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What’s in my Makeup Bag

Hey girl, hey! Today I’m spilling my makeup bag and giving you all of the deets on the products I use daily. I like to try new brands/products all the time, but the below products are my go-to’s for my everyday look.

what's in my makeup bag

Bare Minerals Prime Time Primer

As many of you know, a good makeup primer keeps your makeup looking good/in place for hours and this primer is my all-time favorite.  I’ve been using Prime Time for years and I use it for my entire face, including my eyelids (I don’t use a separate eye shadow primer).

Bare Minerals Matte Loose Powder Foundation

This Bare Minerals matte loose powder foundation is my holy grail foundation and has been for years.  Their ‘original’ powder foundation is a little too dewy for my skin which is why I use the ‘matte.’  I have combination skin so the matte foundation really helps keep my oily T zone in check.  For reference, I wear the lightest shade, ‘Fair 01.’

Maybelline Dark Circle Eraser Concealer & Tarte Shape Tape

I don’t use concealer every day, but when I want a more full-coverage look or if I’m looking extra tired, I will brighten up my under eyes with either this Maybelline concealer that I talked about in my 10 Target Beauty Essentials post OR my new favorite concealer that I talked about in my June Favorites post, the popular Tarte Shape Tape.

e.l.f. Setting Powder

I set my concealer with this e.l.f setting powder that works better (for me) than the popular Laura Mercier setting powder.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush

I received a sample of this blush in the shade ‘Paaarty’ as a Sephora birthday reward a couple of years ago and I instantly fell in love with it and have been purchasing it ever since!  This blush lasts all day and the color is a perfect pink/nude shade.

Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette

I love the neutral and brown tones in this Naked palette for everyday wear.  This is the only eye shadow I keep in my main/everyday makeup bag because this palette really has every color I’d ever want to use.  Also, the brush that comes in the Naked palettes is seriously the best eyeshadow brush EVER.

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Sephora Collection Eyeliners

When Almay retired my favorite ‘Brown Topaz’ eyeliner last year I was really sad.  I actually still haven’t found anything close to it, but I did end up purchasing two creamy eyeliner pencils from the Sephora Collection that I like in the shades ’08 Brown’ and ’12 Glitter Copper.’  I love how smooth this liner glides on… it’s like a soft clay pencil.  The Glitter Copper is subtle and has a shimmer to it while the Brown is much darker.

L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara

I’ve tried just about every mascara in Sephora… However, I decided to give this L’Oreal mascara a try last fall and I really like it and have been using it pretty consistently since!

Lash Primer

I talked about this lash primer in my 10 Target Beauty Essentials post and I really do believe it’s worth the added step in your makeup routine. It helps separate and lengthen your lashes and it provides a smoother application for your mascara. If you haven’t tried a lash primer, I highly recommend this one!

Sephora Collection Brow Pencil

I LOVE this brow pencil from the Sephora Collection.  There is a little brow brush on one end and the pencil on the other end twists up.  I like to get more precise with my brows which is why I prefer a pencil over brow gel.  I get asked all the time if my brows are microbladed and nope, I just use this pencil (but I have been considering microblading)! For reference, I use the shade ‘Nutmeg.’

Kylie Cosmetics Highlighter

Highlighter is my absolute favorite makeup product and I own quite a few, but my favorite everyday highlighter is this Cotton Candy Cream highlighter from Kylie Cosmetics.  This highlighter is great for everyday wear because it provides a beautiful shimmery, yet subtle highlight and it looks flawless all day long. I think this shade would look amazing on every skin tone!

Urban Decay Chill Setting Spray

Another product that I’ve been using for years that I love is this Urban Decay setting spray.  This product gives you an almost airbrushed finish to your look.  Seriously, the difference between before and after I spray my face with this is unreal!  This spray locks your makeup into place and keeps it looking fresh all day long.  I’ve also used ‘All Nighter’ and it’s essentially the same to me as ‘Chill.’

xo, Crystal


what's in my makeup bag



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