I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not a makeup expert! I’ll honestly have moments where I’ll go bare faced for weeks on end and I also have moments where I stick to my everyday looks. While I do like to experiment with different looks for special occasions but for everyday wear, I tend to keep my makeup pretty basic. Last year, I tried to experiment with doing makeup tutorials on my YouTube channel, but I decided to give it up. One of the reasons being I don’t think I’m that great at makeup or a makeup expert for that matter.
When curating an everyday makeup bag, it’s best to have the products you have tested out and use on a daily basis. For my makeup bag, I like to stick to things that I know and like. It’s hard for me to open up to trying new makeup products.. Especially complexion products.Simply because I know how my skin reacts to certain products, ingredients, etc.
What’s in my makeup bag?
The great thing about my makeup collection in general is that I like to mix high and low products. I love a good high end luxury product, but I’m also obsessed with drugstore products! I feel like drugstore is definitely stepping their game up!
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20: This is perfect for everyday wear! If you don’t want to wear foundation everyday, this is the perfect product! Since I have oily skin, I like to use the oil free version but they also have one for dry skin. I love to use this product, add some brows, mascara, and a cute lip color and you’re good to go!
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation: I used to be obsessed with MAC foundations when I first started wearing makeup but I have been wearing the Studio Fix Fluid foundation lately and I’m obsessed with it! A little bit goes a long way and it’s full coverage! I also love the finish of this foundation. Although I have oily skin, sometimes I like to go for the dewy look and this foundation is perfect for that!
MAC Studio Finish Concealer: This concealer has multiple uses. I use it to clean underneath my brows, spot conceal any blemishes, or sometimes I’ll just wear this product and a little powder.
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer: I have been using this since Freshman year of college and I’m seriously obsessed with this concealer for underneath the eyes! Also it’s affordable and Maybelline released more shades!
Black Radiance Pressed Powder: I use this powder in place of bronzer. This has been my go to for years! I love the finish this powder gives and it looks great on my skin! And for under $10, you can’t beat that!
MAC Spiked Brow Pencil: This is another oldie but goodie. Hey, I like what I like.. This is the very first brow product I have purchased when I got into doing my brows and I’m going to continue to purchase!
Maybelline Big Shot Mascara: This mascara is seriously amazing! I’m blessed to have naturally long and thick eyelashes but when I use this product, it really enhances my lashes! Maybelline was so nice enough to send me a ton of products and they sent me the Maybelline x Makeup Shayla mascara from her collaboration! I can’t wait to try it!
Those are all of the makeup products I keep in my makeup bag! I love eyeshadows, highlighters, and lipsticks of course but those change depending on how I feel, the brand, etc. But these are the products. I always go to and use all the time!
Two questions… Should I do a “What’s in my makeup bag? For each month and what are the must have products in your makeup bag!
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