I try to challenge myself each month to change up the products that are in my makeup bag. If I don’t do this, I often find myself in a bit of a rut and end up using the same handful of products for several months without experimenting with anything new. Even though I like to change things up often, there are still certain types of products that will always be in my makeup bag because I definitely couldn’t function properly without them.
The Products That Never Leave My Makeup Bag
Lip Balm | I would be crazy to not keep a lip balm constantly on hand. I often struggle with dry lips, so a good lip balm or salve is definitely a must for my bag. I swear by Glossier’s Balm Dotcom because it can be used for dry lips, elbows, cuticles – you name it. When I want a wash of color, I go with the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments in one of their gorgeous shades (Rose, Nude, and Petal are a few of my favorites).
Mascara | If I had to pick only one makeup product to use for the rest of my life, it would be mascara. It just makes such a huge difference to how I look and I’d never be caught without it. My go-to lately has been Tarte’s Maneater, but I just picked up the new Bad Gal Bang Mascara from Benefit to see if it’s actually worth freaking out over. Spoiler alert: it is.
Concealer | I always make sure to keep some sort of concealer in my makeup bag, just for any instances when I might need a little extra coverage or to spot conceal. I really love Glossier’s Stretch Concealer in Light because it’s so hydrating and I’m able to wear it by itself on days that I don’t want to wear a ton of makeup but still want to even out my complexion.
Mattifying Powder | To combat mid-day oiliness, I like to keep some sort of mattifying powder on hand. I love Rimmel’s Stay Matte powder as well as their new offering, the Insta Fix & Matte Translucent Powder*. Right now, I’m using Wowder from Glossier to set my foundation and touch up my skin throughout the day.
Brow Gel | Defined brows really help pull your whole look together. Brow gels do so much and barely take up any room, so I’ve always got one stashed away in my makeup bag. Boy Brow is my absolute favorite brow gel right now as it grooms and shapes my brows to perfection with just a few swipes. As someone with bushy, unruly brows, I couldn’t ask for more.
Face Cream | Since I regularly struggle with annoying dry skin, I always make sure to keep some sort of face cream or lotion with me to help hydrate my skin throughout the day. I’m currently using the Priming Moisturizer from Glossier and absolutely love it, but I’m also a big fan of the Korres Wild Rose Smoothie Brightening Priming Moisturizer* as well.
What are the products that never leave your makeup bag?