Sunday, September 11, 2011

My Makeup Bag/Touch Up Essentials

Don't you hate it when you just got off from a long day at work and someone calls you and makes last minute plans with you and you realize your face desperately needs a touch up? Then you realize you dont have anything to touch your face up with and you dont want to drive all the way home to get your face products? 
This has happened to me way to many times! I decided today that I would gather my most important products and put them in my makeup bag for a touch up kit. 
I figured I would share my essentials and maybe they would give you ideas on making your makeup 911 kit =)

Bare Escentuals Original SPF 15 Foundation in Medium Beige
I always notice that around my mouth is where I need a touch up the most when it comes to my foundation. I have a bad habit of touching around my mouth or chin throughout the day which usually smudges or takes some of my foundation off. If you are able to find a travel size or small compact of your foundation, that would be a perfect way to keep your foundation in your makeup bag. Sometimes around the holidays, BE makes little travel size kits with foundation in them that I try to get my hands on =)  

Bare Escentuals Buff & Go Brush
This brush is my FAVORITE for applying my foundation. This brush is synthetic which give a flawless full coverage application. Its also compact with a lid which is great for throwing in your purse.  

Bare Escentuals SPF20 Eye Brightener Well Rested
After a long day, sometimes I need a little pick me up under my eyes to help brighten them. Well rested helps brighten up my dark circles and makes me look awake and alert. 

Bare Escentuals Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush
This synthetic brush is great for fuller coverage in smaller areas or to pack on product like concealer, foundation or an eye brightener. All Bare Escentual brushes have smaller handles compared to other makeup brands which is great for throwing in your purse without taking up a lot of room. 

Bare Escentuals Big & Bright Eyeliner Pencil in Black Coffee
Sometimes my eyeliner will fade a little bit under my eyes so its nice to have a pencil to reapply later on in the day. A dark brown vs. a black is nice for soft neutral looks or for smokey eyes. This liner also has a smudger at the end of the pencil that I could use to smudge my liner and create a smokey look for night time. 

My 3 Favorite Lip Glosses
I like to have options when it comes to my lips. I also have at LEAST 3 different colors to choose from. Three colors to have are a nude, pink, and a dark color. Here are my favs right now:
-Buxom Dolly Lipgloss (mauve)
-Buxom Amber Lipgloss (soft peach)
-Urban Decay Pocket Rocket in Kirk (nude)
-Bare Escentuals 100% Natural Lipgloss in Bronze (my dark option) 

Duo Eyelash Glue
One of the worst things that could happen is for your eyelash to fall off and you have no glue to apply it. Its nice to have glue for those lash emergencies!
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Give Me Sun
Sometimes if your lookin a little lighter than normal its nice to have a bronzer with ya just to give ya some color. Make you look more awake too =)

Burts Bees Lip Balm
It sucks when your lips are dry and cracked that you have nothing to soothe them. Having some lip balm with you is a nice quick fix to some chap lips. 

Hempz Body Moisturizer
Its always nice to have a travel size moisturizer with ya when your skin is feelin a little dry. You never know who you might run into and the last thing you want is dry skin!

Anti-bacterial Deep Cleansing Hand Sanitizer
I like to keep a tiny container of hand sanitizer with me in case I touch something yucky or feel like my hands are not very clean. Bath and Body Works has the perfect size to throw in your bag with different scents. My favorite is Nectarine Mint. 

Juicy Couture Roll on Perfume 
You never know what cute boy you might run into and you want to be smelling your best! The roll on perfume is nice because its nice a small and easy to apply. 

Gotta have a mirror to see what your doing when your touching up! Duh! You can find a cheap small mirror at your local drug store. 

Quick fix for minty fresh breath! 

These are all of my must have items. I hope I gave you guys some ideas. 

What are your makeup bag essentials? Id love to know!



  1. I love your blog! I've looked at every page. You're makeup tutorials are pretty awesome! Pls check out my blog, once you have the chance.

  2. I carry around pretty much the same products you listed too! I always carry a set of travel size brushes to touch up throughout the day. My favorite ones are the MAC brushes that come out around the holidays. Fits perfectly into my makeup bag.

  3. Actually,because most of my makeup is BE i dont really need to reapply through out the day...;).But i do have a couple of essentials,I have my oil absorbent ricepaper,a mirror,my ready blush in the One,my big&bright eyeliner in intense black,ready mineral veil,and two shades of gloss MAC plush glass On a holiday and confetti...:)!ohhh almost forgot lip balm by C.O BIGELOW aphothecaries.....and that is basically it for me...:)I defenitly reapply more often durng summer


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