I used to not bring a makeup bag with me to work because I used to wear only a tinted sunblock, a lip tint, and on bad skin days, a concealer.
But around 3 months ago, I started working for a company in the health and beauty industry.
During my orientation, HR said, “Wearing cosmetics is a must for all female employees.”
I didn’t take it seriously until I saw my colleagues and read that statement written verbatim on the employee handbook.
So, over the past months, I started building an every day makeup bag. My goal was for it to contain products that will make me look like I did some effort on my face (without me spending a lot of time on it.)
Here are the products in my makeup bag:
Shiseido Sun Protection Stick Foundation
This foundation is a huge time-saver. It’s a face base and sunblock in one.
Nars Larger Than Life in Rue Bonaparte
A flesh-toned eyeliner that does a great job in cancelling out the pink on my waterline, making my eyes look less tired.
Etude House Drawing Eyebrow
My favorite eyebrow product. It doesn’t make my eyebrows look drawn on.
Revlon Balm Stains (in Honey and in Crush)
I bring one muted and one strong lip color. The latter is for days when I’m extra lazy or extra late. Even when I put on only a strong-colored lipstick, I look like I spent time on my face.
Avon Simple Pretty Lip and Cheek Tint
A plum-y tint that I use as a blush. It stays all day and looks like my face hit the sun.
For emergency nail polish chipping, I bring the polish I am wearing for that day.
Maybelline Pure Pact Mineral Compact Foundation
I bring this for the mirror. I seldom wear this foundation because it can look powder-y on the face. This originally came with a puff. In case you’re wondering, the brush in the compact is Mary Kay.
Mac Studio Finish Concealer
I use this for over-all concealing, when the sun stick is not enough to cover blemishes and undereye circles.
Ben Nye Banana Visage Powder
It’s that one in the white container. It keeps me from looking oily throughout the day.
Silk Secrets Oil Control Sheets
If I’m extra oily and Ben Nye isn’t enough, I blot my face with this.
Most of the products I bought are long-wearing because I haven’t yet developed the habit of touching up and looking at my face on the mirror every so often.
These products comprise my whole look and I bring them all with me because I put on makeup on the way to work. Aside from the products above, I also bring hair ties and a comb. All of which, I put in an Avon bag I got from my mother-in-law some months ago.
Feel free to share the stuff in your makeup bag in the comments section below. If you have a blog entry about it as well, feel free to put in the link.