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What's on my iPhone?
What's in my Purse?
For round three, I'm going to be sharing my collection of something that every girl wants to love, but really just ends up hating on a daily basis. You guessed it...makeup! It can do amazing things, but it is such a pain in the butt to fool with. Unless you're one of those people that find it enjoyable and relaxing. Kudos to you. I find it enjoyable in the sense that I love testing things and discovering what works best for my skin, but putting it on is stressful. That is one of the reasons I don't own too much makeup. The other is, I really just believe in embracing the natural beauty you have been blessed with. Therefore, I only invest in products that will be useful for my particular makeup routine...which revolves around simplicity.
With that being said, let's quit dawdling and jump right in. This is my makeup bag. My roommate Alyssa got me this for Christmas last year. Adorable, right? Not only is it cute, it has a ton of space, and it's perfect for traveling along with me.
Here are the contents, all laid out for the blog world to see. I know some of them look quite beat up and disheveled. Trust me, that's just proof of a well loved product.
This is my little collection of "face" makeup. My favorite foundation is the Covergirl Clean foundation for oily skin. I have been wearing it for about four years now. It's always what I buy when I run out and have to invest in more. It gives a really light, natural coverage. However, I do use this much less now days because I'm obsessed with the Garnier BB Cream. BB Cream is so simple! I use the light/medium shade for combination/oily skin.
My favorite powders are the Maybelline Stay Matte (which is almost empty, sad day), and the Elf tone correcting powder, which is really nice for my pink-toned skin. I apply foundation with my hands, or sometimes a sponge, and powder with this Elf face brush, which is great quality considering I only paid $2 for it!
I own more eye products than any other type. Mascara is the one makeup item that I would never give up, because I feel like it does the most for my face. My eyelashes are one of my best features, so I enjoy a hunt for a good mascara. Maybelline is my favorite brand, I haven't strayed from it in a couple of years. My favorite is the Waterproof Rocket Volume Express.
My Naked palette is my most expensive makeup item, and it was well worth the money! The shades are beautiful, natural, and versatile. I also have two single Urban Decay eye shadows. "Sin" is my absolute favorite eye color ever. It's a shimmery champagne color. The smaller palette you see is just a basic one from Avon.
Eyeliner changes for me. The Urban Decay eyeliners are fantastic, but expensive. I have been cherishing that last little bit of it in the shade "Zero" which is just a basic black. However, I also really like the NYC brand eye pencils. They work well and they're cheap! I also love the Elf eyelid primer. It works great and it's only $1!
These last two items are just random. Believe it or not, I only have one lip product in my bag and it isn't even a gloss or a lipstick. I HATE wearing stuff on my lips. You will never catch me wearing lipstick. Instead, when I want to dress things up a bit I use this Nivea Kiss of Shimmer. It's actually quite pretty. For everyday wear, I use EOS lip balms and Baby Lips balms. I apply them in the morning, and throughout the day as needed. I keep these on my bathroom counter and in my purse, that's what you don't see them here.
The Sephora thing is just a two sided compact mirror. One side is normal, and one is magnified. This is so handy when it comes to putting on mascara, or if I'm ever traveling and don't have easy access to a normal mirror. I've had it for a while, and you can tell because it looks well loved.
That's it for my bag of makeup secrets! Have questions about anything? Want my opinion on any of the products? Curious as to why I do or don't use certain things, such as blush or bronzer? Just leave a comment below and I will definitely get back to you!
What's in your makeup bag? Are you a minimalist? Or, maybe you're a makeup hoarder? I want to know.