Thursday, June 26, 2014

What's in My Makeup Bag?


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Pretty self explanatory, this is what I've got in my makeup bag. I sometimes like to pretend I'm Anna from Vivianna Does Makeup and throw lots of fancy stuff on, but for the most part, here are my tried and true favorites that have gotten repurchased over the years. 

PRIMERS //
Maybelline Baby Skin - this stuff is what I use every day. I'm on my third tube and I really love it. I don't find that it is amazing at covering up large pores, but it does make a huge difference in how smoothly my makeup applies and how long it stays in place, so I love it. 
Rimmel Stay Matte - for a person with very dry skin, this doesn't make it worse, but it certainly isn't for everyday use. I use it with my shinier foundations, like Revlon Photoready, because it evens it out, but I found it to be very drying when used with Rimmel Stay Matte foundation. I'd recommend this for oiler skin types, but for combination to dry skin, I'd only use it with dewey-er foundations, on days that you want to even them out a bit.


FOUNDATIONS //
Revlon Photoready (002) - This is the dewiest, lightest foundation that I own. Because my skin is dry, this is good on days when I want a lighter coverage because my skin is cooperating, but I would not use this if I had oilier skin. 
Rimmel Match Perfection (101) - I would consider this light-medium coverage but very pigmented, which is awesome. It feels very light on the skin but stays very well during the day and looks very smooth on the skin. 
Covergirl 3 in 1 (805) - I would consider this a medium - full coverage but in the best possible way because it does not feel heavy or tacky on the skin. It covers well isn't too drying on my dry skin, as long as I wear a primer underneath. For most days, when my skin is average, this is my go-to! 
Rimmel Stay Matte (010) - This is definitely the most full coverage foundation that I own. I love it because it makes my skin look bright, flawless, and matches my skin perfectly, but it can be a bit much for hot summer days. It is extremely pigmented and a little goes a long way, so as long as you apply it lightly with a sponge or something like a stippling/buffing brush, you'll be fine! I have dry skin and was originally nervous about the name, but it can actually be quite glowy when paired with the baby skin primer. As far as staying time, I'd say it lasts a good 8 hours without needing to be touched up or powdered! 

CONCEALERS // 
Almay Wake Me Up - Can be a bit yellow, but when used under foundation on my dark circles, it covers very well. 
Maybelline Age Rewind - I picked this up because so many YouTubers I watch use it, but I'm neither blown away nor disappointed. I like that I can use it to cover under my eyes or on blemishes, but it isn't super brightening, which isn't my favorite. 
Loreal True Match - I've been using this concealer since early high school. I used to use the matching foundation, but I found I didn't really like the color range. I love this stuff and have repurchased I don't even know how many tubes over the years. It is very brightening and light, but not so wonderful covering dark circles. I'd use it more on blemishes and brightening under the eyes. 
Mac Studio Finish - This is my newest addition to the bunch and I'm really liking it. It's very pigmented and looks really nice when I first put it on, but it can crease a bit as the day goes on. I'm a bit of a freak when it comes to my "dark circles," so I wouldn't say it's perfect, but it's got coverage and brightening down, so I'm pretty pleased. 

POWDERS // 
Rimmel Stay Matte (003 Natural) - I originally tried this in the "color" translucent and really liked it, but  I still really like it in Natural. I was cautious at first that it would be too dark (pale people probe), but because it has a pink undertone it actually works perfectly. It doesn't keep my skin looking matte all day, but for the most part it also doesn't call attention to my dry spots, so it works very well for my dry-combination skin. 
Mac Corduroy - I love this stuff. I don't really wear dark eye shadow very much so I had this for years before I used it, but now that I use it as an eyeliner, it's found it's way into my every day makeup bag. It's dark, but subtle enough to just blend in to my lash line and add definition without being a clean cut line. 
Mac Yogurt - I like to use this all over my lids when I wear eyeliner or when I'm putting a light brown in my crease, like Mac Wedge. It just helps the create a base that isn't too noticeable but give my eyes a little extra something…and I also just love the name. 
Mac Magic Dust - I use this as a highlight in my inner corners and on my brow bone and I really love it. It's brightening without being glittery or too shimmery and just adds the right amount of glowiness. 
Mac Blush in Dame - This looks much darker in the photos than it actually is, because in person it is a nice deep pink, without being too berry toned. On my skin, it shows up as a nice middle ground between red and pink without being too much of either one (if that makes sense) and does a really good job of brightening up my face. It is the longest lasting blush that I've ever tried and I'm very impressed. 
Mac Matte Bronzer  - This one is a bit of an experiment for me right now. I've never religiously used bronzer and honestly, it scares me, but when used pretty heavy handily, this still isn't over powering or too "Jersey Shore" orange, so that boosts my confidence a bit. It gives the center of my face an added glowy brightness (how many times can I say that in one blogpost) when applied in a 3 shape, which I really like. 




LIPS AND EYES //
Mac Ruby Woo - I totally don't wear this on a daily basis (the last time I wore it being on New Year's Eve, but when I have the confidence to wear it out, I really like it. I think it is one of Mac's blue toned reds, which means it makes your teeth look whiter (hooray) and is easier to wear, which I appreciate. 
NYX Eyebrow Marker in Deep/Profound - This thing has changed my life. I mean, not drastically, but it has made my eyebrow routine much, much easier. It's really good for filling in where there is a bit of a gap, because when you make tiny strokes it looks like little hairs, and it stays all day. I really, really love it. I used to use powder, but this is just so much quicker! 
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara - The is the only mascara that holds a curl in my stubborn eyelashes and actually stays black all day…'nuff said. 
Softlips in Vanilla - I love Vanilla and I love the feel of this chapstick. It isn't too waxy or clumpy, it's just the perfect texture, hence the name. I don't know how good it is about actually healing sore lips, but it feel great on. 
Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie - I really love this when I'm going for a glossier effect. It is a very natural, easy color to wear and isn't too much for an everyday look. The feel of this steals the show though…think chapstick plus lip stain..I'm pretty sure I've raved about this before. 
Revlon Chubby Stick in Honey - This is my everyday, never fails me, never have to worry about looking silly, lip color. I love the texture, the color, everything. At first I thought the color was going to be too much of a nude for me, but it actually works with the color of your lips, so it looks a bit different on everyone, but it always looks like the perfect "i woke up like dis" color. 
Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 107 - This one is darker than Ruby Woo, but still pretty good about not making my teeth look yellow, which I appreciate. When I can convince myself to put it on, it's great, but I'd definitely recommend it for the fall, as it's a very berry toned pinky-red. I swatched it here. 
Maybelline Master Precise Eyeliner - I bought this because I refused to pay $20 for the Stila Stay All Day, but I probably should've splurged, because even though this makes a great precise line, it deff doesn't stay all day and can smudge quite a bit of you rub your eyes at all. 


 EXTRAS //
Urban Decay De-slick - Because I have dryer skin, I should've have gone for the original when I repurchased this, but I think this was all they had in stock at the time and no way was I going without it. I absolutely love it, will swear by the fact that it increases makeup longevity, and love that it takes away that "too powdery" look I can sometimes get right after I powder my skin. Let's just say, I bought this for sorority rush in South Louisiana in the middle of August and I wasn't disappointed. 
Almay eyeliner in Raisin Quartz - This is my favorite eyeliner when I want a bit of color but nothing too crazy. It looks really nice on my greenish/hazel eyes and is easy to apply because since it isn't black, it doesn't have to be perfect. 
Garnier Moisture Rescue for Dry Skin - This stuff is glorious. It's practically a dupe for one of my favorite moisturizers, and with it's under $10 price tag, I've fallen in love. More about this later, but I would definitely recommend this for dry, sensitive skin. 
Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion - I don't wear eyeshadow on a daily basis, so I rarely use this, but when I do, I find that my eyeshadow creases lots less. I can't really say that it makes my eyeshadow last dramatically longer, but I do like the fact that it provides a really nice neutral base for the color, so it's definitely something I keep on hand. 
Rimmel 621 Orion Trio - I bought this on a whim because I wanted to wear eyeshadow more, but obviously that didn't work. When I do wear it, I really like the three shades together, but it definitely takes a bit of work to make the champagne color show up. 


I tried to give some pretty good insight into what I think about each product, but let me know in the comments if you have any specific questions! 

What is your must have product in your makeup bag? Do we use any of the same things? 
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