What’s in My Makeup Bag?
It is said that a woman carries her entire world (well almost) in her handbag. I do laugh it off when I hear someone say it, but a part of me does agree to it.
“From a pin to a plane, you’d find everything
In her bag of vain”
(I just came up with a quote of my own :yahoo:)
I have even read these celebrity interviews where, when they’re asked about what have you got in your handbag, they say “umm..nothing much – my wallet, house keys, sunglasses, sunscreen, hand cream, a kohl, a lipgloss, face powder, my favourite scent, some dried fruits, and yeah that’s about it.” It does sound hilarious, but when you come to think of it, we really can’t step out of the house without our “essentials.”
Let me come to the point now, this post is about what I carry in my make-up bag, which is a part of my huge handbag. To start with, let me tell you that I have two make-up bags – a regular one and a party one. The party bag is when I need to rush for a party and get ready in the car. I wasn’t really a make-up person, but IMBB swiftly converted me to a make-up freak, hence the two make-up kits.
In this post, I’ll be sharing the contents of my regular make-up bag and if you guys want, I would also do a post on my party make-up bag :toothygrin:
Here we go:
This is my cute, zebra pattern kit, which looks quite small, but you’ll see that it isn’t. I picked it up from a night bazaar in Bangkok and it was pretty cheap (somewhere around Rs.100/-). The black stripes are in velvet and the quality of this kit is really good. I have been using it over 10 months now.
1. Hand Sanitizer:
It is the most essential part of my kit as I’m a cleanliness freak. Even otherwise, this is one thing you MUST NOT leave home without.
2. Face Wipes/Wet tissues:
I’m using Bare Essentials wipes which also remove make-up, they’re really good. I’m almost finished with the pack so I’ve purchased Kara wipes, let’s see how they fare.
3. Compact/Face Powder:
This is also a very important product for touch-ups or if you need to re-do your make-up. I’m using The Body Shop compact and I totally love it.
4. Blush and Kabuki:
A blush is an instant pick-me-up, if you don’t have time to use a lot of products, just dab on some blush and you’re all set. I use the Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Blusher and Highlighter duo – it is to die for and plus you get the highlighter with it, you don’t need to carry one separately.
I use the Sheercover kabuki to apply it.
5. Lipstick and Lip Balm:
I tend to carry a separate lipstick, lipbalm, gloss etc, but actually you can carry just one of your favourite and you’ll be good to go. I carry a lipbalm (for everyday use), lipstick (in case I have a meeting/a date :p) and a gloss (if I have to head for a party straight from work!).
These days, I’m also carrying the Sleek Pout Polish, which is superb and works for all looks, Rati reviewed it a few days back.
6. Kajal and Mascara:
As it is my regular kit, I do not stuff it with eye shadows, so a kohl and mascara is all I need for my eyes. These are also quite essential as they work for both day and night. I am using Colorbar Kajal and Clinique Mascara.
7. Hand Cream:
I have this habit of using a hand cream everytime I wash my hands, so I carry my Marks and Spencers Lavender Hand and Nail cream – it’s really good.
8. The Extras:
I’m like ‘Miss-carry-it-all,’ so I throw in some more things, which are not so essential, but I feel I might just need it and then regret not taking it with me, so that’s why.
Perfume – I carry three, yes you read it right – 3. A solid perfume, a roll-on and a perfume stick.
Mirror – The TBS compact and the VS blush both have nice mirrors, but I just like to carry my cute, girly mirror.
Q-tips – Though I’ve never used them, I still feel I might need them someday!
Hairpins – A pair of pins don’t take up too much space! Just in case I’m having a bad hair day, they’ll help me.
9. Latest Additions:
I have recently bought a Vichy sunscreen and the FabIndia Lemongrass facial spray, which shall also be stuffed into this lovely make-up bag.
Well, that’s all. I hope you like it. I’d love to hear what you all carry in your make-up bags, so I could add more to mine (although there ain’t any more space in it, LOL).
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