What’s in my make up bag

When it comes to talking about what’s in my make up bag, I get a little bit carried away! I have several to begin with but the ones that are my life savers, are in the make up bag I carry in my purse. Here are some of my Summer 2015 Make up bag essentials:

1. Vaseline Rosy Lips

I’m crazy about keeping my lips hydrated and I should be! A key part of your make up look is your lips & if there’s one thing that cries fail, it’s dry, cracked lips. For instant hydration I carry this adorably tiny jar of Vaseline Rosy Lips. Because nothing quite hydrates and locks in moisture like Vaseline jelly does!

2. Baby Lips in Coral

For a fancier more colorful choice, I back the vaseline up with my Baby Lips, to add a brighter tint to my lips. On days where you want to keep it light, this simple combination works brilliantly!

3. Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer

One of the best out there, the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer goes on thick and smooth, instantly making your skin look better. This works wonders for under eye dark circles too, so if you had a late night and need to cover up dab some of this on before your foundation.

4. Tinted Moisturizer/Foundation
Yes, I carry both! You never know when you might need one or the other. Daytime I try to keep made up with tinted moisturizer with spf, Laura Mercier, Nars, La Mer and Chanel have some great ones to their name. For foundation I have to be vain and say these days I am carrying MM Makeup Silk Foundation in Natural Warmth!

5. Maybelline Rocket Volume Mascara

No look is complete without the right Mascara and my pick these days is the Maybelline Rocket Volume Mascara. It gives you just the right kinda thick, voluminous lashes to add finesse to any look.

6. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner (Pen)

For the fine lines this summer I am hooked to the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner pen, I got this on a complete whim not knowing what to expect from the famous tattoo artists make up line. Nonetheless I have to say, this one surprised me and became an instant fave! It lasts until you clean it off with make up remover and it goes on smooth, somehow the shape of the pen works perfectly. Biggest plus: it doesn’t dry out!

7. Eye Shadow

Sephora crayon eye pencil in any color! For now I’m carrying #511 which is like a silverish charcoal grey and even passes off for an eye shadow if need be! It’s creamy & will last so you could use it to cover your lid or you can even use it to line your lower lid. It also works well as an eye liner on its own!

8. Lipsticks

This one is tricky but these days I have a few shades that I carry pretty much everywhere. One is NARS Schiap which is a semi-matte lipstick with just the right touch of pink for your lips. The other two are from our very own make up like MM Make up which are our long lasting lipstick in “Scarlet Fury” (Red) & “Athena” which is a take on a redish terra cotta. (Remember our lipsticks are Matte so don’t forget to pair them with some gloss or lip balm underneath!)

9. Hand Sanitizer/Moisturiser

These two are big essentials in my make up bag, especially the one in my purse! Currently my favorite scents are : Everlasting Weekend & Sweet Pea!

10. Make up wipes

Neutrogena Make Up Remover cleansing towelettes, I swear by these and you should too. It’s not like sandpaper and it will remove makeup, dirt & grease without leaving behind any access oil!

What are your makeup bag essentials?