I posted what was in my makeup bag around this time last year and looking back a lot of it has changed, which is common for me. This is about all of the makeup I have. Since makeup isn’t always on the cheap end and I prefer quality over quantity and quick drugstore purchases, I wait until I finish a product to get a new one.
While you may think this is small, I have actually added some products to my normal rotation. I do a lot more than I once did, like primer, brows, eyeshadow, and sometimes a little contour with bronzer and highlighter. I’m not a big makeup person, but this year I’ve really enjoyed doing a little extra. Maybe it was that postpartum year of no makeup, or that I need a little more to cover these tired eyes.
What’s in my makeup bag:
Perricone MD No Makeup Instant Blur
Beautycounter Touchup Skin Concealer
No. 07 Mascara
Makeup For Ever HD Foundation
Browfood Aqua Brow Powder and Pencil Duo
Beautycounter Eyeshadow palette
Honest Beauty Contour + Highlight Kit (this is one I actually don’t really like and will replace early)
Real Techniques Makeup Sponge
No Makeup Instant Blur
One thing I really searched for this year was a primer. For the longest time, I thought I was better for not using one, keeping my makeup routine as simple as possible. After complaining to a friend (who actually knew about makeup) that I couldn’t find a mascara that doesn’t run, she brought up primer. I grabbed a couple samples from stores this year, but they often felt heavy and either too greasy or too drying.
Perricone MD sent me their No Makeup Instant Blur to try out and I’m in love. It’s like the Goldilocks of primers for me, it’s mattifying, but yet extremely moisturizing. It reduces redness, pores, and makes my skin look amazing. I often wear foundation every day because I have a lot of redness and scarring, but find myself not reaching for it as often lately. This stuff helps me to own my look and be confident in my own skin, which I’m all about.
Others worth noting
Another new thing I’ve added this year is a brow powder and pencil. I used to just use an eyeshadow or even bronzer, again in an effort to reduce as much time as possible. But, I think it’s worth it to spend a little more time, I now am among the many others that can’t go without adding a little something to their brows.
Also! I finally found a good inexpensive makeup sponge, go grab this real techniques one, you’ll love it. (and I just did some research and it’s half the price on Amazon than when I bought it at Target.
I’m also now an eyeshadow person! Still learning and still kind of don’t like it, but, I feel a little adds so much. I also LOVE the Beautycounter eyeshadows.
I snapped this selfie for you to add to this post. I want to note that this is my quick, every day, just ran my daughter to preschool look. I used everything I talked about above, except the contour and highlight and just added the tiniest bit of foundation to let those last summer freckles show through.