The majority of items in my everyday makeup bag is mostly essentials. :)
1. Hair comb
A must have item. For some reason my head feels so much lighter once I comb my hair! Not sure how that works but it does. :D
2. Evita Peroni hair clip
I love the design of the clip — simple but still chic and functional. So easy to use and doesn't pinch my hair like most bobby pins do.
3. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof liquid eye liner (Buy)
Shown here is a mini size that I like to keep in my bag because you never know when you'll need one! Stila liquid eyeliners are one of the best on the market for many reasons: they are highly pigmented (the black one shown here is really black), smudge-free, easy to draw a sharp line, and they truly stay on all day.
4. Clé de Peau Beauté concealer (Buy; Review)
The skin around my nose gets red really easily so I try to keep a good concealer with me everywhere I go. This one by Clé de Peau comes in a stick form so it's very convenient. The formula is lightweight and provides excellent coverage.
5. Jack Black Intense Therapy lip balm in Black Cherry and Pomegranate (Buy; Review)
Lip balm is a staple makeup item for me so it's not surprising to see one in my bag! :) I have an extensive review on it if you're interested. I like the way it sinks into lips to moisturize as opposed to just sitting on top and feeling heavy. The non-shiny/overly glossy finish is also a plus!
6. Dior Addict lipstick in It Pink (Buy)
I keep this one in my bag in addition to whatever lipstick I'm wearing that day. I love It Pink because it's a nice pink that is work-appropriate. The coverage is sheer but buildable. It moisturizes lips really well, too.
7. Green tea latte candy (Buy)
Low sugar = crabby Jaa. :D
8. SwirliDo hair ties (Buy)
I love these hair ties! They don't pull hair or leave pony lines. They are fun to use, stay in place and never slide off my hair. They are much more gentle to the hair than regular hair ties and the best thing about them is they don't give me a headache! :)
9. Gatsby blotting paper (Buy)
I don't use blotting film a lot in Winter as my skin tends to be pretty dry. This product is a staple during Summer, though. Gatsby is a good brand for blotting film and I use the “strongest” strength type (black sheets).
10. Rohto Lycee Japanese eye drop (Buy)
Eye drop is a contact lens wearer's best friend. I like this one in particular because it provides a slight cooling effect, too! And the pink packaging is always a nice gesture. :D
11. Almay makeup eraser sticks ( )
In case of emergency! I love how convenient these are. Break a tip, let the remover flow to the other end and dab away. Poof! Gone are the eyeshadow fallout and liner/mascara smudges!
12. Chanel Miroir Double Facettes (Mirror Duo) (Buy)
I love how small and thin it is. It's a very simple (but elegant) compact that has a regular mirror on one side and a magnifying one on the other.
Well, I think that pretty much covers all the items I always have with me in my everyday makeup bag. I don't normally bring any more than this to work unless I know I'm traveling or working out of town — then, it's a whole other story. ;)
Now it's your turn to share with me what's in your makeup bag! :)