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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.

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.

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?


About Alana Munro

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


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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