What’s in my makeup bag?
Since I started delving into the world of makeup, I’ve been carrying makeup wherever I go. Just a few essentials that I use to touch up or put on if the need arise.
My makeup bag is from Victoria’s Secret. I don’t usually fancy their designs but this lacy one looks kinda classy. I opted for the smaller sized one as I don’t usually carry a big bag, so it fits nicely.
Top L-R: Stila waterproof eyeliner in Gilded, Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner in Sepia Ink + mini brush, Mary Lou Manizer, Garnier pressed powder, Tarte lippie lingerie matte lip tint in Pure, Benefit Roller Lash, Sleek blush brush, The Balm BalmShelter tinted moisturiser in Light/Medium
Middle L-R: Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser spf20 in Sand, Benefit Porefessional, Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Exposed, Bobbi Brown blush in 18 Desert Pink, Dr Lipp Nipple Balm for Lips, Shu Uemura eyelash curler
Bottom: MAC lip pencil in Whirl, Crazy Rumors lip balm in Black Cherry, Revlon Matte lipstick in Seductive Sienna, The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes in Sincere, NARS pure matte lipstick in Tonkin, Miss Dior EDP
What I use the most:
- The Balm BalmShelter Tinted Moisturiser
This is my holy grail product. If I’m going out just to run errands or go grocery shopping or something, I’ll just put this on and I’m good to go. It has spf18 so that’s good enough. I like how it’s very light on the skin, doesn’t make my skin feel sticky or oily and it gives off a subtle radiant glow. I have normal skin so it works perfectly on me. My friend who has oily skin says this makes her skin more oily.
2. Bobbi Brown blush in Desert Pink
This is the first blush I ever bought. I’m pretty sure it’s expired now cos it’s been like 4 years haha but who cares, it’s bloody expensive so I’m gonna wear it till I run out. I’ve just hit pan on it. When I purchased it, it was RM80+, and for 3.7 grams of product with no mirror, I don’t think it’s worth the money at all. But, I loveee how it gives a natural flushed look on my cheeks and it’s easy to blend. When swatched, it may not come off as pigmented, but the colour pay-off on the skin is good. I bought a backup from Carousell at RM40, so I’m good. Haha. The colour is matte, natural cool-toned pink, perfect for my NC25-NC30 skin.
3. NARS pure matte lipstick in Tonkin
This might be the most expensive lipstick I ever bought. Sigh. I almost didn’t want to buy it. But the colour, oh, I just couldn’t resist. This is my perfect everyday nude shade. Just the right balance of pink, brown and with a tiny touch of mauve. On the Sephora website, it is described as cinnamon plum. I also use this a lot as a base to mix with other lip colours, my favourite being Revlon matte lipstick in Seductive Sienna, which makes it a bit more rosy. I bought this for SGD38 at Sephora Singapore because I can’t find this shade anywhere in NARS KL. In KL it is RM94.
4. Benefit Roller Lash
I don’t wear mascara as often as I wear the 3 products above, but this is the only mascara I wear. I love how it holds my curl (no lash curlers work like Shu Uemura does) and separates my lashes.
Tarte amazonian clay blush in Exposed
This is a recent purchase. I’ve been looking for an alternative to my BB blush and I found this to be close. It leans more towards the brownish spectrum, but still looks natural on my skin. In pictures, it looks darker though. It retails at Sephora MY for RM122 and, which is about the same price as Bobbi Brown blushes now, I think, so that makes this more value-for-money cos you get a nice packaging with a mirror and there’s more than twice the amount of product.
The one in the picture is The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes in Charming, but this changes according to what I’m wearing that day. There was a phase where I brought Nyx soft matte lip cream in Cannes and Abu Dhabi (I love them mixed) all the time, then another phase where I brough Manny MUA x Ofra in Charmed and Colourpop USL in Frick n Frack, so it really depends. Right now I have the two Lip Lingeries in my makeup bag.
Things I don’t really use and could do without
If I have put on mascara before I leave the house, I’d leave the eyelash curler. I would also usually leave my pressed powder if I have put on my tinted moisturiser. I very rarely wear eyeliner too -____-
Stila eyeliner in Gilded is something I only wear for occasions so I could probably leave it on my table.
Next post would probably be my lipstick collection because I’m obsessed with them.
So what’s in your makeup bag? ;)