I like to keep it simple when it comes to my makeup bag. I used to carry round a full face of product (foundation, perfume, brushes, palettes) but as I have gotten older I’ve just been less fussed because let’s face it, am I really going to run to the ladies room to curl my lashes when I’m out and about? I’ve been more focused on the details: carrying more lip options to update my look during the day, some needed concealer and of course contour powder because I wasn’t blessed with Angelina Jolie’s cheekbones. You do what you’ve got to do and sometimes you’ve just got to fake it before you make it. As for lips, I think they really freshen up a look and give it a new dimension. My new favourite combination is lining and filling my lips with the Urban Decay 24/7 in Liar then going over it with the Estee Lauder lipstick in Nude Peach for a slightly mauvey but summer-y lip. On the go though, I usually will slap on the Clinique chubby stick for a slightly glossy yet nude lip that requires no effort, no mirror. Easy.
Here are a few things that spilled out of my makeup bag. Caution: there are a lot of lip products…
MAC Powder Blush in Harmony
NYC Pumping Lip Gloss in Large Latte
Cle de Peau Concealer in Beige
MAC 168 Contour Brush
Estee Lauder Pure Color Crystal in Nude Peach
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Liar
MAC Lip Pencil in Spice
Burberry Eye Definer in Midnight Brown No2
Clinique Chubby Stick in Heaping Hazelnut
Tell me in the comments below what you’ve been carrying around in your makeup bag!