We’re in the final stretch of makeup bags to feature and this adorable orange and pink bag belongs to Rory.
Here’s what Rory totes in her LancÃ´me makeup bag:
Makeup Bag: I store myÂ makeup in a beautiful tangerine and pink lined lancome bag. ItÂ was made to look like snake skin, which I love!Â Plus, it was free.
Face wash: I always bring a mini face wash with me. My go-to guy at the moment is Phytomer Perfect Visage. It removes any bit of makeupÂ and dirt without drying your face out.
Moisturizer: After washing, I moisturize my face with AcceptÂ Neutralizing Cream fromÂ Phytomer, usually mixing in some Neutrogena sunblock.Â This stuff is amazing. My skin is sooo smooth and it works like a primer. IÂ recommend toÂ those who do not use Phytomer to check this brand out!
Tinted Moisturizer: Some would say that two moisturizersÂ is over kill, but LancÃ´me Aqua Fusion TeintÃ© in Naturel is a tinted moisturizer that gives me the perfect, summeryÂ color and coverageÂ with out being heavy.
Bronzer: Lately, I have been using a drug store find called Maybelline Super Natural Sun. ItÂ gives me a sun kissed color and absorbs any sweat or oily skin in summer weather. Also, It works well for contouring.
Blush: ForÂ my fair skin, I like a rosy,pinkish blush. IÂ love Smashbosh O-Glow. It is a personalizedÂ gel blush, meaning it goes on clear but transforms to your perfect shade instantly. How cool is that? On top of O-Glow, I like to apply a little Iced Lotus from Clinique. It is so shimmery that it almost works like a highlighter. In other words, good for summer.
Highlighter/Illuminator: Over cheeckbones and down nose, I use a dab of Clinique Uplighting Liquid Illuminator in natural. How could I describe this product in words? The color and effect is GORGEOUS. It produces such a dewy, ethereal look.
Concealer: My favorite is Benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer. This stuff stays on a long time! Under my eyes, I find Benefit Ooh La Lift to work wonders, “de-puffing” andÂ concealing dark circles.
Eyebrows: To create a thick and defined arch that stays put, I turn to my handy dandy Revlon Brow Fantasy in Brunette. It is two sided: One pencilÂ for filling in gaps, and another side that has a wand with a gel.
Eyeshadow: I generally carry two LancÃ´me eye shadow quartets with me. Lancome eye shadow is just so rich and velvety, so I consider it a basic staple.Â My day-time Color Design quartetÂ contains Burnt Sand, Suntouched, Latte and LÃ©zard. I use these four beachy colors mostly in summer, when I want just a bit of a glow on my eyelids. At night, I turn to the Color Focus Self-Select quartet containing Provence, Signature Walk, Visionary, and The New Black. These create a really smoky, club-ready look. My favorite color from this one is The New Black,Â which is full of discreet glitter and really is quite vampy.
Pencil Eyeliner: Benfit Bad Gal really delivers a smoldering, sultry look. The pencil is very thick, so it is not great for precise lines, but is perfect for a smoky eye.
Cream Eyeliner: HIP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner in 930 Brown is absolutely perfect for a long, humid summer day, as it truly stays on until you remove it. I use the brown shade during day time since I do not want black eyelinerÂ on my pale skin during a sunny day.
Liquid Eyeliner: For daytime, I always use The Body Shop Liquid Liner in 02, a deep brown. I like this color because black liquid eyeliner for day time can look too harsh against truly pale skin. At night, I switch to Thelma & Louise liquid eyeliner in black. Thelma & Louise is an Argentine cosmetic brand that I discovered while traveling in Argentina. I bought the liner for only 5 dollars,Â making itÂ a great buy because it stays on forever.
Mascara: Sometimes it is best to stick to the the classics. That is why I swear by Maybelline Great Lash,Â the iconic mascara that creates huge lashes on a budget. I layer the Great LashÂ over Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara, which thickens and curls.
Lipgloss: I adore Aveda Lip Shine in Beetroot, which creates juicy, glossy lips that hydrate my pout. Another favorite I always carry around is Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss in 23-Star Pink, which is super sparkly and pink. I also keep Benefit California Kissin’ lipgloss with me- this stuff is great! It is blue and sparkly, so it makes teeth appear whiter and freshens your breath with its’ minty fragrance.
Lip Primer: Before I apply lipstick, I apply Benefit Lip Plump, which preps lips for color while thickening your pout.
Lipstick: Estee Lauder Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in 306 Crystal Rose is a delicate, soft pink. It matches my skin tone perfectly, so I have almost finished it!
Tools: My basic tools are very simple- A large Cover Girl fluffy brush, a Clinique eye shadow brush, a LancÃ´me eye shadow sponge applicator, a Clinique blush brush, an angled eyeliner brush, a Covergirl eye lash curler, Revlon tweezers, and a Clinique pencil sharpener.
Lip Balm: While traveling in Brazil, I noticed all the natives of the country were using a white/beige lip balm. I asked about it, and they told me it was “cacao”. I asked for one in a drugstore, and the showed me a huge selection of lip blams whose main ingredient was cacoa butter! I was so excited and bought several to take back with me. ThisÂ “ZanphyÂ Protetor Labial” is super moisturizing, smells good and contains FPS 15,Â allÂ at the sweet price of $1.00.
I also added a candle to the photo because I had it sitting around in my makeup bag forÂ weeks fromÂ a baby shower I attended. ItÂ smells like cotton candy!
Thanks Rory! I’ve yet to sniff a candle that smells like cotton candy but that’s right up Janey’s alley!