27 February 2013

What's in my {makeup} bag

Are you ever curious about what's working for other women? It's hard to keep up with everything in the makeup world, and sometimes I just wish someone would give me a heads up about the great stuff they've found.  My sister does that for me on a regular basis. It's so helpful.  She and I were talking the other day about how much the cosmetic world has improved in the past ten years or so. Drugstore brands used to fall so far below department store brands, but now, for many staples, drugstore brands are just as good. 

Aside from that, the birth of places like Sephora and Ulta allow us to browse multiple brands without feeling disloyal to our favorite gal at the Bobbie Brown counter (hello to the beautiful european BB consultant with the nude lips and beautiful hair whose name I don't know!).

In that vein (I'm very sorry that I just typed vein), I thought I'd provide you with a quick summary of what's in my makeup bag right now. 

  1. All my brushes are from Bobbie Brown. It's not that I think they're the best on the market, necessarily. They just nabbed me first, and work just fine.
  2. Bobbie Brown Bronzing Powder in Medium - for an all-over sun-kissed glow
  3. Benefit Watt's Up Highlighter - for right under my brow
  4. Lorac Pro Lengthening and Thickening Mascara - doesn't get clumpy when I need to re-apply before an evening engagement
  5. Stila Stay-All-Day Illuminating Beauty Balm - for general tone and togetherness
  6.  Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion - no more eyelid creases (no seriously)
  7. Benefit Eye Bright - used on my waterlines to brighten eyes
  8. ELF Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in Black - it's only a buck at Target
  9. Urban Decay Naked Palette - so many beautiful eyeshadow combinations. the stuff has changed my life (excuse the melodrama)
  10. Lancome Maquicomplet Under Eye Concealer - I've tried a million (again with the melodrama), and this is the best
  11. Bobbie Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze - for a subtle highlight on my cheekbones

What are your standbys? Are there some you need to ditch? 

It's always good to try something new, especially if it's been awhile!