14, 03, 2017

In my makeup bag

Of all the years I’ve been blogging I’m not quite sure if I’ve ever shown what I actually carry in my day-to-day makeup bag. Of course I raved about specific products all the time, but what I actually carry in my makeup bag are most certainly the products I rely on the most for everyday use. If you’ve been around with me for awhile you’ll definitely notice that I’ve been using a lot of the same products and brands for many years now. It’s not that I haven’t switched things up (I’ve been trying out a few vitamin C serums lately), but I do find that I come crawling back to my favorites that had never let me down.

1. Base 2. Sculpting
• Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation (Y315)
• Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer (Medium)
• Maybelline FIT Me Shine-Free Foundation Stick (Cappuccino)
• Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder (Medium/Deep)
• Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator (Glided Honey)
• Milani Baked Powder Blush (Luminoso)
3. Eyes 4. Lips
• NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade (Brunette)
• Arbonne Shape It Up Brown Pencil (Dark)
• Arbonne Eyebrow Gel
• Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon (Amber Haze)
Makeup Geek Eyeshadows (Purely Naked, Barcelona Beach,
In the Spotlight, Cocoa Bear, Creme Brulee, Frappe)
MAC Eyeshadows (Woodwinked, Patina)
KATE Lash Maximizer by Kanebo
• Maybelline Lash Sensational
Lip liner:
• MAC Lip Pencil (Soar)
Lip colours:
• Maybelline Baby Lips (Cherry Me)
• Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick (Very Victoria)

This can be viewed in all kinds of ways but the main ones are either, a.) it’s a lot to of makeup to those who live with a minimal routine, b.) it’s the right amount for a full face, or c.) looks incomplete to those who like to have additional palettes on hand with their everyday routine. To be honest, I don’t wear all of these products every single day. I simply like to mix and match all depending on what look I want (natural or a little more va va voom) or how I’m feeling that day. I’ll try my best to break down each category:

1/2. Base & Sculpting
My skin is nowhere from being perfect, but I never personally liked the full coverage look on myself. I like to apply and create the most glowing and natural look as much as I possibly can. With foundation, I like to work from the middle of my face and out with a damp beauty blender, and for concealer I only use it on my under eye areas and on stubborn acne scars.

After many failed attempts of trying to find the right stick contour, I decided to just go with a much darker shade in foundation. Not only does this work as well as the ones that are marketed as being contour but they’re also way more affordable. However, these days I’ve been wanting a softer look so a powdered matte bronzer is all I’ve been needing for bringing some shadows to my face. I’m still a bit new when it comes to highlight; I try not to go overboard since my oily skin naturally highlights itself throughout the day. To finish off the look, blush is a must. When it comes to blush I’ve been kind of a snob and have only been sticking with my well loved Milani baked ones.

3. Eyes
I feel like I’m on repeat when I say how much I love anything to do with eyebrows—but I do! I’ve had a set eyebrow routine prior to some of these wonderful newcomers, but I’ve never been more than happy with the way I currently do my eyebrows since it not only looks natural but also saves so much time when getting ready. Who wouldn’t be open to cutting down their makeup routine? These days I rarely wear a full eye makeup look, but when I do I love my neutral browns, golds, and cremes to help lift my hooded eyes. I’ve also recently discovered eyelash primer and it has really upped my eyelash game.

4. Lips
This is and always will be an unpredictable part of my makeup routine. In the last while, I’ve developed a bit of an obsession with lipstick and other lip products. My lip colours are always interchangeable, but I’ll never swap out my beloved Soar lip liner. I love it so much that I even use it to line my lips before applying colours that aren’t even close to my lipstick colour that day. Aside from having a good lip balm on hand, I like to have a tinted balm around to switch things up on the days when my lips need a bit of a break from overload on lipstick.

What one product must you always have in your makeup bag?

23 responses to “In my makeup bag”

  1. Nancy León says:

    BEAUTIFUL!!! Loved reading this <3

  2. Kay says:

    I really enjoy posts like these, hun, they give me inspiration for what to buy next (not that I don’t have enough makeup already, lol!). 🙂 I can see a few of my favourites there, like the Maybelline concealer! Pretty awesome stuff especially considering the price, and it offers fab coverage. I have heard amazing things about the Milani blushes, and I’d love to try them out! The shades look so beautiful. 🙂 And so do you, hun! <3 Thanks so much for sharing, I hope that you're having a wonderful week so far! xoxo


    • Stacey says:

      You need to try out the Milani brushes! They are all I live for lol and recently they came out with new colours <3 Thanks so much for all the love girl!

  3. Love your mix of high end and drugstore products! I try to have a balance too. Some things you want to splurge on and others, don’t fix what isn’t broken, right? I tried contouring with the Maybelline foundation stick before but it didn’t work out :/ But I do love how effortless it looks, maybe I should try it again. How do you like to apply it?

    Lovely post btw 🙂

    • Stacey says:

      Exactly! For example, I don’t recall ever paying for a high-end mascara, but then again I’m prone to eye infections so that’s also my excuse besides the hefty price. At first I also didn’t like the Maybelline foundation stick but for a bit of practice it grew on me. It definitely works best with a beauty blender fyi!

  4. This seems like a pretty decent amount of products to switch and play around with. Quite the blend of high-end and affordable – I love the lash sensational mascara from maybelline! Thanks for sharing, hun!


  5. Jeanne says:

    I can’t go without a maybelline lip balm. It’s always in my bag too.


  6. wendee says:

    I like posts like this. Makes u know more about others


  7. Kayla says:

    Great post! I just bought maybelline lash sensational I can’t wait to try it out 🙂

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  8. I love learning about the products people ACTUALLY use on a daily basis. Beauty reviews are wonderful, but you only really learn about products that stand the test of time by learning what people use and love.

  9. Emily says:

    I really love how you’ve set this post out! I also much prefer these type of blog posts as if someone is loving a product enough to use it daily – I’m a whole lot more interested if I’ll like it too!

    Musings & More

    • Stacey says:

      Exactly! I think it’s great knowing about new released products or whatever, but I also love knowing what products people actually trust and know that work every time <3

  10. Yiota says:

    I always carry Maybelling Baby Lips with me and use it all the time. I love the Milani baked blushes, I have Berry Amore and I love it! xx


  11. I always love to see what other people have in their makeup bag because it also gives me ideas 🙂
    I love that Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara; it’s one of my favorites from the drugstore. You look beautiful and your hair is gorgeous! x

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