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Monday, July 15, 2013

What's in my makeup bag

So lately I've been trying to make use of the makeup that I have. I don't have a lot, but I have enough that it's starting to bother me with all the unused items that I have. I simply forget that I have certain items. It's not like nail polish, which I almost always have a color on. I just don't wear makeup all that often.

I decided a few days ago to sift through my stash, and pick out some stuff that I wanted to try out, and create a look for. You'll notice a few items are missing; blush, highlighter, bronzer, and a primer. I don't use them for whatever reason. Also I have a separate container for lipstick, and don't keep them in my bag. Too much clutter for my taste.

I don't take much makeup with me when I do. Even if I wasn't using such a small purse, like my Mini Mac, I only take my Burt's Bees and the lip product I was using that day with me.

Makeup bag is from Target.

what's in my makeup bag

For face products I only keep two foundations, which I swap between frequently. A powder, which I can't wait to finish so I can purchase another kind, and a concealer which I am also eager to get rid of. It's not that I don't like them, I just want to try something else without having these items sitting around.

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 110
Hydroxatone BB Cream in Meduim (sent for review by iFabbo)
Maybelline Dream Matte powder

what's in my makeup bag

Eyeshadows are something that have always intimidated me. My mom has given me two Avon Eyeshadow quads. I use the one with the crazy colors (fantasyland) for a liner, and use the small brush that came with a Mark product to do it. I do have swatches of most of the eyeshadows linked below.

Avon Eyeshadow Quad in Island Breeze
Avon Eyeshadow in Fantasyland
Mark eyeshadows in Ice Age, Biscotti, Fairy Dust, and Barista
Avon Cream Eyeshadow in Pebble Stone (I've talked about this a lot, but I've never swatched it. May have to do that.

I am determined to use those Mark eyeshadows more. Time to step out of my comfort zone!

what's in my makeup bag

Ah, my favorite part of my makeup bag. Eyeliners is what I have the most fun with. I never thought I'd be an eyeliner girl, but I really am. I enjoy mixing it up. I recently ran out of my favorite silver eyeliner (it was a duel Avon one with black on the other end), and I was heart broken. I picked the Maybelline one up as a replacement but it's not as good. Who knew silver eyeliners would be so hard to find? I use my purple Avon eyeliner on my lower lash line, often paired with the silver liner or black eyeliner. The bronzy one is new to me, and I'm obsessed with it. I've been using this one the most, and it's a staple in my daily go-to look. I have yet to use the pale yellow eyeliner, but I really want to create a look with it. I'm still using my Elf eyeliner, which I love. It's so inexpensive, and easy to use. Really great bargain. My Pixi Mascara (kindly sent to my for review) is another one that's a staple. I find myself reaching for this a lot more than my other mascaras.

But, wait? What is that odd contraption sitting there on the far right? It's the strangest thing that I have ever seen, let me tell you. It's a new mascara from Avon that I got early from my mom (who is a rep, if you didn't already know). I bought it at the rep price, and figured, why not? It's different, and I like different. I have been trying it out for a few days, and I'll let you know my thoughts on it (it's true to its name; Mega)

Maybelline Master Drama in Made of Steel
Avon Glimmersticks Diamonds in Brown Glow
Avon Glimmersticks Diamonds in Golden Diamond
Elf liquid eyeliner in black

what's in my makeup bag

I only use three brushes. I want to buy more, I'm just at a loss. I want another eyeshadow brush (for blending) and a buffing brush (to buff my foundation). If you have any recommendations, please let me know.

There's really not a lot to say about these three. They're pretty straight forward.

Real Techniques Multi Task Brush
Real Techniques Lash-Brow Groomer
Real Techniques Domed Shadow Brush

I have a few reviews lined up, maybe a comparison post or two, and a collab review of some manly products with my husband. That's exciting, and fun. I'm looking forward to that last one.

I hope you all have a fantastic rest of your Monday, please leave me your brush recommendations (any brand). I am totally at a loss.


  1. For brushes, I've had good experiences with Avon and mark's as well as Annabelle's (a Canadian brand).

  2. I did notice that Avon had a new buffing brush. I'm eying that one, for sure.