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I don’t usually switch anything out, so it’s probably the same as the last time this question was asked, lol! Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lipglosses in Pink Sequin, Naked Plum, and Citrus, Jack Black Lip Balm, Cult Nails’ glass nail file. I think there might be a Tom Ford Lip Shine floating around in my purse, too.

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Since I started using smaller bags again, I actually don’t carry a separate makeup bag anymore. I just bring whatever lip colour I’m wearing that day.

Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero (travel size), Physicians Formula translucent pressed powder, Sephora travel brush set, Burt’s Bees lip balm, whatever eye shadow & lipstick I’m wearing that day.

Right this minute? Like, the one in my bag?

Let’s see, my current adventuring kit contains:

Bloom Lipstick in Petal
The Balm Stainiac in Prom Queen (I think)
A nivea lip balm in Pomegranate
A mini cranberry Avojuice hand cream from OPI
Excema cream 🙁
Dior gloss in Diablotine
A pencil and two flash drives (?! My thesis goes everywhere with me)
A couple of hairties and ~1,285,739 pins (ballet leftovers)
Lancome concealer tube.

In other words, too much stuff! 😀


I’ve had to take out all my lipsticks so they don’t melt in the hot weather, so it’s looking a bit bare.

Two mascaras (Guerlain Noir G and Rimmel Scandaleyes ‘Retro’), a few eyeliners (Rimmel, Bourjois, Savvy and Urban Decay), three eyeshadow primers (theBalm, Bare Minerals (both of which I should throw away because they make my eyes water) and Too Faced (which is sadly nearly empty)), tweezers, cotton buds, Rimmel concealer and an ancient lipliner (which probably needs to go) and a mirror. I’ve also got a few lip glosses in my handbag, because they don’t melt.

I tend to swap stuff out and add in whatever I’m wearing that day for touch ups. I think it’s time I emptied it out and threw stuff away.

Not my make-up bag, per se, but in my purse, I always have a compact mirror, sunscreen (liquid and powder), moisturizer decant, an SPF lip balm (both stick and tube), 1 or 2 tinted lip balms (Epically Epic or Maybelline Baby Lips), and Palladio Rice Paper (blotting paper with powder on one side). When I’m actually wearing make-up I’d add a retractable black eyeliner, a travel-sized eyeshadow brush, a small sample baggie of my (loose) eyeshadow and my lip color of the day. Depending on what lip product I use, I might add a retractable lip liner (in clear and/or corresponding color) as well as a travel-sized lip brush. Sometimes I add a concealer pen as well. Sounds like a lot but in reality it’s rather minimalist.

Guerlain Les Voilettes compact powder in Dore, Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Bare Beige, MUFE Liquid Lip Color in 13 (mauvey pink shade), an MLBB Aveda lip liner, Clarins repairing lip balm, blotting papers, a small nail file, tweezers, a hand cleansing gel and a mirror.

These were yesterday’s, but I haven’t taken them out of my bag yet, so I guess they still count… 😀

Becca Blotting Powder Perfector in Translucent, Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens, Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm, Chanel Retractable Kabuki Brush, and Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Color in Envoutante.

Mac Candy Yum Yum l/s Mac Heaux l/s Cover girl Queen Collection concealer in cocoa Nyx matte lip cream in Addis Ababa Stockholm random brown liner Loreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes and Bath & Body Works lipgloss in Passionfruit Guava

Two lip pies. One is an old Bare Minerals lipgloss in a deep wine color. Gorgeous on, a little thick and not very long lasting at all. I use it in the evening. By day, I am most likely to have a CG lipstick in a barely there mauve shade.

And that’s about it.

I just have Carmex lip balm and wipes and hand sanitizer. I am one of the few people who changes what’s in their makeup bag everyday. I put different makeup stuff in my bag based on what I am wearing for the day.

I repacked mine last night, actually (going away for the holidays).

Jane Iredale PurePressed Base, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder, Anastasia Brow Powder Duo, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, Tom Ford Lovelust, Benefit Rockateur, NARS Smudgeproof, MAC Painterly PP, Laura Mercier Cake Eyeliner, Chanel Inimitable Mascara, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy, Giorgio Armani Lipglosses in 107 and 524, MAC Dalliance, theBalm All About Alex, UD Laced, Small Z-palette with MAC Blanc Type, Naked Lunch, Jete, Bisque, Wedge, Concrete, Satin Taupe, Patina and Flourishing.

Unfortunately my makeup bag wasn’t large enough for the Naked3 palette, so I threw that one together with my brush roll (a whole other chapter, lol) and makeup bag into a larger bag.

MAC Sweet Succulence, UD Rapture, and Lipstick Queen Mideval lipsticks, I think there’s a fresh sugar rose balm too.
Benefit They’re Real
Stila Smoke shadowstick mini
Maybeline Fit foundation stick
Besame pressed violet powder
A Maybeline bounce blush in a light orchid-y pink.

Bobbi Brown Lip and Cheek tint in Coral Calypso, Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation powder compact, Maybelline Lip Balm, the lippy of the day with YSL Glossy stain in corresponding colour and a nail file (need to get myself a glass nail file!)

I love these kinds of questions. I just pulled my makeup bag out of my work bag – let’s see what I’ve got:

1. an ancient Clinique pocket mirror
2. Sephora tea tree blotting papers
3. Vaseline intensive rescue healing hand cream
4. Leila Lou perfume oil
5. NARS lipstick in Gipsy
6. NYX round lipstick in Doll
7. L’Oreal lip gloss/stain thing in Endless Red
8. Boots No. 7 Stay Perfect Lipstick in Love Red
9. Bite High Pigment Pencil in Cranberry
10. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Teak Rose and Really Red
11. Smith’s Rosebud Salve

One thing which is always present in my little Brown bag is

mac cherry lip pencil

apart from that
revlon lollipop lip butter
a sharpner n kohl
perfume veil
nars lip pencil in dragon girl or cruella
n also clinique chubby stick intense 🙂

Revlon Nearly Naked powder in Light. Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine. Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Pink Plum. Revlon Sparkling Cider lipstick. Nyx Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee.

Few perfume samples, Guerlain Blanc de Perle compact in sample size, Guerlain Les Voilettes pressed powder (love!), YSL Volupte Sheer candy #4, Burberry Lip mist #213, Guerlain Rouge (161) and shine automatique (262), Guerlain lipgloss (463) and Rouge automatique (165) in sample sizes.. Rosebud lip balm, sephora pocket mirror, eye-drops, paracetamol, nail clipper, plasters, the body shop mini comb…. and maybe some other sample size items I got as GWP…. everything fit into my YSL GWP makeup bag.

Other makeup bags! Haha.

But since I’m just about to pack one for Christmas – Dr. Jart BB Cream, Revlon Colourstay, Maybelline The Falsies Waterproof, Soap & Glory It’s About Prime, Chanel Rouge Coco Mademoiselle, Witch (I don’t remember Spot Fighting?) Matte Powder, Essence Brow Pencil in Blonde, Benefit Hervana and Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze

I’m nearly out of the BB cream so I’m taking a foundation to mix with the ones I have in the UK since they’re way too dark for me lmao. The rest is just a basic look that I don’t have to think about – I have a few palettes and lip colours in the UK which I can grab if I feel like mixing it up.

Thank God for having a stash spread across countries haha.

A ridicuolous amount of stuff is in my makeup bag. Jack Black shea butter lip balm, MAC Pro Wear concealer, Real Techniques expert face brush, Tweezerman tweezer, Sephora lip palette (depotted lipsticks), Nars And God created the woman e/s palette, OCC mini lip tars in Black Dahlia, NSFW & Anime, Buxom blackest black mascara, MAC blacktrack fluidline, MAC lustreglass in Love Nectar, MAC Saddle & Era e/s, Nars Lokum cream blush, Chanel Fantastic cream blush, Bobbi Brown corrector, MAC lipglass in Pret-A-Papier, MAC Studio Finish concealer, MAC Spiked eyebrow pencil, Urban Decay mini Primer Potion and MAC 319, 286, 266SE, 239, 217, 209, 208 & 194SE. Obviously, I need to clean out my makeup bag! In my defense, I took all of this stuff on vacation (holiday) to London and Paris.

Pretty much same as always…

1- UD Naked Basics
2- NARS Amour Blush
3- Sephora Collection Professionnel Classic Rounded Powder Brush XL # 49
4- NYC Smooth Skin Translucent Pressed Powder
5- Deluxe Sample of Benefit They’re Real
6- Deluxe sample of UD Urban Decay Original Primer Potion
7- Rimmel ScandalEyes Soft Kohl in Nude
8- NYC Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Mink
9- NYC Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Black
10- ELF Essential Crease Brush
11- ELF Essential Blending Brush
12- ELF Essential Shadow Brush
13- NYX Retractable Lip Liner in Nude
14- UD Super Saturated Lip Color in Naked
15- UD Lip Junkie in Naked

I carry two travel size makeup bags in my purse. One for face/eye makeup and one for lippies. I used to keep all my lippies in the zippered pickets inside my purse (which is typically used for cell phones) and keep my cell phone in a pocket outside my purse, but my current purse doesn’t have a pocket on the outside, just a small zippered one inside so I use that for my phone and have a whole separate bag for lippies because I need a lot with me at all times!

My face/eye make up bag is a black and pink one from Hard Candy with hearts and swallows on it. it’s very pretty and the perfect size. In there I have:

1. Benefit’s The POREfessional mini size
2. NYX Concealer in a Jar in “Light”
3. Rimmel Stay Matte powder in “Translucent”
4. Jordana Best Last Extreme Volumizing Mascara in “Black”
5. Ulta brand mini liquid eyeliner in “Black” (in case I decide throughout the day that I need a wing – you never know who you’re going to run into!)
6. Benefit Posietint mini size
7. Travel size Mark Powder brush (for the Rimmel Stay Matte)
8. Wet N Wild Color EyeCon Shadow Single in “Creme Brulee”
9. NYX Love in Rio trio in “Barefoot in the Sand” – This last makeup item is usually an eye shadow single/duo/trio/quad that I am wearing that day or something similar (example – when I use my Stila In The Light palette I bring along the Wet N Wild trio in “Walking on Eggshells” because it has similar colors in case I need to do a touch up throughout the day)
10. Elf Prefessional Blending brush
11. Elf Eyeshadow brush

All these items are usually with me. I occasionally switch up the concealer, mascara, and blush product, but for the most part these are my staples.

In my lippies bag: (I use a white bag from the Victoria’s Secret PINK brand. It has silver studs on the front. Perfect size for lippies!)

1. Purple jewel travel compact mirror (got it in my stocking a few years ago. I love it! It has two mirrors, one regular and one zoomed in. Perfect size, fits in the palm of my hand, easy to hold and pretty. It’s what I use to apply my make up, even at home.)
2. Burt’s Bees Acai Berry lip balm
3. Softlips Pure Pomegranate lip balm
4. Nivea Lip Butter in “Caramel Cream Kiss”
5. The Body Shop Born Lippy lip balm in “Strawberry”
6. Mark Glossblossom lip gloss (I’ve had it for years – I’m trying to use it up)
7. Urban Decay Lip Junkie in “Naked” travel size mini from the Naked 2 palette (I LOVE it! I also own Wallflower, Space Cowboy, and another Naked from the Fun, Feminine, and Dangerous palettes, but I travel with Naked since I have two)
8. Lip Smacker lip gloss in “Sugar Crystals” (I’ve had this for years as well and it’s a great clear gloss to travel with)
9. Revlon Colorburst Matte Lip Balm in “Elusive”
10. NYX Mega Shine lip gloss in “Beige”

I’m wearing the NYX gloss over the Revlon Mattle lip balm and it’s gorgeous!

I just cleaned out my lippy bag about a week ago. I’m not kidding, I had about 20 lip products! I just like to have a lot of options! 😛

Other beauty related items I have in my bag: travel size Yes to Blueberries make up wipes, Mary Kay face blotter papers, travel size q-tips, Walgreens moisture lotion.

If you mean my bag that I toss everything in for the day then – Neutrogena blotting sheets, EOS lip balm, Benefit They’re Real mascara, glass nail file, baby lips lip balm in Pink Punch and a few lip glosses (NYX, Mac & Nars) all varying shades of light pink.

I don’t generally carry a makeup bag with me, but I keep one at work for days when I hit the gym before my shift. Its contents include:

Chanel Initimitable Intense Mascara (sample size)
Various concealers (Palladio, Maybelline, etc.), lip balms, moisturizer, etc.
Wet ‘n’ Wild powder in Ivory (I use it for setting concealer under my eyes)
L’Oreal Infalliable eyeshadow in Blinged and Brilliant
NYC felt tip liquid liner
Maybelline cream mousse blush in Soft Plum and Petal Pink (d/c’ed, unfortunately)
e.l.f. Pink Passion blush
Sonia Kashuk tinted moisturizer in Ivory
Maybelline FITMe foundation in 115 (I should really toss it – it’s pretty much empty!)
Brown metallic pencil eyeliner (cheapie brand – another one I should toss, I barely use it!)
Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss #12

I have some winter staples, plus the last week’s worth of lipsticks/ glosses, which I always forget to remove at night. This week:

UD Naked powder
Dior Creme de Rose lip balm
Nuxe Creme Prodigieuse
Mac lipglass Viva Glam Cyndi and Nico
YSL glossy stain Naught Mauve
Hourglass lipstick Nocturnal
Guerlain Rouge G Provocative

I really need to unpack my lip products more often…

LOL I currently have 2 small makeup bags in my purse and a third full-face travel bag in the car because I’ve had to do may makeup on the go repeatedly this week to accommodate all the Christmas craziness.

I took a pic of the 2 bag stash (mostly lips) and posted it to my Instagram 2 weeks ago for a December Makeup Challenge.

In Short – I always keep a little something for eyes, concealer, cheeks, Brows and lippies – and a full Eco Tools Brush set. I tend to have a ridiculous assortment of lip stuffies because I rarely do the same lip twice and I always throw in what I am wearing – and then there are the standard lips. I keep more drugstore stuffies in my purse just in case (like Salma Hayek brow pencil and Milani brow kit – lots of Milani and NYX lippies) but there’s high end in there too. I like options 🙂

lip balm-jack black citrus(thanks Christine!) or Nuxe reve de miel, but I ran out of a tube version of it, and a pot version is not hygienic, so jack black it is
Lip liner MAC subculture(nude)
Crabtree and evelyn hand cream(the gardeners type, feels like this one is more protective and repairing than the regular crabtree and evelyn hand creams)
bourgeois healthy mix concealer

Guerlain Metorites Pressed Powder in Teint Beige, an Eco-Tools retractable Kabuki brush (which I love but is very bulky), Lancome Effacernes Concealer, Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Apricot, Neutrogena Intense Repair Lip Balm, MAC Capricious LS, sample sized Clinique Lash Power Mascara and Dramatically Different Lotion, a tube of Blistex, Clinique Eyeliner in Chocolate Lustre, Make Up Forever Kohl Pencil in 1K, a retractable lip brush, eyedrops, a contact lenses case, a mini bottle of Marc Jacobs Daisy (gift with the regular sized one) and a sample of Guerlain’s La Petite Robe Noire. The only thing I change every day is the LS/LG I’m wearing. No wonder why my makeup bag is about to explode…..

Too many things…

Naked Basics Palette
Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
UD Deslick Mattifying Powder
They’re Real Mascara
MAC Concealer Palette
UD Magic Ink Liquid Liner
Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara
Eyelash Curler
A couple face/eye brushes
Sephora Brown Eyeliner
MAC Eye kohl in Powersurge and Smolder
NYX Super Skinny Eye Liner
Ardency Inn Modster in Dupstep Remix
Anastasia Clear Brow Gel and Brow Pencil
Sugar Lip Treatments in Passion, Honey, Cherry and Petal (some mini)
tarte mini mascara
MAC Lipsticks in Shanghai Spice, Smash Hit, Myth, Shy Girl, Creme Cup, Rebel, and Runway Hit
Lip balm

Oh lawd

Catrice blotting papers, Catrice transculent powder, a retractable kabuki brush, an Essence cream blush, an NYC mascara (Showtime Waterproof)… and a bunch of lip products (Body Shop Born Lippy in Wow / plum, a Manhattan Lipstick in Take me away, Maybelline Color Whisper in Mocha Muse and an Essence metal mania gloss in a metallic wearable copper color).

I don’t care a makeup bag day-to-day. I only carry my lip color when I leave home as well as a tube of Carmex lip balm. However, I’m currently traveling home for Christmas, so here are the contents on my travelling makeup bag:

Moisturizer – Curel Intensive Healing Cream
primer – Monistat Anti-chafing Gel
Foundations – Sephora Microsmooth Powder Foundation; MUFE HD
setting spray – MUFE Mist & Fix
eye primer – UDPP
eyeshadow – Self-made NYX Single Eyeshadow Palette; Wet n Wild Comfort Zone; Wet n Wild Silent Treatment 
eyeliner – UD 24/7 Zero/Whiskey Double Ended liner
brows – NYX Single Eyeshadow in Black
Blushes – La Femme 12 Pan Blush Palette, La Femme 4 Pan Blush Palette, Rock & Republic Shameless blush
Glosses – MAC Lipglasses in Spice, Girl About Town, Rebel, RiRi Woo
Lip balm – Carmex
Brushes – Sonia Kashuk Synthetic Buffing Brush, ELF Small Precision Brush, Sonia Kashuk Large Shader Brush, Essence of Beauty Crease, Sonia Kashuk Large Crease Brush, Essence of Beauty Fine Crease Brush, Sonia Kashuk Highlighting Brush

I think that’s everything. A girl needs options! Lol

Nars Creamy Concealer, Cover FX Blotting Powder, Urban Decay Naked eye shadow single and Naked2 eyeliner duo (Perversion & Pistol), Prestige brow pencil, NYX blotting papers, NailTek mini nail file, Haus of Gloi perfume samples, Hurraw lip balm, MAC See Sheer lipstick.

Fresh lip balms, the clear one that isn’t the lip therapy and the original first one, laura geller Balance and brighten, clean and clear blotting papers and philosophy vanilla birthday cake lip gloss.

I have a massive makeup bag but I shall type it all: NYX HD translucent finishing powder, NARS the multiple- Copacabana, Benefit high beam (I can’t choose which of these highlighters I prefer so I switch off), Benefit bad gal lash, Benefit bad gal liner- Black, Diorshow waterproof mascara, Benefit they’re real mascara, some NYX nano liners- Plum & Sparkly Black, NYX setting spray, several Urban Decay, NYX, NARS, Lancome, and MAC eyeshadows, MAC Buff, MAC Posey, UD primer potions, Smashbox halo powder, Smashbox BB cream, Smashbox CC cream, Benetint, Benefit speed brow and gimme brow- Light/Medium, Amazing cosmetics concealer- Light, Benefit hoola, Benefit dandelion, Benefit coralista, Posietint, Chachatint, several Viva Glam lipsticks, Stila kajal liner- Pearl & Amethyst, Mac subculture lipliner, MAC lip conditioner, Benefit lemon aid, Philosophy, NARS, Tarte, and MAC lip glosses, Oscar Blandi dry shampoo, Harvey Prince Hello! perfume, Marc Jacobs Lola perfume, Embryolisse lait creme concentrate, Murad vitamin c eyecream, that Clinique acne lotion stuff, Tarte cheek stain- Tipsy, NYX liquid liner, Benefit hello flawless powder, Benefit hello flawless oxygen Foundation, Benefit ooh la la lift, Benefit girl meets pearl, Benefit erase paste, Benefit boing, Benefit sunbeam, Benefit that gal primer, Smashbox primer, Rosebud strawberry salve, Lancome blush- Aplum, Lancome definicils (waterproof and regular), Givenchy waterproof mascara, YSL eyeliner- Charcoal, Dr. Jart BB cream, Dr. Brandt BB cream, and Aquolina Pink Sugar Perfume…..Done went for the detailed approach sorry it’s so long =)

Compact mirror, Rimmel Stay Matte transclucent powder and a little puff, UD 24/7 double ended pencil in Zero and Whiskey (Whiskey also doubles as a brow filler in an emergency), lip balm, Too Faced lipstick in Spice Spice Baby, and usually whatever lip color I was wearing that day.

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