Makeup Bag Essentials

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I’m not really the type of girl who carries a big ol’ purse filled with a million and one things that I may or may not need, unless I know I will be out of my house all day. However, I won’t travel anywhere – near or far – without my makeup bag filled with trusty essentials that I’d definitely feel lost not having with me. Keep reading to find out what I can’t leave the house without!

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I like to keep my on-the-go makeup bag as lightweight as possible, while making sure I have all the essentials readily available. For me, this means easily touching up my skin and lips as needed, and always making sure I smell nice, especially in the summertime when we’re all suffering from humidity and heat. Grosssssss. If I won’t be going back home for a while, I may also throw in a retractable eyeliner to amp up or fix my eye makeup. Otherwise, these are typically my favorite products to keep in my makeup bag for easy touchups!



1. Mario Badescu Facial Spray – Aloe, Herbs, Rosewater // 2. EcoTools Retractable Kabuki Brush // 3. TONYMOLY Cat’s Wink Compact – Clear // 4. essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder

I recently discovered Mario Badescu‘s facial spray and instantly fell in love. I’m usually not a fan of rosewater, but this scent is so light and refreshing, and truly is the perfect pick-me-up when my skin is feeling a little dry or dull. To set my makeup, and if it’s feeling oily throughout the day, I love using TONYMOLY‘s Cat’s Wink Compact, as well as essence‘s All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder. Both are super lightweight and go on clear, and I love using my retractable kabuki brush with them!



1. NYX Slim Lip Pencil – Natural // 2. Rosebud Perfume Co. Salve // 3. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine – Radiant Rose // 4. NYX Butter Gloss – Creme Brulee // 5. jane iredale Lip & Cheek Stain – Just Kissed

I’ve had the hardest time finding a lip liner that both applies beautifully and looks natural, until coming across the Slim Lip Pencil by NYX. I wear it in “Natural,” as it literally goes great with every look. To make sure my lips are feeling and looking nice and smooth, I reach for Rosebud Perfume’Salve. I grabbed this on a whim at Sephora last year, while picking up my birthday treat, and have really loved how it hydrates my lips! Speaking of hydration, Neutrogena came out with a Hydrating Lip Shine last year, and I’m officially hooked. I will admit, the applicator is a bit frustrating to get out of the tube, but it’s worth it, as it feels great on my lips and the Radiant Rose shade is beautiful! Do I even need to share my thoughts on cult favorite NYX‘s Butter Gloss?! Creme Brulee is the perfect nude shade for both day and night. Lastly, I received this Lip & Cheek Stain by jane iredale in my Birchbox a few months ago, and I love how it adds a very subtle pink tint to my lips, along with hydration. Perfect for when I have no time to actually do my lips!



1. YSL Black Opium // 2. Catherine Malandrino Style de Paris

I usually wear Marc Jacob‘s Dot perfume when leaving the house, but these are my favorite scents to have in my makeup bag on-the-go. During the day, I love spritzing Catherine Malandrino‘s Style de Paris perfume. It’s a playful, yet sophisticated, fragrance mixed with mandarin, grapefruit, and pear. At night, I reach for YSL‘s Black Opium, a blend of white flowers, vanilla bean, and black coffee. Both are so heavenly!

What are your on-the-go makeup bag essentials?


4 responses to “Makeup Bag Essentials”

  1. I want to try that facial spray! Do you put it on after you put on your makeup? Also, I’m having a Bellabeat fitness tracker give away on my blog if you want to check it out 🙂

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    1. Yes! I also love spritzing it throughout the day if my face is feeling dry. It’s such a nice refresher 🙂

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  2. alissaschrank Avatar

    i want to try that facial spray too!

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    1. It’s amazing – I highly recommend it! ❤


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