Tuesday, April 9, 2013

What's In My Makeup Bag

I don't know about you, but I love seeing what other bloggers/celebrities/my friends have in their makeup bags. Call me snoopy. Surprisingly, in the 3 years I've been writing Marie a la Mode, I've never done a "What's in my bag/makeup bag?" post so I thought it was time! These are just a few items I use on a regular basis and have to have when traveling.

L-R Starting fromt the top left row: 
Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation 240 Natural Beige - smooth like butter! I only use foundation on special occasions or when I'm going to be photographed, like for outfit posts.

NARS Copacabana Illuminator - I mix this with my Colorstay foundation and it gives me a nice, luminous glow. Yes, "luminous."

MAC Studio Fix C2 - I've been using this since I was 14. It's a powder and foundation in one but it's not cake-y.

NYX Super Skinny Marker in Carbon Black - I'm not good at putting on normal liquid liner, it's usually a war between me and the liner and the liner always wins, with the black ink ending halfway up my eyelid. I don't have a steady hand but with this, it's easy to apply and it lasts all day.

Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara in Black - This mascara really lengthens and extends my eyelashes. (Just like Pilates and my limbs!)

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer - I've used this for years. To see a review click, here. (I compare it to Cle de Peau's $70 concealer.)

NARS Orgasm Blush - My all-time favorite blush. I love the color and it looks good on any skin tone. It's popular for a reason!

ILIA Lipstick in Shell Shock - My friend Janis got this for me for Christmas and I love the color. Sorry you can't see it in this photo! In Edmonton you can buy ILIA lipsticks at LUX Beauty Boutique.

Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm - An everyday staple. Very soothing and all-natural.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm - Very creamy but very matte and the color is gorgeous. It goes great with the NARS Orgasm blush.

MAC Eyeshadow in Vanilla - I always use this, on it's own or as a base underneath darker colors. It doesn't crack or cake on the eyelid.

Body Shop Eye Shadow in 07 - A great color to use for contouring.

What's in your makeup bag? Let me know in the comment section below!


Courtney Erin said...

I'm dying to try that NARS blush - I hear so many great things about it.

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe said...

I LOVE Burt's Bees lip balm. And at first I thought that was the NARS bronzer in Laguna (which I adore) - I'll have to give the blush a try! Right now I'm obsessed with the Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes.

Marie a la Mode said...

Amanda: I use Laguna bronzer as well!

Lisa Maria said...

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer - NC30
MAC Mineralize Foundation/Loose - Medium
MAC Bronzing Powder - Matte Bronze
Annabelle Blush - 44
L'oreal Telescopic Liquid Liner - Carbon Black
L'oreal Voluminous Mascara - Carbon Black
Rimmel Brow Pencil - 001 Dark Brown
Blistex Medicated Lip Balm with SPF 15
Sally Hansen Eyelash Curler

I have to tell you that yours is one of the very first blogs I've ever followed. As a fellow Edmontonian, you were an inspiration for me starting my very own blog :)


Mimi said...

nyx lip creams are so amazing, i love them! i haven't really done a legit what's in my bag/makeup bag post either, thanks for the inspiration! maybe i'll do one sometime soon. :D

<3, Mimi
Win a pair of Saltwater Sandals!

Adventures in Fashion said...

Great picks! I love everything in your makeup bag, except I find that Revlon foundation drying on my skin. You, on the other hand, have the greatest skin in the world, so you probably don't have that problem ;)

See you tonight, sweets!

Marie a la Mode said...

Lisa Maria, I am honored! Going to check out your blog right now!

Marie a la Mode said...

Vickie: You are so sweet but that's not true! ; )

Melanie Liliana said...

These are great picks! I think you've inspired me to do a post like this in the future! and btw I agree with Vickie, I think you have amazing skin! Even though I've never seen you in person! ;)

Marie a la Mode said...

Awwww thanks Melanie! xo

J. said...

Thanks for sharing with us your bag of tricks ;)
I love burts bees and nars!!!
Great post.
:) J.

Catita said...

I am also snoopy like you and so loved this post. I've heard a lot about the NARS orgasm blush and really want to buy it....once I'm done with all my other blushes ;)

La Petite Frenchie said...

Great post! :)

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Annick said...

I love my Clinique mascara as well! And I'm super curious about those NYX Matte Lip Cremes!

Great choices!

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