Here Are My makeup Bag Essentials! What Are Yours?

I’m sort of a makeup bag hoarder.

The easiest way to get me to get something is to offer a complimentary makeup bag. then I’m sold (Clinique, I’m checking out you). 


My excuse is that they always come in handy, whether for travel, organization, gift-giving… In fact, I always keep a makeup bag in my desk at work and another one in my gym bag. but I also like to have one that I just leave on my vanity, because it takes the guesswork out of doing my makeup in the morning, and I’ll also throw things in there that I’ve been indicating to try, so that I don’t forget about them.

I’ll also bring another makeup bag with me if I’m going somewhere after work, and I know I’ll want to freshen up my makeup.

Se? So lots of makeup bags!


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Here are what I currently consider my makeup bag essentials:

Face products

I’m not really one for powdering my nose on the go, so I have these Palladio Rice Paper Sheets instead.  They soak up excess oil and don’t disturb the rest of my makeup.  They’re very affordable, too (available at Ulta for $3.99).

If my base has worn off, or if I just want to add some coverage, I’ve been loving this Clinique Chubby in the nude foundation Stick. I use the shade called Gargantuan Golden. this one visualized is actually a complimentary one that I got at Sephora, but I purchased the full size about a month ago (at Sephora for $24). I love how easy it is to blend on the skin with just my fingers, so it’s best for on-the-go.  It’s build-able up to medium coverage and has a satin finish, so it looks very natural. If you’ve found other stick foundations to be too heavy or too creamy, look into this because it has a less slick feel than others that I’ve tried.

For added glow on the go, I absolutely LOVE Butterfly beach by ColourPop Cosmetics. It’s a cool-toned champagne highlighter that quickly wakes up my face. I think it’s very flattering and so easy to just apply with my fingers, so this is one of my all-time favorite highlighters.

Lip products

I think lip products absolutely pack the most punch in terms of changing up your look. You can turn a basic makeup look into a showstopper just by adding a bold lipstick, so that’s probably why I have so lots of here!

But, to be fair, the YSL baby Doll Kiss & blush products are actually hybrid blush and lip color products, and I really love them. I have a lot more swatches and a full review here, but I like these because the colors are really flattering, and the product is comfortable on both my cheeks and lips.  

Lots of times, these kinds of products work well on either lips or cheeks, so I really appreciate that these do what they say and really work. The colors that I have are No. 10 nude Insolent (a rosy brown), No. 2 rose Frivole (a yellow-based pink) and No. 5 Rouge Effronte (a bright true red), and all of them are really wearable.  

I’d probably only pack one of these in my makeup bag, but I love these because they’re terrific multitaskers. On the cheeks, they dry to a matte finish, and on the lips you get the feeling of a lip stain, because they dry down completely and have a thin texture; however, the color is very opaque, and you can also layer them to get a a lot more lively pop of color if you want. They’re available at Nordstrom for $40 each and come in 12 colors.

I also have two liquid lipsticks here because they’re my favorite way to get a bold lipstick look. I love how long they last and how opaque they are. Shown here are Palladio velvet Matte cream Lip color in Damask and ColourPop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lip in Avenue, one of my favorite red lipsticks.  Both of these are bold lipsticks, and when I want a quick way to change my makeup from day to night, I reach for something like this (here’s a tutorial on my Day to night makeup Routine).  

Both of these lipsticks are really affordable, too.  You can find the Palladio velvet Matte cream Lip colors at Ulta for $7 each and the ColourPop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lips at ColourPop for $6.

I also like to include a couple of nude/neutral lipstick options, and this Kevyn Aucoin lipgloss in Neottiana is my favorite nude lip gloss. It’s hard to find an opaque nude gloss that’s still glossy (and not sticky), and this one’s everything.  It’s available at Neiman Marcus for $30.  

Last, there’s the Palladio Butter Me Up sheer color Balm in Luscious.  It’s a incredibly moisturizing sheer red and adds just has a hint of color to my lips. It’s not sticky or too glossy, either, so it’s terrific to just pop on anytime. It’s available at Sally appeal for $8.

Eye products

I’m not one for doing major eye makeup on the go, but these are some of my favorites. Too faced better Than Sex Mascara is my favorite mascara, hands down. It adds so much volume and doesn’t clump at all.

I also love the jet black color and the brush, because it captures hver lash. Jeg tilføjer normalt ikke mascara, hvis jeg allerede har det, men på dage, hvor jeg forlader huset med bare vipper (det sker meget mere end jeg vil), jeg er så glad for at have en lille prøvestørrelse på hånden. Den fulde størrelse mascara er tilgængelig på Sephora for $ 23, og rejsestørrelsen er $ 12.

Åh, og denne Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow er fantastisk. Denne skygge her, Caroube, er en shimmery bronze, ikke for fantastisk eller varm, og det ser fantastisk ud på masser af hudtoner.


Min mamma er flere nuancer lettere end mig, og det er så smukt på hende. Her er en fuld gennemgang og farveprøver af Caroube, sammen med to andre nuancer, hvis du vil have meget flere detaljer.

Og her er farveprøver af alt, hvad jeg nævnte:

L til r: palladio ren farve balsam i lækker; Kevyn Aucoin Lipgloss i Neottiana; Colourpop ultra matte læbe i Avenue; Palladio Velvet matte i Damask; Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow i Caroube; Ysl Baby Doll Kiss & Blush i nr. 2; YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush i nr. 10; Ysl baby dukke kys og rødme i nr. 5; Colourpop utroligt chok kind i sommerfugl strand; Clinique Chubby i Nude Foundation Stick i Gargantuan Golden
Om farveprøverne er disse på min indre arm, som langt er det letteste sted på min krop, så jeg lover, at dette klinikfond matcher mit ansigt, på trods af hvordan det ser ud!

Hvad med dig? Hvad er din nuværende makeup taske essentials? Jeg vil gerne høre om dem i kommentarerne.