Summer Makeup Bag Contest: Emily’s Makeup Bag

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Today we’re featuring the makeup bag of Emily in our Summer Makeup Bag Contest. (Like how I matched the artwork above to her Maybelline Great Lash mascara?)

Emily has an impressive collection of lip gloss— check out her summer  stash:

My makeup bag was a birthday gift this year-pale pink, really large, holds all of my beauty loot that I need for each season!  Now, mind you, these contents are only the items I’m loving right now.  I have a HUGE beauty product stash, and I’m constantly rotating products in and out to change up my look.  These items have been my summer mainstays:
  • Stila Silk Shadow Wash in “Kitten” ( a pretty, shimmery wash of sheer color for days when I don’t want a lot of makeup)
  • L’Oreal Lineur Intense liquid liners in “Black Mica” and “Defined by Plum” (the best liquid liner I’ve ever tried!)
  • Bare Escentuals Buxom Insider Liner in “Amethyst” (my latest Sephora purchase–love it!)
  • Bare Escentuals Primetime Eye Primer (even better than UD Primer Potion, I swear)
  • Smashbox “Doubletake” Fusion Eye/Cheek Palette (prettiest shades of purples and golds for eyes; cheek shade is pale pinks and golds)
  • Stila Eyeshadows in “Kitten” and “Wheat” (my two favorite neutral shades)
  • Benefit Eyeshadow in “But Seriously, Folks” (I love lavender colored shadow like this one)
  • Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow Liner in “Birthday Suit” (a beautiful taupe shade with subtle shimmer)
  • Anastasia Brunette Brow Powder Duo (best brow powder EVER)
  • Eyeshadow brushes by Bare Escentuals, Avon, and Smashbox (the BE one is my most used one)
  • Eyebrow brush/ Eyelash comb from Sephora
  • Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara in “Very Black”
  • Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in “Royal Blue” (blue mascara is my beauty trademark!)
  • Benefit Bad Gal Lash in “Black”


  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Glow Sheers in “Ivory to Fair” (I love this!  Just like a tinted moisturizer!)
  • Cover Girl Clean Pressed Powder in “Natural Ivory” (my favorite pressed powder, I’ve used it since I was a teenager)
  • Bare Minerals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen in “Light” (I think that’s the shade name–this stuff is a godsend)
  • Benefit Benetint (I’ve used this for years, since it first came out-one of my most beloved products)
  • Clinique Blushing Blush in “Iced Lotus” (a gorgeous soft, shimmery pink shade that is perfect on my fair skin)
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in “Redhead” (this is like a light bronzer on me, really makes my skin look flawless)
  • Benefit Coralista (a fab peachy-pink coral shade for summer!)
  • Bare Escentuals Flawless Face brush (I use this as my blush brush-it’s perfect)


  • Bare Escentuals Buxom Lip Gloss in “Kanani” (medium bright, cool pink); “Destiny” (shimmery, peachy-coral); “Trixie” (light pinkish-gold shade with slight shimmer); “Dolly” (a mauve-plum shade that is my favorite gloss in the world); “Lola” (a tawny, peach-pink shade that is my perfect neutral color); “Krystal” (clear gloss)  **As you can see, I ADORE these lip glosses!  They are my HG for sure!**
  • Urban Decay Lipstick in “Naked” (another recent purchase-the perfect nude pink lip color for fall)
  • Clinique Different Lipstick in “Angel Red” (the only red shade that I think looks good on me)
  • Nivea A Kiss of Flavor Lip Balm in “Cherry” (I use this on my non-makeup days for a hint of soft color)
  • Bloom Lip Stain in “Peach” (I layer this under clear gloss for a gorgeous, natural-looking lip color)
  • Stila Glaze Lipliner in “Pink” (I don’t usually use lipliner, but if I do, it’s this one)
  • Bare Minerals 100% Natural Lip Gloss in “Rose” (this one smells like a Krispy Kreme donut!)
  • Bare Escentuals Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick in “Brooklyn” (another recent Sephora purchase–a gorgeous mauve/berry shade for fall!)
  • Stila Lip Glaze in “Ulta-Mate Pink” (this came in a Stila set from Ulta-it’s a soft, petal-pink shade)
  • MAC Lip Glass in “Red Devil” and “Sweet Strawberry” (I really hate how sticky Lip Glass is, but I love these shades a lot, so I grin and bear it!)
  • MAC Lipstick in “Strayin'” (a cool, blue-toned, medium pink with shimmer)

And there you have it!  My summer makeup stash!  As you can probably tell, I wear a lot of pink or neutral shades on my lips and cheeks, as I’m pretty fair.  And I have green eyes, so I love the way purples and taupes and golds seem to make them pop!

Wow, Emily! I’m impressed. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

See our other Summer Makeup Bag Contest entries:

Summer Makeup Bag contest winner will be announced on Monday, August 31st.

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  • I love the makeup bag!! Nice stash, too.

  • Thank you!! I love the bag too–it holds EVERYTHING!

    Emily (Reply)
  • What brand make up bag is that? Where can I get one? its the perfect size… I can never find a big enough bag

    Brittany (Reply)

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