Since I regularly started carrying a few smaller bags, I have also streamlined my makeup bag. I gravitate toward larger handbags that could easily double as luggage, and test their max capacity. I carry everything in my bag: a large camera, change of shoes, overstuffed wallet, small children. My makeup bag is/was no different. I used to carry half of my train case with me! The great thing about downsizing from time to time is that it keeps me disciplined. I only carry the essentials – and that’s more than enough. What are my essentials? Here’s what made my cut:
Whether I’m starting from scratch or touching up throughout a long day, I always have what I need on hand. If I am wearing a specific look, I’ll add a couple of products to the bag just for touch ups. In order to avoid bulk, the trick is to employ multi-purpose products. My brow kit comes with a tinted wax, shadow (which can double as eyeliner), mini tweezers and two mini brushes – all in one handy kit. My favorite lip product is meant to double as a cheek color, which can be applied with just your fingertips (no brush necessary). Mascara and a concealer/highlighter duo wake up tired eyes, while the concealer end also hides blemishes. Primer and skinfinish powder even out skintone and keep the shine to a minimum; blotting papers soak up excess oil throughout the day. As for Burt’s Bees, I’m just addicted to it.
What’s in your makeup bag?
p.s. My makeup bag and cute little birdy mirror are both from Grr Feisty🙂