When I look into my makeup bag during travel days, I’m glad that I’m not a beauty guru.
Most of the time, it takes less than five minutes to “put on” my face. That’s probably because makeup and beauty products are a bit of a mystery to me. I don’t know what to do primers, concealers, highlighters, and such. It seems a little unnecessary for everyday use.
I want to use the least amount of products possible and yet, I want to look nice and alert. Instead of opting for drugstore makeup, I am pampering myself with some nicer products. Since I don’t use a lot of makeup, most items last pretty long.
So what’s in my makeup bag?
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
I got the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, Broad Spectrum Oil-Free in Bisque. With only a pea-sized drop, it is enough to apply to your entire face. It tends towards the dewy side, so I add a pressed powder to control the shine.
Rituel de Fille Cream Blush
When it comes to blush, I’m pretty clueless. I’ve tried bronzers, I’ve tried loose powder blushes, and they’re all a little strange. I like this cream blush in “Lovesick” because it’s such a flattering shade and easy to get the right amount of coverage. It is versatile to work as a eye or lip color too. Since it only comes in seven colors right now, it makes selecting a color so simple.
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
Maybe I’ve been using drugstore Maybelline mascara for far too long. When I tried this sample from Benefit, it felt like it was miles ahead of any mascara I’ve worn. Easy to apply with uniform coverage. No clumping. It made my lashes look fuller and more voluminous. Where have you been all my life?
Belmacz Oyster Pearl Powder
Sometimes, I pick wildcard items hoping it will be awesome. The Belmacz powder works well as a pressed powder to control shine and create a flawless finish. Dab the applicator sponge to your face and buff away to create the effect you want. It wears well and lasts fairly long so I don’t have any complaints. The faint rose scent is a nice touch.
Everyone talks about how MAC makeup is the holy grail of all makeup brands. I’m still pretty split about it. Though they have a wide range of colors and products, are they really as good as everyone makes it out to be? I picked a matte lipstick in the shade “Please Me.” It’s a flattering pink rose color that is very saturated on the lips. But I find it tends to leave my lips a bit dry and I have to either apply a lip balm before application or a gloss afterwards. I wore a Givenchy lipstick for the past year and it’s moisturizing properties stand out compared to this MAC lipstick. Live and learn, right?
I haven’t perfected my makeup routine yet but I closer to where I was last year. Foundations are always the trickiest so if you know any good products, send them my way!
What do you have in your makeup bag?