What do you have in your makeup bag right now?


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I don’t typically carry makeup with me, since I’m rarely out for that long. If I know I’m going to be gone awhile, then I usually take one or two lip colors that I want to test for that day. Otherwise, my staples are lip balm (Jack Black) and a Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lipgloss (shade varies).

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Sylirael Avatar

*Empties little makeup bag that she takes with her every day*
Let’s see:

-A little sample of Estee Lauder lipsgloss in Rock Candy
-Chanel Rouge Coco #40 Charme
-Battered tube of Locoid (weak steroid cream for eczema)
-Burts Bees Lipgloss in Rosy Dawn
-Labello Vitamin Smoothie lip balm
-Burts Bees tinted lip balm in Hibiscus
-UD double ended liner pencil in Demolition/Perversion
-A pen (black)
-Business cards from a recent conference visit (4)
-Three flash drives. One is shaped like a piece of toast. All three have thesis on them.

LOL 😀 A cleanout might be in order…

😀

Denise S. Avatar

I don’t carry a makeup bag either.But I keep several lipsticks and glosses in my purse. Currently:MAC Evolution Revolution gloss,YSL golden gloss, Nars Babe gloss, Loreal Volcanic lipstick, MAC Sheer Seduction and Mystical lipsticks. Just in case, lol!

Kylee Avatar

I just cleaned mine out and in the process managed to reclaim around 10 lip products that found their way in there…oops. My major major always-haves are UD De-Slick powder with brush, NARS Multiple in Portofino, the sad remains of my last Cle de Peau concealer, a Fresh Sugar balm or two (Petal definitely), Boscia blotting papers, and Lancome Juicy Tubes. My eye makeup is apocalypse-proof so I never need touchups there, and lipsticks/glosses accumulate like mad, but those are my big ones!

Oh, and L’Occitane hand cream…that gets a lot of use in the winter!

Heidi Avatar

At the moment, Milani lipstick in tea rose, Flower gloss in baby’s breath, hard candy lashaholic mascara, duo lash glue, WnW mega liquid liner in black, pixi peach corrector, and a random pressed powder that I can’t remember.

pePear Avatar

Lanolips Banana balm(lip balm),Nars Torrid,MAC Studio fix powder,YSL Rouge Volupte in Peach Passion,Sigma F80,NYX Butter in Creme Brulee,L’Oreal Color Riche lipcolor in Tropical Coral,Palladio Rice paper Powdered blotting tissues,some Q tips cotton I have mini makeup bag with me everwhere but lipsticks are change depend on my mood and makeup. I’ll think about to try Jack Black lip blam too!

Kat Avatar

Let’s seeeee… ::looks in bag::

Urban Decay Perversion cream eyeliner
Urban Decay Naked Skin liquid foundation in 0.5
Urban Decay 24/7 concealer pencil in CIA
Urban Decay (I see a pattern…) 24/7 pencil liners in Perversion, Deep End and Cuff
Urban Decay Grindhouse sharpener
Urban Decay Supercurl mascara
Revlon lash curler
Couple of Revlon lip glosses
Benefit Gimme Brow
MAC Fashion Fix eyeshadow (my go-to brow filler)
EcoTools angled liner brush
MAC 187, 190 and 119

KaseyCannuck Avatar

The only time I carry makeup with me is if I’m going to a dinner in which case I’ll take whatever lipstick I’m wearing for touch-ups. I have a clear balm in the car and a Lip Butter at work for a moisture fix anytime, anywhere.

Donna N Avatar

These are the staple items I keep in my makeup bag (which I keep in my tote that I carry almost every day)…

Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in STINGRAY
UD 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in MUSHROOM
Too Faced Perfect Lips Lip Liner in PERFECT NUDE
Elizabeth & James mini rollerball in NIRVANA WHITE
Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer in Grapefruit
EOS Everyday Hand Lotion
Vaseline Cocoa Radiant lotion (3oz tube)
Tweezerman Zip nail file
pair of small nail clippers
OPI Nail Strengthener
pack of Colgate Wisp brushes
pack of DenTek floss sticks
travel bottle of Pepto-Bismol To-Go

the only items that get “rotated out” are lip colors…..I currently have a CoverGirl Colourlicious Lip Gloss in GIVE ME A GUAVA and UD’s Revolution Lipstick in NAKED in there…..

Great question…..BTW!!!

Mariella Avatar

Because we were gone for a long day yesterday, I had (still have) Jack Black lip balm (we were at the lake so sun protection was vital), Rimmel mattifying powder, Bite lipstick, IT lipgloss, a pencil liner and a sample tube of sunscreen.

Veronica Avatar

Well, right now I’m not carrying any with me 🙂 but I usually carry pressed powder, my blush of the day, concealer, lip liner, lipstick and a makeup sponge to correct anythinh throught the day and I use it to reapply the blush as needed.

I used to have a short handled MAC 129 brush for my bag, but I don’t remember what I did with it.

Michelle Avatar

Mine is quite boring as I don’t tend to bring much makeup around with me, it all stays on quite well so no need to carry foundations, eyeshadows, blush etc. I have Sephora’s blotting films, MAC’s Blot Powder (see a theme here lol), Mac’s Watch Me Simmer lipstick (all time fave that I use sparingly because it was LE), Mac’s Gold Mirror lip glass and that’s it!

Laura_Lou Avatar

I have got my Bobbi Brown touch up face pallete, Bobbi Brown pot rouge, a mini UD black eyeliner pencil, a bronze cream eyeshadow by Maybelline and a Dior lip balm.

zainab Avatar

A couple of eyeliners, including an emerald green one I should probably put away and a black one that needs a sharpen, cotton-buds/Q-tips (for cleaning up mascara mishaps), about eight lipsticks, the tiny UD lipgloss that came with my Naked 2 (I like it because it’s minty, are there any other minty glosses out there?), a Rimmel mascara and lipliner and a ton of pens and my earphones which don’t really belong in there but get lost in my bag otherwise. Plus breath freshening cardamom pods and TicTacs to bribe my son with.

Stephanie Avatar

My Makeup Bag Includes:
-Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
-L’Oreal True Match Foundation in “W1”
-Nyx HD Photogenic Concealers in “Yellow” and “Fair”
-Nyx HD Studio Finishing Powder
-Nyx Matte Bronzer in “Light”
-Nyx Blush in “Peach”
-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-Urban Decay Shadow’s: Buck, Sin, and Virgin
-Maybelline The Falsies Flared in “Blackest Black”
-MAC Lipstick in “Angel”
-Andrea “Black 33 Lashes”
-Duo Adhesive Lash Glue
These are some of my favorites at the moment 🙂

LU Avatar

Phew, a lot of things, I definitely make the day to night transition often, (this week I had a 20 hour day!!!), so I bring everything I need to touch up my makeup. It’s actually in a pretty small bag but it seems like a large list, LOL. The blush, eyeshadows, and lipstick are changed daily.

So here’s my list: Hakuhodo J5543 Brush, Hourglass Mood Exposure Blush, Loreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Liner in Brown & Black, MAC Studio Fix Powder, MUFE Aqua Shadow 32E, Mac 2 pan refillable eyeshadow palette with Orb & Swiss Chocolate, Benefit Leggy Velvet Eyeshadow, D&G Passion Eyes Mascara Travel Size, Milani Shadow Eyez in Almond Cream, UD 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero & Demolition, Eyeshadow Smudge Brush, Eyeshadow Application Brush, Pointed Q-Tips, Boscia Lavender Blotting Linens, Guerlain Rouge G Gracia, and Jack Black Lip Balm.

Fashn Avatar

Because I have oily skin and need to touch up throughout the day I carry quite a bit of makeup in my cosmetics bag. A small bottle of foundation, UD’s Deslick face powder, a UD eyeliner, a primer, UD Naked palette, a few lipsticks, mascara and a few eye shadow brushes. My bag probably weighs a pound or more.

Andrea Avatar

Same… Don’t have nor carry any. If I do, pick one of the original Multiple (wearing Malibu to death lately), or any moisturizing lipstick. MUFE Artisan being my favorite right now. That and Lanolin or Bepanthene to mousturize my lips.

Georgina Avatar

Clinique Chubby Stick in Super Strawberry
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Aventure
Norwegian Formula lip balm
Shiseido blotting papers
L’Occitane hand cream
Mirror compact
Mini deodorant
Mini hair brush, elastic band and hair grips

Samantha Avatar

I always keep a makeup bag in my handbag that contains lip primer, MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation, Estee Lauder Zodiac compact (Aries), gold retractable lip brush, and the lip liner, lipstick, and/or lip gloss I am wearing that day.

Jennifer Avatar

I only carry Lip Balm around… but I have a lot of that. Currently I have Shiro Why Not Zoidburg?, Burts Bees Classic, Shiro Nyan Cat, Silk Naturals Bitten, and Silk Naturals B52. The last of which is actually a lipstick, but is still moisturizing enough to do in a pinch. Not that I’m likely to be in a pinch with four other lip balms on me.

Emma M Avatar

I carry a teeny tiny coin purse I use as a makeup bag for my essentials – Jack Black Lip Balm, compact, Boscia blotting tissues and the teeny L’Occitane Hand Cream. I hate a disorganized purse so I just carry that coin purse and my wallet in my purse.

heather Avatar

i usually only carry oil blotting sheets & mac blot powder for my oily skin along with whatever lip color i’m wearing that day for touch ups. sometimes i’ll bring along a pencil eyeliner or concealer if i’m going to be out all day and have an eye look or blemish that may need touching up.

Hannah Avatar

I normally do my makeup on the go, in the car (when I’m not the driver!!! :D) Or once I’m in the office etc., so I carry quite a lot.. a little ashamed actually!! ahah!

FACE PRODUCTS
-Vichy Dermablend concealer stick #25 Nude
-Sisley Phyto Blush Eclat in Pinky Berry
-Kevin Aucoin the Creamy Glow Duo #4 Sculpting

EYESHADOWS
-Chanel Les 4 Ombres Tissé Rivoli

LIP PRODUCTS
-Rouge d’Armani in Brown 201
-Rimmel Lasting Finish lipstick by Kate Moss #8
-Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Controversy #722
-MAC Plushglass in Oversexed
-MAC Lipstick in Sensual Sparks

Vanessa Avatar

I bike commute, so I have to carry all make-up that I want to wear with me and apply once I get to where I’m going.

My usual bag:
— gel eyeliner (MAC blacktrack) and brush
— eyebrow powder (Anastasia ebony duo), angled brush, and spoolie
— concealer (MAC mineralize… though I don’t love it)
— tweezers
— tinted lipbalm (Burt’s Bees Rose)
— whatever lipstick I want to wear that day
— (optional) blush, highlighter…

My pared down bag:
— eyeliner (Revlon colorstay blackest black)
— brow pencil (Anastasia ebony)
— lipbalm

Vee Avatar

I don’t carry a makeup bag, either as I can’t be bothered to touch-up my face throughout the day. However, I do carry one lip product because my lips get very dry: BiteBeauty BB for lips in Flush =)

Lisa Avatar

I don’t really carry makeup with me either as I rarely, if ever, need to touch up. I do have a makeup bag that I use to store my everyday stuff but since this question seems to imply things I actually have in my purse I won’t list the million things in that bag. I do however keep a little coin purse for lipsticks. Right now I have Jack Black Shea Butter lip balm, Tarina Tarantino Floriculture, and Mac Red Balloon.

Cathy Avatar

Since my make-up fills at least three drawers, I only carry around the lipstick I’m wearing that day. My make-up stays on pretty well, but I also carry around a cottonbud in case a get any eye makeup smudges.

issy Avatar

I carry a 1 pound-in ebay- silicone pouch where I have basically micro mini samples: 1) tiny sample armani silk foundaton 2)duo clinique mascara normal + bottom lashes. 3) another tiny sample /uerlain mascara 4) micro Blush Ifrom birchbox-swiss dot , the balm5) soap and glory extreme plump lip thingy 5) mini tweezers twizerman . 6) maybelline eyebrow pencil with “comb” 7) retractable brush for blush 8)micro lord and berry eye pencil 9) collection cocealer , normal size 10) sample 8 hours em arden 11) zovirax- for cold sores, got it in winter 12) tiny highbeam benefit- I had the benetint but I must have lost that one.13) mint spray, mini 14) tepe dental brush in pink 15) hair oil beauty protector teeeny tiny and 16) bettyhola oil and a extra thin pen. I have soap and glory hand food cream + sanitized gel with some cute kleenex from accesorize in other pouch. Also I carry painkillers and a sample or 2 of perfume in my wallet

Tangie Wimberly Avatar

Well, I’ve come a long way from hoarding makeup on a day to day. Lol. Rite at this moment I have my Chanel Le Beige powder (70),
Sephora Mirror
Dior Lip Glow (Coral)
Burberry Field Rose
Nars Crusing
Chanel retractable kabuki
Shiseido blot sheets
Tissues
Advil
Tums.. (Lol)
Hand sanitizer (Purelle)
Elizabeth&James rollerball (Black)

Mariela B Avatar

I have the Maybelline BB cream light/med
Beauty blender sponge
Covergirl ready set gorgeous concealer med/beige
Mac Soft & gentle highlight
Makeup geek face brushes
Mac powerpoint pencil, engraved
Maybelline the rocket mascara
Milani pretty natural lipstick
Mac viva glam 2 & Mac Whirl lip pencil
Mac margin blush
Too faced chocolate soleil bronzer,

mel Avatar

MAC Pure Heroine lipstick
MAC Subverted lipstick
MAC Revealing lipglass
MAC Lychee Luxe lipglass
EOS Sweet Mint sphere lip balm
MAC Galaxy Rose Creamsheen lipgloss

Rachel R. Avatar

I just did a major clean-out a couple weeks ago (I tend to accumulate lip products and eye liners). Right now I have a lighted mirror, blotting papers, Eos lip balm, copper lip gloss, nude lip liner, teal eye liner and white eye liner.

Veronica Avatar

Well, I just got back from a business trip a few days ago, so my makeup bag is probably a little fuller than usual:

-MAC 217, 239
-e.l.f. studio liner brush
-ecotools blush brush
-Chanel Illusion d’Ombre in Mirifique
-Benefit Lemon Aid corrector
-MAC Studio Finish concealer
-Z-palette with Bobbi Brown Nude Pink blush, MAC Satin Taupe, Bobbi Brown Heather Mauve, NYX Haywire, MAC Quarry, L’Oreal Electric, and a WnW highlighter shade
-Buxom Divine Goddess Illuminator in Venus
-Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream in #21
-e.l.f. blush in Pink Passion
-Chanel Joues Contraste blush in Fleur de Lotus
-Eye primer from NARS and Cargo
-Too Faced Absolutely Invisible Translucent setting powder
-Dior Addict Extreme in Incognito, Chanel Rouge Coco in Initime, Napoleon Perdis lipstick in Madrid

Shelita Avatar

I have L’oreal Silky Sheer Face Lotion spf 50+, DDF Mattifying oil control UV moisturizer spf 15, Julep DD creme, e,l.f. volume plumping mascara, Laqa & Co. lip lube, MAC lip glass in explicit, MAC red lipstick, bite beauty lipstick in Palomina (love), vaseline lip therapy in cocoa butter, and Korres apple blossom body butter

Shelita Avatar

I have L’oreal Silky Sheer Face Lotion spf 50+, DDF Mattifying oil control UV moisturizer spf 15, Julep DD creme, e,l.f. volume plumping mascara, Laqa & Co. lip lube, MAC lip glass in explicit, MAC red lipstick, bite beauty lipstick in Palomino (love), vaseline lip therapy in cocoa butter, and Korres apple blossom body butter

Ami S. Avatar

In my makeup bag in my bag (if that makes sense):

* BOSCIA Blotting Linens in Cherry Blossom holder
* L’OREAL True Match Mineral Pressed Powder
* YSL Babydoll Kiss & Blush #12 Mocha Garconne
* KAT VON D Tattoo Liquid Eyeliner in Trooper
* NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Baroque
* CLARINS Instant Light Lip Perfector in 01 Mini
* FRESH Sugar Lip Treatment Mini
* FRESH Sugar Lip Treatment Rose Mini
* SEPHORA Collection Mini Glass Nail File
* L’OCCITANE Hand Cream Rose Reines 1oz
* ELIZABETH AND JAMES Nirvana White Rollerball

I adore mini products. They keep my bag from getting unreasonably heavy. 🙂

Astrild Avatar

Lots of lippies. I carry a brow pencil and Maybelline Fit me concealer, but mainly, lots of lip balms and lipsticks. I always add the lip product i’m wearing that day, but never take out the ones that are already in my bag.

Natalia Avatar

My 5 cents 🙂

MAC Prep+Prime transparent finishing powder compact (mostly serves as a mirror during my work days)
MAC lipstick in Hue (this changes everyday, but today it is my tried and true Hue :))
Lush Lip Balm “Whipstick”
The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector
Caudalie small Grape Water

Don’t like carrying a lot in my bag and usually get by without touchups (except lipsticks, of course) till the end of the day.

Helene Avatar

It depends on what I’ll be doing. I always have my Chanel blotting sheets. and the lipstick of the day.
If I’m going to a party I’ll also have lashglue and some toothpicks and a tweeser to fix things if they should happen to get unglued. An eyeliner, and pressed powder. Of course the lipstick is also in there.

alie Avatar

loaded question, as im on vacation for a week. ill try.
mac studio fix plus NW10
mac blot powder light
stereo rose MSF
lightscapade MSF
MSF light
Glissade MSF
UDPP
urban decay electric palette
sephora tropical palette
another sephora palette
mac pigments in vanilla, kitchmas, entremauve, accent red, basic red, black black, blue, mutiny, nightlight, black glitter, some other pink mac glitter, 3d silver glitter….
lipsticks in (mac) syrup, russian red, cyber, rebel. girl about town, m’orange,lavander whip…. i dunno what else
urban decay pulp fiction glitter liner
cheap drugstore eyeliner
3 sephora eyeliners in blues and purples
a fuckton of makeup brushes
the sephora colored mascara in the blue blue color
chanel anti line serum
…gah. too many questions. because beer.

Melissa R C Avatar

I typically do my makeup in the parking lot at work or in my office, so I carry just about everything in my bag. Right now I have Perfection Lumière liquid foundation, Les Beiges powder (for my oily skin), Bobbi Brown corrector, Pro Longwear Concealer, Chanel créme blush in Fantastic LE, Nars And God Created the Woman eyeshadow palette, UD eyeshadow primer, Stila Stay All Day liquid liner, Buxom Lash mascara, Prep n Prime Lip, CO Bigelow My Favorite Night Balm lip balm, Anastasia brow powder duo, MAC saddle eyeshadow single, 3 tubes of lipstick, Makeupforever N9, MAC Rebel, and Chanel 93 Exaltee. I also keep makeup brushes in my bag, Real Techniques Expert face brush, MAC 187, 286, 239, 316, and Anastasia 12. I am prepared for any makeup emergency! I have tried to weed out makeup, but keep putting items back in. I just deal with it.

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