I enjoy reading these posts but don’t think that I have ever done one before…? If I did, I don’t recall – these are my essential beauty products, most of these items are used daily and this is the bag that I know I can just grab and go with if I am in a hurry. My doughnut bag is by Dabney Lee, I purchased it at Target, it reminded me of The Simpsons so I had to have it.
If I could pick two skincare items for the rest of my life, they would be the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye and Ultra and Ultra Facial Moisturizer. They are dependable products and perfect for everyday use, I don’t like to have a ton of skincare filling up my bag and these are perfect for on the go.
I have a couple of lip prep options, my favourite is Vaseline because I can wear this under lip colour and it doesn’t impact the wear. Balm Dotcom is pretty much great for everything, it is a multi-purpose balm that can be used most anywhere.
A few more skin prep items, I have my primer choice as of late – MAC Strobe Cream, this is a sample that I received and it’s great for dry skin. I have two PUR products, the pink one is an eye balm for more hydration and the white one is a mattifying stick that can be used to target shiny areas.
For actual complexion items, I have Shape Tape in way too many shades. I had a tough time finding my shade when this came out, hence why I have 3 tubes. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is still the best for under-eyes in my opinion and this is much easier to touch up with since the wand is so small.
I have a tube of the Infallible Pro-Glow and Pro-Matte, I have been mixing these two for a demi-matte finish. I like that these tubes are in a slim plastic tube and super easy to travel with. The Milk Blur setting spray isn’t my favourite but it is small and gets the job done when I need to revive my foundation. The spritzer is really nice on this bottle, I think that I will wash it and fill it with another spray when this is finished.
For setting powders, I have Dermablend as well as UD powder foundation to kick off my setting powder and to touch up during the day. The UD isn’t my favourite powder foundation, I bought a few too many of these on sale but have started noticing how crepe-y it can make my skin look. This is the last one to finish off before I can try a new powder foundation, look at that glorious pan.
I have two eye primers, the Maybelline Master Prime is great for brightening the eyelid before putting shadow on, it just has a hint of pigment. The UD Anti-Aging primer works really well for metallic and glitter shadows, it is sticky and lasts all day. The Mascara Melt Off is in my bag to clean up any mascara smudges and it can be used to take off a liquid lip if I want to change my lips.
I don’t carry a lot of eyeshadow with me, it isn’t something that I find myself needing to do anything with during the day. I have a pot of gel liner and one of crème shadow from Beauty Bakerie in my bag if needed.
I do have my favourite mascara and a lash primer just in case, usually for if I take off my lashes because I am going somewhere that doesn’t require them 😛
I have a few of my favourite Melt liners, a brow gel and pencil sharpener. This Essence pencil sharpener cost 99 cents, it is amazing.
And because you just never know when you are going to need a little more blusher, a couple of my go to Wet ‘n Wild cheek colours!
That’s what I keep in my bag for a quick face on the go! I don’t have one particular palette that is easy to take with me, the Chocolate Bar palette comes to mind or the original UD Naked – I need more quads for travel. Anyway, thanks for stopping by <3