bag for quick touch ups. the citrus scent is perfect for this weather!
As far as brushes are concerned, I tote around my little Victoria's Secret travel kit in my bag. It's the perfect size to zip up and toss in. I was actually quite surprised at the quality of the brushes and I have my lovely friend Christina to thank for that! She works at VS and totally schooled me on the cosmetics at VS when she was in town for my birthday. Can't wait til she comes back to visit again so we can make another trip out of it! ;) (Hint, hint, Christina!)
My daily makeup routine is incredibly simple (and quick!) but it certainly wouldn't be as easy to look refreshed if it weren't for these products above. I know my preferences and choices will change as I become more knowledgable on what's out there and what works for me (and my ever changing skin tone... and the weather... and you know, all those other variables!), but I can say with conviction that I'm really happy with my current routine! Hey, if my face is happy, I'm happy!
What do you keep in our daily makeup bag?! I'd love to hear! (If you write your own post, leave a link below so I can check it out! Or just tell us in the comments!)