There’s nothing that I love more than a good “what’s in my bag”. For us women, our makeup bag (and actually our entire purse) is like our source of power, filled with all our secrets. Well, it’s filled with all our secrets to looking fabulous at all times at least. While I love watching these types of videos, it occurred to me that I have never actually revealed to you , my dear readers, what is in my makeup bag. So without further ado, here are my favourite beauty items at the moment. Now, to be clear, I don’t actually “need” all of this stuff. It somehow just ends up accumulating in my makeup bag over time so I figured that there was no better time to give you a glimpse into my beauty stash.
I always, and I mean ALWAYS, have an assortment of lipsticks in my bag. When it comes to lipsticks, I’m super indecisive. I might wake up wanting something nude, but feel like amping it up with a darker shade in the afternoon. What can I say, I’m unpredictable like that. Here I have Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in “Boy” (every makeup bag deserves a little Chanel), Olivia Palermo x Ciaté London Satin Kiss Lipstick in “Praline”, Jouviance Rouge Magistrale Perfection lipstick in “Attraction” and MAC Lipglass in “Viva Glam V1”. I also love to have a small bottle of my favourite perfume Chloé Love Story for quick touch-ups.
In addition to all my lipsticks, I love to have a few gloss options (didn’t I tell you I was unpredictable?). Jouviance Gloss XOXO in “Kiss & Make Up” is a gorgeous transparent red that looks fresh and polished. Plus it smells like mint which I love. I also adore Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil. The light oil envelops your lips but isn’t sticky like other glosses. The result – super hydrated lips with high-gloss shine, LOVE! Of course, a pressed powder is a must for mid-day touch-ups, so I never go anywhere without my Laura Mercier Mineral Pressed Powder (this one is in the shade Rich Vanilla).
Last but not least, the essentials that keep my looking pretty. My Tweezerman nail file is a must to fix snags quickly. This one comes in a plastic case which is great to prevent it from scratching everything else in my makeup bag. I also like to keep hand sanitizer and, since it can really dry out my hands, my favourite hand cream by Dermalogica and my new find, Ciaté London’s Marula Cuticle Oil. And finally, the ever important mints.
What’s in your makeup bag?