I’ve been asked many many times to share what I keep in my make-up bag, and somehow I’m just now getting around to it. I don’t have any huge make-up secrets or do anything special, and all my favorite products/tools are drug store brands.
I have a big Caboodle (yea…remember Caboodles?!) full of different eyeshadow shades and lipsticks and handfuls of products I use on occasion, but these items are what I consider my must haves!
Maybelline Full ‘n Soft Mascara (waterproof)
I have been using this mascara for nine years, kids. NINE YEARS. I swear by it! I have a habit of leaving mascara on for a few days and just adding another layer each morning (don’t lecture me) and this one never clumps up. I’m getting worried that they’re going to stop making it soon and I’m considering stocking up.
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner
I wear winged eyeliner almost every day. I tried using liquid liners and always ended up with a big mess. I can’t keep my hand that steady for the life of me! This gel formula is a bit thicker and I feel like I have a bit more control with it and don’t have to do a second layer, like I often have to do with liquid liners.
CoverGirl Blush in Deep Plum
I’m pretty picky about blush colors. I don’t like them to be too pink, too purple, or too bronzey. This one seems to be the perfect shade. It doesn’t take much, just a light dust on the apples of your cheeks and you’re set!
CoverGirl Eyeshadow in Champagne
I use this shade as a highlighter. It’s very pale and has a bit of shimmer in it, so I use it on the corners of my eyes and my brow bone.
EOS Lip Balm in Sweet Mint
Favorite lip balm ever! I don’t feel like I have to put it on a million times a day, it’s not greasy feeling, and it smells fantastic. Plus, let’s face it, it’s kinda cute.
Maybelline Color Sensational in Coral Crush
We all know I love lipstick. My collection is getting a BIT ridiculous. However, this is my go to shade! It looks insanely bright but it’s not as vivid as it appears. ;)
Ecotools Brush Kit
I really do adore these brushes. They’re super soft and easy to clean, and the eyeliner brush is one of my favorite things ever.
Revlon Eyelash Curler
Can we just discuss eyelash curlers for a moment? I know they look scary, but MAN do they work! I never ever ever wear mascara without using my eyelash curler first. As a matter of a fact, I’ve been using one since I was 15. Ladies, push past the fact that you have a weird contraption that close to your eye and just go for it.
Annnd since I haven’t done a giveaway in a REALLY long time.. I’m giving all these items away! :)
Leave me a comment with your favorite beauty product and why you love it, and I’ll pick a winner at random on Friday morning. Giveaway entries end at 7pm on Thursday! (Make sure to leave me your email!)
Good luck. :)