Friday, February 24, 2012

Life :: What's in my Makeup Bag?

Although I love the clothing side of fashion, I've never been big on beauty. I didn't wear makeup until halfway through college, and even now, I don't wear much. However, there are a few items I carry with me daily in order to maintain a chic and professional work look. On the weekends, the only thing I'll change is my lip color, or maybe dab on a few extra sparkles.

My makeup routine is easy, cheap and works for everyone. I plan to show you exactly how I wear these items -- perhaps even with video -- but for now, I'll explain what you see here. You don't necessarily need to use these products to achieve my simple everyday look, but I'm including links just in case you'd like to try them!

CoverGirl Clean Liquid Makeup in Buff Beige: I've been told time and again not to use CoverGirl products -- that I get what I pay for, and it's bad for my skin. However, I've been using it for years and I've never had a problem. I really think it depends on your individual face. :) I really love this foundation because it doesn't leave my skin looking greasy, even when I don't use powder on top. Buy it here.

CoverGirl Clean Pressed Powder in Buff Beige: This powder is easily blendable and is the perfect compliment to the foundation. It gives my face a nice 'matte' look. Buy it here.

L'Oreal True Match Blush in Sweet Ginger: I only recently began wearing a subtle brush of blush, and now I feel incomplete without it. This color is so feminine and pretty. Buy it here.

Wet 'n Wild Eyeliner Pencil in Black Black: I've also been using this for years. I'm pretty sure it was the first makeup product I ever purchased. :) Buy it here. (Although, I got mine at Target for $1. I refuse to pay anything more for simple black eyeliner.)

Maybelline One-by-One Waterproof Mascara: I've tried many many mascaras over the years, and this is by far the best. I'm never using anything else! It separates, thickens and lengthens... it does it all, whereas before I would use two or even three different mascaras in a row to get the same effect. Buy it here.

ProMinerals Loose Mineral All Over Luminosity Stardust: This product is supposed to be brushed on the face to acquire a 'glowy' look, but I use it under my eyes instead, using a fingertip to dab on a very minimal amount (as to avoid looking like I'm going to a club or Halloween party). This technique simply brightens my eyes and wakes up my face. The sparkles aren't obvious -- you probably haven't even noticed them in outfit photos! Buy something similar here.

Revlon Color Burst Lip Gloss in Fire: I normally wear Vaseline or Smith's Mint Balm, but when I feel like adding color to my look, this one's my favorite. It's such a juicy red that makes a gorgeous pop! Buy it here.


  1. Mmmm, nice and easy Steph. I AM a makeup gal, I once wanted to become a makeup artist in fact. I wish I could use Covergirl, just for simple availability! I am not as blessed as you in tha good skin dept. :( but I have FINALLY found something that is good for my skin, for only a little more than drugstore prices!
    Whatever you're into though, one doesn't need much to give oneself a little oomph. Makeup can be soooo simple, fun and add a little something to the perfect outfit.

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  3. That's nice!
    Thanks for sharing with us! <3

  4. Cute post :) I love how everything in your makeup bag is simple - I've never been much into makeup either. I get freaked out when girls have all types of different primers and shadows and things they use. It's just too much!
    xo Heather

  5. i too have a very low-maintenance beauty regime. i think sometimes you can tell, but i feel like a drag queen when im more made-up. its funny bc as a preteen i was really into make-up and supermodels and was really good at putting on a new face. but now im a mascara and eyeliner kind of gal.

  6. Love these posts, I love seeing what other girls have in their make-up bag. And I'm with ya, I usually keep my look pretty natural too. I like to be ready for my day in under 20 minutes!! xo

  7. I need to find a good blush. I'm always so weird about wearing it.

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