Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Must Haves For Your Makeup Bag

When it comes to your makeup bag you need to have a few staples in there at all times. I don't store my makeup in a bag when I am at home but when I travel I always have to have certain things in my bag. Every girl knows what her go to makeup to use every day is but I'll share a few things that I never go without.




Primer (ok occasionally I go without primer)
You can never apply makeup without prepped skin, a good primer is always a necessity in your makeup bag. A primer is going to get your skin ready for foundation and make the foundation go on a lot smoother and last longer. If you don't like primer just use your moisturizer. 





 Foundation
When I travel I always take one or two of my favorite foundations. When traveling you don't want to be trying on a bunch of new or different products because when traveling already affects your skin. It can dry it out, cause breakouts; I like to have a separate skin care bag with me as well (that can be for another post) but I keep sheet masks in there to help keep my skin on track. I really don't like to take glass bottles with me either because nobody wants their makeup bag looking a mess and all disgusting from busted up foundation. 

Concealer
Concealer should be in every makeup bag, you can use it to cover acne spots or if you have dark circles. I like to use my concealer to highlight with so I like it about one to two shades lighter but if you want to use it on other spots of your face rather then to highlight just get your skin color:) Concealer is also great if you're out in the sun or if you don't want to wear a lot of makeup that day but still want to look fresh. On my no makeup makeup days I like to throw on a little bit of concealer under my eyes and any areas where I might get redness depending on the time of the month.

Powder
Once the foundation and concealer are on you are going to want to set everything. I like to store a loose powder and a pressed powder in my makeup bag. It depends on the day and mood i'm in on what powder I am going to use and sometimes I will just use both. A translucent and a fuller coverage powder will always be in my bag. The translucent is great for setting the under eye but I also like to use the full coverage powder under my eye sometimes if I look tired and need to look a little more awake! Usually a translucent is best if you have dry skin and just need to set under eye concealer. I don't really like to put powder all over my face.

Lip Products
I say lip products not just one specific thing because I usually always have a chapstick, matte lipstick and a gloss in my bag. Somedays I want a matte lipstick that is going to last all day (mostly every day) some days I just put on chapstick or a gloss and go. One thing I always have with me at all times though is chapstick. Chapstick is not only going to be in my makeup bag but literally all over my house and several in my car. 

Mascara
I always have to have mascara because I just feel naked without some mascara. I have really short lashes so my makeup bag will always have false lashes as well. I actually hate putting on mascara; it is my least favorite part of doing my makeup but I always have to have it!

Lash curler
I always and I mean always have to have a lash curler even if I am not doing my makeup or wearing mascara I will still curl my lashes just to give a little something and make my eyes pop a little.

Bronzer, blush and highlight
These three products are all very important for your cosmetic bag. You don't have to use all three but just adding a little bronzer or blush after foundation, concealer and powder is going to add some color back into your face. I can never go without highlight when I am not wearing a lot of makeup I will add a little bit of liquid highlight to my cheekbones for a natural glowy look. The good thing about having these three products in your bag is that really they are all you need. Highlight for your cheekbones or as eyeshadow and I like to use bronzer not only to warm up my face but to add some dimension in my crease as well. You will be surprised at how well bronzer and blush blended together in your crease look! Such a beautiful but super simple look.

What are some of your go to staples and what does your makeup bag look like?!




10 comments:

  1. I agree, I feel naked without my mascara! I have to admit, I don't know the difference between a full coverage powder and a translucent (I guess I've just always used translucent).

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    1. Translucent is my favorite I rarely use full coverage powder!

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  2. We are going on vacation next year and I don't plan on bringing foundation. Instead I'm going to bring my CC Cream. Definitely going to keep it minimal. lol

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    1. I usually always take a foundation but I end up never using it lol

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  3. I don't use a lot of fundation but I can't live without my concealer.

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  4. I spy Tarte Shape Tape! I love that concealer, but if I'm on the go I reach for a lighter brightening pen for touch-ups so that always lives in my makeup bag.

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    1. Me too! It is so good, thats a good idea I will have to keep a lighter one in my bag!

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  5. Yes to all of those!! I'm a full glam kind of girl so I have quite a few must haves in my daily routine, probably way more than any normal person but I love it!

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    1. I don't see anything wrong with that haha, you never know when you might need a certain product ;)

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