Hi! I hate carrying a big purse, so I don’t usually have space to carry an entire makeup bag with me. But I’ve been in too many situations where last minute plans come up and I’m not prepared. So what are your suggestions for items that I should always have in my bag? I just want to always be prepared for the unexpected without having to lug my entire makeup collection with me. Thanks 🙂
~Terika, Toledo OH
I can definitely relate. I have a disdain for huge purses, and my life is pretty random. So I’m all too familiar with last minute plans coming up, and the stress of whipping myself together for them. And since I can’t ever say no to plans (that’s another topic for another day), I’ve learned to always keep the right products in my bag to save the day. These 7 products are all I need to do quick makeup and a touch-up, and still slay the day. Here are my recommendations for the makeup bag essential products that you need to prepared, and cute, at all times.
CHARLOTTE TILBURY LEGENDARY BROWS EYEBROW GEL
The CHARLOTTE TILBURY Legendary Brows Eyebrow Gel might almost be the perfect solution to filling your brows on the go. It’s a brow gel that uses what it calls a Magic Elasticizing Wax to give a boost to your brows. This wax is a potion of castor oil for strength, vitamin-E for nourishment, and pigments made naturally to spruce your brows. So it works to benefit the overall health of your brows, while enhancing them with tint and volume. The brush applicator is small and uses micro-fine bristles so that it evenly hugs and coats each and every hair. And this, combined with the malleable hold of the wax, gives you flexibility in sculpting and shaping your brows. Also, it comes in four shades, plus a clear option. This brow gel is quick, easy, definitely legendary, and might just be perfect.
IT COSMETICS LASH BLOWOUT VOLUMIZING MASCARA
The IT COSMETICS Lash Blowout Volumizing Mascara really brings the drama and volume to your eyelashes. In collaboration with the Dry Bar, this mascara was created to mimic the technology behind barrel hair brushes for lashes. So it uses a big wand that has microspheres at the end of each tip, which grabs each lash and separates them giving them a big blowout look. Then with haircare still in mind, the mascara formula contains biotin, vitamin-E, collagen, and jojoba oil. This helps to make your lashes stronger so they can grow longer, and look beautiful and healthier. The formula also uses transparent polymers, which are used as thickeners, so the black pigment color has intense payoff. And not only is the cute handle reminiscent of a barrel hair brush, but it also has a soft and easy grip. This is a makeup collab you didn’t know you needed.
TARTE H20 LIP GLOSS
The TARTE Sea H20 Lip Gloss nourishes your lips in an unmatched super glossy, high shine. It’s a water based creamy-like gloss that comes in lacquered, holographic, metallic, and iridescent finishes. Deep sea ingredients like algae and marine plant extracts are used to minimize any lines or wrinkles on your lips. And the lip gloss is rich in vitamin-E which offers a barrier of protection for the skin on your lips. Additionally, the vitamin-E works to sooth and smooth out your lips making them look healthier and prettier. The range of almost 20 shades are made from mineral pigments which also do double duty as they help soften your lips. In totality the hyper glossy shine and nourishing formula makes your lips look fuller, plumper, and definitely kissable. Pucker up.
EVIAN FACIAL SPRAY
The EVIAN Facial Spray is a naturally refreshing face mist that gives your skin a much need boost any time you need it. A quick spray revitalizes and rehydrates your face, whether it’s bare or glammed with makeup. As with Evian drinking water, this face mist is made from 100% mineral water sourced from the French Alps mountains. Thus it has neutral pH and natural soothing powers for irritated skin, and is suitable for all skin types. This facial spray wakes up your skin, in a gentle calming way, and keeps it hydrated and energized throughout the day. This definitely makes it a makeup bag essential must-have. It’s purely refreshing, pun intended.
YVES SAINT LAURENT MON PARIS EAU DE PARFUM TRAVEL SPRAY
The YVES SAINT LAURENT Mon Paris Eau de Parfum Travel Spray is a warm fruity and floral fragrance that’s reminiscent of love like its moniker. Pear and red berries introduce the fragrance to your senses in a soft and feminine way. The heart of the perfume comes from the White Datura flower, which is notorious in its own right and has an intoxicatingly sweet scent. Then white musk and patchouli ground and balance out the scent in a familiar way. It’s really like romance in a bottle.
THE HONEY POT COMPANY NORMAL INTIMATE WIPES
THE HONEY POT COMPANY Normal Intimate Wipes use natural ingredients to refresh your delicate regions on the go. Made of 99% of nature’s finest, these wipes eliminate bacteria and provide moisture and soothing comfort. Natural constituents like coconut oil and calendula, made from Marigold flowers, fight off bacteria that cause odors and infections. Also the coconut oil helps to moisturize your feminine areas, along with refreshing cucumber. And aloe vera treats and calms any irritated skin. These hygiene wipes help to maintain your overall pH balance, they don’t leave any residue, and are unscented. When we’re talking about makeup bag essentials, you can’t forget about your honey pot.
SIMPLY GUM PEPPERMINT MINTS
The SIMPLY GUM Peppermint Mints are a saving grace for when you’re in need of an instant breath refresher. The recipe for these mints is simple, as it uses only 3 natural ingredients to give you impactful freshness and taste. There’s nothing artificial or synthetic about these mints. Instead there’s just natural peppermint oil & sugar cane, and calcium stearate to keep it all together. The mints come in a cute tin so you can easily toss and access them for a boost. Your breath deserves to sparkle and shine too.
I try to live by the motto that if you stay ready you never have to get ready, but life doesn’t always work out that way. So I have to stay prepared to ride the day’s potential roller coaster. And in preparation, I always have these makeup bag essential products handy. And you should too, because my other motto is never let them catch you slippin.