No matter how hard I try not to, it’s easy for me to collect way too many things in my purse. Another victim of the hoarding: my makeup bag. In an attempt to give it a good clean, I decided to carry just the everyday essentials. Of course, when away from your beauty arsenal, you want to be able to take yourself from hat & hoodie to fully presentable if need be. Here’s what I’ve decided are the makeup bag musts:
Mascara Always carry a tube of your favorite.
Visine/Clear Eyes Brightens your eyes and makes you look more awake. I’ve heard it works to “get the red out” of pimples as well.
Dark Brown Eyeliner More universal and less harsh than black. Good for any time of day.
Lip Balm I love the Sugar Lip Treatment by Fresh (with spf 15).
Concealer For under-eye touch-ups and blemish coverage. Grab a shade that slightly lighter than your skin tone so it brightens the dark areas.
Lotion For hands, legs, feet (there’s nothing worse than dry-looking feet!), etc.
Lip Gloss Choose a sheer pink color for versatility.
bareMinerals READY – Solid Mineral SPF 15 Touch Up Veil Absorb shine and seal in makeup with this face-brightening pressed powder. Get the Translucent shade so you can reapply all day without adding color.
Eau De Parfum Rollerball It’s so nice to refresh with your favorite scent. Besides, you never know who you’ll run into.