Confession — when I first started wearing makeup, I pretty much toted my entire vanity with me everywhere I went. Maybe it was the excitement of my new “glamorous” persona, but I was definitely that girl. These days I’ve narrowed it down to a short list of must-haves that I keep in my bag at all times.
I’m never without a few lip balms. The Rodin lip balm is one of my favs because it’s all natural, sheer, hydrating, and has a beautiful rose scent that I’m absolutely obsessed with. Another balm that never EVER leaves my bag is the Sugar Lip Caramel Hydrating Balm by Fresh. A lot of you know that I’m a huge fan of this brand and this balm is one of their best products, hands down. (I especially recommend this for anyone needs extra hydration or wears a lot of matte lip shades which can be pretty drying.)
Another lip product I keep in my makeup bag is the Dior Addict Lip Lacquer Stick. Think of it as a cross between a lip balm and a lipstick. The shades are as pigmented as a lipstick, but have the long-lasting hydration you’d expect from a lip balm. It’s also touch-up friendly, you can easily re-apply without needing to whip out a mirror (or your front-facing camera, lol).
On any given day you can find a few Clé de Peau Beauté products in my bag. I keep the Clé de Peau Concealer Stick on deck for quick touch-ups. A little goes a long way, I just dab a little on any blemishes then blend with my fingertips. I’ve also recently become a fan of the Clé de Peau Hand Cream. It firms, improves fine lines, and has sunscreen to protect skin. Hand creams tend to be super thick and sticky, but this formula moisturizes without that heavy, filmy feeling.
My makeup bag has had Diorshow Mascara for as long as I can remember and I keep a tube in my bag at all times. Same goes for translucent powder. Right now I’m using the Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder. It’s a GORGEOUS product. It gives my face a subtle glow with the slightest bit of shimmer, but you can always use it more heavily on your cheeks or layer it for contouring. Last but not least, I try to keep some sort of fragrance on deck. Right now I’m loving the Laura Mercier Ambré Vanillé Eau Gourmande. If you’re searching for a signature scent, grab a sample of this. It’s a soft blend of tangerine, coconut, brown sugar, and sandalwood that can go from day to night.
What are the beauty products you can’t leave home without? Drop a comment or tag me in your purse pics on Instagram so I can take a peek.