Monday, August 26, 2013

What's in my makeup bag - Summer edition

I keep all of my makeup in a big trunk, so it can be a hassle to dig out products every morning. So instead, I keep my most reached-for makeup in a separate bag for easy access. Here are the products I've been using consistently this summer:

Lorac Pro Palette

I switch up my eyeshadow palettes pretty often, but this is definitely my most-used palette this summer. It has 16 colors, with half matte and half shimmer, and a great variety of neutrals, so I don't necessarily feel the need to use other palettes in conjunction with this one. My current favorite look is using Lt. Bronze all over the lid, Sable on the outer corners, and Pewter on the lower lashline for definition.

Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer

Even though tinted moisturizers feel really nice on the skin, my fault with a lot of them is that they don't have great coverage. However, I find that I can build this one up to be a medium coverage without a thick, heavy feel on my face.

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

This bronzer is so nice; it's matte and pretty dark, so it's good for contouring on medium skin. Bonus: It smells like chocolate.

CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara

This is an everyday mascara for me; I already have long, thick eyelashes, so I just look for definition and curl. If you have sparse lashes, I can't really say how much length and thickness this could give you, but it's really nice for separation.

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer

This is really full coverage, and can cover up redness and dark circles. It's a really fluid texture, so it blends really nicely. However, it tends to crease under the eyes (especially if you're in a dry climate) so run a Q-tip over it to pick up any excess product.

Anastasia Brow Powder

The shade Ebony complements black hair perfectly, without being too dark. This has two colors; I use the lighter one on the inner parts of my brows, and the darker color for the arches and the ends.

I'm constantly changing up my products, so I will have an updated fall makeup bag soon!

1 comment:

  1. I wanna try everything you have here, specially the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer and the Clump Crusher! I heard so many good things about them, you have great taste! :O