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Whenever I see a YouTube video with the title “What’s in my bag/makeup bag” my eyes get wide and my lips spread in a huge smile.

I feel like a voyeur of sorts. Peering into the personal contents of what women carry on a daily basis.

I carry a lot. I feel like if I don’t that one day will be the day that I need whatever item was left at home. I pair it down if I’m going out at night.

On the daily these are the items I carry.

NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation Tawny 12-


Great powder that can be worn alone or with a light liquid foundation.

Ruby Kisses All Over Glow Powder



These have been called dupes for MAC MSF. They come in four colors: Light Glow, Flushed Glow, Bronze Glow, Deep Glow. My two favorites are the Flushed Glow and Deep Glow. They can be used as highlights or stand alone blushes. I always have one in my main makeup bag. Pictured is Bronze Glow

L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara– I’m a mascara whore, lol. I will try any mascara once if I think it will give me volume, curl, and definition without smudging. Voluminous does that…and yet I still try new ones.

L’Oreal 3 Tools in 1 Draw, Shape & Set Brows Pencil– A brow pencil is essential as well groomed brows help shape your face. This one is decent. I’m not wowed by it like I was by Maybelline’s EyeStudio Master Shape Brow Pencil that I can no longer find in stores 😦

L.A. Girl Pro Conceal– I have two of these Toast, and Fawn.LA Girl Pro Concel

Toast is on the top. Fawn is on the bottom. I use Toast for blemishes and Fawn to highlight my undereye. I wear glasses most days so I don’t really need to conceal much but if I did these babies are on top of my list to use. They are creamy yet once they set they STAY put.

GOSH Cosmetics Volume Lip Shine in Nude 08IMG_3391

A milky pink/brown nude that works with all makeup looks and doesn’t dry out my lips. Sometimes I will wear other lip products but this one is a STAPLE and is ALWAYS in my bag.

NYX Lip Pencil in Cocoa


A reddish brown, more brown than red that seems to work well with most of my lip products when I feel like using a liner.

Lucas Papaw Ointment– My current favorite lip/hand balm.

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Rollerball– My current favorite fragrance.

I also carry my blush of the day. Pictured is a blush by a company called My Latina Bella. It showed up in my local Duane Reade. The color is a pinky/brown with shimmer. Stunning on brown skin.

I have tweezers, eyelash curler, a blush and retractable kabuki brush and everything else listed stuffed into an old (at least 5 years old) MARK by Avon makeup bag.


It is huge and hold everything without it being packed in.

So there you have it…what I carry on a daily basis.

*What are your makeup bag essentials? Do you feel “naked” if you don’t have your products with you?”

Thanks for reading 🙂

Until next time,