Next up in our Summer Makeup Bag Contest is Bridget who has a lot of my favorite essentials in her makeup bag. I also depotted my Urban Decay Potion Primer and keep it in a little pot. I actually like applying with my fingertip better than the wand so this works great for me (and obviously Bridget, too!).
My makeup bag is a super old LeSportSac, and I love it because it seems small but holds a lot. Its contents include:
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock in SPF 30, which I use as a primer, Cover Girl CG Smoothers Tinted Moisturizer in Fair to Light and MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW20, a product I love because it doesn’t budge when the summer humidity melts the rest of my face. I use MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Nautral in Light over all of this – it keeps my face matte, but with a nice glow.
I use NARS’ duo in Orgasm & Laguna or MAC Well Dressed blush gives some color to my super fair skin.
Eyeshadows that I always have on hand are MAC’s Vanilla and All That Glitters (for daytime), as well as Espresso and Satin Taupe for a nighttime smoky eye. I can put one of these shadows on at 7 am and won’t have creased or faded at all by midnight when I’m going to bed. Amazing! I also love Maybelline eyeshadow in Silken Taupe, which lasts just as long as my MAC eyeshadows.
The round pink container holds Urban Decay’s Primer Potion – when I thought I needed to buy a new tube, I cut open the one I had and found enough product to nearly fill this container (a little bigger than a MAC paint pot). I have oily eyelids so this product is an absolute must for me, but I occasionally switch things up with MAC’s Paint Pot in Rubenesque.
For eyeliner, I use either L’Oreal HIP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner in Brown, Clinique Quickliner for Eyes in Roast Coffee or Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Bourbon.
My favorite mascara ever is Cover Girl Lash Exact mascara in brown – it’s the only mascara I’ve ever used that truly doesn’t clump! And I love the brush. I use a Shu Uemura eyelash curler to curl my lashes.
For lips, I alternate between Revlon Super Lustrous lipgloss in Pink Pursuit (this makes my teeth look whiter somehow), Clinique Long Last Glosswear in Stellar Plum, Neutrogena Moisture Shine lipgloss in Groove and Chapstick Enchanted Cherry lipbalm – I’m never without cherry chapstick and this Disney princess version feels extra moisturizing.
Cherry Chapstick is a staple around here as well. We’ll need to get the Disney Princess version to spice up our collection (Bailey refuses to let me buy any other flavor— must be CHERRY!)
Thanks for playing, Bridget!
See our other Summer Makeup Bag Contest entries:
- Vanessa’s Makeup
- Alina’s Makeup
- Jessica’s Makeup
- Donna’s Makeup
- Bailey’s Makeup
- Laurie’s Makeup
- Julie’s Makeup
Want to enter this contest? It’s not too late! Send photos and a description of your makeup bag to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Winner will be announced on August 31st.