What is in my makeup bag? For this post, I wanted to share with you everything that I keep in my makeup bag. I also wanted to collaborate with fellow bloggers to share what they have in their makeup bags as well. A woman’s makeup bag is one of her most prized processions, especially if she is a makeup enthusiast. Today, makeup bags are treated as handbags because they are trendy and a fashion must. You can find some of the cutest bags that can range from $10 and up. Ideally, you can find bags from online boutiques, Victoria’s Secret, Ulta, Sephora, Target, Walmart and so on. Sit back and check out what JayChantelle, Selena and Elle Jae keeps in their makeup bags.
What is in JayChantelle's makeup bag?
My makeup bag contains my daily must-haves, which enables my touch-ups during the day. Since I work long days, I make sure I have my essentials to keep my face looking fresh throughout the day. I am a person who feels the need to have options, so in my makeup bag, I typically keep two different mascaras, two different lip glosses and lip liners (I know, I am crazy, right!?).
I have a vast collection of makeup bags. Currently, I am using my “Kiss and Makeup” bag I purchased from Sephora in December 2015. In my bag, I have my favorite travel-sized mascara from Make Up For Ever. I also have my spare of Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, which is my absolute favorite mascara I use daily. Usually, when I am running late, I will apply my mascara in my car, and the Make Up For Ever mascara is good for quick touch ups. Since I have an oily T-Zone, I keep the NYX Shine Killer handy to reduce the shine quickly on my face and follow up with my Chanel Double Perfection Lumiere to complete the look. Having concealer in my bag is important, you never know when you need to make a correction, and we all know that concealer is a magical eraser. I also keep my dual mirror from Sephora, EOS lip balm, and Coconut Passion Fragrance Mist from Victoria’s Secret (my favorite scent). Lastly, I have two different MAC Lipglasses (C-Thru and Snob) one is a nude and the other is a soft pink lip color and of course, I have to pair them with two MAC Lip liners (Chestnut and Soar). Why do I have two different color lipglosses? I like to have options, and I typically wear either a nude or light pink on my lips.
When I go out, I do keep a mini entourage of makeup with me. Typically, my makeup essentials contain a nude lip gloss, matching lip liner, mascara, a mirror, keys and my phone. I love my Michael Kors Bedford Large Metallic Leather Wristlet. It is the perfect accessory that holds my driver’s license/credit cards, cash, keys, makeup essentials and most importantly, my large iPhone 6 Plus.
Jennifer who's alias is JayChantelle is a makeup enthusiast and blogger at I am SohoGlam, a beauty and lifestyle blog (welcome to my site).
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What is in Selena's makeup bag?
"I'm the kind of girl who is usually running late because I was trying to get those extra five minutes of sleep, so I do my makeup in the car more often than I'd like to admit. I need the products in my makeup bag to do double duty as touch up items and things I can do a basic "full" face on the go with.
I got this bag from Victoria's Secret during their semi annual sale last year. This particular one isn't available any longer but the semi annual sale is going on now (as of 6/13/16) and they always mark down the makeup and travel bags. This size/shape is awesome, small enough that it fits in most of my handbags but roomy enough that I could pack makeup for a vacation. Trust me I've done it, it holds much more than you think.
The things that I have in my makeup bag on an average day are the Bobbi brown face touch up stick, which is pretty much a stick foundation in a tiny package. I can spot conceal any blemishes that might show through my makeup as the day goes on or use it as all over foundation when necessary.
A Black pencil liner and a well loved deluxe sample of my HG mascara, Buxom lash, for simple eye touch ups.
I also keep blotterazzi sponges on me. I'm an oily girl and blot powder/paper/sponges are an absolute necessity. These sponges just ok when it comes to blotting on their own but my trick is to take one of the sponges and keep a little loose powder rubbed into it so I can mattify my makeup throughout the day.
I try to remember to bring whatever lipcolor I'm wearing that day with me to touch up after lunch. But I always keep this revlon super lustrous lipgloss in super natural in my bag. The super lustrous glosses are one of my favorite formulas, not super sticky, shiny but not greasy, and a sheer wash of color.
I also carry a few other essentials. A travel tube of edge control I got as a GWP and man, this stuff is clutch. I use it and my little edge brush to freshen up my hairline if the humidity gets too real. And an extra pair of contacts and eye drops because contacts fall out and dry eyes are the devil. "
What is in Elle Jae's makeup bag?
My go-to item in my makeup bag is my compact mirror. Because I have oily skin, I tend to check to see how my makeup is holding up for the day. Once the oil starts to peek through my makeup, I use an oil absorbing sheet to blot my face. Once my face is in check, it's all about the lips. I keep several lip liners, lip gloss & lip balms to make sure my lips are moisturized and poppin'! I do have a few non make-up items in my makeup bag, so no judgement, lol! Personal hygiene is a must for me and because I'm always switching my purse, I keep a few personal hygiene items with me. Fresh breath is essential! I don't think I can stress that enough. So I always keep a pack of gum with me. For those times where I might have forgotten to put on perfume or my body spray scent faded, I have my rollerball perfume to lightly freshen up. So the poo-pourri might be the most embarrassing item in my makeup bag hey, you never know when you gotta go. At least I'm being courteous, if you ask me.
My makeup bag is a Georgia Perry Collection with Clinique, that I received as a gift for purchasing items over a certain amount, directly from the Clinique site. Here are my essentials that I keep in my makeup bag
- Sephora Compact Mirror
- Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets
- Mac Liners in Beurre & Chestnut
- Nars Lip Pencils in Cruella & Rikugien
- Buxom Lip Polish in Sophia
- NYX Butter Gloss in Madeline
- Covergirl Queen Collection Gloss in Spiced Latte
- MAC Matte Lipstick in Persistence
- Vaseline Lip Therapy in Cocoa Butter
- Burt's Bees Lip Balm
- 5 Spearmint Gum
- Flowerbomb Rollerball Perfume
- Poo-Pourri in Lavender Vanilla
Loretta "Elle Jae" Jeanty is a fashion blogger at Your Fashion Highness where she likes to share her fashion view points, style ideas and inspirations. You can follow Elle Jae on any of the social media platforms below:
Many thanks to both Selena and Elle Jae for their contributions to this post! If you are interested in sharing what is in your makeup bag, feel free to contact me and I would love to feature you! I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed sharing.