What’s In My Makeup Bag – Everyday Essentials
I’m a bit of a product hoarder, and there are times when I have a hard time letting go of things. I recently finished a long overdue cleanout. Because of this, I had a huge collection of empty bottles (but…they’re gorgeous! ), jars, and tubes in my cosmetic bag that needed to be thrown away.
After doing some necessary cutting, I was able to end up with a beauty bag that is clean and fresh for daily use; the effect is really pretty calming. Don’t worry, I still have a few drawers full of “non-everyday” products; I’m simply determined not to allow these things to find their way into my cosmetic bag. The organization is the key to success in this endeavour!
As promised, here is a rundown of the things that I use on a daily basis; most of them were covered in the teaser video that was included above, but there are a few more on the list that follows! These are the products that I always reach for during the week, and they make up what I call my “mysalonlooks face,” if you will. I like to apply more colour in the evening and on the weekends.
The Prime Time Edition of bareMinerals
This is a product that I have bought more than once—that must imply something, right? It works well for producing a flawless base, and it prevents the foundation from settling into any pores that have been expanded. There are several variations of Prime Time that I have not yet tested, such as a colour-correcting version and a brightening recipe; if you have tried either of these, let me know what you thought of them!
Erborian BB Creme in Light (Recommended)
Another excellent foundation product, this one promises to give you “baby skin,” which may sound a little unsettling, but in reality, it does leave the skin feeling silky smooth and supple. The coverage may be adjusted to your preference, but the sun protection factor (SPF) of 25 is definitely the finest feature.
The bareMinerals Original Foundation with SPF 15 in the shade Fairly Light
A foundation that can live up to its reputation, I cannot express how much adoration I have for this product. When I first tried this, I was sceptical that the powder would provide enough coverage; nevertheless, as soon as you rub it into the skin, it transforms into a lightweight, creamy consistency. It is so simple to blend and build that it is almost impossible to mess it up, making it the ideal base for those who are under the impression that they are not particularly skilled at doing makeup. It has a delicate and natural appearance, it does not cake, and it is an excellent concealer… I’m going to stop right now before I start writing a sonnet because, in all honesty, this is quite nice.
The bareMinerals’ Warmth All-Over Face Coloration
A bronzer that has a velvety texture, can be used all year round and makes my pale complexion seem natural. When I want to add a little bit of warmth, I use a very small amount and rub it into my cheekbones and all the way across my temples. It imparts the same wonderful, feathery feeling on the skin that the foundation does.
The bareMinerals Brush Collection
I apply my foundation in a swirling motion followed by a tapping motion and a buffing motion with the Flawless Application Face Brush. It has a very fluffy and delicate texture, and it works very well to provide a foundation that is uniform and looks natural. I usually consider a brush to be of high quality if it retains its lustre after being washed. I clean my brushes once a week, and I’m very happy to report that this one has regained its lustre exactly as if it were brand new; there has been no malting in this instance, thank you very much.
The Maximum Coverage Concealer brush is another one of my favourites. Enjoy the others, I like that it is extremely soft, but unlike the others, this one is also rather firm, making it ideal for patting over blemishes or areas of redness on the skin. Straightforward, yet very efficient.
L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes for Blue Eyes
Even though I can’t tell for certain if it brings out the blue in my eyes, it’s a good mascara, so I don’t mind too much. The brush features a bendable bristle that is spiked, which really holds the lashes and prevents any nasty clumping from occurring. It does not have water resistance, but it does not flake off during the day. I’m not sure whether I would buy it again since it is totally functional, but it’s just not that interesting…
The Naked Basics Palette from Urban Decay
The Naked Basics palette has eyeshadows that are buttery soft and intensely pigmented, all housed in a chic compact with a mirror. Everything you need to contour, draw lines and highlight is included in one single pack of matte colours that mix together with ease. The Real Techniques Domed Shadow Brush is my go-to application tool because of its dome-shaped head, which is ideal for packing shadow into the crease of the eyelid.
Tweezerman Slant Tweezers – Pink
Traditional and trustworthy When I need to clean up my brows in the time between my threading visits, I use them. Because I have butter fingers, the fact that they are so simple to grasp is another feature that appeals to me.
Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow in the colour “On And On Bronze”
Smudging eye shadow over the lids with your finger and softly blending it upwards and outwards is the simplest and most convenient technique to use eye makeup. It has the consistency of a wonderfully luxurious soft cream gel, and it gives the impression of being very light when applied to the skin. In most cases, I will apply a primer first, and then the colour will continue to look fresh without creasing or migrating throughout the day. I’m quite tempted to try other colours since it’s such a great deal on the high street and at drugstores for just $4.99.
Eyeliner from the brand Smashbox
An eyeliner that is creamy, will stay for a long time, and will not drag on the skin or rub off after an hour has passed. These pencils are really simple to mix, and they are as effective for outlining the waterline as they are for outlining the lid. Due to the fact that I was unable to locate any information on it online, I believe that it has been taken off the market. I’ll simply have to take it gently with it so that it doesn’t wear out too quickly. My go-to liquid product is the Illamasqua Precision Ink because it dries very rapidly, making it ideal for creating quick cat eye flicks, and the applicator is really simple to work with.