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>What’s in My Makeup Bag?

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The Style Glossy: Blog

By Amber Katz for The Style Glossy  

I carry an enormous purse. People think it’s because I’m rushing from work to beauty events to drinks/dinner and the like.
But really, the size of my massive purse is about having room to store the ever-growing makeup bag I carry at all times. If I’m obsessed with a new cosmetic, it’s simply not enough that I only use it in the morning. I partake in a ritual makeup re-application (not every item, but a few) circa 4 p.m. every day. Here, my essentials for looking smolderingly sexy all the livelong day.
Blotting Papers
I loathe powder makeup. So what’s the solution for oily skinned gals who want to eradicate shine without dealing with a film of powder sitting on their skin? Blotting papers. With a single sweep, they soak up dirt, oil and debris. Buy the generic drugstore brand iteration; they work just as well as the high-end ones.

Concealer
It’s a real but sad truth that you need to reapply it at least once throughout the day. I keep one with a semi-dry consistency on me at all times to cover stubborn acne scars and conceal under-eye circles.

Lip Stain
These double as a blush in a pinch and pack a powerful, long-lasting punch that’s key when it comes to long hours at work. A sheer red and pink hybrid will never steer you wrong.

Lip Balm
A stick of hydrating lip balm made with shea butter will keep you flake-free in the winter and softly moisturized in the summer. Layer over lip stain for a long-lasting but slightly reflective lip look.

Illuminator
Use a gold creamy illuminator on the tops of your cheekbones, along your nose, on your brow bone and above your cupid’s bow for a lit-from-within glow.


Amber Katz is the editor of Beauty Blogging Junkie, a hilarious pop culture-infused beauty blog that covers everything from eye shadow to hair spray to figure slimmers.

What do you carry around with you girls?

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About Alana Munro

Writer. Mama to three, wife to one. Red wine consumer.

Discussion

4 thoughts on “>What’s in My Makeup Bag?

  1. >Me personally? Hmmm… a pressed powder and a lip gloss for on the go!

    Posted by Alana | December 14, 2010, 2:58 am
  2. >Well…let me think…life before kids…1. Clinique tinted moisturizer2. Clinique pressed powder3. Mascara any would do I was never faithful!4. Touche eclat5. Juicy tubeNow…..pressed powder if I'm lucky!!

    Posted by Dawn | December 14, 2010, 3:49 am
  3. >My clinique pressed powder, lip balm, mascara and lip gloss. I always keep it in a small make up pouch, so I can throw it in my bag when I'm switching them. That way, I'm never unprepared!www.ThatsTooCute.com

    Posted by Trianna | December 14, 2010, 4:33 am
  4. >A bit of mineral powder and a lippy for out and about.I love the Max Factor one lovely and light.

    Posted by Debbie | December 14, 2010, 8:37 am

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